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This just in: Modern ceiling fans have remotes, not chains

Threefans_2With-it people probably already know this, but I just found out:

Some modern ceiling fans have remote controls, not pull chains. I discovered this while watching "Find Your Style" on HGTV, and I think it’s a pretty good idea.

The upside: no chain or string hanging down.

The downside: yet another remote in our lives.

So if you can handle another remote, here are three fans with remote control function:

Top: Hunter brand, Ranier-style, 60-inch oil-rubbed bronze, from Home Depot, $199

Middle: Cirque ceiling fan with large and small blades and good energy efficiency, from G Squared, $330 (remote $36 extra)

Bottom: Fanimation brand, Enigma style, 60-inch span, from Del Mar Fans, $849


2 Comments on This just in: Modern ceiling fans have remotes, not chains

  1. Another cool ‘ceiling fan tid-bit’…even if the fan you fancy doesn’t come with a remote control…you can add an after market remote control and it works great. You just install it in the base of the fan when installing, and boom…on-off-fast-slow at your fingertips.

  2. lil_gaucha // March 16, 2008 at 4:12 pm // Reply

    We had fans with remotes in our rental. We taped them to the wall Because we kept losing them.
    In the home we’re remodeling, it’s all about switches and pull chains. I can walk across the room, it’s better than searching the whole house.
    Besides, the pull chains on my new hunter fan are nice looking.

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