The Ruggedly Majestic Minka-Aire Magellan Ceiling Fan

Minka-Aire MagellanWe review a lot of ceiling fans on this site, but there aren’t a lot that can be used indoors and outdoors. The Magellan by Minka-Aire offers both indoor and outdoor functionality, while supplying plenty of style via its cool curves and lines. The Magellan is a large fan that cranks out a lot of air and is perfectly suited for a porch or covered deck, but can also double for an indoor great room as well. Below, we will go over the features of this ruggedly majestic and efficient ceiling fan.

Features

Minka Aire F579-L-ORB Magellan 60 in. Outdoor Ceiling Fan - Oil Rubbed BronzeThe Minka-Aire Magellan fan is a five-bladed ceiling fan that has a blade sweep diameter of 60 inches. This wide path coupled with the blade pitch of 16 degrees means this fan will push some serious air even on low setting. There are two color options, both of which come with an optional light kit or light kit cap.

  • Brushed nickel with all-weather silver sail blades and a frosted seeded glass light fixture
  • Oil rubbed bronze with all-weather parchment sail blades and a vintage amber seeded glass light fixture

The blades are unique in their design, and resemble sails from a ship. This is a nice touch, especially for an outdoor fan. The fan comes with two lengths of downrods, 3.5 inches and 6 inches. Overall, the fan measures 16.25 inches from top to bottom and weighs 34 pounds.

The light kit includes Downlight bulbs, which when coupled with the wall mount control panel provides full up and down light dimming. This fan is UL listed for wet and damp conditions, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The energy specifications for the Magellan are as follows:

Energy Information at High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

6200

68 91

Cubic feet of air per minute

Watts (excluding light) cubic feet of air per minute per Watt

The motor has an RPM at low speed of 62 and at high of 135 (three speeds total). This fan also comes with an easy to use remote control that actually mounts to the wall in the place of a normal light switch, with full range control of the lights and the speeds. To reverse the fan, a manual switch on the fan itself needs to be actuated. The installation is easy to do with the included instructions. Below you will find a download of the product manual as well as a video showing the step by step installation process.

Magellan F579-L Product Manual

Everything you need to install and mount this fan is included, and this fan accommodates up to a 29 degree angled installation.

Final Thoughts

The Minka-Aire Magellan provides a lot of fan for the price, especially when you consider that this fan is energy efficient (91 cfm/W with 6200 cfm at high speeds), indoor/outdoor usable, and just a magnificent fan to behold. One reviewer commented the following:

“We bought this all weather fan for our deck 1 year ago and it’s great. It looks beautiful and it’s a great addition to our deck.”

This is a great fan for your outdoor living space, such as a covered patio, porch or deck, but it also doubles as a great indoor ceiling fan for rooms ranging from 150-300 square feet. If you are looking for a modern, efficient indoor/outdoor fan that is as sophisticated in its look as it is energy efficient, the Minka-Aire Magellan ceiling fan is the one for you. To purchase this fan today, click one of the following links!

Minka-Aire Magellan Brushed Nickel Fan

Minka-Aire Magellan Oil Rubbed Bronze Fan

What do you think of the Minka-Aire Magellan fan? Let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!

Take Flight With The Minka-Aire Flyte Ceiling Fan

Minka-Aire FlyteWhen it comes to combining energy efficiency with stellar class and design, Minka-Aire is a company that receives some of the highest marks in the industry. Case in point: the Minka-Aire Flyte ceiling fan. This ceiling fan is a crisp, modern fan that will be sure to command attention in any living space. It is a sure conversation starter, and can easily be the focal point of any remodel or interior design scheme. Below, we will go over the features of this instant classic ceiling fan.

