Ceiling Fans Reviews, Questions and Answers
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|#9280 Posted: 2/21/2012 4:54:46 PM|
Hello. I am looking to purchase the minka aire concept II ceiling fan per the hugger style. My ceiling height is 8 feet and my family room is
20 x 13 with the one side completely open to the kitchen. Looking for advice on determining between 52 and 44? Also, I do not intend to use the light package based on this fan will be in the middle of the open room and height is minimal. Can I purchase this model without the light package?
Please advise. Thanks. Todd
Answer: "Your room is quite large and would definitely require the larger 52" size. There is a huge performance difference between the 44" and 52". The 44" produces 4600 CFM while the 52" model produces 6300 CFM. No doubt you should use the larger fan. All of the Concept fans come with a bottom can that replaces the light fixture in the event you wish to install it without the light. However, it does not make much difference at all in the overall height of the fan, so my recommendation is to keep the light fixture installed...you will find yourself using it since it is handy with the remote and can add a nice ambiance to the room at times. FYI: You may also want to consider a fan that hangs on a short downrod since hugger fans are designed for ceilings that are lower than 8 feet and almost all other fans are designed specifically for 8 foot ceilings. With a room your size, you can use even more airflow! Call us so we can discuss this in more detail if you like."
||#9279 Posted: 2/21/2012 4:46:13 PM|
Will the CFM of this fan be less using EM-B109DO Dark Oak Finish Solid Wood blades? Also, I use the fan for both cooling and heating but more for cool. The ceiling mount point is aprox 15' from the floor on a flat surface strip that splits the vaulted type ceiling using a 60" down rod. This places the fan about 6-8' below the AC vent. The Ac vent is mounted high on a wall instead of a ceiling due to the vaulted ceiling. Do you recommend a shorter down rod so the fan will be above the AC vent?
Answer: "Airflow will be significantly less with the wider (and heavier) carved leaf blades as they put more drag on the motor and have a less aerodynamic shape. I would recommend using a 72" downrod rather than a 60". Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect. So the closer the fan is to you the more breeze you will feel and the stronger the wind-chill effect will be. The cool air from the AC vent will move towards the floor level regardless of where your ceiling fan is hanging. So feeling the breeze is most important."
||#9278 Posted: 2/12/2012 2:14:06 PM|
We have 3 outdoor ceiling fans on our covered porch. When the wind is blowing harder than normal, the blades on the ceiling fans break. We have replaced the blades and the same thing has happened again. What can we do to prevent this from happening? The porch is longer than it is wide and has the affect of a breezeway when the wind is blowing. We would appreciate any suggestions. Please use email or leave message.
Answer: "Having blades break off an outdoor ceiling fan in windy conditions is quite common with some models (particularly those sold at home centers) because they use poorly designed blades and thin pot-metal blade holders. There are higher quality ceiling fans that are better designed to handle wind. They either have very heavy duty blades and blade holders, or no blade holders at all (unibody fans). Please read the information I have published on our oudoor ceiling fans page regarding "High Wind Locations". You will find it about half way down the page. There you will find a more detailed answer to your question as well as some links to fans that I would highly recommend for you.
Ceiling Fans for High Wind Conditions
Also, can you please email me some pictures of your fans? Hopefully I can see one with broken blades. I'd love to publish it on our website to help better answer this question to other visitors. I'd really appreciate it."
||#9277 Posted: 2/5/2012 2:55:57 AM|
." Control transmitter NOT recommended for use with more than one ceiling fan.. " How do you control this fan if you have two fans installed on a vaulted ceiling?
Answer: "Each of the Casablanca Vita ceiling fans will come with their own remote control that should be programmed to match up with its own fan when installed. So you simply use one control for each fan. We never recommend trying to use 1 remote transmitter to control 2 fans because if for some reason one picks up the signal and the other does not, then your fans will be out of sync (1 on and 1 off), and it is difficult to get them back in sync. The potential for this problem is even worse in larger rooms where one fan may be out of range of the transmitter while the other is not depending on where you are standing in the room. For this reason, you will find that virtually all ceiling fan manufacturers recommend using a single remote control for each fan. Hardwired wall controls are the only 100% reliable method of controlling multiple fans at the same time, but it is costly to run the wires in such a manner if they do not already exist, which is why many of the higher end fans nowadays come with remote controls. So, just use the 2 controls that you get with the fans."
