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Fans Technical Information
We are aware that, although most people know what a ceiling fan is and how it works, there are questions to be answered.

How much air the fans move?
The amount of air moving fans is measured in cubic meters per minute. The greater the amount of air the fan moves the greater the feeling of cold or heat, depending on the selected function. There is a direct relationship between the amount of air and the comfort provided by fan.

How do fans cool a room?
Using ceiling fans carries no real drop in temperature but if the feeling of greater freshness. The air moved by the fans is causing the user the sensation of freshness, even up to 8 ° less than the actual temperature.

What kind of warranty does the fan?
Our fans are guaranteed for 15 years by damage to the motor and 2 years in other parts of the unit. Furthermore HUNTER and FANIMATION brands, leaders in the world of ceiling fans have a lifetime warranty.

What do the RPM?
The RPM (revolutions per minute) indicates the speed at which the fan turns and, therefore, is related to its consumption. The higher the RPM, the higher the consumption.

What is the advantage of using ceiling fans instead of other ventilation systems?
Ceiling fans provide a nice cooling sensation compared to other ventilation devices and is healthier and cheaper than the rest. On average, a fan running at high speeds a bulb consumes less than 100 W, and can even result in savings of up to 47%, in contrast to other cooling devices.
In addition we highlight the use of ceiling fans as decorative elements, providing unique and welcoming environment where you can spend your evenings.

How I can install my fan on a sloped ceiling?
To install the sloping ceiling fan, make sure the fan is far enough from the ceiling so that the blades do not touch. Also note that the maximum angle at which you can install your fan is 20 °.

I can use the fan? Throughout the year?
In our catalog you can find some inverse models with summer and winter. These models will be properly quoted in the specifications of each fan. Ceiling fans are an effective way of reducing energy costs than a year. In summer, it can be used independently or in combination with air conditioning, resulting in energy savings up to 40%. In winter, the fan allows for better distribution of the air layers, reducing heat loss and save up to 10% of the electricity.

I can install my fans? Outdoors?
We IP44 class models designed for outdoor spaces. However, they must be installed under a roof for the proper operation and maintenance.

How I can control my fan speeds?
In our website identifies what type of control system has each fan. Some models are remote controlled and chains, and others through a wall switch.

What type of cleaning and maintenance need the fan?
To clean water is not recommended as it can damage the engine. Use a soft cloth to avoid scratching the finish. If left idle for a long period of time, disconnect the power supply to prevent electrical overload of the components. The fan does not need to be oiled. The motor has permanently lubricated bearings.

How I can install a ceiling fan in high ceiling?
As ventilation experts recommend placing the fan at a height of 2.7 meters. It is recommended for soil safety blades there a minimum height of 2.3 meters. For heights greater than 2.8 meters, you should use seatpost extensions, available as accessories on our website. Sizes appropriate tubes according to the ceiling height are listed below.

Ceiling height / stem length: 2.7m / 30cm - 3m / 40cm - 3.3m / 50cm

I can install it myself? Fan or it must be installed by a specialist?
If you follow the instructions in our manual fan installation should not be a difficult task. However, like any other device that requires electrical installation, it is recommended that the installation be performed by a specialist.

How I can install my generic remote ref. VA01339293?
Among the 60 seconds after AC to AC step, press and hold the OFF button from a minimum of 5 to 60 seconds. The receiver then capture the previously selected working frequency. If the fan incorporates light, it blinks a few times and you presumed the coding. If light has no change, the operation should be checked using the command transmitter activating any of its speed buttons verifying that the fan starts spinning.

My fan does not start. What should I do?
If the fan does not start, check the fuses or circuit breakers primary and secondary, and the terminal block connections. Make sure the slide switch is firmly in up or down position and stabilizing tongues were removed from the engine. If the fan still does not work, call a qualified electrician.

My fan wobbles. What should I do?
If your fan wobbles check that all the leaves are well secured and the bracket is securely mounted in the ceiling. If all this is correct, make sure the blades are perfectly level.

My fan is noisy. What should I do?
If the fan makes a noise, make sure all the screws on the motor housing are tight. Note that after installing the fan, you need an adjustment period of 24 hours.

What is the recommended minimum distance from the wall to the blades?
For the proper operation of your fan and adequate air circulation, we recommend placing the fan at least one meter between the wall and the blade.

Can all our fans to be remote controlled?
No. In our website indicates that models can operate by remote control.

When installing multiple fans in the rooms, what should we do to work independently?
The remote controls allow up to 16 combinations of frequency and can be adjusted by remote control. Each fan must be assigned a different frequency to operate autonomously.

Three wires coming out of my roof: earth (yellow), neutral (blue) and phase (brown) and Fan 4: earth (yellow), neutral (blue) phase (brown) and light (red or black). What should I do?
Connect the light light (red or black) and the cable speeds phase (brown) leaving the fan in the same position and do it the terminal phase match leaving your roof (brown). The neutral from the fan (blue) do it match the neutral coming out of your roof (blue). see picture below.

