For most people interested in buying a ceiling fan, they have many questions to ask. Although ceiling fans are not an overly expensive item, there are many things to consider and obviously, the right choice needs to be made. To give you an idea of the types of questions asked and to answer some of your questions, we have put together a list of some of the most commonly asked questions:
Are ceiling fans able to circulate much air? The air movement of a ceiling fan is based on cubic feet per minute or CFM. The greater the CFM the more air there is being moved. As the air circulates, a chilly breeze is produced. With Hunter fans, more air is moved around over that of other brands because the motors are custom engineered and the blades are positioned at a certain pitch.
Is there any difference between a fan with four blades over fives blades? - The main difference is appearance. Although not anything significant, especially with the quality of a Hunter fan, the one drawback to a five-blade fan is that there can be more wind noise. For a four-blade fan, generally more air is moved in that the fifth blade actually slows the motor down, which reduces the CFM
How do I choose the right fan based on room size? The best way is to follow the table listed below as a guideline:
Room Size (square feet).Blade Span (inches)..100.36..144.42..225.44 of 48..400.52 or 54..485.56..625.60..
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Do ceiling fans actually lower the temperature of a room? - The way ceiling fans work is by creating a chilly breeze. Although the temperature of a room is not lowered, this chilled effect does accelerate the evaporation of perspiration, thus making it feel as though the room is cooler. For example, when running a fan in a room that is 78 degrees, while the temperature will remain at 78 degrees, it would feel like 70 degrees.
Obviously, ceiling fans are beneficial during the hot summer months but are they beneficial in the wintertime? - The answer is that by using your ceiling fan in reverse mode, or clockwise, during the cold months, you can save as much as 10% energy usage. What happens is that the heat in a room is in layers with the warmest layer being up toward the ceiling. By running a ceiling fan in reverse mode, that layer is pushed down into the room, actually circulating warm air. As the air is pushed around, it bounces against the walls and the ceiling, creating a nice, consistent breeze of warm air.
Do ceiling fans use a lot of electricity to run? - Unfortunately, many people think that running a ceiling fan is expensive but in truth, it is no more expensive than what a 100-watt light bulb would use.
Are there any benefits to saving costs on heating and cooling? - On average, when you use a Hunter ceiling fan you can save up to 40$ off the cost of cooling your home and up to 10% for heating your home. Of course, this varies bases on your specific climate and the size of your home.