Fanimation Aire Decor Builder Outdoor ENERGY STAR in OiL-Rubbed Bronze
BP230OB1 - Fanimation Aire Decor Builder Outdoor ENERGY STAR in OiL-Rubbed Bronze
- 5850 CFM (3.39 MPH Breeze)
- Oil Rubbed Bronze Motor w/ABS Outdoor Walnut Blades
- 52 Inch Blade Span | 12 Degree Pitch
- Rated For Indoors (dry rated), Outdoor Covered (damp rated)
- 153mm x 15mm - AC Motor
- 3 Speed Pull Chain
Starting At $142.98
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Features & Specifications
|Motor Size||153mm x 15mm - AC Motor Motor|
|Quality Rating||3 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch||12 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span||52" blade span|
|Blade Qty||5 blades|
|Blades Color||ABS Outdoor Walnut Blades finished blades (included)|
|RPMs||65 to 188 RPM|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
|Outdoor Rating||UL Listed for outdoor DAMP locations in covered areas only. Cannot be directly exposed to rain.|
|Can Lights be Added?||Yes|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits||Yes|
|Voltage||Uses 110 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||No|
|Warranty||Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)||Includes 4 1/2" Downrod|
|Flushmount Capability||Flush Adapter Included|
How does the Fanimation Aire Decor Builder Outdoor ENERGY STAR in OiL-Rubbed Bronze Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 3.000000 (average is 3)
A Quality Rating of 3 is average. Fans with this rating are decent quality, but not the best. Although the Fanimation Aire Decor Builder Outdoor ENERGY STAR in OiL-Rubbed Bronze ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet at the low and medium speeds, they may not operate as perfectly on high speed as fans rated 4 or 5 and may need more balancing during installation.
Wind Speed Factor: 3.39 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.39 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 4 out of 5. This is above average when it comes to ceiling fans, so you can expect to feel a decent amount of cooling breeze from the Aire Decor Builder Outdoor ENERGY STAR. Aside from Quality, which accounts for smooth quiet operation and durability, the amount of wind-chill a fan can provide to cool you off is the most important consideration.
Airflow = 5850 CFM (average is about 5,000)
5850 CFM is a good amount of airflow and is slightly above average. Although there are more powerful fans to choose from, the Fanimation Aire Decor Builder Outdoor ENERGY STAR in OiL-Rubbed Bronze ceiling fan does a pretty good job of cooling you off if the room is not too large. This fan should allow you to raise your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees to save between 5% and 15% on your cooling bills (if you have AC).
Efficiency Rating = 91 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 91 is fairly average. Efficiency is defined by the EPA as the amount of airflow a fan produces (CFM) divided by the amount of electricity (Watts) it uses on high speed without any lights on. Efficiency is less important than Airflow because more CFMs allow you to raise your thermostat higher...which is where you will save the most energy. Efficiency becomes more important if you expect to operate several ceiling fans at the same time. (see calculator below)
Wind Speed Factor -vs- Efficiency: Wind Speed is KING! Ceiling fans can save you a lot on your energy bills if you use them properly to reduce your use of central air. Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect, so the more wind speed a fan generates, the cooler it will make you feel. The cooler your ceiling fan can make you feel, the higher you can raise your AC thermostat to conserve energy without sacrificing your level of comfort. Raising your thermostat by 10 degrees can save you up to 40% on your cooling bills, but you cannot raise your thermostat by 10 degrees if you focus only on ceiling fans that use less energy rather than ones that generate higher wind speed. To put this in perspective: A typical central air system uses about 3500 Watts when it is running, so if a ceiling fan that uses 100 watts allows you to raise your thermostat a couple degrees higher than a more "efficient" fan that uses only 50 watts, the savings you will get by raising your AC thermostat a couple degrees higher is far more than the difference of 50 watts between the two fans. With that said, a ceiling fan that uses less watts yet produces higher wind speed is a win-win.
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