• VINTAGE CEILING FANS VS. CONTEMPORARY FANS - OPTIONS BY EMERSON

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    Ceiling fans are certainly a modern convenience, but contemporary styles may not always suit a traditionally styled home. Fortunately, there are ample options available for both vintage ceiling fans and contemporary fans.

    BEST VINTAGE CEILING FANS

    If you are a fan of vintage style ceiling fans, you may find that Emerson can provide you with just the look you want for your home.

    Monaco Fan by Emerson

    If you are looking for a vintage style fan that is unassuming yet still beautiful, the Emerson - Monaco is a great option. Featuring a 60" span, this fan boasts a beautiful Golden Espresso finish that will complement the look of almost any décor. The hand-carved vintage black blades add another element of elegance to this fan. If you wish, the hand-carved blades can also be replaced with a different style to more specifically suit your décor, if you desire.

    Zurich Fan by Emerson

    The Zurich fan, also by Emerson, offers a more ornate look than the Monaco. The design of this fan is somewhat reminiscent of Old-World styling, making it ideal for many different decors. Thanks to the distinctive flowing style of this fan, you can rest assured that it will add an elegant touch to your home. With its 52" blade span, this fan can also be relied upon to keep you comfortably cool. This fan is also light fixture adaptable to ensure a more complete fit for your home décor. An oil rubbed bronze finish and medium oak/dark cherry blades complete the look of this vintage style fan.

    BEST CONTEMPORARY CEILING FANS

    While vintage style fans can add a touch of elegance to your home, they may not suit your modern décor. When that is the case, you will find that there are plenty of options that will keep your home cool as well as beautiful.

    Curva Sky Fan by Emerson

    If you are looking for a ceiling fan that will introduce the look of cool, clean lines into your home, the Curva Sky by Emerson is certainly worth considering. Featuring a lovely brushed steel finish and opal matte glass, this contemporary fan will make a welcome addition to any modern décor. Thanks to the compact design of the Curva Sky, you can also rest assured that it will fit into practically any setting. The option to add a light fixture makes this fixture not only fashionable but also completely functional.

    Tilo Fan by Emerson

    With its two-tone design, the Tilo ceiling fan by Emerson offers the epitome of modern elegance. A brushed steel finish is complemented by curved dark cherry blades to create a distinctive design that is certain to attract notice in any room of your home.

    If you are interested in having a new vintage style or contemporary ceiling fan installed in your home, we will be happy to work with you at Fan Diego and find a style that will keep you cool and your home looking great.

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  • HOT TRENDS IN INDOOR CEILING FANS – MEET MINKA AIRE!

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    HOT TRENDS IN INDOOR CEILING FANS – MEET MINKA AIRE!

    Just as fashion changes each season, ceiling fans have fashion trends too – which is why we are so excited about the Minka Aire line of indoor ceiling fans. These fans are truly some of the best ceiling fans, providing the perfect blend of form, function, and design.

    MINKA AIRE STYLE

    Although Minka Aire indoor ceiling fans have a style all their own, they come in a variety of decorative styles to fit every home, whether that home be in a traditional style, modern style, or anything in between. In truth, there are more than 60 collections available within the Minka Aire line of ceiling fans alone!

    Wing fans come in wood finishes with a single arched blade circling the pendulum. Others include ornate metal work carefully sculpted around lighting fixtures beneath beautifully crafted wooden blades. Yet others still bring in steel-like metals for a clean, modern look.

    The variety is endless and the craftsmanship remains flawless across the entire line.

    Down to the Detail

    One of the great things about Minka Aire ceiling fans is that every detail is so beautifully planned. These ceiling fans allow the owner to get the truly perfect finishes each and every time – in fact, there are more than 80 finishes available for the Minka Aire line of indoor ceiling fans. Beyond the standard white, oil rubbed bronze, chrome, and brushed nickel, there is a variety of exciting and customized looks, such as Vineyard Patina, a gold-like finish with flecks of red-brown patina throughout or the array of wood finishes, including maple, mahogany, variations of koa, and walnut, to name just a few.

    These ceiling fans have the perfect finish to satisfy even the most particular and refined of tastes.

    INDOOR CEILING FANS GO GREEN

    One of the most sensible features of the Minka Aire indoor ceiling fans is their energy efficiency. Going green may be more a lifestyle than a hot trend in itself – and Minka Aire is happy to keep green living as an important part of its offerings. There are nearly 70 fans in Minka Aire’s current collection of ceiling fans alone. Energy Star certified ceiling fans can be found through every design style and with fans featuring anywhere from one to five blades – not to mention indoor ceiling fans with lighting.

    The Minka Aire line of indoor ceiling fans truly has something to offer to everyone. Though the collections provide a wide variety in finishes, styles, and amenities, each of the Minka Aire ceiling fans provide superior performance and maximum comfort.

    For more information about our Minka Aire ceiling fans, call us at 800-240-6267 or visit one of our four Southern California showrooms. You can also buy ceiling fans online.

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  • VIDEO: CEILING FANS WITH REMOTES - TROUBLESHOOTING RECEIVING UNITS

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    Hi, I'm John with FanDiego, the ceiling fan store and I want to spend a couple of minutes talking about one of our frequently asked questions, probably the most frequently asked question when it comes to replacing parts or repairing ceiling fans. And that is a question of receiving units, the part that works with your remote controls. There are a couple different kinds.

