52" Concept I Wet Indoor/Outdoor
F476-WH - 52" Concept I Wet Indoor/Outdoor
- 6007 CFM (3.48 MPH Breeze)
- White Motor w/White
- 52 Inch Blade Span | 14 Degree Pitch
- Rated For Indoors (dry rated), Outdoor Covered (damp rated), Outdoor Uncovered (wet rated)
- 188mm x 20mm - AC Motor
- 3 Speed Wall Control
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Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
*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.
How does the 52" Concept I Wet Indoor/Outdoor Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 4.000000 (average is 3)
A Quality Rating of 4 is above average, the 52" Concept I Wet Indoor/Outdoor ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet and will give you many years of operation with no worries of the motor burning out.
Wind Speed Factor: 3.48 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.48 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 Minka Aire F476-WH 52" Concept I Wet Indoor/Outdoor. 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 = 6007 CFM (average is about 5,000)
6007 CFM is a good amount of airflow and is slightly above average. Although there are more powerful fans to choose from, the 52" Concept I Wet Indoor/Outdoor 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 = 116 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 116 is well 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)
Electrical Usage = 52 Watts (average is about 76)
52 Watts per hour is well below average, which is excellent because the 52" Concept I Wet Indoor/Outdoor will cost less to operate than the average ceiling fan. 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 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.
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
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Operational Cost Calculator(Instructions/Details)
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1) Turn the power off to your ceiling fan.
2) Remove the wall control cover plate.
3) Pull the wall control out from the wall far enough to access the dip switches.
4) Change the position of a couple of the dip switches, this will change the frequency on which the fan operates.
5) Return power to the unit.
6) Note: After the AC power is on, do not press any other button on the transmitter before pressing the "Stop" button, doing so will cause the procedure to fail.
7) Within 60 seconds of turning the Fan's AC power ON. Press the transmitter's "Stop" button and hold the "Stop" button for 10 seconds.
8) Once the receiver has detected the set frequency, the down light of your fan if applicable will blink twice. (there is no indication if your fan is not
equipped with a light).
9) The receiver has now learned the frequency which has been selected on the transmitter. After completing the steps above, you should be able to
operate the ceiling fan and light. If the fan is not responding to the transmitter, please turn the power off to the receiver, and repeat the process.
You can also find this procedure in the instruction manual here:
Hope this helps.