||#9276 Posted: 1/28/2012 12:03:56 PM|
do you sell this fan with the blades
Answer: "Yes we do. I had to make some corrections to the fan since it has been discontinued, there is a limited supply of compatible items that are still available. The light fixture that was previously shown with the fan is no longer available, so I changed the picture to show the fan without lights. The blades are now showing as a viable option. There is a very limited supply of these fans still in stock at Fanimation."
||#9275 Posted: 1/28/2012 11:31:53 AM|
The description forMontecarlo DC52 (DC Motor) Ceiling Fan Model 5DCR52RB states "Comes with 7 Speed hand held remote control system with reverse. Included with DC52 fans" but in specifications it says 3 speed, So, is the fan 3 or 7 speed?
Answer: "The Montecarlo DC52 ceiling fans do in fact come with a 7 speed remote control. The reference to 3 speeds was a mistake on our website and has been corrected. Thanks for pointing this out."
||#9270 Posted: 1/28/2012 10:51:49 AM|
i have a eastview ceiling fan model l 1062 can i oil the motor if so where and what causes the humming noise
Answer: "The only ceiling fans made that are designed to be oiled are the Hunter Original cast iron ceiling fans. All other fans have sealed bearings and are not designed to be oiled. The Eastview ceiling fan you own is a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan, which is sold by Lowes. Harbor Breeze is their own house brand and we do not recommend them or offer support for them. Fans like yours that are sold at home centers are generally very inexpensive low quality models that are mass produced in China and imported directly by the mass merchant. These types of ceiling fans tend to make noise and there is usually nothing you can do to get rid of it short of replacing the fan with a better quality brand like those you see on our website.
Use this link on our site to learn more about ceiling fan quality and Find Out Who Makes the Best Ceiling Fans."
||#9269 Posted: 1/12/2012 4:02:30 PM|
We are looking for a clear globe about 10 inchs accross with a center hole for a pull chain and a secound hole about 1 " off center for a second pull chain. The first pull c hain is for the light and the second pull chain is for the fan.
Answer: "Unfortunately we cannot find replacement globes based on dimensions or descriptions since they are rarely interchangeable between brands due to the way they are attached. If you email me some pictures of your fan and the broken glass I may recognize it. You can also look on the top of the fan motor for a label that has the brand and model number. Email me that along with your pictures and I'll see if I can be more help. Email this info to: email@example.com
It may also be easier to simply replace the entire light fixture if it is the kind that attaches separately to the bottom of the fan. I will know once I see your pictures.
||#9265 Posted: 1/8/2012 10:02:16 AM|
RE Minka Aire F842-SDBK Ceiling Fan, The top of the fan will be visiable from our second floor balcony. Is the top of the fan closed or open? Can you provide a picture looking down on the fan?
Answer: "Although we do not have any pictures of the Minka Aire Vintagecraft ceiling fan taken from a vantage point above the fan, I can assure you that the fan is not open on top, so it will look just fine from your second floor balcony."
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|#9264 Posted: 1/8/2012 9:43:20 AM|
Is there a shorter downrod for the Concept I? I like it better than the Concept II but have ceilings that are only 7 foot 11.
Answer: "The Minka Aire Concept I ceiling fan does not have a shorter downrod option. It comes with both 3 1/2" and 6" downrods in the box. The measurement from ceiling to blades is 13" with the 3 1/2" downrod, which will put the fan 2" lower than building code requirements. For ceilings lower than 8 feet, you certainly should be looking at flushmounted ceiling fans. I would highly recommend The Minka Aire Concept II."
||#9251 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:16:28 AM|
We have a Casablanca Airflow Builder's Choice Gallery Edition installed in 2009. We've recently remove 2 floors worth of chimney which shook the house quite a bit. When the light on the fan is turned on from the wall switch ( not near or associated with chimney chute) the light bulbs blink and will not steadily light. The bulbs were switched out and the problem still occurs. I appreciate any suggestions you may offer. Thanks for your time.
