Ceiling fan direction helps lower the cost of heating and cooling

One of the questions that gets asked time and time again, is how does a ceiling fan work in terms of direction. Most ceiling fans can operate in both the clockwise direction and counter-clockwise. In the counter clockwise direction, your fan will blow air straight down during the summer months. As the weather gets hotter, the speed on the fan can be increased in order to move more and more air. As a ceiling fan helps to move cool air, it becomes less and less necessary to run the air conditioning 24/7. This is not a well known fact, and many people continue to run the ceiling fan and the air conditioning constantly on the highest setting, which is not always required. In order to cut down on energy cost, try these energy saving tips in both the summer time and winter time.

Ceiling Fan Direction
This image does an excellent job of describing how ceiling fan direction works, and how a ceiling fan moves air around.

In the winter time, a Hunter ceiling fan should be run at a low speed in the opposite direction – clockwise. When turning clockwise, a ceiling fan will help to move warm air around. It’s not required to run the fan at anything higher than a low speed, as the warm air will get moved around just fine on the lower speeds settings.

How do I adjust the direction of my ceiling fan?

Generally, changing direction of the fan is as simple as pressing a button. Typically there will be a button on your remote that will change the direction of the fan. If you have a wall control for your fan instead, there’s usually a button on the wall remote. If your fan does not have such a button, there may be a pullchain or a button on the ceiling fan housing itself that allows for the fan to turn the other way.

How to Install a Hunter Ceiling Fan Light Kit

So, you’d like to add a light kit to your Hunter Ceiling Fan? Adding a light kit adds light (yes, an obvious statement) but it also adds a sense of decor to a room. A light kit is a useful accessory because now the fan can accomplish both the purpose of providing light in a dark room, as well as cooling (or warming) the room. If you weren’t aware that it’s possible to warm a room with a ceiling fan too, be sure to read more about ceiling fan direction. It’s definitely worth the read.

Before you purchase a Hunter Ceiling Fan Light Kit to mount onto your fan, you’ll want to make sure the light kit you’re buying is compatible. Typically, you can check the compatibility of the light kit with your fan by looking at the product description of the light kit. It’ll say that its compatible with fan models this one, that one, etc. If there’s no details on the light kit as to which fans it’s compatible with, we recommend to hold off on purchase and to peruse other light kits instead. There’s so many out there nowadays that it makes sense to do your research before going ahead and committing to a purchase.

Installing a Hunter Ceiling Fan Light Kit – Step by Step:

  1. The first and likely most important part, is to ensure that power is turned off to the fan. That does not mean simply to turn off the switch on the wall – you need to turn the power off at the breaker. You can double check the power is off by trying to turn the fan on.
  2. The next step is to check for the housing assembly. It’s usually hidden underneath a cover in the middle of the fan. Remove the middle plate to expose the wiring and check for the wires that you need. The wires you are looking for is a black wire and a white wire that are not attached to anything. Look for a wire that is labelled lighting power. If you have both of these wires, you’re good to go!
Hunter Ceiling Fan Light Kit Installation
Here you can see that we’re removing the cover on our Hunter fan in order to check for the right wire colors that we need.

3. Get up there on a ladder, and pull the fan down so that you can work on it. It’s a lot easier to pull the fan down and work on it, then it is trying to install the light kit with it hanging from the ceiling

4. You’ll need to connect the light kit wires first and use wire nuts to keep them in place. Black goes to black, white goes to white.

5. Once the wires are connected, you can physically attach the light assembly to the fan.

6. Once the wires and the light kit are physically connected, you can re-attach any center plates as needed and put the screws back in.

7. If the light kit has any light bulbs, shades or pull chains, you can now finish the installation by attaching these as well.

Hunter Stockbridge Ceiling Fan

An excellent ceiling fan choice, when looking for a larger fan. The Hunter Stockbridge features a 70 inch blade span from tip to tip – elegance, style and … well, a large fan – bundled into one package.

The Stockbridge 70-inch ceiling fan from Hunter gives classic a contemporary twist. This 3 speed Stockbridge is designed to cool large rooms like your great room, where your family spends most of its time. In a traditional style and New Bronze finish with a snowflake scavo glass light bowl it blends seamlessly with any decor. Freshen its look to match a new decorating scheme by reversing the five blades from Walnut to Medium Oak. It’s equipped with Hunter’s patented anti-vibration technology and a unique triangular hanger ball system making it easy to install. The AVT system reduces torque for wobble-free performance while the Whisper Wind high performance motor delivers ultra powerful air movement and ensures quiet operation. An Installer’s Choice three-position mounting system allows this fan to mounted flush, standard, or angled. The Stockbridge can also be installed with or without the light and uses two candelabra bulbs (included).

Offering a contemporary twist to a classic, the Hunter Stockbridge 70-inch ceiling fan (model 55042) is designed to cool large rooms like your great room, where your family spends most of its time. Transitionally styled and designer New Bronze finish and a white snowflake scavo glass light bowl, it blends seamlessly with any decor. Freshen its look to match a new decorating scheme by reversing the five blades from walnut to medium oak.

The ceiling fan’s Installer’s Choice three-position mounting system allows for hanging the fan in a standard, flush, or angled position. Even more, the ceiling fan’s WhisperWind motor helps ensure quiet performance and smooth-running operation. It uses two 60-watt candelabra base incandescent bulbs (included). The Stockbridge can be installed with or without the light.

Dust Armor Nanotechnology Blade Coating

One of the biggest complaints with ceiling fans is having to clean dusty fan blades and the unsightliness of having extremely dusty blades in an otherwise clean home. After years of research, Hunger has formulated a blade coating that helps to repel dust build up through a breakthrough nanotechnology.

Fan blades with Hunter’s Dust Armor blade coating have a layer of nano particles that repel small moisture molecules. Dust particles gather to water molecules and when the density of the dust/water particles is low enough, light air currents blow the combined particle away from the surface.

Hunter Airplane Ceiling Fan – Great for the kids!

If you’ve got little ones running around in the house – or even older people in the home who like the idea of an airplane, or warplane ceiling fan – you should check these out! Hunter’s got a selection of ceiling fans that resemble airplanes. They still do a great job of moving air around – the airplane design is mostly cosmetic.

Hunter’s got an assortment of different airplane style fans as well. Which one do you think is best? Leave a comment to let us know your favorite Hunter airplane fan.

Quiet Hunter Ceiling Fans

Hunter ceiling fans are known for being a quiet brand – a safe bet, and a good choice if you are looking for a quiet fan for your home. Whether you’re a home owner, business owner, or other form of landlord, a quiet fan is a usual commodity that many search for. Hunter is well known for providing quiet ceiling fans.

Part of this capability to remain quiet is the Whisperwind motor functions. Some enthusiasts ask the question – well, if the fan is super quiet, does it still do a good job on moving air? The answer to this is yes. Hunter fans do not only a great job of being quiet, but they still do a good job as what they’ve been built for too – to help move air around the room. You can use your Hunter fan in the winter, or in the summer, by changing the setting from clockwise to counter-clockwise and vica versa.

What Hunter fan should I choose?

The larger the room, the bigger the fan requirement. As the size of the room increases, so too does the requirement in terms of blade span. The longer the blade span of your ceiling fan, the more air it can move and thus the more successful it will be in terms of moving larger volumes of air. The other thing to decide is whether you need any lights on your fan. Perhaps the room you are thinking of is dark, and you could use an overhead light fixture as well – the ceiling fan can double as