Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 591
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Catsinthecradle Good looking fan, quality ? Average at best.
Installed the 68" fan today, this baby is heavy, you might want to have a real fan box to hang it from.
Id also note, the drop for this, is for a 10' ceiling or taller. I installed on a 9' ceiling, which required some light modifying work.
My only complaint, with only have running it for a couple hours, the motor hums, and the hum is not constant, it has a frequency to it, up and down. Some might not notice it, Im almost deaf, but I can hear it. The irony, the box claims the fan has, and I quote " quiet motor technology plus ". Yeah, good thing it does, because if it didnt, it might be competing with your blender. And Im making reference to low speed, it just hums more as you turn up the speed.
This is an electromagnetic hum, not a machine vibrating hum. This thing is well balanced, not shaking or vibrating, but the motor hums, much like the sound of electricity coming from high power lines, just to be clear. This one might be defective, or they all might hum, dont know ?
Ive only owned Hunter brand ceiling fans in previous homes, including this one, and prefer the quality of the hunters, but i really like the style of this fan, I would have paid more $ for it, if it was of higher quality. Hunter does not sell anything that looks like this either, I looked.
April 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GenghisPresley Chinese Quality at American Pricing
Right out of the box, a beautiful piece of junk that does not work. It has one speed (pictured) which is stop. Power goes to receiver, fan does nothing. I am angry, so I am going to stop typing.
April 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Russdog Three Altura fans purchased...all lasted for two years and then died
These fans install easily, but use a proprietary remote control system. Installed three of these in our house, the receiver died on our bedroom fan first. Tried to find a replacement...no dice. Decided to see if I could figure out how to wire it with a generic one. No dice there either. The receiver has about 10 wires coming out of it, nothing like a universal. Sure enough as soon as I replaced the bedroom fan, our bonus room died...followed by the great room today. That one is 17 feet in the air...gonna be lots of fun to replace. I'll never buy another one of these fans.
May 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by islandlady Beautiful fan, but.......
This fan is beautiful, but has a very short life. It was not expensive, until you consider it was shipped to the Caribbean and we were taxed (not supposed to have been) in the U.S. then again in the Caribbean, and they charge tax on the total including the U.S. tax and the shipping charges! That would be fine if the fan worked a reasonable amount of time, but this worked less than a year after installation.
We tried the troubleshooting that we read about, but still will not turn on. Now we are back to ordering another fan, or in this case 2 regular size fans to be shipped to us. Guess we are going with old fashioned hunters that last forever!
April 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIY113 Great fan - Great Home Depot Customer Support
We bought three of these fans and installed two in our bedroom (12' ceilings). The third one was going to go in a family room with a 9' ceiling. These fans need clearance from the ceiling so they will not mount up close. This said, you need a tall/vaulted ceiling to mount these. They look great and are good quality. The blades are real wood and not plastic that just looks like wood. They move a lot of air even at low speed.
Our contractors were cleaning up and threw away the fan boxes. Unfortunately our fan remotes were still in the boxes and we lost them. You cannot control these fans from a wall switch speed control since they do not have the appropriate wiring. Therefor we could not use our fans without replacement remotes. These use a remote that is a different frequency from most and replacement ones are impossible to find.
I emailed Home Decorators and they were worthless and referred me back to Home Depot even after I said I just wanted to buy replacements. Filled out something on the Home Depot website and someone called me within the hour. Even after explaining our situation, they mailed us replacement remotes and no charge.
January 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Josh please don't
These are the worst. I purchased one of these fans a couple of years ago, based on the looks and the massive amount of air flow they put out. One of my friends recommended it to me so I took the plunge. Later to find out these fans have a terrible issue with the receiver in the fan. My friend are on their 5th, my first one burnt out the motor and receiver controller not 2 years in. Please stay away, the controller will literally burn over time.
May 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ratfink Large fan and very quiet.
Beautiful fan and extremely quiet. Finish on the blades could have been better. Sloppy finish work on the blades made it look cheaper. One of the bolts in the blade housing was defective and no extras included. Also, the instructions did not tell you how to remove the remote receiver to install a "universal" light kit. Had to go on-line to find out how.
May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Very happy
Very happy, purchased two two years ago for my old house, just bought six more for my new house. Fan moves lots of air even at low speed. Quiet and dependable. No wobbles.
May 10, 2016