Answer: "2 things to check:
1) Check all electrical wiring connections between the fan and the ceiling and where the light fixture connects to the fan.
2) Make sure you have light bulbs that are NOT a higher wattage than the fixture is rated for. The US Gov. has placed restrictions on the maximum wattage for ceiling fan lights and requires certain types of light fixtures to have "Limiters" or "Fuses" that are triggered when the wattage exceeds 190 watts.
||#9250 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:12:53 AM|
HamptonBay Set f c remote.replaced the batteries and now it says it needs programming. No user instructions avail. Any ideas please?
Answer: "Hampton Bay is a Home Depot house brand, so they are not sold anywhere else. You are going to need to contact Home Depot to see if they are willing to help you with their own product. We provide service and support for our own customers or for those who are considering purchasing one of our fans and have related questions."
||#9233 Posted: 12/22/2011 12:51:39 PM|
I have a Concord Y-218A fan trying to figure how to get top light assembly to work.
Answer: "We do not recommend or sell Concord ceiling fans nor do we offer support for them. I suggest you contact the manufacturer by using this link: Concord Ceiling Fans
||#9232 Posted: 12/16/2011 8:48:30 AM|
Do you offer free shipping on selected items due to the holidays or do you offer free shipping year around?
Answer: "We offer FREE shipping year around. However, the selected items we offer free shipping for will vary depending on the season. Right now during the holidays, we offer FREE shipping on the most items."
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|#9231 Posted: 12/15/2011 5:15:06 PM|
I could not find a switch? on this fan to reverse directions.How do I accomplish that? Thanks for your time!
Answer: "There is a reverse button on the remote control, not on the fan. Look for the button that has 2 arrows pointing in opposite directions."
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|#9229 Posted: 12/15/2011 4:46:40 PM|
My room is 25long and I would like to use 2 Minka Aire Wing fans. Just reading that this fan is not recommended for use with 2 fans. Why?
Answer: "It is the control that is not recommended for use with more than a single fan. This holds true with virtually all remote controlled ceiling fans. The reason manufacturers (and us) do not recommend using a single remote to operate multiple fans is that there is almost always a syncing problem. The remotes are capable of transmitting their commands anywhere from 10 to 40 feet. The operating distance is very inconsistent because it is affected dramatically by the level of the batteries.
So at times it might work fine, but you will eventually come upon a day where one fan responds to the push of a button, but the other does not and you now have 2 fans that are out of sync...one off-the other on, one on high speed and the other on low or any other number of disperate modes. Getting them synced again requires you to walk around the room attempting to find a location where one fan responds to the control and the other does not so that you can get the modes to match up. So, we do not recommend using any single remote control or RF wall control to operate more than one fan in any case. Other websites or retailers will tell you differently...because it is entirely plausible to set both fans to the same frequency and make it work for a time. But as you may have gathered from the scenario I described, it will inevitably be the cause of much frustration.
Each of the Wing ceiling fans comes with its own remote control...so just use them independently and you will be much more satisfied.
||#9227 Posted: 12/15/2011 2:40:25 PM|
looking for old order black and white globe for fan light . it was a fan kit at lowes about 6 month
Answer: "Fans sold by Lowe's are usually the "Harbor Breeze" brand, which is their own house brand and not sold anywhere else. Often times, the glass shades are made specifically for the fan and there are no generic globes that fit. It is not uncommon that broken glass shades on these types of fans are not replaceable since Lowe's does not normally import replacement globes from China when they ship over their fans. If you can email me some pictures of your fan I may be able to offer some other insight. Email pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org"
||#9224 Posted: 12/15/2011 2:31:09 PM|
what do I idenitfy who made my ceiling fan?
Answer: "Almost all ceiling fans have a label attached to the top of the fan motor or motor housing. If it is a hugger fan, you will have to remove the fan from the ceiling to find the label. If it hangs from a downrod, you can usually get up on a ladder and tilt the fan to look at the top of the motor and view the label. If all else fails, email me a picture of the fan and I'll try to give you more insight. I will also want to know what it is that you are trying to accomplish once you find the make and model. Email pictures to: email@example.com"
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|#9222 Posted: 12/15/2011 2:23:31 PM|
We bought this fan for our baby room and absolutely love it. However, the contractor did not know about the 3 wire installation and installed the fan using only two wires (he did not use the provided switch as there were 2 wires). Now, the fan is continually working and we are unable to shut it off. The light switch on the wall turns both the fan and light on. Is there a way to install a toggle switch on the side fo the fan to shut the fan on and off? What other options do we have?
