Hunter Ceiling Fans - FAQ

1. How do Hunter ceiling fans move so much air?

Hunter ceiling fans generally move more air than competitive models, resulting in a greater cooling effect. They do this by having blades that are pitched at the best possible angle and driven by custom-engineered motors.

2. Should I choose a four or five blade ceiling fan?

Choose whichever one looks best to you. It may be surprising, but a fan with 4 blades moves more air than one with 5. The fifth blade puts some drag on the motor and also adds a small amount of noise. However, both the 4 and 5 blade fans are designed for optimal air delivery.

3. Do Hunter ceiling fans require oil?

No. All the oil they need comes with the fan. Its oil-bath lubrication system keeps the bearings lubricated without additional maintenance.

4. How large a fan do I need?

Here is a handy chart that can be useful for determining how large of a ceiling fan is appropriate for a room:

Longest Wall Length Blade Size
10 feet          35 to 37 inches
12 feet          41 to 43 inches
15 feet          46 to 48 inches
20 feet          51 to 54 inches
22 feet          55 to 57 inches
25 feet          59 to 61 inches

5. How far above the floor should the fan be?

Your ceiling fan should be about 8 feet above the floor. The fan itself occupies about 1 foot of space, so it can be hung directly from a 9 foot ceiling. For higher ceilings, use a downrod of appropriate length.

6. Will the the downrod introduce some wobble?

Actually, downrods help stabilize the fan and reduce the potential for wobble.

7. How much electricity does the fan use?

A Hunter ceiling fan on high speed will generally use less power than a 100-watt light bulb.

8. How much can I expect to save in heating/cooling costs?

A ceiling fan can net as much as 40% savings in summer cooling costs, and as much as 10% savings in winter heating, depending on your local climate.

9. A ceiling fan can save on my heating costs?

Yes. If you reverse its direction, the fan will re-circulate the warm air trapped at the ceiling.