Features

Minka Aire F531-L-BN Flyte 56 in. Indoor Ceiling Fan - Brushed NickelThe Minka-Aire Flyte ceiling fan offers a clean look that works well with contemporary décor. The design is simple, but accentuated by the 9 inch decorated and lighted downrod. The Flyte is a three-bladed ceiling fan that spans 56 inches in total blade sweep diameter. The blades are pitched at 14 degrees to maximize efficiency for the shape and taper of the blades. Three color options are available, including:

  • Brushed nickel with mahogany blades and accent posts and a white opal light fixture
  • Brushed nickel with birdseye maple blades and a white opal light fixture
  • White with high gloss white blades and a white opal light fixture

The 9 inch wired downrod enables you to accent the design and architecture of the fan, but should only be used in rooms with ample headroom (vaulted ceilings, great rooms). The architecture and design of the downrod can especially be appreciated with the mahogany coloration. The fan has a total top to bottom measurement of almost 18 inches (17.88”), and it weighs 30 pounds.

The light kit includes one 100 Watt Halogen Downlight bulb, which can be controlled with full range up and down light dimming. The energy specifications for the Flyte are as follows:

Energy Information at High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

6700

69 97

Cubic feet of air per minute

Watts (excluding light) cubic feet of air per minute per Watt

The motor at low speed has an RPM of 80, and an RPM of 180 on high (3 total speeds). Included with the fan is a wall mount control switch. This panel allows you full control of the 3 speeds as well as full control of the lighting. To reverse the fan, you have to manually switch it over on the fan itself (summer vs winter air circulation). The Flyte ceiling fan is easy to install. Below, you will find the installation instructions as well as step by step video installation guide to help you set up your fan.

Minka-Aire Flyte Product Manual

The Flyte fan kit comes with everything you need for installation, and can accommodate up to a 29 degree sloped ceiling.

Final Thoughts

The Minka-Aire Flyte ceiling fan is a beast of a fan, pushing 6700 cfm while remaining energy efficient at 97 cfm/W. The design of this fan will work well with modern décor, but don’t count it out with other styles. It is perfectly suited for a room ranging from 150-300 square feet. One reviewer had this to say about the Flyte ceiling fan:

“We have had this ceiling fan for 10 years and it works as great and quietly as it did the day we bought it. My husband hates the look of ceiling fans but this one won him over with its clean, modern look. Definitely worth the money. We have actually purchased a second for our son’s room.”

If you are tired of the boring look of regular ceiling fans, the Mina-Aire Flyte might be what you need to add to your living space. Let your creative and stylistic side take flight with the Flyte ceiling fan from Minka-Aire! Purchase yours today by following one of these links.

Minka-Aire Flyte Mahogany Fan

Minka-Aire Flyte Brushed Nickel Fan

Minka-Aire Flyte Flat White Fan

What do you think about this fan? Let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!

Minka-Aire Slipstream Ceiling Fan – Big Fan, Bigger Energy Savings

Minka-Aire SlipstreamThere aren’t many fans on the market today that can boast a cfm/W of over 200. The Minka-Aire Slipstream has the specs to boast that level of efficiency. But this just isn’t an energy efficient fan. It is also a large fan capable of circulating air in a large room. With eight blades, it also offers a unique look for your living space. Below, we will review the Minka-Aire Slipstream ceiling fan.

Features

Minka-Aire F888-WHF, Slipstream Flat White 54" Ceiling Fan with Light & Remote ControlAs stated above, the Slipstream ceiling fan by Minka-Aire features 8 blades pitched at 14 degrees. The fan comes in two different sizes, a 54 inch and a 65 inch. The larger blade sweep diameter gives a much better efficiency rating, but it is also quite a bit larger (better suited for larger rooms). There are three color options with the Slipstream, including:

  • Oil rubbed bronze with a tinted opal glass light kit
  • Brushed nickel with an etched opal glass light kit
  • Flat white with an etched opal glass light kit

The Slipstream comes with a 3.5 inch or a 6 inch downrod to help you customize the drop in your space. The total top to bottom measurement of this fan is 15.5 inches and it weighs 35 pounds. Below, we will compare the energy specifications for the 54 inch and the 65 inch fans.

