Looking for an electrician to install a ceiling fan?
Form Electrical provides residential and commercial ceiling fan installation for homes and businesses across Melbourne.
We supply and fit ceiling fans of various sizes for indoor and outdoor use such as in living areas, bedrooms, alfresco dining areas, shops and commercial premises.
With many types of ceiling fans on the market with varying features and technical jargon, it’s hard to know what might fit best, for that perfect airflow.
Our qualified electricians can help design the perfect ceiling fan installation based on the size of your space, your budget and the features you need. With the technical know-how!
All ceiling fan installations by Form Electrical are compliant with Australian Standards and come with a 12-month installation guarantee and full manufacturer warranty.
Form Electrical is a fully insured, Licensed Electrical Contractor and Licensed Electrician with Energy Safe Victoria.
All work performed in compliance with AS3000/AS3018.
Ceiling fan installation, Melbourne.
Does an electrician need to install a ceiling fan?
Not sure how to install a ceiling fan? Don’t! Not only is it dangerous and unsafe to play with wiring and live electricity, you are also risking voiding your insurance, damage to your home or even worse; electric shock.
Ceiling fan installations that have a light component or electrical switch involve wiring work and in Australia, installation of all permanently wired electrical equipment must be installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Our qualified electricians are friendly and approachable. Contact Form Electrical today to obtain a quote for your ceiling fan installation cost.
Ceiling fan contractor
Form Electrical is available as a contractor to supply and fit residential (domestic) and commercial ceiling fans at your site; including large ceiling fans in industrial settings.
Finding the right ceiling fan
Our team is here to help you select the best ceiling fan in terms of its placement, usability, the environment and of course, air flow! You also need a ceiling fan that fits your home and lifestyle. Décor is important!
Ceiling fans are priced anywhere from $99 for cheaper types, to more expensive types which can be $400 or more (pre-installation).
This all depends on the brand, material, features and size. Quality, trusted, brands can provide longer warranties.
Types of ceiling fans
There are designer fans, eco-friendly fans, Smart ceiling fans, dual-function fans for keeping cool or warm and ceiling fans that focus solely on optimising airflow.
As well as maintaining a state of airflow, ceiling fans have varying functions and usability features to choose from.
- Light / no light
- Portable remote control
- Reversible airflow
- Switch / dial-operated
- Interchangeable blades
- Smart options
Most ceiling fans have various settings, normally 3-6.
Do you want a ceiling fan with light and remote control? Some brands do compatible light kits, which can be added later to an existing ceiling fan.
Material and style
There are some quirky-looking ceiling fans out there with different shaped blades, materials and decorative features. Ceiling fan blades can vary in shape from rounder, to slim.
Modern, traditional or heritage? Consider your paintwork, fixtures window coverings and other room ornamentals.
If you have a heritage home you may prefer brass or timber. Metals in matte black and brushed stainless steel can look great in industrial, modern homes.
Due to the nature of some materials, some ceiling fans are indoor only. If outside, metals need anti-corrosive paint (particularly coastal environments).
Selected materials have their benefits. Metal blades provide stronger air circulation. Blades made of plywood are lightweight and quiet. Wooden blades can be eclectic with etchings and beautifully match stair rails, doorframes and floorboards.
Plastic blades are a great budget option and high-end brands utilize plastic in some of their high-end fans also.
Shapes, sizes and materials affect performance and brands will engineer their products accordingly. It’s important to read any product information for variances in wattage, airflow amount, weather resistance, weight, and warranty variances.
Ceiling fan positioning
The aim for your ceiling fan, is to create the appropriate airflow for the space. Most people find that something in the 48–56-inch range suits the needs of their space, in terms of size and performance.
Ceiling fans come in 3, 4 and 5 blade models. Some models have interchangeable blades and you can alternate.
Performance and coverage
Here’s two examples of typical ceiling fans showing performance compared to size and wattage.
A good way to check your space is to measure 48 inches (the size of an average residential ceiling fan). This will give you an idea on how much air flow coverage you will get for that size, as an example.
As we know, the weather has a mind of its own! Make sure your selected ceiling fan is appropriately rated for your environment.
- Outdoor covered area
- Outdoor damp rated
- Outdoor wet rated
For aesthetics and safety, the height of your ceiling is also important. If you have high ceilings, extension rods are available. How high do you want your fan to sit? Consider these measurements:
- Ceiling to the bottom of the fan
- Ceiling to the fan blades
- Floor to the fan blades.
We can help – site visit and assessment
Too much ceiling fan information can be overwhelming!
If you need advice with these things, we are happy to undertake an on-site assessment to learn about how you use your space, determine the best ceiling fan type, position and model and identify any risks. We will also advise on:
- How many ceiling fans are needed
- What size ceiling fans are needed
- How many switches are needed
- Location for switch installation, remotes.
