A. Read the essential facts on buying a ceiling fan underneath the "Why buy a Hunter" section below.
B. Read our quick guide to Selecting a Ceiling Fan.
C. Go to our Fan Finder page on the top left to find a specific model. View images of the fans in rooms in our Image Gallery above or in our catalogs. Then place your order which should be delivered the next working day.
If you are not sure of anything or have any questions please just call our sales line above to talk to our highly knowledgeable staff who have been selling Hunter ceiling fans for over 10 years now.
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To download Hunter brochures here. Note some of the models in the catalog are discontinued. Current models are shown on our website.
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Find out why Hunter fans are special by reading the section below and visiting the About Hunter page above. Watch the videos showing the difference.
While many ceiling fans may look “just like a Hunter,” remember—all ceiling fans are not created equal. Here are some important facts to consider before making your purchase:
- How much air is actually being circulated?
- How efficiently will the fan move air?
- How quiet or noisy is the fan?
- Will the fan wobble?
- How long will the fan last?
- How durable is the finish?
- Will the manufacturer stand behind the warranty?
Many Fans Move Very Little Air
A ceiling fan that looks nice but moves little air is a comfort to no one. One of the keys to proper air movement is blade pitch. The greater the pitch—the angle of the blade—the greater the air movement providing the blade pitch has been properly harmonized with the motor. But some manufacturers skimp on materials and don’t use large enough or powerful enough motors to support proper blade pitch. So they compromise on blade pitch, sacrificing proper air movement to reduce the stress on undersized or under-powered motors. Many fans also use extra thin blades to reduce cost. The reduced blade surface area means reduced air movement.
Why Many Fans Are Less Efficient
The amount of energy a fan consumes plus the volume of air the fan moves determines the fan’s overall efficiency. Small, low wattage motors may use little energy, but they also move very little air, resulting in very inefficient fans.
Why Many Fans Are Noisy
An electrical humming created when a ceiling fan is running is usually the result of poor engineering design and a lack of precision manufacturing. Some manufacturers use generic, inexpensive ball bearings to reduce cost, even though these are a common source of operating noise. A lack of proper dampening between metal parts can also create and intensify noise, as can the use of extra thin sheet metal motor and mounting system parts.
Why Many Fans Wobble
Many factors can produce fan wobble. Substandard blade materials and improper blade sealing can produce blades that absorb moisture and warp—a prime source of wobble. Blades that are not matched in carefully weighed and balanced sets can also wobble. Inconsistent blade mounting brackets can create varying degrees of pitch (blade angle), throwing a fan into an unbalanced wobble. And poorly manufactured motors have rotors that can easily get out of balance, generating wobble from the very heart of the fan. Inexpensive mounting systems with pin fasteners can also contribute to wobble.
Common Reasons Substandard Fans Break Down Prematurely
Motor size and blade pitch are not specified and matched correctly.
Improperly installed on/off pull chains can become faulty and be pulled out of the housing.
Inadequate quality, testing, manufacturing and inspection procedures send poor quality fans to market. Defective motor windings can lead to electrical shorts in the motor.
Low quality fan bearings may be “shielded” on one side only, allowing dust to enter and cause premature failure.
Inexpensive materials, poor engineering, and substandard manufacturing processes are used to create “bargain” fans.
Why Brass Finishes Are Not Alike
In the beginning all brass finishes look great. Then tarnish and dark spots begin to appear. You may even notice the brass on the fan is a different color than the light kit you just added!
Quality brass and other metallic finishes include a series of grinding and buffing steps between multiple plating processes. To help determine the quality of a plated finish, look at the surface closely for scratches or unevenness of finish. Does the surface spot easily? If so, avoid the fan. Can you feel a smooth protective coating? That’s a sign of the kind of quality you’ll find in the famous Hunter Bright Brass Finish®.
What is the min height I need in my room to put up a fan?
Safety standards state that the min height from the floor to the bottom of the fan blades must be 2.3m or 7ft 6".
Why a Hunter Warranty Makes a Difference
Hunter backs its fans with a lifetime limited motor warranty, and backs that warranty with nearly 120 years in the ceiling fan business. No other manufacturer has that kind of record to stand on. So you get the peace of mind of knowing you’ve got the best-backed warranty in the business!
How much air do ceiling fans move? Can you compare Hunter versus non-Hunter?
Ceiling fan air movement is measured in CFM, or cubic feet per minute. The greater the CFM, the more air that is being moved. The air moved by the fan creates a wind chill effect that makes you feel more comfortable in a warm room. There is a direct relationship between air movement and comfort - the more air moved, the greater the wind chill effect. Hunter fans generally move more air than competitive models because of custom-engineered motors and blades pitched at the maximum possible angle.
What is the difference between a four and five blade ceiling fan?
The main difference between a 4-blade and 5-blade fan is aesthetics, with some additional wind noise associated with 5-blade fans. For a given motor, a 4-blade fan will move more air than a 5-blade fan. The 5th blade puts additional drag on the motor, slowing down the RPM of the blades, which decreases the CFM. All Hunter fans, whether 4 or 5 blades, are designed for optimal air delivery
How do I know what size fan to purchase - there are so many sizes available?
For Rooms up to:
100 sq. ft.