54 Inch Slipstream Energy Information at High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

6531

30 218

Cubic feet of air per minute

Watts (excluding light) cubic feet of air per minute per Watt

65 Inch Slipstream Energy Information at High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

8778

28 318

Cubic feet of air per minute

Watts (excluding light) cubic feet of air per minute per Watt

You can see that there is a pretty big difference in the efficiency of the two fans, with the best bang for your buck coming from the 65 inch Slipstream vs the 54 inch version. The unit has an RPM of 33 on low and 108 on high (6 speeds in total), but with the 8 blades it is still able to generate a lot of circulation. The fan also comes with handheld remote control that controls everything including the reverse function. The remote package includes a wall holster that allows you to mount it to the wall for safe keeping.

The lighting kit includes 1 CFL (compact fluorescent light) that is rated at 18 Watts and is rated for 10,000 hours (GU24). The fan is UL approved for indoor use and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The installation is a snap with the included materials. Below are the installation instructions and a step by step video guide to help you setup your new Minka-Aire fan properly.

Minka-Aire Slipstream F888 Product Manual

Everything you need to install the fan is included in the package, and the fan is install-able on sloped ceilings up to 29 degrees.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a big fan with even bigger energy savings, the Slipstream might be for you. It is capable of pushing a lot of air and with a cfm/W rating of 218 (and 318 for the 65 inch version), you will be saving money for the life of the fan. Our favorite feature of this fan is the energy efficiency rating, which is achieved through the use of 8 fan blades instead of 5 or 3. Less revolutions are required to generate the same circulation as with a fan with fewer blades, and this helps to conserve energy. The oil rubbed bronze and brushed nickel finishes are sharp and stylish, and will fit any interior design scheme. These fans are great for large living/great rooms, as well as rooms with vaulted ceilings. The 54 inch fan is best used in rooms ranging from 150-300 square feet, and the 65 inch version on rooms ranging from 300-450 square feet. To purchase your Minka-Aire Slipstream, click on one of the following links today!

Minka-Aire Slipstream Oil Rubbed Bronze Fan 54”

Minka-Aire Slipstream Brushed Nickel Fan 54”

Minka-Aire Slipstream Flat White Fan 54”

Minka-Aire Slipstream Oil Rubbed Bronze Fan 65”

Minka-Aire Slipstream Brushed Nickel Fan 65”

Minka-Aire Slipstream Flat White Fan 65”

What are your thoughts on the Minka-Aire Slipstream fans? Let us know below. Thanks for reading!

The Beautiful And Efficient Minka-Aire San Francisco Ceiling Fan

Minka-Aire San Francisco Ceiling FanMinka-Aire is a well-known maker of stylish and energy efficient ceiling fans today. One of our favorite modern ceiling fans on the market today is the San Francisco. This three-bladed beauty accentuates the modern ideals embraced by tech savvy Bay Area residents. In this review, we will discuss the energy specifications and features of the Minka-Aire San Francisco ceiling fan.

Features

Minka Aire F529-L-ORB San FranciscoThe San Francisco features 3 beautifully finished and tapered blades pitched at 13 degrees with a blade sweep diameter of 56 inches. The included light fixture has a capacity for one included 75 Watt halogen bulb (light fixture is optional on the stainless steel version). The drop bridge system is pre-wired and is 12 inches long (total height of the fan is 23 inches top to bottom). This is important to remember because the fan will be cutting hair in a low ceiling room. It weighs 24 pounds, which is a standard weight for a ceiling fan of this size. Three color options are available, including:

  • Oil rubbed bronze with a medium maple blade and tinted opal light fixture
  • Brushed stainless steel with a birdseye maple blade and a frosted glass light fixture
  • Brushed stainless steel with a birdseye maple blade and stainless steel cap (no light fixture)

The fan is UL listed for indoor use and comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the motor. Below are the energy specifications for the San Francisco:

Energy Information at High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

6100

77 79.22

Cubic feet of air per minute

Watts (excluding light) cubic feet of air per minute per Watt

The motor has a low RPM of 70 and a high RPM of 200 (three speeds total). This fan also comes with an easy to use remote control that actually mounts to the wall in the place of a normal light switch. The installation is easy to do with the included instructions. Below you will find a download of the product manual as well as a video showing the step by step installation process for Minka-Aire fans.

San Francisco Product Manual

As you can see, all of the mounting hardware is included, but an additional downrod can be utilized. For angled mounting, this fan supports up to 29 degrees.

