I’m your fan

Cirrus Hugger in white.

Cirrus Hugger in white.

We hadn’t really planned for a ceiling fan initially. But after getting reacquainted with a region where running the AC in the dead of winter is not unheard of (two years later and we’re STILL thawing out from New England’s harsh winters), we started mulling.

But, it’s just so hard to find a simple, unobtrusive ceiling fan that’s also durable and affordable (come on IKEA!). G Squared’s Artemis and just about everything on offer from Ron Rezek’s Modern Fan Co. are quite nice, but… cha-ching!

Hampton Bay’s 60-inch White Industrial Fan had offered a glimmer of hope. It is minimally designed, energy-efficient, and quite affordable at $59.97. But after the guys installed it two weekends ago (sorry Will and Matt), it just looked… well, cheap (and being the proud, card-carrying typography snobs that we are, we were appalled by the design of the wall switch).

About that time, DWR had just started it’s Ten Year Anniversary Sale (15% off and free shipping) making what we’d initially had our eye on ever-so-slightly more affordable (that and Liane’s $50 Christmas Gift Card). So we dismantled the Hampton Bay, took it back to Home Depot, and splurged on Modern Fan Co.’s Cirrus Hugger in white (it also comes in silver/brushed aluminum).

It’s up, though not yet running (I took on the installation duties this time… fingers crossed we’re all good when the juice is turned on)… and looking super-cool (photos forthcoming)!

More about the Cirrus from the Modern Fan Co. site:

“At 13-inches, the Cirrus Hugger is designed specifically for low-ceiling applications. While compact in scale, this hugger is an exceptionally powerful air mover. Although refreshingly simple in appearance, (the Hugger) involves mastery in design, powerful motors, maintenance-free bearings and Ron Rezek’s invention of blades that insert directly into a single-piece rotor.”

“Modern Fans can keep you comfortable while helping to reduce energy consumption in several ways. Like a nice breeze on a warm day, moving air offers recognizable relief from heat and humidity. This effect allows for upward adjustment of your AC thermostat by as much as 8 degrees, resulting in up to 40% reduction in power consumption. In many cases, air conditioning can be turned off entirely, with a Modern Fan using less electricity than a standard light bulb.”


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