Are Hunter Ceiling Fans good at moving air?

So, how do Hunter ceiling fans perform in terms of moving air? Hunter ceiling fans are pretty good at moving air around. If you’re looking to move the maximum amount of air possible, look for a flush mount ceiling fan. These mount directly to the ceiling instead of using a downrod. For the most movement of air, look for a high flow model. A CFM rating of 7000 or more will be sufficient if you want a lot of air movement in a room.

One thing to note is that many flush mount models (this is just ceiling fans in general, not specifically Hunter) do not do a great job moving large amounts of air. Longer and wider blades are needed in order to be effective. You’ll also want to look at ceiling fans with a 60 or 70″ blade span in order to move vast amounts of air and surpass that CFM rating of 7000 we mentioned.

Hunter Fan Company Builder Deluxe Ceiling Fan
The Hunter Builder deluxe is a great example of an exemplary Hunter ceiling fan. The price is right, too – $121 USD, at the time of this writing. Excellent construction, good reliability, and the Hunter name – all for an affordable cost.

Hunter fans are one of the most well known ceiling fan brands

Hunter is one of the most well known ceiling fan brands on the market today. They have been around for a long time, and they stand behind their products. Although you will often pay a little more for a Hunter then you might for a Hampton Bay or Harbor Breeze, the difference in price is often worth it. Also, there are many times where you can find a Hunter ceiling fan on sale. Hunter fans are not that much more in terms of cost difference. But again, the difference is often worth it. Hunter uses quality parts, and has been around a lot longer. As such, they have really honed their craft of producing excellent ceiling fans.

Hunter Key Biscayne Ceiling Fan

So, why would you consider the Hunter Key Biscayne Ceiling Fan? Great question. There’s lots of redeeming qualities about this fan. Let’s examine them. The first thing you should understand about the Key Biscayne Ceiling Fan – it’s a large fan. The fan has a 54″ blade span, making it a large fan that can move much air. Due to the fact that it’s a larger fan, it’s important to note that it needs to be mounted in a larger room which allows for the larger blade span of the fan without interfering with anything else in the room.
As always, Hunter’s Whisperwind motor provides superb air movement. However, as the name implies, it’s quiet – so there’s no need to worry about the fan making ample noise, despite it’s large profile – it’s quiet. The quiet motor is also a reversible motor, so it’s easy to change direction. The Key Biscayne fan is ETL damp rated, too. This means it’ll work in places like porches, patios and sunrooms. However, let’s clarify that a bit. When we  talk about using this fan on a porch, we talk about  “covered porches.” This means that the fan can be used in a damp setting – like it rains outside, but it’s best not to have rain go directly onto the fan. The blades will likely pick up some moisture from time to time, so it’s not a bad idea to try and dry it off as well with a cloth to keep it in top running shape. One thing we don’t recommend is keeping it constantly wet – try to keep it dry. It can be damp, but should not be wet all the time. Buildup or accumulation constantly on top of the fan in terms of water or moisture will basically cause the blades to eventually become out of alignment potentially.
Hunter Key Biscayne Ceiling Fan
The Hunter Key Biscayne Ceiling Fan is an excellent, elegant ceiling fan. Not only does this fan move a lot of air and looks great with that rustic feel, it’s damp rated so you can use it in outdoor locations. If you’d like to learn in what kind of outdoor locations you can use this fan, keep reading!
The Key Biscayne comes with an included pull chain, so you can quickly turn it on or off and make speed adjustments. It also feature an included light kit. The motor is backed up by a limited lifetime motor warranty. The light kit uses two 14 watt standard medium base CFL bulbs. These bulbs are included with the fan.
What are site visitors saying about the Hunter Key Biscayne Ceiling Fan?
  • Lots of air flow
  • Excellent for outdoor spaces like patios and sun porches
  • Finish makes the fan look ornate and appealing
  • Lantern style fan
  • 54 inch blades move ample amounts of air. Blades have great engineering and are reversible
  • Quiet and runs smoothly due to WhisperWind technology

What are the best Hunter Ceiling Fans?

