Hunter Original Ceiling Fan
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Shown in Picture: Hunter Original Ceiling Fan Model 23863 in Black with All Weather Teak (real wood) blades. You can order this fan without a light or choose from various light fixture options to change the look of the fan. The Original is a Traditional style Ceiling Fan Designed for use indoors or outdoors in either damp or dry locations. This fan features a High Power with Oil Bath Motor with a 15 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 5 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 3 Speed Pull Chain. Other types of controls are also available. Energy Star Qualified for Greater Efficiency. The Hunter Original series of fans has the most powerful and durable ceiling fan motor on the market and is the only fan with this much power that is EnergyStar qualified. The Classic Original is a fan that has changed little in decades and is truly the most classic traditional style ceiling fan available. Featuring the most durable rugged cast-iron construction, the Original series of ceiling fans from Hunter are still the only fans on the market that can actually be oiled. There are original models that are over 50 years old which are still functioning like new in peoples homes across the country. Although the Classic Original fans come with 5 blades, you can install 4 or 5 depending on your taste. Installing 4 blades would be in keeping with the classic style of the older original fans. The Hunter Original fans are damp rated making them ideal in any indoor location or outdoors in an enclosed porche, covered patio, greenhouse and or other covered location.
The Hunter Original Cast Iron Fans can be installed with 4 or 5 blades. 4 blades gives you a more traditional original look. 5 Blades are included with the fan.
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
This graph makes it easy to compare features between fans. Pay particular attention to the "Breeze Rating" and "MPH or Wind Speed Factor" which give you the best idea of how much cooling effect you might expect from this fan.
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Included Control (HU-3S): 3 Speed Pull Chain
Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor.
Included Downrod Length(s): 3"
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|Model Name|| Hunter Original|
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size|| High Power with Oil Bath Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 5 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| 15 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span|| 52" blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 5 blades|
|Blades Color||All Weather Teak (real wood) finished blades (included)|
|RPMs|| 80 to 213 RPM|
|Speeds|| 3 Speeds|
|Reverse Function|| Yes|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
UL Listed for outdoor DAMP locations in covered areas only. Cannot be directly exposed to rain.
|Includes Uplight|| No|
|Inludes Downlight|| No|
|Can Lights be Added?|| Yes|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits|| Yes|
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||
|Style Group|| Traditional|
|Approx. Weight|| 40 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 3"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length|| Not Published|
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Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
2015 Cast Iron Original (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
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at High Speed
Cubic Feet Per
Minute Per Watt
49" to 60"
ceiling fans have airflow efficiencies
ranging from approximately
51 to 176
cubic feet per
minute per watt at high speed.
Money-Saving Tip: turn off fan when leaving room
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Low, High or Vaulted Ceiling Installation Options
Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: This fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 95.6" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 95.6" then you may need to add a flushmount adapter or close to ceiling dowrod if one is available for the fan (see below).
If you cannot find what you need to make this fan work in your room, please give us a call so we can check to see if there are any further alternatives.
Note: This fan includes 3" downrods(s)
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Damp Applications
The Hunter Original is UL Listed for Outdoor Damp Locations, which means the fan is rated for indoor or outoor use in covered areas where there is excessive moisture, but not direct exposure to rain or sprinklers. It's great for fully covered patios and porches or screened enclosures. All outdoor ceiling fans can also be installed inside your house, so they are also great for bathrooms and laundry rooms or any other room inside your home.
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How does the Hunter Original Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 5.5 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 4.38 MPH
Graph represents 52" blade span
How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Hunter Original is among the finest quality ceiling fans made. It will run smooth and quiet without wobbling or making noise and you can let it run
24 hours a day for years on end without any worries of the motor burning out.
Wind Speed Factor: 4.38 MPH (average is about 3)
Airflow = 7560 CFM
A Wind Speed Factor of 4.38 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 5.5 out of 5.
This is over the top when it comes to wind speed, so this fan provides about the strongest breeze you can get from a ceiling fan, making it one of the best fans you can buy to cool you off!
Aside from Quality, which accounts for smooth quiet operation and durability, the amount of wind-chill a fan can provide to cool you off is the most important consideration.
Afterall, why do want a ceiling fan in the first place?
(average is about 5,000)
7560 CFM is a lot of airflow and is far above average, which is very good news if you want a ceiling fan that can really cool you off.
