Extractor Fan Installation and Repair

Do you intend to install a new extractor fan or replace an older one with a more modern model? That, we believe, is why you’ve come today. Whatever the situation maybe, we at E14 Electrician Canary Wharf understand that informed homeowners like you may have some concerns.

We’ve covered all you need to know about extractor fans, including the cost of installing one and the building codes that apply to them.

Why Should An Extractor Fan Be Fitted Or Repaired?

Any bathroom or kitchen should have an extractor fan. Having a functional fan in your kitchen can help filter out a variety of contaminants that can reduce indoor air quality and put your family at risk of illness.

It can also shield the walls, windows, and furnishings from damage.

Installing a bathroom extractor fan is a great way to keep mildew and mould from growing. Allergens are produced by mould, causing respiratory issues.

What are the many types of extractor fans available?

Axial, centrifugal, and inline extractor fans are the three options available to homeowners. E14 Electrician Canary Wharf can install any brand and model of fan you want. We are one of London’s most reputable extractor fan installation and replacement providers.

Axial Extractor

You can’t go wrong with an axial extractor fan if you’re looking for a low-cost solution. This fan pulls air in through an impeller and pushes it out through a short duct, usually less than 1.5 metres long.

The fan blades spin on a shaft, and the extraction and exhaust are parallel to it. You can have an axial extractor fan installed in a window or have it ducted straight through the wall.

Extractor fans with a centrifugal force

When it comes to centrifugal extractor fans, they have more power than their predecessors. If you require an extraction system, the fans are an excellent alternative. They can be utilised in places where air must move via long ducts to the outside.

In business settings, centrifugal extractor fans are common. The fact that they can extract air through a 90-degree bend within the fan itself accounts for their high pressure

Extractor fans inline

Inline extractor fans integrate some of the operating principles of axial and centrifugal fans in a single unit. They usually sit in the loft region, which is above the ceiling.

Inline fans are more powerful and quieter than centrifugal fans. They build ducting with outstanding performance over great distances. All of this, however, comes at a great cost.

What Are The Signs That An Extractor Fan Needs To Be Replaced?

Because an extractor fan isn’t meant to endure forever, it will eventually breakdown due to constant use. However, not every problem necessitates a new fan. Some electromechanical issues can be fixed, while others necessitate replacement.

In all of our dealings, E14 Electrician Canary Wharf respects honesty and integrity. We’ll examine your extractor fan to see if it needs to be repaired or replaced. You’ll never have to budget for a replacement you don’t require when you work with us.

When you hire a E14 Electrician Canary Wharf, you can rest assured that you’ll get the skilled help you need. All of our electricians follow British Standard BS 7671 “Requirements for Electrical Installations” in their work.

The following are some of the symptoms that your extractor fan needs to be replaced:

  • A strong and persistent throbbing or clanking sound
  • A sluggish fan
  • A physically damaged fan
  • Moisture or smoke in your room
  • Failure to turn on or takes a long time to turn on

If you detect any of these warning signals, please contact us as soon as possible. Our electricians are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to your emergency needs. You can count on our team to have your extractor fan up and running as soon as possible after you contact us.

If the fan defects are serious enough that replacements cannot be completed the same day, we will plan a time that is convenient for you. Quality is a top priority for E14 Electrician Canary Wharf. We don’t believe in rushing to supply clients with rapid fixes. Your entire contentment is our happiness.

How much does it cost to install and replace an extractor fan?

Every effort to replace an extractor fan is different. Requesting a quote from a professional electrician is the best approach to find out how much it will cost. Nonetheless, we’ll share the broad cost estimates with you to give you an idea of how much money you’ll need to put into the project.

A new extractor fan will typically cost between £20 and £50 for a homeowner. Of course, there are some high-end extractor fans that cost less than this. The kind, quality, extraction rate, noise level, and energy efficiency level of fans can all influence their pricing.

Electrician charges typically range between £45 and £150 per hour. The replacement process can take anywhere from one to three hours. On the other hand, new instals can take up to 8 hours.

You will likely pay less if you request a replacement service within normal business hours. The cost of installing and changing an extractor fan late at night or on the weekend is usually quite significant.

In the UK, replacing an extractor fan costs between £150 and £300. An average budget of £250 to £400 is required to install a new fan.

E14 Electrician Canary Wharf is committed to providing high-quality services at affordable prices with no hidden fees. Take our word for it or don’t take our word for it. To see for yourself, request a free, no-obligation quote today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Because your extractor fan is powered by electricity, we recommend seeking assistance from a Part P licenced electrician to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your property. First, your electrician will inspect the installation area to ensure that it is suitable for your new fan.

If your bathroom has an openable window, you won’t need an extractor fan to comply with building codes. They are, however, normally essential in any new construction, especially if natural ventilation is insufficient.

In a nutshell, an extractor hood is required. Since April 2006, building laws have required extract ventilation to be installed in all kitchens constructed after that date. If the filthy air is removed externally, a kitchen will meet these criteria.