Fan Buyer's Guide - Energy Star Ceiling Fans
Inspiration, What to Consider & Fan FAQs: A Few Quick Tips On Buying Energy Star Ceiling Fans
ENERGY STAR Qualified Ceiling Fans
Rising utility costs and an ever increasing challenge to eliminate environmental waste means we have to get technologically creative. Investing in a ceiling fan with an ENERGY STAR label is a practical option that allows you to minimize waste while maximizing a financial benefit.
But just because a unit says it’s green doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best option out there. In other words, how do you know if your unit is really saving as much money and energy as it says it does?
Look for the "ENERGY STAR Qualified" Label
The EPA came up with this label for two reasons: (1) to recognize units that have passed a rigorous testing process to prove they’re highly efficient, and (2) to make it easier for consumers to identify and purchase energy efficient, bill-saving products that won’t sacrifice performance or comfort.
Plus, ENERGY STAR ceiling fan models must come with a minimum 30-year motor warranty, a one-year component(s) warranty and a 2-year lighting kit warranty.
At Lumens, you will want to look for the ENERGY STAR label on the product page to determine if it is energy star qualified. For example, take a look at the Aviation Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire where the ENERGY STAR label is just above the product description.
Want to save even more? Consider purchasing an ENERGY STAR ceiling fan with an energy efficient lighting kit. They’re proven to be 50% more efficient than conventional fan/light units, saving you more than $170 in energy costs over the fan’s lifetime. The lighting is efficient and long lasting, so you won't have to make bulb changes as frequently.
Choosing a Ceiling Fan & FAQ
- Choosing the Right Ceiling Fan Size
- Choosing Ceiling Fans by Room
- Using Ceiling Fans in Summer & Winter
- Ceiling Fan Installation Options
- Energy Star Qualified Ceiling Fans
- Using a Ceiling Fan On a Sloped Ceiling
- The Difference Between 4 & 5 Blade Fans
- What is Blade Pitch & Why is it Important
- Why Buy a Remote for Your Ceiling Fan
- When to Buy a Ceiling Fan Light Kit
- CFM & Airflow Efficiency
- Choosing An Outdoor Fan