I went to Home Depot to purchase Energy Star Ceiling Fans. They don’t have much of any Ceiling Fans! Not only that- the person who was helping me, was ignorant about fans in general. After spending at least 3 hours on the Internet investigating what to look for in Fans, the man had the nerve to tell me there was no difference.
Then I went to Black Whale Lighting: They said I was the only one who asked about EnergyStar. Went to Another lighting place, nothing in stock. but at least they were nice and looked up availability for me.
Going through the catalogues, they all look pretty boring.
Moral of the story, to save time and money (gas) go online first and decide what you want. You can order over the phone for pickup .
For More information go to EnergyStar: Ceiling Fans to at least find the manufacturer.
Oh in following the directives of recommended blade size, it is very difficult. Every decent fan seems to come in 52+ inches.
Below is listed the savings you can get from ceiling fans. (100 Fans.)
Summary of Benefits for 100 Ceiling Fan(s) with Lighting
- Initial cost difference $8,600
- Life cycle savings $19,442
- Net life cycle savings (life cycle savings – additional cost)
- Simple payback of additional cost (years) 3.6 years
- Life cycle energy saved (kWh) 151,252
- Life cycle air pollution reduction (lbs of CO2) 232,172
- Air pollution reduction equivalence (number of cars removed from the road for a year 20.2
- Air pollution reduction equivalence (acres of forest) 28.8
- Savings as a percent of retail prices- 39%