Sophisticated Yet Energy-Efficient Ceiling Fan!
As contemporary styled homes get larger and interior spaces get more open, cool modern ceiling fans are a great way to improve the airflow and help make a room feel cooler and more comfortable while keeping the cost of running your air conditioner down. In an open floor plan, you may need to turn your a/c down even lower than normal to feel its cooling effects, but a ceiling fan helps move the cool air around and makes the air in your home feel even cooler that an a/c alone. But you don’t want to ruin the sleek, streamlined, contemporary feel of you home with a clunky, chunky old style ceiling fan. You want something that will fit with the decor, be energy-efficient and look sharp as well.
Well, one modern style ceiling fan that achieves all these things is the Midway Eco from Emerson Fan Company. Billed as the “Most Efficient Fan On The Market”, the specially designed, five-bladed Midway Eco has a high-efficiency motor that has a top Energy Star rating yet still moves up to 40% more air than standard blades. The secret is in the blades, each of the 5 aerodynamically designed airfoil blades are set at a steep 29° angle at the center of the fan. You can see in the photo above that they are at a much sharper angle than regular ceiling fans. Each blade then slowly straightens out towards the tips creating a total blade span of 54″. This allows the Midway Eco to push much more air around without needing as much power to do it.
But enough of that technical mumbo jumbo, the Midway Eco just plain looks cool. It has a sleek, modern look that is handsome and sophisticated. There is an integrated light fixture uses four 13-watt fluorescent bulbs that is nice and bright but still just as energy-efficient. The included remote control operates the light, the three speed settings and even reverse or if you prefer you can buy a wall control separately. Personally I prefer to have both because if I misplace the remote (which I tend to do a lot) I can still operate the fan.
The Brushed Steel version is my favorite with blades finished in what Emerson calls “Midnight Bordeaux” but I just call dark brown wood. It comes in two single colored versions, one is a dark and attractive Oil Rubbed Bronze and the other is a clean and contemporary minimalist Appliance White. The Midway Eco Ceiling Fan by Emerson is available at Lighting By Gregory for a pretty reasonable $469.00 (when you consider the manufacturer suggests over $700.00) and you might even save that much on cooling costs over a few years.