Answer: "Minka Aire makes an upgraded wall control that is compatible with your fan that works from a single hot wire (2 wire installation). It is model WC223 and is shown as an option on our website when you view the fan product page and click on the "controls" button. Here is a link directly to the optional control where you can order it: Minka Aire WC223 Remote Wall Control.
The main difference between this control and the one that comes with the fan is that the control actually sends a radio frequency signal to the fan just like a remote control. So there is a receiver unit that comes with the control and has to be mounted to the ceiling fan inside the canopy. The receiver is wired between the wires that come from the ceiling and the wires that go to the fan. So in order to use this control, you must install the receiver unit.
Minka Aire also offers an optional remote control that works with the Spacesaver ceiling fan, which also requires a receiver unit to be installed in the fan...so the wall control option is likely your best choice. In any case, here is a link to the remote control: Minka Aire RC223 Ceiling Fan Remote Control.
Both controls come with the receiver, which you will see in the pictures.
||#9221 Posted: 12/6/2011 8:04:12 PM|
We have just built a home on a VERY WINDY point. Our porch ceiling fans blades have already broken off from the wind. Is there a brace or some way we can have an outdoor ceiling fan and survive the strong winds?
Answer: "No, there is no brace for outdoor ceiling fans that helps protect them from wind. Broken blades and blade holders are very common in windy conditions, particularly for those who have purchased lower quality fans from home centers like Home Depot or Lowe's. Even some of the better quality brands still have problems in windy conditions.
Because I get so many questions about things like this, I have written editorial on our website to help our customers make better decisions when shopping for their fans. Please read the info on our outdoor ceiling fans page as it directly addresses your problem. The info about high winds is about half way down the page: Outdoor Ceiling Fans for Windy Conditions.
||#9219 Posted: 12/5/2011 5:52:17 PM|
WHat are the CFM compared to the Keistone?
Answer: "The 60" Fanimation Keistone produces 6,466 CFM while the 60" Fanimation Landan produces 6134 CFM. They both have super efficient DC motors, so they use very little electricity. The Landan is ENERGY STAR qualified and the Keistone is not. All in all either fan is a great choice. I will note that the Keistone is also available in a 72" version, which provides 8,895 CFM and is even more energy efficient, so if you have a very large room, this might be the best choice.
Here is a page that compares the specifications of all 3 of these fans side by side: Compare the Keistone to the Landan."
||#9216 Posted: 12/2/2011 1:46:46 AM|
Can you get the Casablanca Stealth Ceiling Fan Model 3268Z with an IR sensor for the remote instead of a radio frequency?
I am looking for a high performance ceiling fan (DC Motor or comparable) at least 54 inch or larger diameter in a graphite or rubbed bronze color that will work with an IR all in one remote. I would also prefer an uplight and downlight feature. I like the look of the above mentioned fan with metal and wood combination but a clean sleek look to it.
Answer: "Casablanca does not make any remote controls that use infrared light. As a matter of fact, almost all ceiling fan remote controls now use radio frequency due to the unreliability if IR remotes as well as the short range in which they operate. In the past, it was difficult to get an IR remote to work consistently because you had to aim it just right. The radio frequency remote controls used today do not have to be aimed and work from over 2 times the distance. The only problem with RF remotes is that sometimes there are conflicts between the frequency of the remote and that of other devices in the home...or even a neighbor. Because the frequency can be changed, these problems are usually easily solved.
Was there a particular reason why you want an IR remote instead of an RF remote?
||#9215 Posted: 11/28/2011 2:42:22 PM|
my home is 10 yrs old and we have been changing all fans to antique brass. in our master bath there are 2 existing lites, the jboxes SEEM to be only nailed,supported from one side so my first install seems to lean...question, is there a easy fix to get support to the other joist for the other side of the jbox without having to cut up sheetrock ? its the bottom floor of 2 story.
