When looking for the ultimate choice in ceiling fans, you should consider buying a Gossamer Wind fan. Considering that two-thirds of all homes in the United States have a minimum of one ceiling fan, and that operating each fan uses approximately 130 kilowatts a year, when you buy a ceiling fan for your home, you want one that is energy efficient to help keep the energy bills down while providing a comfortable home.
For this reason, it is important to remember that not all ceiling fans are created equal. Although most fans do cool off a room or help to push warm air down to heat a room, most of them are not efficient. However, one that stands out above the rest for quality and efficiency is the Hampton Bay Gossamer Wind ceiling fan. With this fan, it uses an electronically ballasted, dimming fluorescent lamp.
The great thing about the Gossamer Wind ceiling fan is that it meets the four main criteria for a fan to be considered efficient. First, the design of the blades help to move the air around efficiently unlike many fans that have straight paddles that are not good at circulation. Secondly, this fan uses fluorescent lights, which still product adequate lighting while not costing as much. Most fixtures on the market use incandescent lights that use more energy than the motor does.
The third is that the overall design and quality of the Gossamer Wind ceiling fan allows you to lower your thermostat, thus saving you money. Finally, the motor is top quality and designed for low cost and reliability in addition to efficiency. This particular ceiling fan has made great strides in the design of fans, creating new options for other manufacturers.
The creator of this ceiling fan, Parker Gossamer, looked at the way in which human-powered plans operated when he designed the blades. He worked with AeroVironment and Bart Hibbs to come up with the propeller blade. The final design of the blade was achieved by adjusting the pitch, otherwise known as the degree of the blade twist running along the length of the blade. Instead of the blade being flat, not only are they twisted but also the twist design starts at 26 degrees at the center of the blade down to 5% at the top.
With this finished product, the result was a ceiling fan that now operated with a 100% increase in airflow performance when compared to the traditional ceiling fan blade, which is flat. This test was performed using identical motors and the results are indeed astounding. Another great advantage of the Gossamer Wind ceiling fan is that the operation is much quieter than a conventional fan and has less chance of wobbling.
The dimming fluorescent lamp is only 36 watts, which helps to cut the amount of energy used by one-third over standard ceiling fans and dramatically reduces the amount of light generated. If you are one to leave your fan on for hours at a time, you will enjoy the remote control that comes with this fan. It features a timer in addition to a temperature variable control. Finally, the motor of the Gossamer Wind fan can be operated at a lower speed in most cases while still producing the same quality and efficient airflow that you would expect.