Are Ceiling Fans Covered with a Home Warranty?

Ceiling fans are imperative to your bedrooms and living rooms when temperatures are warmer. Learn how home warranty coverage can help you save if your ceiling fans break down.

If you have ceiling fans in your home, you know what a big difference they can make to your comfort. In the summer, ceiling fans can make stuffy bedrooms more comfortable, and can even let you turn up the thermostat a few degrees by keeping your living room, bedrooms and other common spaces cool. Ceiling fans can keep your home warmer in the winter, too – just reverse the direction of the blades to blow hot air from the ceiling back down towards the room.

But, while ceiling fans can be a smart choice to cut down on heating and cooling costs without sacrificing comfort, they can still break down. When they do, ceiling fan repair costs can really eat into your budget. And what if you have to replace your fan? Do you know how to wire a ceiling fan? With an American Home Shield® Home Warranty, you can be sure your ceiling fan is covered.  

Common Ceiling Fan Problems

Ceiling fans circulate air in bedrooms and common areas, and they frequently also serve as light fixtures. As a result, your ceiling fan could develop problems with its light fixtures, the mounting hardware holding the fan in place, or the mechanical parts of the fan itself.

Common ceiling fan problems include flickering lights, which can indicate a problem with the connection in the light fixture, or perhaps the need to install a replacement ceiling fan light kit. If your ceiling fan is getting wobbly, it could be a sign of bent or loose connections in the down rod, blade brackets, or box screws, among other places.

A noisy ceiling fan could be the result of loose connections or parts or sticky ball bearings. A fan that gets stuck on one speed clearly needs some service, probably to clean and lubricate the ball bearings, or replace the capacitor or motor. A ceiling fan that won’t turn on at all could be the result of a blown circuit breaker, an overheated motor, faulty ball bearings or some other internal defect.

How to Use Your Home Warranty for Ceiling Fan Repair

You don’t need to get used to your ceiling fan only working on one speed, only working sometimes, not having any working light fixtures, being too noisy, or any of the other problems that might befall it. When your ceiling fan breaks, call American Home Shield to schedule a service visit to diagnose and repair your ceiling fan. You can call or request service online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If your fan is covered under your plan, we’ll send out one of our qualified, trusted and independent network Pros to take a look at it and diagnose the problem. You’ll pay your normal Service Fee. If it’s possible for the Pro to repair your ceiling fan, they will fix it; However, if you need a new ceiling fan, the Pro will replace it accroding to the coverage limits in your plan. In most cases, American Home Shield will cover the cost of replacing your ceiling fan.

Mix and Match Your Home Warranty Coverage

At American Home Shield, we want customers to be able to get exactly what they need from their home warranty coverage. View our plans page here to compare and see our different plan options, and don't forget to see the additional coverage add-ons for items like your pool, roof leak coverage or our electronics plan.

At American Home Shield, we offer the home warranty coverage you need to protect your budget and up to 23 parts of the systems and appliances you use every day. Don’t be blindsided by the cost of unexpected repairs. Get covered today.

AHS assumes no responsibility, and specifically disclaims all liability, for your use of any and all information contained herein.

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New Jersey Residents: The product being offered is a service contract and is separate and distinct from any product or service warranty which may be provided by the home builder or manufacturer.