Answer: "You can use an adjustable fan brace. To install one, you would remove the junction box from below. Insert the brace into the ceiling through the hole where the j-box was. Twist it so that it expands until it is wedged between the 2 joists. Use the bracket that comes with the fan brace to attach the junction box to the brace and then install your fan. There are a couple braces to choose from and here are the links:
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|#9211 Posted: 11/26/2011 7:50:25 PM|
What are other comparable fans that are WET rated and 52" or larger? Looking to stay around 200 bucks but want to see alternatives. Does this Carrera veranda fan come with a warranty? We don't know Emerson very well so are looking for alternatives. Thanks!
Answer: "Here is a link to our selection of Outdoor Wet Rated Ceiling Fans. You can use the filters on the left side of the page to narrow down your choices based on size, finish and style. The default sort is by highest quality and performance, so you will automatically see the models we recommend first (within the top 20 results). If you want specific advice, please call us and we will be happy to go through the various options and compare them for you. If you want specific advice, please call us and we will be happy to go through the various options and compare them for you.
FYI: The Carrera Veranda is a fantastic outdoor wet rated ceiling fan. Great quality and performance, making it one of your best choices in this price range. Emerson Electric is one of the oldest ceiling fan manufacturers having started making ceiling fans in the USA in 1895, just a few years after Hunter. They make a much higher quality product than most other ceiling fan manufacturers and are only sold at ceiling fan specialty shops rather than mass merchants, which is why they are less recognized by the average consumer. To find out why Emerson ceiling fans are a great choice, read about Emerson Ceiling Fans here!. You may also want to read this article: Who Makes the Best Ceiling Fans."
||#9210 Posted: 11/26/2011 12:46:57 PM|
Looking for Hunter outdoor deiling fan #21955
Answer: "The Hunter fan model 21955 is the Hunter Mariner, which is a low end fan that Hunter makes exclusively for Home Depot. We do not sell or recommend this particular Hunter fan. Please call us and we will be happy to help you choose a higher quality fan that is reasonably priced. We have over 2,000 ceiling fans to choose from, many of them being rated for use outdoors. Call: 1-800-201-1193 and we will be happy to discuss the differences between higher quality fans and those made for and sold by mass merchants."
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|#9203 Posted: 11/26/2011 12:26:17 PM|
Can this fan be operated with remotee control? Can it be added at a later date? Will it accept a extention from a old hunter unit IE 24 year old cast motor type? thanks Chuck
Answer: "Yes, you can add a remote control to the Hunter Paramount XP. I would recommend buying a new downrod since there have been changes in the way they are threaded and attached over the years. You can select the downrod and remote by clicking on the appropriate orange buttons below the picture of the fan on the product detail page where it says "Choose custom options here"."
||#9200 Posted: 11/26/2011 12:20:56 PM|
I want a ceiling fan overhead of my bed to be able to feel the air blowing on the bed... is a 52" fan for "up to 20X20 rooms" not going to do that but rather blow air outside of the blade radius? Or will it work? My room is in the 13"X15" range.
Answer: "A 52" ceiling fan will work just fine if it is installed directly above the bed...or very close to that. The majority of airflow that you feel from a ceiling fan is in the column of air directly beneath the fan that is the diameter of the blade span. The further away from that column of air you get, the less air you feel (dramatically). Your room is about the same size as my bedroom and I have a 52" fan installed just over the foot of the bed and it works perfectly. Just make sure you buy a good quality fan that has an airflow rating over 6,000 CFM and you will be quite satisfied. BTW, a 52" fan is too small for a 20 x 20 room. A room that size should be using a 60" to 72" fan."
||#9194 Posted: 11/26/2011 12:06:04 PM|
would like to order a ceiling fan from an agent I live in canada what number can I call?
Answer: "For those who live outside the continental USA and cannot reach us through our 800 number, please call us at: 1-562-594-1249."
||#9192 Posted: 11/26/2011 12:00:24 PM|
Is it correct when turning on a ceiling fan, if you want the slowest setting too select the fastest first let the fan build up some speed then turn the ceiling fan down too the slower setting. I believe that turning the fan too the slowest setting first will labour and stress the motor. thank you.
