How to Balance a Ceiling Fan FAQ’s
How do you balance a ceiling fan with a penny?
If you don’t have a ceiling fan balancing kit, you balance a ceiling fan with a penny by following all the previous steps, but use the penny to simulate the balancing clip and weights. Instead of sliding the clip along the blade, tape the penny to various points on the fan blades. When you find the point that works to balance the fan, mark the spot and tape the penny to the center of the blade. A penny might not weigh enough, in which case you can repeat the entire process with a heavier coin like a quarter. Or you can buy a fan balancing kit such as this one at Ace Hardware for $2.99.
How much does it cost to balance a ceiling fan?
Nationally, the cost to have a professional balance a ceiling fan is between $90 – $150. If you choose to balance the fan yourself, check to see if you still have the balancing kit that likely came with the original ceiling fan. If not, ceiling fan balancing kits start as low as $2 or $3 at Ace Hardware or any other local hardware store.