    TYPES OF RECEIVING UNITS FOR CEILING FANS WITH REMOTE CONTROLS

    Doughnut Receiving Units for Remote-Controlled Fans

    The one I have in my hand now is what we call a doughnut receiving unit. This goes into the bottom cap, which is this part here. This is the bottom of your fan. So this slides in here and connects to the top. Now these are generally going to be brand-specific. If you have a fan where your remote control dims your light, controls your speeds and reverses your fan, you might have something like this. So if you need to replace it, you want to check to the bottom of your fan if you have a bottom cap like this.

    Horseshoe-style Receivers

    Another type of receiver, kind of a horseshoe style receiver here; this is used quite often in Emerson type fans. This type of receiving unit fits up into the canopy; now this is the canopy. You've got a standard down rod hanging down, so this is the part that mounts to the ceiling and your horseshoe receiver fits up in here. So if you have an Emerson fan, chances are you're going to have one of these kinds of receivers in it.

    Standard Receiving Units

    A third type of receiving unit is kind of a standard receiving unit like this. They can be black, they can be green. This is more your universal type of receiving unit. This type of receiver also fits up into the canopy here. You really can't use these on sloped ceilings oftentimes though, because the receiving unit will break.

    So if you have issues with a receiver, one of the first things you need to do is find out what kind you have. It's also very important to find out the brand. If you can find out the brand, then oftentimes we can help you find a replacement or get something that's going to be comparable for you that will work with your fan. If you have any more questions or if we can be of any help with any receiving unit issues, you can check us out online at fandiego.com or visit one of our four showrooms in southern California.

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  • CEILING FANS: 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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    CEILING FANS: 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Ceiling fans – even the best ceiling fans – may seem fairly basic, however, there is much more to them than may initially meet the eye. If you are looking to buy ceiling fans, there are three important things that you must know before pulling out your wallet and tool belt.

    INDOOR CEILING FANS DON’TACTUALLY COOL THE ROOM

    Surprising, right? But it’s true – indoor ceiling fans do not actually cool a room; rather, they cool the individuals who are in a room. The circulating air increases evaporation off of the skin; this creates a type of wind chill effect that cools the individual down even though it does not actually change the air temperature in the room itself.

    Notably, since indoor ceiling fans do not actually cool a room’s temperature, they should be turned off when the room is not in use to save on energy expenditures and utility costs.

    CEILING FANS CAN ALSO HEAT

    Indoor ceiling fans won’t heat quite like a furnace; however, they can help to save on heating costs.

    Hot air naturally rises, but a ceiling fan can push that hot air back into the room. When the fan is changed to circulate in a clockwise direction, the blades will push air up, thus pushing warm air that has collected near the ceiling, back down in to the room. Pushing the warmer air back into the room and then circulating it will not only warm the space, but will warm it more evenly.

    By using this approach, homeowners can save on utility costs and energy use.

    CHEAPER IS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER

    As with anything home related, budgets are a critical component. That said, there is a time to spend and a time to save. Although a low price tag can, understandably, be enticing, be wary of low prices when it comes to buying ceiling fans.

    The best ceiling fans are smartly planned, efficient machines that leverage capable motors that use a proper number of RPMs (revolutions per minute) for the space. A weak motor will save on cost, but is likely to fail to generate an appropriate number of RPMs – or high enough fan speed – to effectively turn the blades to warm or cool the space. Additionally, the fan blade weight may be more than the motor can handle, straining the system. In turn, this will either create a noisy and off-balance fan or it may have a very short life. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to spend huge sums of money to buy the best ceiling fan for your home – there are many fans that provide proper efficiency and function for a good price. For more information about ceiling fan products or function, call us at 800-240-6267 or visit us online.

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  • ENERGY SAVING INDOOR CEILING FANS – THE ENERGY STAR BENEFIT

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    ENERGY SAVING INDOOR CEILING FANS – THE ENERGY STAR BENEFIT

    INSTALL CEILING FANS TO SAVE ON COOLING & HEATING COSTS

    Like many people, you may have installed or may presently be considering installing indoor ceiling fans for the benefits to your home’s heating and cooling efficiency. Ceiling fans can often prolong the time leading up to the hot summer months that you can forego running your home’s air conditioner, saving you on cooling costs while also being friendly to the environment. In the winter and cooler months, ceiling fans can be run in reverse to force the warmer air into the lower areas of the room, saving on heating costs. That said, many people wonder, since ceiling fans are already such great electricity savers, why the ENERGY STAR certification matters and exactly what it means for ceiling fans.

    HOW ENERGY STAR CEILING FANS SAVE EVEN MORE!

    The answer in its most basic form is quite simple: ENERGY STAR certified ceiling fans provide additional savings by producing effective results with minimal energy consumption. In fact, ceiling fans that are ENERGY STAR certified use approximately 50 percent less energy than their non-certified counterparts which results in an approximately $15 savings each year. Although that cost may seem slight upfront, consider the math – if you have one ENERGY STAR indoor ceiling fan that you use consistently over the course of 10 years, that’s $150 in savings. However, most homes contain more than one ceiling fan – so if you have three fans, that’s $45 a year.

    Beyond the cost savings, many ENERGY STAR ceiling fans actually contain improved parts, such as enhanced motors and blade designs. Even better, the benefits of ENERGY STAR indoor ceiling fans extend beyond your own home to also provide benefit to our planet, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by inefficient energy usage.

    To assist homeowners with purchasing the ENERGY STAR ceiling fan that will work most effectively and efficiently in their home, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided guidance as to the proper fan blade size for the room – the recommendations are as follows:

    The best ceiling fans will reduce your heating and cooling costs, be environmentally friendly, provide light and function to your home, as well as contribute to your home’s aesthetic. To learn more or to find the best ceiling fans for your home, contact us at 800-240-6267 or online.

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