Answer: "It does not matter whether you start your ceiling fan on the highest or lowest setting, providing you have a quality ceiling fan. Cheaper fans from home centers may wear out if they are always started on the lowest setting, but we have had no issues with the fans we sell starting them in this manner. As a matter of fact, some of our fans are actually set up to start on the lowest speed."
||#9189 Posted: 11/26/2011 11:53:21 AM|
Bedroom ceiling fan - need one that is extremely quiet. What brand or specifications would you recommend.
Answer: "Any of the fans on our site that have a quality rating of 4 or 5 will run dead quiet and are great for bedrooms. Without knowing the size of the bedroom, I cannot make any specific recommendations. For more info and recommendations, please read more about Who makes the best ceiling fans."
Answers to Recent Ceiling Fans Questions Posted To This Page
- Question #9510 - Posted: 12/29/2016 6:01:26 PM
Ceiling Fans Question - Casablanca Model CA-59060
CA-59060 - http://www.hansenwholesale.com/ceilingfans/casablanca/model.asp?ProdNo=CA-59060
QUESTION: Casablanca Whitman Ceiling Fan Model 59060
Will this fan work with both the wall control and the remote? I do not want to find the remote when just walking out of the bedroom and prefer the wall switch, but would like the ability to use the remote feature while in bed. Do both control the dimmers? Do the dimmers work with the new LED dimmable bulbs?
ANSWER: The Casablanca Whitman fan comes with a wall control. Both the wall control and optional remote control can be used along with each other, so the answer is yes, you can use the remote from your bed and the wall control when you enter or exit the room. Both controls have full function of the fan including the fan speeds, reverse and, yes, dimming for the lights. The fan comes with two 50 watt halogen bulbs. There are currently no LED bulbs that you can buy to replace the halogen bulbs that will provide any more light than a couple of night lights, so it is not practical to use LED lights in this fan. Even if you did, the dimmer function would most likely not work since the wattage of the LED bulbs would be too low for the range of the dimmer. So, unfortunately I would have to say no to your last question.
- Question #9509 - Posted: 10/1/2015 4:43:21 PM
Ceiling Fans Question - Emerson Model CF788VNB-72
CF788VNB-72 - http://www.hansenwholesale.com/ceilingfans/emerson/model.asp?ProdNo=CF788VNB-72
QUESTION: I am looking at the Emerson Carrera Grande Eco 72 (DC Motor) Ceiling Fan Model CF788VNB, however regarding fan blades for an outdoor-damp location, would these blades tend to warp over a few years in a humid environment? I have had many outdoor fans, and they almost all end up with warped blades over time. Do you offer blades that would be less prone to warping, or are these already "resistant"?
ANSWER: When you click on the orange button for blades, look for blades that say "(Outdoor Damp)". Emerson specially makes the damp rated blades from solid hardwood (instead of cheap plywood) that is treated to resist cracking and warping from being outside. They will hold up much better than what you have experienced and are in fact rated for use in outdoor damp locations by the manufacturer.
- Question #9508 - Posted: 10/1/2015 4:37:34 PM
Ceiling Fans Question
QUESTION: I just bought a house with a Halsey ceiling fan and I want to add a light to it. The universal light kit only works sometimes! Where can I find Halsey light kits to fit models HC-HP and HG models?
ANSWER: I am sorry to report that Halsey went out of business several years ago, so finding parts for them is difficult. It is not a brand that we ever sold, so we would not have any fixtures on hand that were made by them. If you email me some pictures of your fan, I may be able to determine what types of universal fixtures will fit...if any. Email pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Question #9507 - Posted: 10/1/2015 4:33:29 PM
Ceiling Fans Question - Emerson Model EM-CF766VS
EM-CF766VS - http://www.hansenwholesale.com/ceilingfans/emerson/model.asp?ProdNo=EM-CF766VS
QUESTION: The location I am considering was wired only for a light and no fan (1 wire pair). How do I tell which lights are compatible and which are not?
ANSWER: Almost all of our ceiling fans with lights do not require a second hot wire, so they will work with a 1 wire pair...there are very few exceptions. If you give us a call, we will be happy to help you choose the best fan for your needs and make sure you can install it.