Final Thoughts

The San Francisco is one of our favorite ceiling fans not just because it can push some serious air, but because it looks good doing so, not to mention energy efficient. One reviewer commented the following:

“We bought this for our family room a couple of months ago to match an existing fan in the master bedroom that was there when we bought the house. It is certainly a bit pricey, but you pay more for something that doesn’t look like it was bought at Home Depot or was designed for an old west saloon or a TGIF’s. Having 3 blades rather than 4 or 5 gives it at a slightly edgy cool look that is still understated and elegant, and the quality of materials and construction is very high. Operation is silent in low or medium speeds.”

This is a great ceiling fan for a room with vaulted ceilings, over your dining room table, or for your master suite, and is perfectly suited for circulating air in rooms ranging from 150-300 square feet. If you are interested in adding sophisticated modern appeal to your living space, consider buying the Minka-Aire San Francisco today by clicking one of the following links.

Minka-Aire San Francisco Oil Rubbed Bronze Fan

Minka-Aire San Francisco Brushed Steel Fan

Minka-Aire San Francisco Brushed Steel Fan (no light)

What do you think of the Minka-Aire San Francisco fan? Let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!

Two Modern, Efficient and Compact Casa Vieja Ceiling Fans

Casa Vieja TrifectaCasa Vieja produces some of the more contemporary ceiling fans on the market today. They are stylish, functional, and best of all, energy efficient. These fans also won’t break the bank, as they are priced very competitively. Below, we will compare two modern, efficient and compact Casa Vieja ceiling fans, the Trifecta and the Revolve.

Casa Vieja Trifecta – $230

Casa Vieja Trifecta Ceiling Fan - 44" Brushed NickelThe Trifecta from Casa Vieja is a 44 inch blade sweep ceiling fan that is modern and sleek. It is a three blade design pitched at 14 degrees. It is a three speed fan that is reversible for winter warming. The entire fan is finished with a modern brushed nickel that is very visibly appealing. Other features of the Trifecta include:

  • 4 inch downrod
  • Opal frosted glass light kit (bulb included)
  • Remote control included
  • Limited lifetime warranty (motor)
  • 1 year component warranty

Even though the blade sweep is only 44 inches, this fan can still crank out the air, with 3718 cubic feet of air per minute. The energy stats are in the table below.

Energy Information at High Speed

Airflow Electricity Use Airflow Efficiency

3718

47.4 78

cubic feet per minute

Watts (excluding lights) cubic feet per minute per Watt

This fan is very easy to install for the weekend warrior do-it-yourselfer. The instructions included are easy to follow and you will have your new fan up and running in no time.

One review commented on the fact that it was the central idea in their kitchen remodel:

“I just redesigned my kitchen and it is the central point. It works well and it looks fantastic.”

Another commented on the fact that this fan will work in just about any room with any kind of décor.

“Very nice fan for bedrooms and modern looking. Can go in any room regardless of colors of paint in that room. Easy to use.”

If you are looking for a compact, modern and energy efficient ceiling fan that won’t break the bank, the Casa Vieja Trifecta is a great option for you. Click the following link to purchase yours today!

Casa Vieja Trifecta Fan

Casa Vieja Revolve – $200

Casa Vieja Revolve Ceiling Fan - 36" Brushed NickelIf you are looking for a smaller footprint, yet equally as capable and energy efficient ceiling fan, the Casa Vieja Revolve is the fan for you. This contemporary brushed nickel ceiling fan is also a 3 blade fan with 14 degree blade pitch, but the blade sweep is only 36 inches. Don’t be fooled by that smaller blade sweep, as this fan is more than capable of circulating even a large living space. It is also a 3 speed fan that comes with a remote control. Other features include:

  • 6 inch downrod
  • Clear glass lens light kit (bulb included)
  • 10 year warranty (motor)
  • 1 year component warranty

The energy information is on the table below, and you will see that this is a highly energy efficient ceiling fan.

