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Which ceiling fans blow the most air? Which ceiling fans are the quietest? Which ceiling fan is most efficient? Which has the best warranty? Which brand gives you the most for your money? These and other questions are important to many customers as they attempt to purchase ceiling fans for their home. The answer is compare, compare, compare.Airflow: ceiling fans of like size or blade length - Largest blade pitch + greatest RPMs = greatest airflow.              Normal blade length is 30 to 52. The more blade surface, the more air it will catch.              Normal Blade pitch is 8 to 14 degrees. The larger the pitch, the more air it will move. Note; as the pitch or blade surface increases, the motor size must be increased or the RPMs of the motor will drop.                Normal RPMs will be 20 to 300 for 36 and 42 ceiling fans and   20 to 220 for 52 ceiling fans.Motors: Sealed bearings or Oil Bath. The sealed does not require any maintenance. The oil bath type must be serviced occasionally.   The normal current draw will range from approximately 15 at low speed and 115 watts at high speed.Construction: In the cheaper fans, the outer covering or case over the motor, the switch housing and the canopy will be made of very thin material. In the more expensive fans, these parts are castings and approximately 1/8 thick. The thin components will tend to vibrate and rattle more. Also the plating will not look as good as the years pass.Mounting Type: In Rod Fans, the motor housing is suspended from the mounting bracket by a rod. With Hugger ceiling Fans, the motor housing is mounted directly to the ceiling box. Hugger fans are not as efficient as rod fans, especially at higher speeds, in the down motion. The blades will starve themselves for air when they are too close to the ceiling. Many ceiling fans now come as convertible (they can be installed as a hugger or rod fan). We would only recommend the hugger installation for a situation where the ceiling is low and the blades would be not be at least 7 from the floor.Ceiling Fan Type: Virtually all fans sold today are reversible. Most are 3 speed pull chain fans. You can purchase wall controls or remote units for these fans. Some fans come with a wall control which will have from 3 to 6 speeds. Some come with a remote which will have from 3 to 6 speeds. Variable speed wall controls will make most fans HUMM.Warranty: when you hear Lifetime, be careful to read the warranty papers. Normally it will be a Limited Lifetime warranty and the only part of the ceiling fan that exceeds one year, will be the motor. All the component parts will normally be one year. The ceiling fan motor will almost always outlast the component parts. So how important is the warranty anyway?NormalFAN DOCTOR

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