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Ceiling Fan Uses Much Less Energy than Air Conditioning Unit

The American Fan Company will keep your house cool as it gives a wind chill factor of up to 5 degrees C. It is the environmentally-friendly option, as it only uses 5% of the power required for an air conditioning unit - the fan uses about the same electricity as a 100 watt light bulb compared to the 2,000 to 3,000 watts required for an equivalent air conditioning unit.

Peter Lloyd, director of The American Fan Company, says: "The Hunter ceiling fan uses much less energy than an air conditioning unit which makes it kinder to the environment. This saves on the related CO2 emissions as well. The ceiling fan effectively moves the air around the room, providing a cooling solution. Its patented designs makes the ceiling fans wobble-free and quiet, there are no annoying hums or vibrations. Hunter invented the ceiling fan in the USA in 1886 and it has a worldwide reputation as a top quality brand."

There are 28 models, 10 motor finishes and 25 different blade finishes to choose from. You can find a Hunter ceiling fan to match any room's décor, whether it's the lounge, bedroom, kitchen, home office or hall. Hunter offers a lifetime warranty on the motor. They are easy to install by an experienced DIY person or an electrician.

In the winter, save money on heating bills by operating the fan in the reverse direction. This creates a gentle downdraft, which recirculates the hot air trapped in the ceiling downwards, thus reducing heating costs by up to 24%.

Some of the different styles of Hunter ceiling fans available:

  • The traditional Savoy ceiling fan has a 132cm blade span and is available in several motor finishes.
  • The Seville has a 112cm blade span and is also available in several motor finishes.
  • The contemporary Carera has a 132cm three blade design and is available in several motor finishes.
  • The Italian-style Lugano has a 132cm blade span and is complete with light kit.
  • All Hunter fans have reversible blades to give you the choice of finishes to match the room colour scheme.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can I install a Hunter fan? In any room you choose. They are ideal for the lounge, kitchen, bedroom, dining room or conservatory.

How do I choose the right Hunter fan for my décor? Each Hunter ceiling fan is available in various finishes to match different decors - for example, the white Carera with three white/maple blades would suit a bedroom, while the brushed nickel version with three maple/dark walnut blades is ideal for the lounge.

How big are they? On average 132cm blade span, although there are several blade spans to accommodate all room sizes.

How do I install it? We recommend you use an electrician unless you are an experienced DIY person.

What about repairs? The Hunter fan motors have a lifetime warranty and the American Fan Company has a technical expert based in the sales office that can help you with any queries.

Why is the Hunter fan silent? Hunter have patented AirMax motor and approved sound testing laboratory.

What about maintenance? Just wipe the blades with a wet cloth.

Should I remove the fan in the winter? No as the fans can be used all year round. In colder weather you can operate the fan in reverse which creates a gentle updraft, thus recirculating the hot air trapped in the ceiling. The recirculation of warm air allows you to lower the room's thermostat setting, resulting in energy savings of 24% or more.

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