Airflow Electricity Use Airflow Efficiency

3325

44.2 75

cubic feet per minute

Watts (excluding lights) cubic feet per minute per Watt

This fan is also simple to install with the included instruction manual. One reviewer said the following concerning the Revolve:

“Used in my smaller kitchen for a total renovation. Very stylish, and circulates air well when I’m cooking. Very quiet and no wobbling. Hangs just a bit low because my ceilings are low, so I wish there was a shorter downrod or flush mount option.”

Another commented the following:

“Wife bought this fan and when I saw how short the blades were I wasn’t sure I wanted to take the time to install it. After I did install I was impressed with how well this fan circulated the air in the bedroom. Modern look, quiet on even the high speed, and simple to install. Love the fact the light dims. Only two downfalls on this fan. One, have it in the instructions to remove the “Shipping cover plate” on the motor. Two, have an optional shorter down rod. Even with these two MINOR issues, we turned around and ordered two more the next day.”

Both commenters mentioned that they wish the downrod came in a shorter version, so if this is an issue, go with a fan with a shorter downrod (the Trifecta above is 4 inches) or do an internet search to try to find an aftermarket fix.

If you are looking for a smaller footprint modern and efficient ceiling fan, the Casa Vieja Resolve is the fan for you. Click the following link to order yours today!

Casa Vieja Revolve Fan

Final Thoughts

Both the Trifecta and Revolve ceiling fans from Casa Vieja are exceptional fans when it comes to style and efficiency. They are sleek and modern, and move a large amount of air for their overall footprints.

What do you think of the Trifecta and Resolve ceiling fans by Casa Vieja? Let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!

Minka-Aire Artemis Fans – Elegance And Energy Efficiency Exemplified

Minka-Aire Artemis Liquid NickelAre you looking for a ceiling fan that not only provides an elegant aura for your living space, but also excels in energy efficiency? Look no further than the Minka-Aire Artemis line in distressed Koa, high gloss black, liquid nickel, or one of the other fantastic finishes. These are fantastic ceiling fans, featuring a high degree of energy efficiency that blend a modern appeal with the classic look of one of their stylish finishes. You will be mesmerized by the lines and contours of these fans as they circulate the air in your space. Below, we will go over the different Artemis fans available from one of the highest regarded names in the industry – Minka-Aire.

Artemis – $550

Minka Aire F803-DK 58IN ARTEMIS FAN-DISTRESSED KOThe Artemis ceiling fan is a 3 bladed fan that spans 58 inches with its beautifully contoured and tastefully finished blades. The Artemis comes in a variety of finishes (10 in total), including:

  • Distressed Koa
  • High Gloss Black
  • Liquid Nickel
  • High gloss white
  • Silver
  • High gloss pure red
  • Maple
  • Mahogany
  • Copper bronze
  • Translucent

It features the use of one light, which can be a maximum of 100 watts. The installation is a snap since the installation instructions are easy to follow, but the following video will get you started quickly.

Artemis F803 Instructions

The energy specs are as follows:

Energy Information At High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

5100

94 54.26

cubic feet per minute

Watts (excluding lights) cubic feet per minute per Watt

Click on one of the following links to order your Artemis ceiling fan today.

Minka-Aire Artemis Fan Distressed Koa

Minka-Aire Artemis Fan Liquid Nickel

Minka-Aire Artemis Fan White

Minka-Aire Artemis Fan Silver

Minka-Aire Artemis Fan High Gloss Pure Red

Minka-Aire Artemis Fan Mahogany

Minka-Aire Artemis Fan Copper Bronze

Minka-Aire Artemis Fan Maple

Minka-Aire Artemis Fan High Gloss Black

Minka-Aire Artemis Fan Translucent

Artemis XL5 – $699

Minka-Aire F905-DK, Artemis XL5 Distressed Koa 62" Ceiling Fan with Light & Remote ControlThe big brother to the Artemis is the Artemis XL5. This is a heavy duty ceiling fan, capable of putting out some serious air. This fan features 5 blades with a sweep diameter of 62 inches and a blade pitch of 24 degrees. But the energy efficiency is really exemplified with this model. The energy specs are as follows:

Energy Information At High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

8289

41 200

cubic feet per minute

Watts (excluding lights) cubic feet per minute per Watt

The Artemis XL5 comes in 3 finishes – distressed Koa, silver, and white. It comes with a hand held remote system capable of controlling the 6 speeds, reversing the fan, and it comes with a handy wall holster to keep the remote in one place. The light kit is also included. Installation is quick and easy, just like with the Artemis above. Below you will find the installation instructions (video basically the same as the Artemis above) to aid you with setting up your fan.

