Ceiling fans review 2008

An environmentally-friendly way of cooling your home during those scorching days.
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Test results for 19 ceiling fans from $199 to $600

We tested the ceiling fans for:

  • ease of use
  • living room performance
  • bedroom performance

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Get more tips on keeping your house cool at our comfortable home blog.

Please note: this information was current as of May 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market. For more recent information, see our Ceiling Fans Review 2011.

If you live in a warm climate, chances are you need some kind of cooling device in your home to survive summer. If you don’t want to spend big bucks on air conditioning, ceiling fans can offer an environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient cooling solution.

Ceiling fans won’t reduce the temperature of a room but they will make your skin feel cooler. This is because your body’s cooling system is based on the evaporation of perspiration. The air movement created by a fan increases this evaporation. If a fan has a reverse cycle, it can also be used in winter to move warmer air back down from the ceiling.

Key findings:

  • There is lots of choice among the top performers, in terms of the number of blades and the material they're made from.
  • Ceiling fans with wooden blades are the best choice for bedrooms because they are quieter.

Brands tested

  • Arlec
  • Cinni Polished Shine
  • Cinni White Birch
  • Designcraft Harbour
  • Hunter Carera
  • Hunter Industrie II
  • Hunter Lemoyne
  • Hunter Pacific Concept 2
  • Hunter Pacific Kinetic
  • Hunter Pacific Penta
  • Hunter Pacific Sycamore
  • Hunter Pacific Typhoon 316
  • Hunter Salinas
  • Hunter Savoy
  • Hunter Vista
  • Lucci Fijian
  • Lucci Futura 52
  • Omega New Yorker
  • Omega Seattle


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