What is the average life expectancy of a ceiling fan?
Monday, December 30, 2019
You can expect a ceiling fan to last 6 to 10 years, with an average of 8 years. Most ceiling fans today are sealed units, but some require an annual addition of oil at a port on the top of the the motor housing near the downrod. Also, an interior-rated ceiling fan at an exterior location will have a shorter life.
The number of on/off cycles of a ceiling fan motor, just like any other electric motor, is actually more of a factor of its lifespan than hours of usage. To learn more about ceiling fans, click on any of the links below.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see our blog post How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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Here’s links to a collection of some of our other blog posts about APPLIANCES:
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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