Matthews 52" Atlas Irene Hugger 5 Blade in Polished Chrome
IR5H-CR-WA-52 - Matthews 52" Atlas Irene Hugger 5 Blade in Polished Chrome
- 6050 CFM (3.5 MPH Breeze)
- Polished Chrome Motor w/CNC-Cut Solid Wood Walnut Tone Blades
- 52 Inch Blade Span | 15 Degree Pitch
- Rated For Indoors (dry rated), Outdoor Covered (damp rated)
- Super Efficient DC Motor
- 6 Speed Remote Control
Starting At $720.00
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Features & Specifications
|Motor Size||Super Efficient DC Motor 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|
|Blades Color||CNC-Cut Solid Wood Walnut Tone Blades finished blades (included)|
|RPMs||50 to 200 RPM|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
|Outdoor Rating||UL Listed for outdoor DAMP locations in covered areas only. Cannot be directly exposed to rain.|
|Can Lights be Added?||No|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits||No|
|Voltage||Uses 110 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||No|
|Warranty||Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)||Downrods Do Not Apply|
|Flushmount Capability||Flush Mount Only|
|Leadwire Length||Not Published|
How does the Matthews 52" Atlas Irene Hugger 5 Blade in Polished Chrome Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 5.000000 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Matthews 52" Atlas Irene Hugger 5 Blade in Polished Chrome 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: 3.5 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.5 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 4 out of 5. This is above average when it comes to ceiling fans, so you can expect to feel a decent amount of cooling breeze from the 52" Atlas Irene Hugger 5 Blade. 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 = 6050 CFM (average is about 5,000)
6050 CFM is a good amount of airflow and is slightly above average. Although there are more powerful fans to choose from, the Matthews 52" Atlas Irene Hugger 5 Blade in Polished Chrome ceiling fan does a pretty good job of cooling you off if the room is not too large. This fan should allow you to raise your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees to save between 5% and 15% on your cooling bills (if you have AC).
Efficiency Rating = 189 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 189 is very far above 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)
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 thermostat 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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