Electrician for Ceiling Fan Installation or Replacement

If you need a ceiling fan installation electrician to install a ceiling fan or have one replaced, contact Premium Electric.

Whether you need a bedroom ceiling fan installation or a fan installed in your living room, an attic, or outside on your patio or under your deck, we can help. Even if there is no wiring currently in place, our Abbotsford residential electricians can run the wiring necessary to install the ceiling fan for you.

To Contact an Electrician for Ceiling Fan Installation or Replacement

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Types of Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are available in many styles and can be purchased with or without a light fixture. Our ceiling fan installation electrician can install or replace your new fan no matter what type of fan it is or where you need it installed, including:

  • Flush mount ceiling fan
  • Drop mount ceiling fan
  • Vaulted ceiling fan mount
  • Sloped ceiling fan mount
  • Outdoor ceiling fan (outdoor fans can also help with pest control)

History of Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans date back to the 1700s but first appeared in North America in the early 1860s. These were powered by a stream of water in conjunction with a turbine to drive belts that eventually turned the fan blades.

Thankfully, modern ceiling fans are electrical and are significantly more efficient at air movement than what preceded them. Get more detailed information on the history of ceiling fans here.

How Do Ceiling Fans Work?

Ceiling fans do not actually cool the air; they simply recirculate the air and help stabilize the overall climate of a room, a home, or a building. They also use a lot less energy than an air conditioner.

When properly installed by an electrician, the installed ceiling fan can be very beneficial in improving the energy efficiency of a home. Most of today's modern ceiling fans come with a reversible motor. So, for both summer and winter, fans can help regulate air within the home and lessen the load on cooling and heating devices by evenly distributing the air temperature.

Ceiling fans circulate heat down from the ceiling in winter, reducing energy consumption, and circulate cool air up from the floor in the summer, balancing your overall home climate levels. Some ceiling fans can also be remote control operated, making it easy to turn on or off the device from the comfort of your chair.

Can I Install a Ceiling Fan Myself?

DIY ceiling fan installations are possible but in most cases, not recommended. They can be quite a challenge for the homeowner, especially if you are trying to install a ceiling fan without existing wiring. They can also be quite heavy and cumbersome when trying to connect the wires.

We recommend using a licensed and qualified ceiling fan installation electrician to install or replace a ceiling fan. An electrician will also know how to install a ceiling fan so that it is balanced and doesn't wobble. Things like ceiling brackets, wiring, blade attachment, switch housing, and cover plates, must all be installed properly to ensure safe, efficient operation.

Using an electrician for ceiling fan installation or replacement is especially important for older homes where you may require an electrical wiring upgrade.

Other ceiling fan problems that are quite common with DIY fan installations can include:

  • Unusual noise or buzzing sounds
  • Blades that squeak or grind when turning
  • Shaking or wobbling
  • Dimming or flickering lights when fans operate

What Is the Correct Height for Ceiling Fans?

Depending on where your fan will be installed, our ceiling fan installation electrician can also recommend the correct size of down rod you will need for the height of your ceiling.

As a general rule, add 6" of down rod for every extra foot of ceiling height. For example:

  • 6" down rod for a ceiling height of 8 or 9 feet
  • 12" down rod for a ceiling height of 10 feet
  • 18" down rod for a ceiling height of 11 feet
  • 24" down rod for a ceiling height of 12 feet 
  • 36" down rod for a ceiling height of 13 or more feet     

Ceiling Fan Efficacy

There are a number of things that can affect the efficacy of your ceiling fan (how efficient your fan is) including:

  • Number of fan blades
  • The angle or pitch of the fan blades
  • Fan blade design and material
  • Length of the fan blades (longer blades have higher efficacy)
  • The design and speed of the fan motor (including number of speed settings)
  • Size of the room or space where the ceiling fan is installed

Call Premium Electric for A Ceiling Fan Installation

Our Premium Electric electricians have performed many ceiling fan installations and fan replacements for clients throughout the Fraser Valley including Mission, Chilliwack, Surrey, and Abbotsford BC.

Premium Electric's Abbotsford residential electricians can also provide electrical services to communities throughout the Lower Mainland of BC, including residential and industrial ceiling fan installations.

For more information about home ceiling fan installations or replacement, or to book an appointment, please:

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Call Premium Electric at 604-308-6195


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