What is the going rate to have a ceiling fan installed, uninstalled or removed from my home?
If you are dealing with an experienced fan installer, then generally a fan installation will take a half an hour. The most it should take is an hour. Now - here's the tricky part. If the fan installer or contractor you are using only charges by the hour, that's great. But, a lot of companies will charge for a 2 hour minimum, even if they are on site for only an hour. Keep this in mind.
Cost to install a fan
The usual going rate for fan installation and contractors runs from $45-$75/hour. If you call around, you will be able to compare rates. Look for a licensed contractor who can do installs around $50/hour. This is the going rate. And also, ask them whether or not they charge for a 2 hour minimum.
Say you have purchased four ceiling fans for the home, and you'd like to have them all installed. You should be looking like this:
- Four ceiling fans
- 30 minutes each to install
- 4 x 30 minutes = 2 hours
- 2 hours x $50/hour = $100 to install four fans
The most you should pay for this would be $150-$200 on the high end.