Minka Aire Kafe-XL in Vintage Patina
F696-VP - Minka Aire Kafe-XL in Vintage Patina
- 6417 CFM (2.89 MPH Breeze)
- Vintage Patina Motor w/Reversible Dark Maple/Dark Walnut Blades
- 60 Inch Blade Span | 12 Degree Pitch
- Rated For Indoors (wet, damp or dry)
- 188mm x 20mm - AC Motor
- 3 Speed Remote Control
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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||188mm x 20mm - AC Motor Motor|
|Quality Rating||4 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch||12 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span||60" blade span|
|Blade Qty||5 blades|
|Blades Color||Reversible Dark Maple/Dark Walnut Blades finished blades (included)|
|RPMs||44 to 153 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||No|
|Approx. Weight||22 lb.|
|Warranty||Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)||Includes 6" Downrod|
|Flushmount Capability||Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
How does the Minka Aire Kafe-XL in Vintage Patina Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 4.000000 (average is 3)
A Quality Rating of 4 is above average, the Minka Aire Kafe-XL in Vintage Patina 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: 2.89 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.89 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 Kafe-XL 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 = 6417 CFM (average is about 5,000)
6417 CFM is a good amount of airflow and is above average. We highly recommend ceiling fans that move at least this amount of air in order to provide enough wind chill effect to keep you cool. The 2.89 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 Kafe-XL in Vintage Patina 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 = 76 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 76 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 = 84 Watts (average is about 76)
84 Watts per hour is higher than average, so the Minka Aire Kafe-XL in Vintage Patina costs a little more to operate than other 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 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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