We may also inspect your switchboard to check for capacity.
Features of a good ceiling fan
You need a quality, well-designed ceiling fan that lasts and performs in the way you need it to. Features that suit the location and users are also paramount.
Here are our top tips for ceiling fan shopping and handy features:
- Remote control (appreciate the comfort and convenience!)
- Noise/quietness (good for bedrooms and sleeping baby)
- Energy-efficient models (save money on lower bills)
- Quality, durable construction – trusted brands with quality workmanship
- Summer/winter reverse dipswitch (reversible airflow – flip from summer to winter)
Yep, the time is here. There are now ceiling fan models that connect to wifi.
Many homes now have an integrated ‘Smart’ system, that enables control of their appliances via an app. These are great for setting up automation and routines according to your lifestyle.
- Control remotely or at the premises
- Timer function, sleep modes, eco-mode
- Voice control capabilities (Google Assistant, Alexa)
- Optimise your energy usage with timers and scheduling
‘Smart’ is on Wifi (no hub required) and compatible with most smartphones, Apple App Store® and Google Play Store.
Best ceiling fan brands
Form Electrical has access to many leading ceiling fan manufacturers on the market. Here are some of the popular brands we deal with.
- Hunter Pacific
- Three Sixty
Brands have varying warranty periods. Some will offer an in-home warranty alone, some may also add a motor warranty. A typical warranty period might be 2 Year In-home Warranty + 5 Year Motor Warranty.
Can I supply my own ceiling fan?
If you already have a ceiling fan model in mind, we can fit it. Form Electrical will install customer-supplied ceiling fans, providing that they comply with Australian Standards. Pricing is charged at an hourly rate for all non-standard installations.
If you are upgrading, Form Electrical can also assist with removal of your old ceiling fan.
Where to buy ceiling fans near me
- The Good Guys
- Harvey Norman
- Mitre 10
- Betta Electrical
Ceiling fan installation
A typical residential ceiling fan installation can take anywhere from an hour to a few hours, except where complex electrical work is involved or for large-scale commercial/industrial projects.
The power may be turned off during the installation and you may need to be home for access reasons.
Each ceiling fan supply and installation by Form Electrical includes a 12-month installation guarantee and full manufacturer warranty.
Please clear the installation area to allow adequate space for our technicians and allow entry to key access points of the property.
Our technicians will have equipment such as ladders and toolboxes. We may cut holes in walls which sometimes creates dust (but not too much). If concerned, cover any exposed furniture close by.
So, what’s involved in ceiling fan installation?
- Safely remove old ceiling fan/s (if applicable)
- Installation of cabling and hardware
- Final testing
- Hand over (customer ‘walk-through’ of all features and warranty information).
Good communication is maintained from start to finish, so you stay informed throughout the entire process.
All accessories like wall controls and light switch plates are normally included by the ceiling fan manufacturer.
Choose Form Electrical
All ceiling fans supplied and fitted by Form Electrical are compliant with Australian Standards, and come with a 12-month installation guarantee and a full manufacturer warranty.
Buy with confidence from experts with excellent product knowledge and technical expertise. Its reassurance that you will receive a sound installation with quality workmanship and the appropriate ceiling fan with the features you want.
Form Electrical is a Licensed Electrical Contractor, meaning that all work is performed in compliance with Australian Standards and a Certificate of Electrical Safety is provided on completion.
Your ceiling fan installation will be completely safe. Form Electrical is a fully insured, Licensed Electrical Contractor and Licensed Electrician with Energy Safe Victoria. All work performed in compliance with AS3000/AS3018.
Need an ‘electrician to install ceiling fan’? Choose Form.
Ceiling fan installation cost
How much does it cost to install a ceiling fan?
The cost of ceiling fan installation is dependent on many things, including the type of ceiling fan chosen (affects size and complexity of electrical work required) and any additional electrical work required such as wiring and switches.
Form Electrical is available to undertake an on-site assessment of your space, help you determine the best ceiling fan type/model and provide a quotation for installation.
Ready for a quote?
If you would like to know more or you are ready to install, contact us today for a chat or an obligation-free inspection of your premises.
Go straight to our enquiry form here. Or if you’re still contemplating and want to know more, give us a call on 0455 116 119.
We quote ‘per job’ due to the varying conditions and requirements that each job presents. Each job is unique!
Photos are really helpful for us! When quoting, we appreciate:
- Photo of the location you would like your ceiling fan
- Photo of your meter box and switchboard
- Photo of the house/property from the front yard
If you are supplying your own ceiling fan, don’t forget to let us know the brand/model.
Renovating? Maybe you’re a builder, project manager, or perhaps building a new home for yourself. Call us today to arrange a quote for ceiling fan installation at your home or business.