Jeff Eller

  1. December 07, 2020

    How Much Electricity Does a Ceiling Fan Use?

    Saving electricity is something that most people strive to do. For example, people will turn off (and even unplug) an appliance the moment they stop using it. Ceiling fans, though, use far less electricity than most people think.

    So, how much electricity does a ceiling fan use? Don't worry, we’ve got you covered.

    Let's take a look at everything you need to know.

    How Much Electricity Does a Ceiling Fan Use, Really?

    Under most circumstances, the average ceiling fan will use anywhere between $0.005 and $0.01 per hour. As you may expect, it's possible to leave ceiling fans on indefinitely and see virtually no impact on your electric bill.

    This n

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  2. October 26, 2020

    What Are Tropical Ceiling Fans and Why Should You Get One?

    Are you looking to cool yourself off with tropical style ceiling fans?

    There's no better way to keep yourself from sweating than by relaxing in your living room. It's the room where you put all the furniture you use for leisure, after all. The only problem is that it's often in the heart of the house.

    This makes it hard for wind to circulate through the room. With tropical ceiling fans, though, this won't become a problem anymore. It will help you keep yourself cool and escape the summer heat or sudden heat waves that strike your area.

    What makes these fans different from the usual ones, though? Read on to learn what they are and why you should buy one for your home.

    What Are Tropical Ceiling Fans?

    Tropical ceiling fans are like regular ceiling fans, but with a tropical design somewhere on the fan. It can be on the blades, on the motor, or even on the light fixture if the fan has one.

    These are great at reminding us about our favorite

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  3. September 29, 2020

    Why You Should Consider Getting a Smart Ceiling Fan for Your Home

    Did you know that the U.S. ceiling fan market is estimated to reach approximately $445 million in value by 2021?

    There's a multitude of different options on the market for the smart home inclined as well. If you're already an owner of a couple of smart home devices, then adding a smart fan to your home's climate control mechanisms is the way to go. 

    And if you're hearing about smart fans for the very first time, then no worries. We've got you covered. 

    Keep on reading for our full breakdown on what a smart ceiling fan can add to your home, what benefits it can provide, as well as installation types. 

    The Smart Ceiling Fan: A Breakdown

    Before we head straight into the benefits and features that smart ceiling boasts of having, let's actually tackle what a

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  4. July 28, 2020

    Does Ceiling Fan Size Matter? Spoiler Alert: Yes, Yes It Does

    A ceiling fan can add visual interest and drama to any room, tying the furnishings together and helping everything appear more finished. 

    Yet, it's important to keep scale in mind. 

    A small, low-profile fan can disappear into a soaring, 12-foot ceiling, while an oversized one usually looks out of place in a small bedroom. Whether your style is bohemian, traditional, eclectic, or modern, balance is key.

    Today, we're sharing a quick guide to choosing the right ceiling fan size, so you can get it right every time!

    Why Does Ceiling Fan Size Matter?

    When we talk about ceiling fan sizes, we're describing a range of factors, including downrod length and blade span. 

    For instance, small fans often sit flush to the ceiling, with a blade span that usually starts around 24 inches and can extend to 49 inches. On the other hand, large ceiling fans include a downrod for 8 to 9 foot ceiling, and longer downrods are available

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  5. June 25, 2020

    The Best Ceiling Fans for High Ceilings

    No interior feature makes a grand statement quite like a sweeping ceiling. Is yours soaring 10 feet high or higher?

    If so, you know that while the look can be striking, it can be challenging to design around these architectural features. 

    For instance, what kind of fan do you need to support that height? Are their certain designs that work better with tall ceilings than others? 

    Today, we're answering all of these questions and more. Join us as we dive into the best ceiling fans for high ceilings!

    How to Find the Ideal Downrod Length

    Before we take a look at some of the best large ceiling fans for high ceilings, let's explain how to properly measure for yours. 

    The key to making a fan look great and operate well is to choose the correct length for your downrod. 

    The downrod is that long, metal pipe that connects the fan's motor housing to your ceiling-mounted hardware. When installed correctly,

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  6. June 05, 2020

    Sleek and Stylish: 5 Types of Modern Ceiling Fans You'll Want for Your Home

    Ceiling fans circulate the air in our homes and make any space more comfortable, cooler, and stylish.