Fan Blade Span:
|400 sq. ft.||50-54"|
|400 sq. ft. or larger
Why do some fans require oil and others do not?
The Hunter Original® has a very unique motor that uses an oil-bath lubrication system. This system keeps the main bearings lubricated at all times, for quiet operation and long-life. It is part of the reason why this fan has a limited lifetime motor warranty. Most other fans use motors that do not require oil.
What makes the Hunter Original® so unique in the market compared to all other fans?
The Hunter Original® is the most unique ceiling fan on the market, with a design that dates back to the turn of the 20th century. Cast iron is used in the motor housing construction to more effectively draw heat away from the electrical windings; heat is a major enemy of electrical motors. The extra weight of the cast-iron construction also reduces the potential for fan wobble. The motor is also larger than any other ceiling fan, making it the most powerful motor available. This allows the blades to be pitched at a 15 degree angle, which produces greater air movement with less noise. The oil-bath lubrication system protects the major moving components of the motor, and prolongs the life of the motor. Added up, these unique design elements produce a powerful, quiet fan that is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
A ceiling fan cools by creating a wind chill effect; it does not lower the room temperature. Wind chill effect makes you feel cooler by accelerating the evaporation of perspiration on your skin. It is the feeling you get when you open the window in a moving car. If you have a ceiling fan in a room whose temperature is 80 degrees, running the fan can create a wind chill effect that makes you feel as if the temperature is 72 degrees. When used in conjunction with an air conditioner, a ceiling fan can lower energy costs, because you can set the thermostat of your air conditioner at a higher temperature.
Can the fan be used in the winter for any beneficial purpose?
How much electricity will a fan draw?
How much can I expect to save in heating and or cooling costs?
How easy is a ceiling fan to install - is it a project I can do myself or does it require a certified technician?
What is covered by the fan warranty - how does the Hunter warranty compare to other fan company warranties?
Can my fan be adjusted by remote control?
Can ceiling fans be mounted on angled or vaulted ceilings?
Yes, ceiling fans can be installed on angled or vaulted ceilings by using a fan canopy (the "cap" visible closest to the ceiling which covers the electrical box) which has been designed to accommodate sloped ceilings. Many quality fans will include this type of adjustable canopy, like Hunter's Installer's Choice® and HandsFree™ Canopy systems, but if not included with the fan at original purchase, accessory canopy adapters are sold separately at retail outlets.
What length downrod should I use with my fan? Will the fan be more prone to wobble if I use a downrod?
A general formula for calculating downrod length is: ceiling height in feet minus 9' = downrod length. This formula is based on the fan-to-floor distance of 8 feet plus 1 foot for the dimension of the fan. So if your ceiling height is 12 feet, you need a 3 foot downrod in order to properly position the fan 8 feet from the floor. Using long-length downrods for fan installations actually help stabilize fans and reduce the potential for wobble. Think of a grandfather clock pendulum and its slow, heavy swing versus a smaller clock pendulum with a fast, unsteady swing. Weight and length combine to create stability, reducing wobble, whether it is in a ceiling fan or a clock pendulum.
Why does my fan “hum” when I installed a variable speed (solid state) control?
For maximum performance and greatest energy savings, ceiling fans should be installed approximately 8 to 9 feet above the floor. Extension downrods are used to properly position fans from ceiling heights greater than 8 feet. For example, a 12 foot ceiling would need a 3 foot downrod to position the fan at 8 feet (one foot must be allowed for the distance from the top of the fan motor to the switch housing bottom.
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Hunter Fan consistently achieves more patents than any other ceiling fan manufacturer. They are no 1 for the no of patents granted each year in Memphis with 34 in 2005 alone. Many of the really useful quality features are patented and cannot becopied by the competition.
Fan is equipped with Hunter's Patented Airmax motor, designed to run cooler and quieter from the inside out. Featuring a die-cast multi- fin aluminium rotor and exclusive impeller (a fan within a fan), the Airmax is our quietest, coolest, smoothest-running motor ever.
Fan features a Hunter High Output motor. Designed for superior performance and crafted with the finest materials, the Hunter High Output motor delivers a lifetime of whisper-quiet, powerful air movement.
Features Hunter's exclusive new Wobblefree Canopy systems, including the self-aligning trilobular mounting ball. The trilobular ball maintains even contact with the canopy, eliminating stress points that can cause wobble.
Includes wireless remote control for convenient, easy operation in bedrooms and rooms with high ceilings. Can control the speed and also dim the light.
Includes wall control, for easy fingertip fan and light control. Patented design accommodates both square and rectangular electrical boxes.
LIGHT KIT ADAPTABLE
Provides decorating versatility by giving the option of installing a variety of light kits.
INSTALLER'S CHOICE 3-POSITION MOUNTING
Accommodates any type of room or installation situation. Choose from 3 options:
- Flush-mounted on a lower flat ceiling
- Angled ceiling mount, which may require an extension downrod
Designed to withstand the toughest outdoor elements and provides years of exceptional performance. Features corrosion- resistant housing with special coatings, sealed motors, weather- resistant blades, and stainless steel components.
Hunter's Easy Lock Blades eliminate up to 30 screws and grommets for quick installation. Makes removing and cleaning blades a snap too!