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The Fundamentals of Choosing a Fan

Style and performance are equally important when choosing a ceiling fan. One should not be sacrificed for the other.

location is everything

Where you will install your fan is the first step in selecting the right fan for your space.

Dry, indoor location:
Choose from any of our fans: dry, damp or wet rated.

Outdoor covered or high-humidity indoor location:
Choose from our damp or wet rated fans.

Outdoor location with likely direct contact with water:
Choose from our wet rated fans.

We've made it easy for you!

Look for these icons to identify location rating:

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size matters

tHE SIZE OF YOUR ROOM CAN help determine the size of your fan, identified by blade sweep.
the following are general guidelines; hOWEVER, SCALE IS A PERSONAL PREFERENCE.

• Large diameter fans can go in both small rooms and larger rooms. It's all in the look you desire.
Optimal performance will come from mounting your fan in the center of the room.
If you have a long or large room, consider the use of multiple fans.

SMALL ROOM

52 in. or smaller

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LARGE ROOM

52 in. or larger

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GREAT ROOM

60 in. or larger

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Recommended downrod length is based on ceiling height

Ideal distance from floor to fan blades is 7 to 9 feet.

For sloped-ceiling applications

identifying features important to you

We offer a diverse line of fans with equally diverse features.

As you choose your fan, identify the features that matter to you. Use the Features Legend below to understand the Features icons.

UNDERSTANDING AIRFLOW

We provide airflow information at high speed for each fan. Airflow is measured in CFM (cubic feet per minute), energy used is measured in watts and the energy efficiency of the fan is measured in CFM per watt.

ENERGY INFORMATION AT HIGH SPEED:

SEASONAL CEILING FAN USE

Ceiling fans save money year-round when turning in the proper direction.

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WARM WEATHER

Airflow with counterclockwise rotation, as you look up, provides a cooling breeze

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COOL WEATHER

Airflow with clockwise rotation, as you look up, forces warm air downward

FANIMATION MOTORS—AC AND DC

All Fanimation motors are built using high quality materials and components, ensuring years of reliable and dependable operation for every Fanimation fan.

  • Our fans are equipped with either an AC motor or DC motor.
  • AC motors use supplied power directly and regulate speeds by controlling frequency.
  • DC motors convert supplied power and regulate speeds by controlling electrical current.
  • Our AC motors come in 1-, 3- and 4-speed variants.
  • Our DC motors come in 6- and 31-speed variants. DC motors are more efficient, generate more torque and are virtually silent.

The fanSync application can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices and allows users to control their fans with the slide of a finger.

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10983 Bennett Parkway
Zionsville, IN 46077
Phone: 888.567.2055
Fax: 866.482.5215

Antique fan museum

The museum houses some 450 antique fans some dating to the early 1880's. Tom's own unique collection of fans, are now part of the museum collection as hundreds of antique advertising style hand fans and other memorabilia.

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