Fans like this will allow you to raise your thermostat by up to 10 degrees, which can save you as much as 40% on your cooling bills. By doing so, it is possible that the Hunter Original may pay for itself during the first year of operation depending on the normal cost to run your air conditioning (if you have AC).
Efficiency Rating = 89 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 89 is
Efficiency is defined by the EPA as the amount of airflow a fan produces (CFM) divided by the amount of
electricity (Watts) it uses on high speed without any lights on. Efficiency is less important than Airflow because more
CFMs allow you to raise your thermostat higher...which is where you will save the most energy. Efficiency becomes more important if
you expect to operate several ceiling fans at the same time. (see calculator below)
Electrical Usage = 85 Watts (average is about 76)
85 Watts per hour is
higher than average, so the Hunter Original costs a little more to operate than other fans.
Use the calculator below to estimate just how much it will cost to operate this fan in "Your home".
Wind Speed Factor -vs- Efficiency: Wind Speed is KING! Ceiling fans can save you a lot on your energy bills if you use them properly to reduce your use of central air.
Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect, so the more wind speed a fan generates, the cooler it will make you feel. The cooler your ceiling fan can make you feel, the higher you can raise your AC thermostat to conserve energy without sacrificing your level of comfort. Raising your thermostat by 10 degrees can save you up to 40% on your cooling bills, but you cannot raise your thermostat by 10 degrees if you focus only on ceiling fans that use less energy rather than ones that generate higher wind speed. To put this in perspective: A typical central air system uses about 3500 Watts when it is running, so if a ceiling fan that uses 100 watts allows you to raise your thermostat a couple degrees higher than a more "efficient" fan that uses only 50 watts, the savings you will get by raising your AC therestat a couple degrees higher is far more than the difference of 50 watts between the two fans. With that said, a ceiling fan that uses less watts yet produces higher wind speed is a win-win.
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Fan Size -vs- Wind Speed -vs- CFM
Note: The formula for calculating wind speed was revised on 1/31/2015. The previous formula did not take into account that the testing chamber (cylinder) used to determine the CFM of a fan is 8" in diameter larger than the blade span. The revised formula ads 8" to the fan diameter to account for this. The wind speed results are now slightly lower than previosly stated
"When it comes to ceiling fan size...the largest fan with the highest wind speed that will look fine in the area is the best choice!"
Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect, the degree of which is determined by the wind speed produced by the fan; the higher the wind speed, the cooler you feel. It is critical to know the following; CFM is not the same as wind speed; the wind chill effect you feel from a ceiling fan is concentrated in the column of air directly beneath the fan blades; the wind chill drops off dramatically just a foot or two outside that area.
Ceiling fan manufacturers are required by the DOE to publish the airflow of each fan in CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) which is not the same as wind speed. CFM is the volume of air being moved every minute, whereas wind speed how fast the air is moving in MPH (Miles per Hour) or LFM (Linear Feet per Minute), both of which are directly related to the amount of wind chill effect. When you compare two fans that are different sizes yet have the same CFM you will find they produce quite different wind speeds. The smaller fan must move air faster in order to move the same amount of air per minute (CFM) as the larger fan. The airflow generated by the smaller creates more wind chill because it is more concentrated and has a higher wind speed. The larger fan of equal CFM moves air over a larger area so it is less concentrated at a lower wind speed. So when determining what size fan to buy you must consider the amount of space a fan will cover (the diameter of the fan plus a foot or two), the intensity of the airflow directly beneath the fan (the wind speed) balanced with how any particular size fan will look or fit in the space. Ultimately the largest fan with the highest wind speed that will look fine in the area is the best choice for performance.
The required testing method for ceiling fans is not done in a way that translates well to real world applications, so the CFM data can be somewhat deceiving if you do not know how to interpret it.
The current required test procedure (shown left) shows a ceiling fan hanging above a 3 foot tall metal cylinder that is 8 inches wider than the ceiling fan (blade span) and stands 4 feet above the floor. Sensors are located at the bottom of the cylinder to measure the wind speed. The wind speed is then converted into CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). Although this testing procedure can be valuable for comparing the performance of fans equal in size, it does not emulate a real application inside a home and does not make it easy to compare fans that are different sizes in order to determine the best size fan(s) for any particular application.