Need to move large amounts of air

When looking to move large amounts of air, the longer the blade span is, the better. Any ceiling fan that is 52inch will generally move more air then a fan with a blade span of 42″.  Of course, there’s more to it then that though as well. You want to look at the CFM rating – this is a rating of how much air the fan actually moves. For rooms where you need really good air movement, try looking at fans that have a CFM rating of 7000 or more (at minimum).

Hunter Dempsey Low Profile Ceiling Fan
The Hunter Dempsey fan is one of the fans we list here, that we believe are one of the best Hunter ceiling fans available on the market. It’s a simple color and finish. The thing to understand about Hunter is the quality of the fan, as well as the parts that are used to build it are of a superior quality compared to some of the other “House brands” that Home Depot carries. Hunter is also not a Home Depot house brand.

Hunter Original is a good bet

The Hunter Original is aptly named; quite honestly it’s one of the highest grossing fan models ever made. The Hunter Original is just a name that a lot of fan enthusiasts would recognize. There are different variations available on the model, but as long as it’s an authentic Hunter fan, the technology and parts behind it is the same. It’s worth noting as well that the quality of fan that Hunter makes is generally better then some of the other brands that Home Depot sells. We aren’t trying to put down some of the other brands, but Hunter typically has better quality. It’s also not a house brand that’s owned by Home Depot. Parts seem to be more readily available.

Best Hunter Ceiling Fans that You Can Buy

  • Original
  • Melbourne, with LED Light etc.
  • Presto
  • Kennicott
  • Dempsey
  • Solaria
  • Park View

** Some of the above models are available in 42 inch models, some are available in models with a 52 inch blade span. Some of the above models may be available in both sizes, as well as other sizes.

Is it possible for a 120 volt Hunter fan to work with 220 volts?

This may seem like a funny question, but certainly it’s a possible one. The scenario may be the case if say, you purchased a ceiling fan in another part of the world that runs on a different power source. It’s important to note that if you plug a 120 volt appliance into a 220 volt socket, or vice versa, you can damage the appliance or cause it to stop working altogether. It’s also possible that you could cause smoke to come out of the power cord, or the fan motor.

With that being said, it might be possible to downconvert from 220 volts to 120 volts with a proper transformer or inverter. This means you would have a 220 volt outlet, and a transformer that does the work, that you then plug the 120 volt ceiling fan into the transformer or inverter. It’s not possible to go the other way. So if you have a 120 volt wall outlet, and a 220 volt ceiling fan, it’s unlikely you’ll find a way to “step up” the voltage.

Step Up Step Down Transformer
Here’s an example of a step up/step down transformer, built to transform voltages between 120 and 220 voltage levels.

With any of these step up or step down concepts, the safety of the application rests solely upon you. Running the ceiling fan on any voltage that it was not manufactured to use, will likely reduce the life of the ceiling fan. While some of the above concepts may be possible, we don’t really recommend it. It’s better to simply purchase a Hunter ceiling fan in the region in which you live, so  you don’t need to worry about potentially causing your fan to stop working or encounter unforseen problems as a result of one of the above applications.

Hunter Outdoor Ceiling Fans

When you’re looking at a Hunter outdoor ceiling fan, you need to take a number of things into consideration. The most important thing is to look at the natural climate of your fan. Keep in mind – this is an outdoor fan. It’s going to have to deal with all of the things that happen outside. You are sitting inside a lot of the time, so you don’t always know what is happening outdoors on your porch (or wherever you decide to mount the Hunter outdoor fan). The fan you install could have to deal with dampness, salt, rain; potentially even snow. So, what kind of fan makes sense?

Hunter Beachcomber Damp Rated Ceiling Fan
The Hunter Beachcomber is a good example of a damp rated ceiling fan. The fan is rated to work in damp conditions.

Essentially, you’ll want to purchase a Hunter outdoor ceiling fan that can stand up to all of the outside weather conditions that mother nature can throw at it. If you install a Hunter fan that can’t stand up to the climate and weather, the fan will start to slow down, or may not operate properly at all. It’s hard to say what kind of problems the fan will run into if it’s not suited for the weather conditions.

  • Damp rated – for damp environments, but not necessarily wet environments
  • Salt rated – when living by the sea and having to deal with salt deposits
  • Wet rated – for rainy, wet climates where the fan is expected to deal with rain and water on a common basis