Energy efficient awesomeness.

It’s a promise—your Hunter ceiling fan can have a positive impact on your wallet and the world.

Gadgets get all the attention, but your fan has the latest technology in it, too.
We’ve come a long way since the belt-driven, water-powered fans of the 1800s (that we, ahem, invented). Today’s ceiling fans feature some pretty amazing technology, allowing them to deliver powerful effects in every room with incredible efficiency. It’s all about getting the highest CFM ratings (cubic feet per minute—that’s how air movement is measured) with the smallest amount of energy use possible. Finding new and better ways to increase savings without sacrificing comfort? That’s what gets us out of bed in the morning.

Ceiling Fan Myth #1:

A low-wattage motor = energy efficiency.
False! Energy efficiency is about more than the motor—it’s also about how much air the fan moves, along with some other factors, like blade pitch (angle). But it isn’t your job to figure that all out—our engineering team already has.

 

Ceiling Fan Myth #2:

A fan costs a lot to operate.
False! On average, a ceiling fan—even running on high speed—takes less power than a 100-watt light bulb. Dollars and "sense"? We’re talking about $0.01 an hour or less, depending on the motor.

Year-round benefits

Provided you have the right size fan for the room—because that makes all the difference—a ceiling fan can deliver significant savings all year round.

Savings vary based on your location and other factors, but here’s a general idea:

 

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15% savings in winter — Warm air rises and gets trapped near the ceiling, but your ceiling fan can gently push that air downward to equalize the temperature in your room. Run your fan in reverse (clockwise) and on low (so you don’t experience any cooling effects) and you could see as much as 15% savings on heating costs.

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47% savings in summer — Fans cool people, not rooms. It’s called the wind chill effect—the same feeling you get when you stick your head out the window of a moving car. So with the right ceiling fan working that wind chill magic, you can set your thermostat six to eight degrees higher than you’d normally feel comfortable—and still feel totally comfortable. (And save up to 47% on air conditioning costs.)

The ENERGY STAR rating
Hunter’s high-end motors have been awarded the ENERGY STAR label—but what does it mean? ENERGY STAR is a joint program between the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA that’s been going strong since 1992—and it’s designed to help people save money and reduce environmental impact with products that offer superior energy performance. If that sounds good to you, look for products with ENERGY STAR label. Easy.

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