Minka-Aire Artemis XL5 Product Manual

This is truly an amazing fan. Click on one of the following links to order your Artemis XL5 today.

Minka-Aire Artemis XL5 Distressed Koa

Minka-Aire Artemis XL5 Silver

Minka-Aire Artemis XL5 White

Final Thoughts

The Minka-Aire Artemis and Artemis XL5 ceiling fans are exceptional fans for the money. The XL5 is one of the most energy efficient fans on the market today, and cranks out some serious air while saving you money for years to come (200 cfm/W). The customer service with Minka-Aire is fantastic as well. Their motors are all covered with a lifetime warranty, and the rest is covered for a year.

The most impressive feature of these fans is their aesthetic appeal. These fans are absolutely stunning to behold. Our favorite finish is the distressed Koa, as this finish goes with just about any type of home décor, from classic to modern. The contours and lines of these fans will be conversation starters as you host gatherings and parties for years to come.

What do you think of the Minka-Aire Artemis and Artemis XL5 ceiling fans? Let us know in the comment section below and thanks for reading!

Emerson Midway Eco Fan – Model Level Of Efficiency

Emerson CF955BS Midway Eco Energy Star Indoor Ceiling Fan, 54-Inch Blade Span, Brushed Steel Finish, Midnight Bordeaux Blades and Opal Matte GlassThis is a site devoted to energy efficient and energy star rated ceiling fans, and as such, we try to review and promote the best on the market today. The Emerson Midway Eco indoor ceiling fan is the cream of the crop when it comes to energy efficiency. This is a phenomenally efficient fan, with the ability to push some serious air. Below we will go over the features and specifications of the Midway Eco by Emerson.

Features

The Emerson Midway Eco fan features a 54 inch diameter and 5 blades of handsome midnight Bordeaux finish. The motor housing comes in either a brushed steel or an oil rubbed bronze finish, which adds a contemporary appeal to any interior space. The key to the high marks in energy efficiency rest upon the unit’s Emerson EcoMotor, which uses only 17.5 watts of energy. This is a dramatic drop from regular ceiling fan motors (approximately 75% less). The blades are pitched at 29%, which will move significantly more air (up to 40% more) than the normal angle used by regular fans.

The light fixture comes with four 13 watt GU24 fluorescent lights, which is energy efficient while providing ample lighting. An LED remote control rounds out the unit, which allows you to control all 6 speeds of the fan from anywhere in the room. Additional features include:

  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • 4.5 inch downrod included
  • *Energy Star* rated
  • 6085 cfm (high speed)
  • 336 cfm/w (high speed)
  • 17.5 watts (high without lights)

Midway Eco Product PDF

Most Efficient Ceiling Fan on the Market

The Midway Eco by Emerson truly earns the tag of the most efficient ceiling fan on the market. This image below shows all the stats of this fan, and to the right of it is an average energy efficient fan. The Midway Eco blows the other out of the water.

Midway Eco SpecsCF930 Atomical

Final Thoughts

While this ceiling fan is the most energy efficient on the market, it comes at quite a premium. Costing close to $500, this ceiling fan is not for the faint of heart. But considering the fact that this fan will be saving you money year after year, and also considering the fact that this fan comes with a limited lifetime warranty, over time the fan will pay for itself. This is a highly recommended fan for anyone looking to add a modern look while taking advantage of energy efficient technology that will be good on your wallet for years to come. To order you Emerson Midway Eco, click on the following link today.

Emerson Midway Eco Fan

What do you think of the Emerson Midway Eco ceiling fan? Please let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!

What To Look For In An Energy Efficient Ceiling Fan

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When it comes to finding an energy efficient ceiling fan on the market, there are a few things that you should first understand. Because there is some technical jargon associated with ceiling fans, we will first define a few terms and then help you to understand what makes a fan energy efficient, as well as a few examples on the market today. Thanks for joining us today, and keep reading to learn what to look for in an energy efficient ceiling fan.

