Minka Aire San Francisco wo/Light F528-L-BS/CH in Brushed Steel

F528-BSCH

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Description

Shown in Picture: Minka Aire San Francisco wo/Light Ceiling Fan Model F528-BSCH in Brushed Steel with Birdseye Maple blades. The San Francisco wo/Light is a Contemporary 3 Blade Fans style Ceiling Fan Designed for use Indoors Only. This fan features a 172mm x 17mm Motor with a 13 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 4 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 3 Speed Wall Control. Other types of controls are also available.

Bold, clean lines and simplicity make this fan a timeless architectural design element suited for any interior. The fan comes with a Non-Reversing Wall Control with a switch located on the fan motor itself that enables you to reverse the airflow for summer and winter operation.

Included Control: Non-Reversing Remote Wall Control (fan must be reversed manually by swtich on motor). Requires just 2 wires for installation (1 hot wire). This control is also compatible with the optional RCS213 remote control (sold separately), should you decide to operate the fan from a wall control and remote control.

Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph

  • 5
  • 2.94
  • 5780
  • 75
  • 77
  • Quality
  • MPH
  • CFM
  • Efficiency
  • Watts
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Breeze rating Info Tooltip text
60
Wind Speed Factor Info Wind Speed Factor Tooltip text 2.94 MPH

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Features

Features & Specifications

Motor Size 172mm x 17mm Motor
Quality Rating 5 out of 5 (5 is best)
Blade Pitch 13 degree blade pitch
Blade Span 56" blade span
Blade Qty 3 blades
Blades Color Birdseye Maple finished blades (included)
RPMs 68 to 189 RPM
Speeds 3 Speed
Reverse Function Yes
Indoor Rating UL Listed for use indoors
Outdoor Rating Cannot be used outdoors
Includes Uplight No
Includes Downlight No
Can Lights be Added? No
Accepts Universal Light Kits No
Voltage Uses 110 Volt electricity
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
Style Group Contemporary
Approx. Weight 20 lb.
Warranty Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty
Included Downrod(s) 12"
Flushmount Capability Cannot Be Flush Mounted
Leadwire Length Not Published
Dimensions
*18.75"
20.75"
N/A
N/A
N/A
56"
13°
Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor.
Included Downrod Length(s): 12"

*NOTE: Minka Aire measures the blade distance to the TOP of the blade. Please add approximately 1/2" to 1" to estimate the distance to the bottom of the blades.

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Installation
Owners Manual (PDF download)
Spec Sheet (PDF download)
Where can this fan be installed?
Indoors
Dry Locations

Yes
Outdoor Damp Locations
(covered areas)

No
Outdoor Wet Locations
(exposed to rain)

No

UL Listed for Indoor use only: The Minka Aire San Francisco wo/Light 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.

Downrods

Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: Building codes require residential ceiling fans to be installed with the blades at least 7 feet from the floor. In order to meet this requirement, this fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 102.75". If your ceiling is lower than 102.75" then you may need to add a flushmount adapter or close to ceiling downrod 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 1-800-201-1193 so we can check to see if there are any further alternatives.

Note: This fan includes 12" downrods(s)

How long of a downrod do I need?

The downrod included with the Minka Aire San Francisco wo/Light ceiling fan is 12", which puts the blades 19" from the ceiling. Here are the Minimum Ceiling Heights required for each downrod available for this fan. Each length will put the fan blades 7 feet from the floor, so if you want your fan blades higher than 7 feet, choose a shorter downrod to fit your needs.