    When it comes to updating your home, modern ceiling fans have quite a lot more to offer in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

    Read on for a list of five types of these unique ceiling fans you'll be excited to install in any space.

    1. Industrial-Style Fans

    The industrial movement is still going strong, and it's no surprise that this style has found its way into the world of ceiling fans. To get this look, try a fan with wooden blades accented with a matte black metal fixture.

    You can find these modern ceiling fans for every room, ranging from small and short blades to extremely long and slender ones. Accent the industrial fan with an Edison bulb to give it an authentic look.

    An industrial-inspired ceiling fan looks fantastic in a larger living area, great room, or home office. Cage-style shades over the lighting add to its rustic

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  7. May 25, 2020

    Keep it Low Profile: Why a Low Profile Fan is The Perfect Fit

    Ceiling fans are a great way to add height and dimension to any room. Yet, what about smaller spaces that don't demand such drama?

    In this case, a low profile ceiling fan is ideal.

    Designed to sit closer to the ceiling than traditional models, these streamlined accessories can help you decorate and cool even the most challenging rooms with ease.

    Still on the fence about investing in one? Today, we're sharing a few of the top reasons why it's smart to purchase one today.

    What is a Low Profile Ceiling Fan?

    As its name implies, a low profile fan features blades that are positioned and balanced close to the ceiling. Whereas most fans come equipped with an extendable downrod to accommodate a range of room sizes, this one is designed to sit nearly flush to the top.

    Wondering if you need one? Look up.

    While many homes feature ceilings that are

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  8. May 19, 2020

    Get Inspired: 7 Outdoor Ceiling Fan Designs for a Cooler Patio

    Spring has officially arrived and summer is quick on its heels. This can only mean one thing: You're about to spend a lot more time on your porch or patio. 

    Today, outdoor living spaces are just as feature-rich and functional as home interiors, including many familiar convenient comforts. 

    Outdoor ceiling fans are one focal point that can tie your exterior together and help it feel like an extension of your living room. Today, we're sharing seven of our top favorites that offer year-round style.

    All of these fans are rated for outdoor use and wet locations by the UL. This means you can be confident that they'll perform as expected while delivering plenty of eye-catching style.

    1. Tropical Leaf Ceiling Fan

    You might not be able to escape to the Hawaiian islands this year, but you can always evoke the laidback vibe of the coast

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  9. March 25, 2020

    The Trending Modern Farmhouse Home Décor

    The Rising Popularity of the Trend

    In home interior design today, one of the hottest trends is what is known as the Modern Farmhouse look. It takes the classic farmhouse style, a more country and rustic look, and combines it with sleek, modern touches throughout.

    I don’t think anything brought this theme to the forefront better than the beautiful home makeovers done by Chip and Joanna Gains, as seen on the hit HGTV series, Fixer Upper. The couple seemed to always find the perfect home in need of a little (or a lot) of TLC and give it just that. With Chip’s construction ability, and Joanna’s keen interior design eye, they would turn what was once a home that not many would care to live in, into a gorgeous masterpiece that is welcoming and a delight to call home.

    By finding a way to mix together the perfect elements of

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  10. March 07, 2020

    Our History and the Brand New Website Design (In Case You Are Interested)

    Our Original Website

    Our website,, was originally launched February 2003. It consisted of only three ceiling fans, each coming in several different color choices. Those fans were the Gulf Coast Palm Breeze, the Gulf Coast Palm Bay, and the Fanimation Palisade ceiling fans. All three models used palm blades for a unique tropical look, perfect for beachfront home décor. Amazingly, sixteen years laters those fans are still in production today.

    Not Knowing What to Expect

    We approached the world of eCommerce expecting a small supplement in sales to our local brick and mortar fan store located in Greensboro, NC. What we got was not what we expected at all, as during the first week of launching the website, sales were more than double what we had anticipated. The second week a little higher, and the third a little higher yet again, and so on…

    Updates and More Fans Added

    Soon we knew we should focus more on the website, and this me

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