- Question #9504 - Posted: 11/22/2014 1:30:40 PM
Ceiling Fans Question - Savoy House Model SV-14-325-FD-SN
SV-14-325-FD-SN - http://www.hansenwholesale.com/ceilingfans/savoyhouse/model.asp?ProdNo=SV-14-325-FD-SN
QUESTION: How far down from the ceiling does the Seaside fan hang when installed with the flushmount option?
ANSWER: Thanks for your question: The Seaside fan from Savoy House comes with an 8" downrod as well as a flush mount adapter. The bottom of the fan cage hangs 16.3" from the ceiling when installed with the 8" downrod. Although the manufacturer does not specify the hanging distance with the flush mount option, after reviewing the installation instructions I have estimated that the flush mount option will reduce the distance by at least 6" to be safe...if not a bit more. That would put the bottom of the fan at about 10" from the ceiling.
- Question #9503 - Posted: 7/6/2014 9:23:16 AM
Ceiling Fans Question - Minka Aire Model F820-CT
F820-CT - http://www.hansenwholesale.com/ceilingfans/minkaaire/model.asp?ProdNo=F820-CT
QUESTION: I want to purchase the 36" Down rod DR536-CT (Cattera Bronze finish) $25.13 for the Santa Lucia Ceiling Fan I recently purchased from you. However, when I try to select it the website automatically adds the fan too. Please help
Sorry you are having trouble ordering a downrod. Here is what you can do: Simply delete the fan from your shopping cart to order just the downrod or use this link to add the downrod to your cart by itself:
Minka Aire DR536-CT Downrod
- Question #9502 - Posted: 7/6/2014 9:17:41 AM
Ceiling Fans Question
QUESTION: Do you happen to carry Hunter fan light fixtures that have a triangle base. These are not held in by screws but by a clip system.
ANSWER: I am sorry to report that we do not have any of the Hunter light fixtures you are looking for. Hunter only made the triangular fixtures for a short period of time and they discontinued them several years ago (too many problems). It is unlikely that you will be able to locate one anywhere. If you can email me some pictures of your fan along with the model number (located on a label on top of the fan housing), I may be able to come up with an alternative that will fit. Email your pictures to: email@example.com
- Question #9500 - Posted: 7/3/2014 1:55:05 AM
Ceiling Fans Question - Modern Fan Model VEL-HUG-BN-50-NK-NL-NC
VEL-HUG-BN-50-NK-NL-NC - http://www.hansenwholesale.com/ceilingfans/modernfan/model.asp?ProdNo=VEL-HUG-BN-50-NK-NL-NC
First off, I love all the consumer information Hansen Wholesale provides.
I'd love a clarification on something. You say that hugger fans don't work as well as regular ceiling fans. This makes total sense. However, why would the Modern Fan Velo Hugger be rated at the same 6650 CFM and 5.54 MPH wind speed as the regular Velo?
(Is it because the blades are installed as low as possible on the hugger fan, thus negating the height benefits?)
ANSWER: You are exactly correct. When installed with a standard downrod, the regular Velo hangs down the same distance as the Velo Hugger, so the airflow is the same.
- Question #9499 - Posted: 7/2/2014 11:30:33 PM
Ceiling Fans Question Model SV-58-819-5WA-37
Per the information on the site, the new DC motors, the Emerson K55XL, and other "induction" type motors are considered best quality. If that's the case, how do fans with smallish non-special motors (Say, Savoy House Indira, with 153 x 22mm motor) earn a 5 rating?
There are exceptions. A 5 rating is not just based on the motor inside the fan, but the overall consideration of the quality of the components and performance. Most 153mm motors are only 12mm to 15mm tall and tend to be overworked. The motor used in the Indra is 22mm tall, which is very unusual. This is a special motor that Savoy House had designed for this fan and the performance and quality of the motor are excellent. The 3-blade Indra produces a whopping 8517 CFM and runs very smooth and quiet. The entire fan was designed to produce maximum airflow while reducing noise. The blades have a very special aerodynamic design and the fan runs perfectly quiet. When I saw this fan introduced at the lighting show in Dallas, I was very impressed. Overall, one of the best fans I have rated in years. A DC motor would have been nice...but was not necessary to earn a 5 in my book.
Here is a link to the Savoy House Indra