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Shown in Picture: Craftmade Utility Ceiling Fan Model UT56TBC3M in Titanium Brushed Chrome with Titanium blades. The Utility is a Contemporary 3 Blade Fans style Ceiling Fan Designed for use Indoors Only. This fan features a 170mm x 12mm Motor with a 7 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 3 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 5 Speed Wall Control.
The Utility ceiling fan is an industrial ceiling fan that is designed for use in commercial applications such as warehouses and industrial buildings. It is not designed for use in residential applications due to the high RPM at which the motor rotates (previously from Ellington).
|Motor Size||170mm x 12mm Motor|
|Quality Rating||3 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch||7 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span||56" blade span|
|Blade Qty||3 blades|
|Blades Color||Titanium finished blades (included)|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
|Outdoor Rating||Cannot be used outdoors|
|Can Lights be Added?||No|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits||Yes|
|Voltage||Uses 110 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||No|
|Approx. Weight||16.03 lb.|
|Warranty||Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Flushmount Capability||Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length||Not Published|
Outdoor Damp Locations
Outdoor Wet Locations
(exposed to rain)
UL Listed for Wet Applications: The Minka Aire Simple is UL Listed for Outdoor Wet Locations, which means that you can install it outdoors in uncovered or partially covered areas where it will be directly exposed to rain. Great for a gazebo, lanais, lattice covered patio or any other outdoor area. As with all outdoor ceiling fans, you can also install them indoors in any room that you desire.
How does the Craftmade Utility Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 3 (average is 3)
A Quality Rating of 3 is average. Fans with this rating are decent quality, but not the best. Although the Craftmade Utility ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet at the low and medium speeds, they may not operate as perfectly on high speed as fans rated 4 or 5 and may need more balancing during installation.
Wind Speed Factor: 1.96 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 1.96 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 from the Utility. 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.
Airflow = 3852 CFM (average is about 5,000)
3852 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 Craftmade Utility 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 = 53 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 53 is below average. 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 = 73 Watts (average is about 76)
73 Watts per hour is pretty close to average, so it will cost about the same to operate the Craftmade Utility as most other ceiling 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.
"-" 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.
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