Hunter Ceiling Fans - FAQ
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.
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.
No. All the oil they need comes with the fan. Its oil-bath lubrication system keeps the bearings lubricated without additional maintenance.
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|
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.
Actually, downrods help stabilize the fan and reduce the potential for wobble.
A Hunter ceiling fan on high speed will generally use less power than a 100-watt light bulb.
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.
Yes. If you reverse its direction, the fan will re-circulate the warm air trapped at the ceiling.