Definitions

Energy Star – Government EPA designation for anything that is energy efficient, depending on the product criteria

Energy Star Ceiling Fan – the following criteria define an Energy Star qualified residential ventilating fan:

Airflow (cfm) Minimum Efficacy Level (cfm/W)
Low At low speed, fans must have a minimum airflow of 1,250 CFM* and an efficiency of 155 cfm/W.
Medium At medium speed, fans must have a minimum airflow of 3,000 CFM* and an efficiency of 100 cfm/W.
High At high speed, fans must have a minimum airflow of 5,000 CFM* and an efficiency of 75 cfm/W.

 

Equipment Specification
Ceiling Fans
  • Specification defines residential ceiling fan airflow efficiency on a performance basis: cfm* of airflow per watt of power consumed by the motor and controls.
  • Motor warranty provided must be a minimum of 30 years
  • Component(s) warranty must be a minimum of one year
  • Light kit warranty requirements are provided in the ENERGY STAR Luminaires (637KB) specification.
  • Integral or attachable lighting, including separately sold ceiling fan light kits, must meet requirements provided in the ENERGY STAR Luminaires (637KB) specification. See specification (637KB) for specific requirements.
  • Qualifying products must permit convenient consumer adjustment of fan speed, by means of one or more wall-mounted switch(es), a remote control, or readily accessible pull chains.

 

Cfm – airflow in cubic feet of air per minute

Cfm/W – airflow efficiency as defined by the EPA, measured in cubic feet of air per minute per watt.

Benefits of Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans

  • Can be over 50% more efficient than conventional fan units
  • Efficiency can translate into savings of more than $15 per fan per year
  • Higher manufacturing standards of motor and parts (longer required warranty)

What To Look For

Energy Star Ceiling Fan

Now that you know what specific constraints define energy efficient ceiling fans, it is much easier to sift through the many different options on the market. What you are looking for is a high number in the cfm/w column, because that will be a higher ratio of ventilation per watt, and thus a more efficient fan unit.

If you are a fan of shopping for Energy Star products because it is easy to just filter your search by Energy Star qualified products, that is a great place to start. But it won’t include all energy efficient ceiling fans. Some companies, for whatever reasons (money, beaurocracy, etc) don’t submit their products for Energy Star consideration, even if their products meet or exceed the guidelines. This is where knowing the information above comes in handy. With your newly acquired knowledge on the definitions of energy efficient ceiling fans, you can sift through the market and find ceiling fans that fit in your budget while also saving you the most on energy costs, especially since Energy Star qualified products usually carry a higher price tag.

Examples of Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans

The following ceiling fan is an example of an Energy Star rated ceiling fan with a cfm/w of 95. It is the Emerson Loft Brushed Steel ceiling fan.

You know that since it is Energy Star rated that it meets or exceeds the cfm/w guidelines, as well as the manufacturers’ warranties and lighting guidelines.

Below is an example of an energy efficient ceiling fan without an Energy Star rating with a cfm/w of 87. It is the Casa Metro Brushed Nickel ceiling fan.

It has a 1 year component warranty as well as a manufacturer limited lifetime motor warranty, which are equal to (or exceeding in the case of the motor warranty)the Energy Star guidelines. Its high speed cfm/w exceeds the minimum guidelines, as well as the high speed airflow. While they do not have published data on medium or low speed airflow and airflow efficiency, you can expect that they also exceed the minimum guidelines. So even though this ceiling fan is not Energy Star rated, it meets the guidelines, and in a few cases, exceeds them.

In Summary

Hopefully, this article has helped you to understand the world of ceiling fans a little better. Now that you know what to look for when shopping for energy efficient ceiling fans, browse the rest of this site for recommendations on some elegant and modern options to spice up your living space today. Thanks for reading!

If you have any questions about the material above or on this website, feel free to drop us a line on the contact page, or leave a comment below.

What is your favorite energy efficient ceiling fan and why? Let us know below. Thanks!