Ceiling fans have an estimated lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Their exact lifespans vary based on the quality of the fan, how frequently it is used, and how well it’s maintained. There are a number of reasons why you may need to have a ceiling fan in your home replaced. Here are a few of those reasons:

●        The Motor is Dead

When your ceiling fan reaches the end of its lifespan, the motor dies. No working motor means no working ceiling fan. Before motor even goes out, you may notice the ceiling fan moving slower than normal, making jerky movements and/or making strange noises. These are all signs your ceiling fan motor is going bad. Because it’s generally pretty expensive to replace a ceiling fan motor, replacing the fan altogether is usually the cheaper option.

●        The Blades are Sagging

Another common reason why a ceiling fan would need to be replaced is because the blades are sagging. If your blades are sagging, you may be able to tighten the screws holding the blades in place. In some cases, the blades may simply be sagging because the screws have loosened over the years. If this does not correct the problem, your blades may be sagging due to age or humidity in the air that has warped the blades. Replacing the fan is the best option in this scenario.

●        The Fan is Outdated

The final reason why a ceiling fan would need to be replaced is because the fan is outdated or you don't like the aesthetic look of a fan. Unfortunately, you cannot do much to alter the appearance of a ceiling fan. There is no way to shorten or lengthen the blades, and it is not advised that you paint ceiling fans. If you do not like the way yours looks, replacing the fan is the best way to get the look you are going for.


Do you have a ceiling fan that needs to be replaced? There are many benefits associated with hiring a professional to assist you instead of attempting to do it yourself. Here at Harrison Electric, Inc., serving the greater Twin Cities, MN. area, we can help you when you need an electrician. Call us today to schedule your appointment.