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How Much Does Lowe’s Ceiling Fan Installation Cost?

Last Updated on February 13, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Installing a new ceiling fan can provide better air circulation, lighting, and an updated look in any room. But determining the installation cost can be confusing. This article will explain what to expect when using Lowe’s installation services.

How Much Does Lowe’s Ceiling Fan Installation Cost?

The average cost to install a ceiling fan through Lowe’s ranges from $129 to $259. This covers basic installation services for a standard ceiling fan. The installation fee is separate from the cost of the actual ceiling fan unit, which can range from around $100 to $500+ depending on the style, size, features, and brand.

The total project cost depends on factors like:

  • Ceiling height and room size
  • Type of ceiling (sloped, vaulted, etc.)
  • Additional wiring or electrical work needed
  • Specialized installation (outdoor, flush mount fans)
  • Fan size and weight

With basic installation from Lowe’s, most standard indoor ceiling fans will cost $200 to $400 including the fan unit and installation fee. More complex projects or higher-end fans may cost more.

Why Choose Lowe’s for Your Ceiling Fan Installation

Lowe’s offers professional ceiling fan installation services at all store locations. Their electricians and technicians can handle everything from unpacking and assembling the fan to the electrical and mounting work.

Benefits of using Lowe’s installation services include:

  • Convenience: Schedule installation when purchasing your ceiling fan. Professionals bring tools and handle the work.
  • Peace of mind: Lowe’s services are covered by the Lowe’s installation guarantee. Professional installation meets safety standards.
  • Product knowledge: Lowe’s employees can recommend the best fans and mounts for your space and needs.
  • Affordable pricing: Installation fees are reasonable, with online discounts sometimes available.
  • Efficiency: Get your ceiling fan installed quickly without the hassle of a DIY project.

Lowe’s also offers customized services like credit financing, design consultations, smart home integration, and more. Their experienced staff can make sure your new ceiling fan improves your home’s comfort, style, and value.

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Types of Ceiling Fans Available at Lowe’s

Lowe’s carries a wide selection of the most popular ceiling fan brands and styles:

  • Flush mount or low profile fans for rooms with low ceilings
  • Standard or mid-size fans (42″-60″) for average ceiling heights
  • Large or oversized fans (60″+ blade span) for big rooms and high ceilings
  • Indoor and outdoor ceiling fan models
  • Fans with integrated LED lights or light kits
  • Smart ceiling fans with wifi and app control
  • Name brands like Hunter, Hampton Bay, Harbor Breeze, and more

When choosing a ceiling fan, consider factors like your ceiling height, room size, airflow needs, and style preferences. An energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified ceiling fan can help reduce your electricity costs.

How to Schedule Ceiling Fan Installation with Lowe’s

Scheduling installation through Lowe’s is straightforward:

  1. Purchase your ceiling fan at Lowe’s or bring your own unit for installation.
  2. Request installation services when checking out or contact your local store. You can often schedule installation online as well.
  3. A Lowe’s project expert will reach out to confirm your installation appointment and discuss project needs.
  4. On installation day, the electrician will assess the space, install mounting hardware, wire the fan, assemble the unit, and test operation.
  5. You pay any balance due for the installation labor after the work is completed.

The electrician will clean up and haul away debris when finished. The whole process usually takes 2-3 hours.

Preparing Your Home for Ceiling Fan Installation

To ensure a smooth installation, do the following to prepare:

  • Clear the area around the installation site so the electrician can easily access the ceiling.
  • Turn off power to the ceiling box at the breaker panel to avoid electrical hazards.
  • Remove any existing light fixture at the install location.
  • Verify that the ceiling box is rated for fan support and make upgrades if needed.
  • Have any necessary parts like downrods ready.

Preparation makes the installation process safer, quicker, and more efficient.

Comparing DIY vs. Lowe’s Professional Installation

Lowe's Fan ModelInstalling a ceiling fan yourself can save money compared to using Lowe’s. But DIY installation also has some downsides:

  • Requires electrical expertise to wire the fan safely. Mistakes can cause fire or shock risks.
  • Mounting a heavy fan is challenging without two people or a lift.
  • You may need to buy or rent specialized tools and equipment.
  • No access to Lowe’s product selection, design advice, or other services.
  • You’ll have to haul away and dispose of debris and packaging.
  • No installation warranty or guarantee like you get through Lowe’s.

For most homeowners, the Lowe’s installation fee is worthwhile when you consider the convenience, peace of mind, and expert service. But if you’re very handy and confident working with electrical systems, DIY installation can save $100 or more.

Maximizing Your Investment in a Ceiling Fan

To get the most out of your new ceiling fan installation, here are some tips:

  • Choose an appropriately sized fan for your ceiling height and room square footage. This optimizes air circulation.
  • Look for ENERGY STAR rated fans with features like efficient motors and blade designs. This reduces energy costs.
  • Select a good quality fan that will provide years of reliable performance. Cheap units can break down prematurely.
  • Use the different fan speeds to adapt cooling and airflow for each season.
  • Keep your fan well-maintained by cleaning the blades and replacing bulbs when needed.

Taking the time to select the right ceiling fan and having it professionally installed by Lowe’s can enhance your comfort and add value to your home for years to come.

Final Words

Having Lowe’s professionally install your new ceiling fan takes the hassle out of this home upgrade. Their experienced electricians can handle the entire process for a reasonable fee.

Lowe’s wide selection of ceiling fans and expert design advice provide added benefits over DIY installation. Carefully planning your project and budget can help you maximize value and enjoy your new ceiling fan for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price to install a ceiling fan?

For a basic ceiling fan installation in a standard 8-10 foot ceiling, a fair price range is about $120-$260. This includes labor, basic materials like mounts, and getting the fan fully assembled and functioning. The exact cost depends on ceiling height, wiring complexity, and your geographic location.

Do electricians install ceiling fans?

Yes, licensed electricians are the ideal professionals to install ceiling fans. They have the knowledge to assess electrical needs, wire the fan safely, and securely mount the unit.

Many also have experience with various ceiling types and fan styles. Always use a qualified electrician rather than attempting dangerous electrical work yourself.

Can the average person install a ceiling fan?

The average handy homeowner can potentially install a ceiling fan with proper research and preparation. But specialized tools and electrical expertise are needed to install a fan safely and correctly.

Common installation mistakes can lead to wobbling fans, noise issues, or dangerous malfunctions over time. Hiring an electrician is highly recommended for most homeowners.

2 replies
  1. John
    John says:

    Your information is FAR out of date, at least for my Lowe’s. Instead of free installation, they now require you to pay an estimate fee up-front, then an installer comes out and looks at the job — then they give you a price. The lowest possible price is $99, but only for selected fans or light fixtures.


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