Keeping a home cool and promoting air flow is an important way to stay comfortable and safe. Good air flow helps break away dust buildup and eliminates dangerous asthmatic triggers. Ceiling fans are a great option here, and the following 10 fans are among the most interesting and useful on the market.
1. Hunter Fan Company 53242 Builder Elite Energy Star 52-inch Ceiling Fan with five Harvest Mahogany / Brazilian Cherry Reversible Blades
First of all, let’s take a look at the Hunter Fan Company 53242 Builder Elite Energy Star 52-inch Ceiling Fan. It comes with five reversible blade built out of harvest mahogany or Brazilian Cherry. Customers are particularly happy with the three speed options, as this makes it adaptable for high-speed cooling and low-speed air manipulation.
However, many have expressed disappointed with the fact that this fan is not flush mounted. This means it is harder to install on certain types of walls and in corners. Keep that in mind when considering purchasing this fan.
2. Emerson Ceiling Fans CF711ORS Pro Series II Indoor Ceiling Fan With Light, 50-Inch Blades, Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish
The Emerson Ceiling Fans CF711ORS Pro Series II Indoor Ceiling Fan With Light is a 50-inch fan that has been praised for its handsome rubbed bronze housing and gorgeous Dark Cherry and medium oak dual blades.
Customers have praised its easy install slip-on mount, but have complained about the confusing installation instructions. They are often unclear and difficult to follow, making mistakes possible.
3. Westinghouse 7234265 Xavier II 52 Inch Ceiling Fan, Brushed Nickel w Gunmetal Accents Finish
This is a problem not noticeable with the Westinghouse 7234265 Xavier II 52 Inch Ceiling Fan. Designed for rooms of up to 360 square feet, this 52-inch ceiling fan moves a lot of air, and as it uses just 67 watts of electricity, it is a very efficient fan.
That said, some homeowners have had difficulty getting the installed light to work properly. This has thankfully affected a relatively-low number of customers.
4. Hampton Bay Hugger 52 in. White Ceiling Fan With Light
Anyone looking for an adaptable fan will enjoy the Hampton Bay Hugger. It has three different speeds in up and down-flow air options. Though it comes with a multi-capacitor that decreases its operation sound, some customers have complained about excessive noise. This seems to be a minority, however, making this a problem that is easy to ignore.
5. Hunter 53091 Builder Deluxe 5-Blade Single Light Ceiling Fan with Brazilian Cherry/Stained Oak Blades and Piped Toffee Glass Light Bowl, 52-Inch, New Bronze
Loud noise doesn’t affect the Hunter 53091 Builder Deluxe 5-Blade Single Light Ceiling Fan, as it comes with a “WhisperWind” motor that helps it operate at the quietest possible sound level. Two pull chains make it easy to control both the fan and to activate the two 60 watt light bulbs included with each model.
6. Westinghouse 7800000 Brentford Indoor/Outdoor 52-Inch Five-Blade Reversible Ceiling Fan, Aged Walnut with Clear Seeded Glass
The only complaint one can lodge at this fan is its lack of adaptability for outdoor use. This a problem solved by the Westinghouse 7800000 Brentford Indoor/Outdoor 52-Inch Five-Blade Fan, an indoor/outdoor model with triple capacitor motor that includes three fan speeds and a reverse switch.
Keep in mind, though, that it only comes with three 40 watt light bulbs. While not excessively dim, this fan can’t be used as a singular light source for large rooms.
7. Hunter Fan Company 52090 Watson Ceiling Fan with Five Cabin Home/Walnut Blades and Light Kit, 34-Inch, New Bronze
If you or your children suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems, consider the Hunter Fan Company 52090 Watson Ceiling Fan. It’s WhisperWind motor is not only “quiet-as-a-church-mouse” but each blade is coated with Hunter’s Dust Armor technology, which eliminates 58 percent of all dust buildup.
8. Minka-Aire F844-DK Light Wave 52″ Ceiling Fan, Distressed Koa
The Minka-Aire F844-DK Light Wave 52″ Ceiling Fan is a simple ceiling fan is large enough to provide cooling air for a room 360 square feet in size. It comes with a hand-held remote that includes a full-range of light dimming options.
One common complaint with this fan is its loud motor operation. Its consistent and heavy hum is distracting for many homeowners, though others either didn’t notice it or didn’t find it to be a major concern.
9. Emerson Ceiling Fans CF144WW, Curva Sky, Modern Low Profile Hugger, Indoor Outdoor Ceiling Fan With Light And Remote, 44-Inch Blades, Appliance White Finish
The Emerson Ceiling Fans CF144WW, Curva Sky, Modern Low Profile Hugger is another another indoor-outdoor model that can be installed in outdoor environments. To meet this end, it features weather-resistant blades and wet-location installation approval.
Unfortunately, this fan is rather small (just 44 inches!), making it a little too weak for larger rooms. However, it isn’t a bad choice for an outdoor sitting room.
10. Hunter 53237 Builder Plus 52-Inch Ceiling Fan with Five Brazilian Cherry/Harvest Mahogany Blades and Swirled Marble Glass Light Kit, Brushed Nickel
If you’re looking for a fan appropriate for a larger room, the Hunter 53237 Builder Plus 52-Inch Ceiling Fan is probably your best choice. It can be used in rooms nearly 500 square feet in size and comes with three very bright 60 watt light bulbs.
The problem here is a trade-off in energy efficiency. Running this fan will require heavy electricity use, which may counterbalance its use as an energy-efficient cooling option.
While a ceiling fan won’t provide air conditioner-level cooling, it will help keep the air in your home from getting stagnant. Ceiling fans are also more efficient than air conditioners, making them a great choice for someone looking to save a little money on their heating and cooling needs. Which is your best choice here? While any one of these fans are a great option, the Hunter 53091 Builder Deluxe is quiet, bright, and easy to operate.