Thinking it might be time you upgraded your ceiling fan but don’t know what you need to look out for.
The focus of this article will be on discussing the average lifespan of a residential ceiling fan, signs your ceiling fan is on the way out and how the team at ERose Electrical can help.
How Long Does a Ceiling Fan Last?
Generally speaking, a domestic ceiling fan can last up to 10 years before it needs replacing. This does, however, depend on how you use it and whether it’s well maintained during that time.
You may find that a fan that has been well looked after may last a lot longer than a decade, whereas one that has been left in disrepair will need replacing much sooner.
Indications Your Fan Needs Replacing
More often than not, a ceiling fan will show signs of failure to indicate it needs replacing. In this section, we’ll discuss some of the most common of these:
It’s Losing Momentum or Airflow
When your ceiling fan isn’t running as smoothly as it should be, and the airflow is compromised, it could be a sign it needs replacing.
As mentioned, the average lifespan of a residential ceiling fan is 10 years, so don’t be surprised if after that time, it starts to show signs of breaking down.
It’s Making Noise
Is your fan noisy? Maybe it’s waking you up at night or simply interrupting your favourite TV show. It could be time to organise maintenance or an upgrade to your existing model.
There Are Cracks
Cracks or missing paint chips are another clear sign your fan is in need of attention. It’s something that generally happens over time but if it’s becoming more noticeable (and an issue), you may have to invest in a replacement.
It’s Off Balance
Is your fan a little wobbly? An off-balance fan may be one that needs replacing. Speak to a qualified electrician about the options you have available.
The Lights Don’t Work
Are you constantly trying to turn your ceiling fan light on but it doesn’t work? There could be a fault that may mean you need to replace your ceiling fan.
Previous Repairs Haven’t Worked
Maybe you’ve had your ceiling fan repaired before but the fixes aren’t doing anything, or they don’t last long. It might be time to bite the bullet and organise a replacement.
How ERose Electrical Can Help
If your ceiling fan is showing any of these signs of wear and tear, get in touch with Erose Electrical. Since 2015, we’ve built a reputation for reliability and professionalism. Our qualified, experienced electricians are capable of completing a number of different electrical services from ceiling fan installation and maintenance to smoke alarm upgrades.
Ready to upgrade your ceiling fan or want to arrange for maintenance? Contact our experienced team today to book an appointment.