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

Written By: Kathy Price-Robinson - Mar• 16•08

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

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  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 says:

    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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