Hunter Classic Original Ceiling Fan
Shown in picture: Hunter Classic Original Ceiling Fan Model 23856 in White. Matte White Blades are included as shown. Comes with 3 Speed Pull Chain
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.
Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
Classic Original (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
Other Closely Related Ceiling Fans:
Classic Original 42 (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
Classic Original with Sawyer Painted Blades (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
Damp Rated Outdoor Original (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
Damp Rated Outdoor Original Individual Elements (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
Originals with Adaptair (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
Included Pull Chain Control
Included Control (HU-3S): 3 Speed Pull Chain
Low, High or Vaulted Ceiling Installation Options
Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: This fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 95.83" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 95.83" 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.
Hunter Classic Original Dimensions
(Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor)
Where can this fan be installed?
UL Listed for Indoor use only
The Hunter Classic Original is UL Listed for Indoor use only, so it is not designed to be exposed to moisture or harsh elements. Do not install this fan outside your house. It is also not recommended
for bathrooms that have a shower or tub or laundry rooms, both of which produce excessive amounts of moisture.
"NA" means that the data was not available at the time this information was published or the manufacturer simply does not test for the data that is missing.
Owners Manual / Downloads
Hunter Classic Original Owners Manual
Hunter Classic Original Specifications
|Model Name|| Hunter Classic Original|
|Model Number|| 23856|
|Motor Size|| 210mm x 20mm 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|
|RPMs|| 74 to 197 RPMs|
|Speeds|| 3 Speeds|
|Reverse Function|| Yes|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
Cannot be used outdoors
|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|| 45 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 3"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Cannot be flush mounted|
|Leadwire Length|| Not Published|
Hunter Classic Original Ceiling Fan Comparison Review
How does the Hunter Classic Original Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Hunter Classic 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.
Airflow = 6947 CFM (average is about 5755)
6947 CFM is a good amount of aiflow and is above average. We highly recommend ceiling fans that
move at least this amount of air in order to provide enough wind chill effect to keep you cool.
the Hunter Classic Original will allow you to raise your thermostat by several degrees, which will help you save additional money on your cooling bills.
Efficiency Rating = 80 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 80 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 = 87 Watts (average is about 76)
87 Watts per hour is
higher than average, so the Hunter Classic 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".
CFM -vs- Efficiency: CFM is KING! It is more important to buy a fan with higher CFMs than it is to buy a fan that uses less electricity. The highest wattage consumed by the most energy guzzling ceiling fan on our website is about 120 watts. So if you input 120 as the fan watts and run our calculator, you will see that it still costs less than 2 cents per hour to operate the most energy guzzling ceiling fan in most states.
You will get more savings with a higher CFM fan than a lower Wattage fan because if your fan moves more air
you will be able to raise your thermostat to a higher degree. Raising your thermostat by 10 degrees can save you up to 40% on your cooling bills. Choosing a less powerful fan because it uses less electricity can be the worst mistake you can make because it will not cool you off enough to allow you to raise your thermostat to a high enough level without becoming uncomfortable. This is why CFM is so much more important to consider than Wattage.
Hunter Classic Original Operational Cost Calculator