Downrod Model Length Floor to Blades Ceiling Height Blades to Ceiling Price Add To Fan Order Separately
Included 12 inch downrod 7 feet 8.56 feet 18.75 inches -- Included Included
DK06-BS 6 inch downrod 7 feet 8.06 feet 12.75 inches $26.93
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DK24-BS 24 inch downrod 7 feet 9.56 feet 30.75 inches $52.43
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DK36-BS 36 inch downrod 7 feet 10.56 feet 42.75 inches $68.93
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DK48-BS 48 inch downrod 7 feet 11.56 feet 54.75 inches $86.93
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DK60-BS 60 inch downrod 7 feet 12.56 feet 66.75 inches $101.93
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DK72-BS 72 inch downrod 7 feet 13.56 feet 78.75 inches $119.93
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How the above calculations are performed

To calculate the length of downrod that you need to get as close to 7 feet from the floor as possible (but not lower), first you must look at the dimensions of the fan to determine how far from the ceiling the blades will hang using the standard mounting hardware. In most cases, the hardware that a ceiling fan ships with is all you need for an 8 or 9 foot high ceiling...but be sure to double check the distance a fan hangs from the ceiling because some fans hang down more than 18" and will require at least a 9 or 10 foot ceiling.

Once you know how far the fan hangs with the standard mounting hardware you can calculate how far it will hang with a longer downrod by subtracting the length of the standard downrod from the length of a longer downrod. Add that length to the distance the fan normally hangs from the ceiling to determine how far down your fan will hang with any particular downrod length. If you do not know the length of the downrod that is included with you can figure that 4" is about average.

For assistance choosing a downrod please call us at: 1-800-201-1193

Performance

How does the Minka Aire San Francisco wo/Light Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?

Note The Editor's Review is based on the latest product specifications and performance data we have in our database directly from the manufacturer. We take this information and convert it into laymans terms to give you an idea of what you can expect from the fan. Actual performance may vary depending on the circumstances of your application such as room size, ceiling height, blade selection and climate.

Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Minka Aire San Francisco wo/Light 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.

Note: CFM and Wind Speed are calculated using standard shaped 56" blades. The size and shape of the blades will alter the performance dramatically. For example: Palm style and carved wood leaf shaped blades can reduce performance by as much as 50%!

Wind Speed Factor: 2.94 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.94 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 3 out of 5. This is rather average when it comes to ceiling fans, so you will feel some cooling breeze, but don't expect the San Francisco wo/Light to blow your socks 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.

Airflow = 5780 CFM (average is about 5,000)
5780 CFM is pretty much average, so don't expect a super strong breeze from this fan. However, most people are used to average ceiling fans, so if you have never experienced a fan more powerful than this, you may be satisfied with the Minka Aire San Francisco wo/Light. The 2.94 MPH wind speed is a little lower than you might expect with such a high airflow. The wind speed tells you how much breeze you can expect to feel when you are beneath the fan. Due to the blade span of this fan, the actual concentration of airflow is spread over a larger area, so the ultimate cooling effect is a little less than some fans with smaller blade spans. This is a compromise that you may be willing to accept if the actual area where you spend your time is further away from the center of the fan, which is why you may consider a larger fan such as this one. In this case the Minka Aire San Francisco wo/Light will allow you to raise your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees, which will still help you save additional money on your cooling bills (if you have AC).

Efficiency Rating = 75 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 75 is fairly 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 = 77 Watts (average is about 76)
77 Watts per hour is pretty close to average, so it will cost about the same to operate the Minka Aire San Francisco wo/Light 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.

Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph

  • 5
  • 2.94
  • 5780
  • 75
  • 77
  • Quality
  • MPH
  • CFM
  • Efficiency
  • Watts
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Breeze rating Info Tooltip text
60
Wind Speed Factor Info Wind Speed Factor Tooltip text 2.94 MPH

Performance Data

Speed RPMs CFMs Amps Watts EPA Efficiency
(CFMs/Watt)
High 189 5780 0.61 77 75
Med 119 3239 0.48 33 98
Low 68 1715 0.34 15 114

"-" 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.

Operational Cost Calculator

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ENERGY INFORMATION
at High Speed

Airflow
5780
Cubic Feet
Per Minute
Airflow
77
Watts
(excludes lights)
Airflow Efficiency
75
Cubic Feet Per
Minute Per Watt

Compare: 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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