Minka Aire 52" Contractor in Brushed Steel
F547-BS - Minka Aire 52" Contractor in Brushed Steel
- 4565 CFM (2.64 MPH Breeze)
- Brushed Steel Motor w/Silver Blades
- 52 Inch Blade Span | 12 Degree Pitch
- Rated For Indoors (wet, damp or dry)
- 153mm x 13mm - AC Motor
- 3 Speed Pull Chain
Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
52" Contractor Bowl Unipack
52" Contractor Plus LED
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*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.
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size||153mm x 13mm - AC Motor Motor|
|Quality Rating||2 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch||12 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span||52" blade span|
|Blade Qty||4 blades|
|Blades Color||Silver Blades finished blades (included)|
|RPMs||59 to 158 RPM|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
|Outdoor Rating||Cannot be used outdoors|
|Can Lights be Added?||Yes|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits||Yes|
|Voltage||Uses 110 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified|
|Approx. Weight||13 lb.|
|Warranty||Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)||Includes 4" Downrod|
|Flushmount Capability||Adapter Available|
How does the Minka Aire 52" Contractor in Brushed Steel Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 2.000000 (average is 3)
Note: CFM and Wind Speed are calculated using standard shaped 52" 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: 2.64 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.64 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 52" Contractor 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 = 4565 CFM (average is about 5,000)
4565 CFM is below average, so don't expect to feel much of a breeze from this fan unless you are directly beneath it. Fans with this low of a CFM rating will not provide enough breeze for larger rooms. If you are concerned about whether or not the Minka Aire 52" Contractor in Brushed Steel will move enough air for your needs, please give us a call and we will help you make the determination. 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 = 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 = 61 Watts (average is about 76)
61 Watts per hour is slightly below average, which is a good thing. the Minka Aire 52" Contractor in Brushed Steel will cost a little 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.
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