Hunter Ceiling Fans

Even with modern day advances such as air conditioner sand air circulator fans, home cooling can be a tricky process. Use and air conditioner to cool your home or office too much and you end up wasting money on your power bill and polluting the environment. Fail to adequately cool your home or office and you end up with grumpy people forced to dwell or work in an uncomfortable environment that is, to say the least, not conducive to quality of life or productivity. This is especially true in the tricky seasons, such as fall and spring, where the weather can fluctuate a great deal merely over the course of one day. Luckily, Hunter ceiling fans exist to provide a happy medium in the battle for optimal home cooling.

A Hunter ceiling fan is simply a brand of the devices that we commonly see suspended from the ceiling of a room. They come mounted on a hub and their rotating paddles fan the air in order to circulate air and cool the room. Hunter is one of the most vaunted manufacturers of ceiling fans and Hunter ceiling fans are highly prized for their style, affordability and effectiveness when it comes to cooling a space.

So you know that Hunter ceiling fans are a great option when it comes to keep a room cool without breaking the bank, but what you might not know is that ceiling fans, like many technologies, are much older than you might possibly imagine. In fact, the first ceiling fans appeared in the 1860’s and 1870’s! Of course, back in those days, ceiling fans were not motorized and Hunter ceiling fans were still very much a wave of the future. Instead, these old fashioned ceiling fans were run by a stream of running water in conjunction with a turbine! The turbine would drive a system of belts which would then turn the blades of two-blade fan units. Luckily, due to the complexity of the device, one such belt and turbine device could operate several fans. Perhaps it makes sense that these fans were originally used in the Southeastern United States, an area known for its extreme summer heat and humid, muggy climate. In fact, some belt and turbine ceiling fans of this ilk can still be found in use in the Southeastern United States today!

While still a long way from the Hunter ceiling fan, the first electric ceiling fan was invented in 1882 by Philip Diehl. An innovator ahead of his time, Diehl was well known for engineering motors, including the electric motor used in the wildly popular Singer sewing machines. Before there were Hunter ceiling fans, there were “Diehl Electric Fans.” These fans actually operated much like modern common electric fans, such as Hunter ceiling fans do today.

By World War I, many companies made ceiling fans and these cooling devices were in popular demand. This is about the time that most ceiling fans began featuring four blades instead of the traditional two. You will notice that Hunter ceiling fans feature four blades. This is also the time that ceiling fans were adapted to accommodate light fixtures, as most modern day ceiling fans now do. This function, of course, allowed the ceiling fan to substitute as a light fixture, making up for any overhead lighting that may have been lost as the result of the installation of the ceiling fan.

Ceiling fans have come a long way since their invention in the late 1800s. Now days you can buy an affordable, functional and stylish Hunter ceiling fan for less than the cost of the newest entertainment system.

This Hunter Ceiling Fans Review is Written/Updated on Jun 13th, 2011 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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