While they’re one of the most energy-efficient ways to keep the rooms in your home cool, ceiling fans don’t always have the reputation of being stylish. This is especially true for industrial ceiling fans — which are traditionally used to cool down large commercial spaces, such as manufacturing facilities and industrial buildings — and tend to focus more on function and utilitarian design than aesthetic. These days, however, more and more people are opting for the rugged and mechanical look over sophisticated and sleek, choosing fans that look like they’re meant for warehouses but are designed for residential use.
If you’re looking to update your home, an easy way to do this is by upgrading your ceiling fans. Perhaps you still have the same fans that came with your home when you first purchased it or your home decor has changed and you’re interested in something more modern. Whatever the case may be, consider having industrial style ceiling fans installed. Here are six of our favorites:
1. Minka Aire Xtreme
The Minka Aire Xtreme ceiling fan is by far the best large fan in our selection. With blade sizes ranging from 65 inches to 96 inches, this fan is one of the largest on the market that is suitable for residential areas. Some models, like the Xtreme H2O, are UL rated for wet locations and can be installed in large indoor rooms and outdoor living spaces. Unlike other industrial fans which can sometimes be noisy, the Xtreme and Xtreme H2O are virtually silent. What’s more, this fan is powered by a six-speed DC motor for energy-efficient use.
2. Emerson Loft
The Emerson Loft ceiling fan combines industrial style and purposeful design for a contemporary look that’s ideal for large rooms. Featuring airfoil blades and an ENERGY STAR® qualified AC motor, this fan is perfect for creating airflow in style. Pictured is the Emerson Loft ceiling fan in brushed steel, which is not suitable for outdoor use. This fan also comes in barbecue black and white finishes, both of which are UL rated for outdoor use.
3. Modern Forms Hydra
As the name suggests, the Modern Forms Hydra ceiling fan is designed with water in mind. It’s UL wet-rated for outdoor use, which means not only can it handle direct exposure to rain, but it can also be washed down with a hose without becoming damaged. This massive fan features blade sizes that range from 80 inches to an impressive 120 inches and an ENERGY STAR certified DC motor, allowing it to effortlessly circulate a large amount of air without demanding much energy. Moreover, Hydra is equipped with smart technology and can be paired with most smart home and mobile devices. This fan is available in bronze and titanium finishes.
4. Craftmade Mondo
The 72-inch Craftmade Mondo ceiling fan is a popular choice among homeowners who are looking for efficiency and modern design. This fan is absolutely stunning and features a high-efficiency DC motor that provides remarkable energy performance. The Mondo is UL rated for indoor areas and damp outdoor spaces, making it perfect for large rooms with high ceilings and spacious outdoor covered areas.
5. Fanimation Odyn
With a blade span of 84 inches, the Fanimation Odyn is one massive ceiling fan. This fan may look like it’s intended for industrial use, but it’s designed specifically for residential applications. Of our large, industrial-style fans, the Odyn is among our most popular. This fan is UL rated for indoor use only and comes in a variety of finishes, including black, brushed nickel, dark bronze and various matte colors.
6. Minka Aire Ninety-Nine
If you’re in the market for a king-sized ceiling fan, then the Minka Aire Ninety-Nine is the fan for you. This fan is superior in both style and size, featuring a beautiful transitional design and 99-inch blade spans. Because of its all-metal construction, this fan is not suitable for the outdoors. It performs best in large indoor areas. Choose from brushed nickel, distressed koa, and oil rubbed bronze finishes.
At Hansen Wholesale, we know everything there is to know about choosing the right industrial-style ceiling fan. When you’re ready to upgrade your current ceiling fans to a more modern style, call us to talk to an expert. All you have to do is provide us with specific details about your needs and we’ll provide you with recommendations that we feel best fit your requirements.