Which fan do I choose?

Choose a ceiling fan is not complicated if you clear some very simple concepts. Here we detail the most important aspects to consider, and to help you choose the most appropriate model for your needs:

1. The diameter of the fan
From the functional point of view, the most important factor to keep in mind when choosing a ceiling fan is, without doubt, its size.
A larger diameter, ie, greater blade length, larger volume of air will be able to move the ceiling fan.
It is important to opt for a model that provides adequate ventilation. Our advice is to always choose the larger fan possible. The reason: it's quieter and consumes less a big fan turning slowly than a small spinning fast. Yes, make sure you save some aesthetic proportionality with the size of the room.
In general, the relationship between the area to be cooled and the minimum diameter of the ceiling fan is:
● Up to 13 m²: fan diameter less than 107 cm
● Between 13 ² and 18 m²: fan diameter of 107 cm and 132 cm
● Greater than 18 m²: larger diameter fan to 132 cm
A ceiling fan diameter of 132 cm is suitable for rooms up to 27 m², but depending on conditions, it can be up to 36 m². For larger spaces, consider installing more than one fan, spaced 3 to 4 m between their centers.
Finally, in case the room ceiling is slanted, make sure the fan assembly accepts this type and that the fan blades do not touch the ceiling. In case of not having enough space between the fan blades and the ceiling, you can choose a smaller or-ventialdor by model-coupling a longer stem sold separately.

2. With or without light, What is the best option?
The second factor to consider is whether or not the fan light available.
In many cases, the fan sustityue to a ceiling. In this case, and unless you have an alternative light source, it is best to choose a ceiling fan with light. However, keep in mind that the primary function of a ceiling fan and no light is unheated, and therefore the level of light that will provide generally discreet, though of course, the more the brighter bulbs.

3. Chain, Regulator wall or remote control?
One point that generates more confusion among customers is to control a ceiling fan. There are three possible operation modes:
● Chain: one for light and one for the different fan speeds.
● Remote control: also can control the light and fan independently. If you have memory, "keep" the last state of the fan when turned off (as a string), and recovers at power. The vast majority of the models on our website do not include the remote control can accept optional remote control. You can purchase the full kit and remote receiver in our accessories section of fans.
● Wall control: usually has a light switch and gear selector. It has the advantage that the fan control should always be from the same point, a factor that may be important from the point of view of safety. A remote control, on the other hand, can not always be reachable.
When the fan replaces a ceiling, the question arises whether it can be turned on and off with the wall switch controlled until light. The answer is yes, as long as the fan is operated by remote control chain or memory. All remote controls we offer on our website have memories.
Connecting a ceiling fan with light always has two separate entrances, one for the fan and one for light. In the most common case dispongamos only a wall switch, puentearemos these two inputs and use the lamp socket to power both the fan and light. So in order to activate the fan and light separately, we will use the chain or the remote control.
For example, if we leave the fan on and light-off fan by string or remote control, the wall switch on and off just the fan, ie the fan will behave as a fan without a light. If we leave the light on and the fan off, the only light trigger switch and the fan will behave like a lamp. Obviously, if we leave the light switch on, then we can control both the fan and the light chain or the remote control.

4. I want to be quiet, please!
It is logical that before buying a ceiling fan, one of the issues of concern is whether it will be quiet enough, especially if you installed in a bedroom.
Is it noisy ceiling fan? In general, no. There are three factors that can affect the noise produced by a ceiling fan:
● Rotation speed: The higher the speed, the more noise. Not so much for the motor but the small lisp sobretotodo blade to cut through the air. Hence our previous recommendation: better a big fan turning slowly than a small spinning fast.
● The motor type: dc motors (DC), which are gradually becoming popular, they are quieter and less-consuming up to 60%! than conventional alternating current (AC).
● The manufacturer: Very important, especially in regard to the engine. The legends or ceiling fans FANIMATION HUNTER, for example, are extremely quiet and reliable. Even as AC, are made of a very high quality standard: Copper winding motor and its bearings and its housing set it apart from cheaper models. On our website, each and every one of the fans that are marketed has been selected by experts in the field to ensure perfect operation.

5. Material of the blades
The materials used to manufacture the blades of most ceiling fans are wood, steel and plastic.
Wood is a warm material and easy to combine with the furniture of the room. However, you can deform with the heat and humidity, so it is not advisable to choose this material for outdoor spaces or for the kitchen or bathroom. Normally wood is laminated veneer type, for its lightness and durability. Of the three, this is the material more brittle.
The plastic is a durable and easy to maintain, and is often used in modern design fans. In conditions of high temperature can deform.
Finally, the metal blades are highly resistant, durable and easy to clean. However, it is more dangerous material in contact with the fan running, so best to avoid fans with blades of this type in children's rooms. Is suitable, for example, in a kitchen or professional use.