Therefore, the best way to compare the actual performance between fans of various sizes is to compare the wind speed. The wind speed of a ceiling fan can be mathematically calculated based on the CFM and Blade Span. Here is a comparison where we performed the calculations between 3 fans of different blade spans and CFMs. The largest fan has the highest CFM yet the smallest fan produces the highest wind speed.
84" Fan with CFM of 10000 produces wind speed of 2.46 MPH (216.62 LFM)
52" Fan with CFM of 6500 produces wind speed of 3.76 MPH (331.04 LFM )
The above example shows how deceiving CFM data can be. Even though the 52" fan moves 35% less air than the 84" fan, the intensity of the breeze that produces a wind-chill effect is over 50% more than that of the larger fan and will make you feel much cooler if you are directly beneath it. So, to cover a larger area, two or more smaller fans with good performance may be a better choice than a single large higher CFM fan.
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|This is an ENERGY STAR Qualified Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans that have earned the ENERGY STAR feature the latest in energy-efficiency technology including a more energy-efficient motor and improved blade design. Fans with built-in lighting include ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs that last up to 10 times longer and use 2/3 less energy than incandescent bulbs-saving energy, money, and time replacing light bulbs. See more ENERGY STAR Ceiling Fans Here!
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Hunter 23863 Specs
| Our Part Number||HU-23863|
| Model Name||Outdoor Original|
| Description||Hunter 52" Outdoor Original Black Ceiling Fan|
| Dedscription 2||This Hunter Original™ is damp-rated and ideal for enclosed porches, covered patios, greenhouses and more.|
| Family Name||Outdoor Original|
| Category||Damp Ceiling Fan|
| Fan Size Class||52" Ceiling Fan|
| Housing Finish||Black|
| Finish Category||Black|
| Style 1||Heritage|
| Style 2||Outdoor|
| Motor Type||Original|
| Motor Description: One-of-a-kind Hunter Original® motor promises years of quiet, trouble-free operation. This powerful motor features a cast-iron housing and a unique oil bath lubrication system that constantly lubricates bearings, virtually eliminating noise and wear|
| Downrod 1 Length||2.5|
| Mounting Options||1|
| Serenity Speed||No|
| Blade Qty||5|
| Blades Included||Yes|
| Blade Materials||Wood|
| Blade Pitch||15|
| Blade Finish Side 1||Teak|
| Blade Finish Side 2||Teak|
| Light Kit Included||No|
| Light Kit Type||None|
| Energy Star Light Kit||No|
| LED Light Kit||No|
| 10 Year Light Kit Warranty||No|
| Bulbs Included||No|
| Dimmable CFLs||No|
| Control Type||Pull Chain|
| Pull Chain Included||Yes|
| Energy Star||Yes|
| Listing Agency||ETL Listed|
| Custom Casablanca||No|
| Five Minute Fan||No|
| Product Warranty||Limited Lifetime Motor|
| A Ceiling to Bottom||13.67|
| B Ceiling to Blade Bottom||11.6|
| C Canopy Height||3.26|
| D Motor Housing Width||12.53|
| E Canopy Width||5.5|
| F Ceiling to Bottom of Light||0|
| G Other||5.81|
| RPM High||213|
| RPM Med||125|
| RPM Low||80|
| CFM High||7560|
| CFM Med||5216|
| CFM Low||3207|
| Watts High||85|
| Watts Med||36.9|
| Watts Low||17.8|
| CFM/Watts High||88.94|
| CFM/Watts Med||141.36|
| CFM/Watts Low||180.15|
| Amps High||0.717|
| Amps Med||0.504|
| Amps Low||0.347|
| Feature Reverse||Reversible motor allows you to change the direction of your fan from downdraft mode during the summer to updraft mode during the winter|
| Feature Blades||5 Teak Wood blades included|
| Feature Blade Pitch||15 degree blade pitch optimized to ensure ideal air movement and peak performance|
| Feature Dowrod||2.5” downrod included to ensure proper distance from the ceiling and optimize air movement|
| Feature Energy Star||ENERGY STAR® certified motor ensures superior energy efficiency with maximum performance to help save you money|
| Feature Speeds||3 Speeds|
| Feature Location||ETL Damp-rated for use in covered porches, patios and sunrooms|
| Feature Mounting Options||Low Profile housing is specially designed to fit flush to the ceiling and is ideal for use in rooms with low ceilings|
| Feature Warranty||Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty is backed by the only company with over 125 years in the fan business|
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