Matthews Fan Co. Ar Ruthiane Metal Damp Ceiling Fan
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Shown in Picture: Matthews Fan Co. Ar Ruthiane Metal Damp Ceiling Fan Model AR-BRCP-MTL in Brushed Copper Metal. Brushed Copper Metal finished blades are included as shown. Comes with Variable Speed Wall Control. The Ar Ruthiane’s unique hourglass support arms grasp bullet shaped motor housings, which rotate about its teardrop center. At 48” in diameter, the Ruthiane is Matthews’ most substantial fan. The motor heads can be infinitely positioned in 180-degree arcs for optimum air movement, the greater the angles of the motors to the horizontal support rods (up or down), the faster the axial rotation. A slow, controlled axial rotation is achieved by both motor head position and fan blade speed. This version is suitable for both outdoor damp locations and indoor dry locations.
This is a custom finish that is not kept in stock. Lead time is approximately 8 to 10 weeks and the order is non-cancellable after 72 hours. The finish shown in the picture is a computer generated rendering that is close to the actual finish but is NOT from an actual photograph. Finish appears different depending on your computer monitor settings. This image is © Hansenwholesale.com and cannot be used without permission.
Lead Time Approximately 8 to 10 Weeks
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Included Control (MG-SFS5E-SLIDE): Variable Speed Wall Control.
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|Brand||Matthews Fan Co.|
|Model Name|| Matthews Fan Co. Ar Ruthiane Metal Damp|
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size|| 3.5 Amp AC Motor Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 5 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| Varies degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span|| 46" blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 6 blades|
|Blades Color||Brushed Copper Metal finished blades (included)|
|RPMs|| Up To 1500 RPM|
|Speeds|| Variable Speeds|
|Reverse Function|| No|
|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?|| No|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits|| No|
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified|| No|
|Style Group|| Dual Head|
|Approx. Weight|| 21 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 10"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length|| Not Published|
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Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
Ar Ruthian Metal (Damp Rated) (with Speed Slide Wall Control - 120 Volts)
Other Closely Related Ceiling Fans:
Ar Ruthian Metal (with Speed Slide Wall Control - 120 Volts)
Ar Ruthian Wood (with Speed Slide Wall Control - 120 Volts)
Ar Ruthian Wood (Damp Rated) (with Speed Slide Wall Control - 120 Volts)
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at High Speed
Cubic Feet Per
Minute Per Watt
36" to 48"
ceiling fans have airflow efficiencies
ranging from approximately
71 to 86
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 116" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 116" 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 10" downrods(s)
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Damp Applications
The Matthews Fan Co. Ar Ruthiane Metal Damp 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 Matthews Fan Co. Ar Ruthiane Metal Damp Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 2 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 2.29 MPH
Graph represents 46" blade span
How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Matthews Fan Co. Ar Ruthiane Metal Damp 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: 2.29 MPH (average is about 3)
Airflow = 3200 CFM
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.29 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 2 out of 5.
This is very light breeze, so don't expect to experience very much cooling effect.
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)
3200 CFM far less than the average ceiling fan, so don't expect to feel much of a breeze from this fan unless you are are directly beneath it. We only recommended the Matthews Fan Co. Ar Ruthiane Metal Damp for small rooms or areas where very little airflow is needed. This fan may not allow you to raise your thermostat, so do not expect to save much on your cooling bills (if you have AC).
Efficiency Rating = 12 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 12 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 = 272 Watts (average is about 76)
272 Watts per hour is
higher than average, so the Matthews Fan Co. Ar Ruthiane Metal Damp 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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(Calculate the wind speed of a ceiling fan by plugging in the CFM and Blade Span above)
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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Included With This Fan (as shown):
in Brushed Copper Metal
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|Itemized Total Price
Sale Price: $2,596.00
Phone Orders Only
This item is out of stock.
Online ordering has been dissabled.
To order in advance of the next shipment
please call: 1-800-201-1193
This is a Special Order or Back-Ordered item. Please call 1-800-201-1193 for availability and estimated lead time.
If you wish to go ahead and order it now to get the ball rolling, we will not actually charge your credit card until the item has shipped.
Matthews Fan Co. AR-BRCP-MTL Specs
| Our Part Number||MG-AR-BRCP-MTL|
| Model Name||Ar Ruthiane-Brushed Copper-Metal|
| Item Description: 48" Rotational Ceiling Fan- High Gauge Steel, Metal Blades, Handmade|
| Family||Ar Ruthiane|
| Base Model||AR|
| Style||Contemporary, Transitional|
| Finish||Brushed Copper|
| Additional Finishes||Yes|
| Motor Speeds||Fully Variable|
| Motor Type AC/DC||AC|
| Included Control||Wall Control|
| Lead Time||8-10 weeks non stock|
| Normally in Stock||NO|
| Blade Finish||Brushed Copper|
| Blade Pitch||31 Degrees|
| Includes Light||NO|
| Height||12" Plus Downrod|
| Included Downrod||10"|
| Optional Downrods||5", 10", 20", 30", 48", 72"|
| Location Rating||Interior/Exterior Damp|
| 120 V Safety Rating||UL, CUL|
| Warranty||Limited Lifetime|
| Country of Origin||USA|
| IP Rating||Not available|
| Ships Via||UPS|
| Weight||33 Lbs |
| Shipping Dimensions||44|
| Shipping Dimensions 2||15|
| Shipping Dimensions 3||14|