Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 121
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TJ789 Pretty but much more complicated than other fans to put up
I really liked the fan in the store, but I wish I hadn't bought it due to the complicatedness of installation. We bought another fan for another room at the same time and I wish we had just both two of it even thought this fan looked much nicer in the store. I wouldn't buy again and honestly I would have returned it if my husband hadn't already invested so much effort/time into it.
I like the remote feature as our fan is high up (vaulted ceiling) and the look of it. It also moved the air well, so now that it is up we like it.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AJP Timeless!
Love the antique flair to a very classy modern style fan. Paddle fans can be very drab, but this one is not! Beautiful lines, excellent lighting, great investment.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AMK Hunter fan
With the exception of havingtoreturn the
First harbor breeze fan because it
Was broken andpay double installation fees ABOUT 300 EXTRA DOLLARS .THE HUNTERISFINE
June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ticked Wow. How bad does it need to get before you pull these from the shelves to save the Hunter name. I'd say you waited a little too long.
I bought two of these for a new room. Nice fan/ light if it worked. Installation and instructions were good and straight forward. Got it all connected and fan balanced then I turned on the light. Both were so dim that with the 3-60watt bulbs I would compare it to a 4 watt night light. Played with it, checked my wiring could not figure out why they were so dim. Then they just stopped working all together. No fan, no light. Went through the trouble shooting list. That is a joke. the first on the list should be "the receiver may be faulty return it and get a pull chain type"
Home Depot you should take the initiative and pull these from your shelves. They are garbage (the remote and receiver) I never got the chance to review the fan and light.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retired58 Fairhaven Ceiling Fan with Light
This quiet Hunter Fairhaven fan (Model 53031) circulates the air well so the air conditioner does not cycle 'on' too long. The major complaint from purchaser's of this fan has been the dim lighting. I finally reached an intelligent customer service rep (Krystal) who researched the problem I was having with the dim lighting. When I turned on the lights, it was bright for a few seconds before it dimmed, I told her. Using a multi-meter, the lights were only using 28 watts of the 60 watts allocated. That is the major complaint I have read-which I also had..
What I am about to tell you is not in the Owner's Guide & Installation Manual! Here are the steps for a normal bright light that you thought you would get when you bought your Hunter Fairhaven fan! Make sure the wall switch is in the off position-to get started. Quick & easy process! Turn on the wall switch to the fan. Using the remote control, hold down the 'Off' Button, press the 'light' button twice. That is it! Your lighting problem is now fixed! Customer Service also recommended purchasing LED lighting so I will look into that. I fixed my fan today July 21,2015. I am extremely happy with the lighting in the living room.
There is no mention in the manual on where to put the remote receiver. I called the customer service and it sits in the canopy. I angled it into the ceiling for a better fit.
Another quick fix: If you are attaching the fan blades (blade irons) to the motor by yourself, put the 2 screws in the blade irons, place 'Scotch' tape over the two separate screws to hold them in place. Then securely tighten the screws to the motor using your screw driver. Remove 'Scotch' Tape. I also used Scotch tape to complete this task!
July 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NonnaFromFlorida Was replacement for a 3-yr old exact same model. Wires melted inside old fan base.
Fan is very attractive but the exact same model we installed 3 yrs ago simply failed due to wires melting inside the fan base. We replaced with same style to avoid making another design decision. Hopefully, this second fan will last longer than 3 years! The Hunter brand was a disappointment.
March 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Hunter quality is gone forever!
I purchased 3 of these fans without doing any research. It's a Hunter fan, I'm covered right? Big mistake.
The installation was easy enough. I didn't realize these fans were remote controlled only. Two of the fans don't operate properly anymore. I can't use the light on the fan in my room. After about 30 seconds it trips the whole unit. I have to reset it by removing power from the unit. I can only run the fan.
The other fan remote operates when it wants to. If I bounce the signal off the window and the mirror on the dresser I can get it to work, sometimes.
The other fan I bought was a Highbury. It's light would flicker whether the fan was on or off. At least that fan had pull chains so we deleted the entire remote system and fixed that problem. Unfortunately, the Fairhavens don't have that option.
I called Hunter to see what they could do. Their best offer was to offer additional fans at a discount. They want more money from me for their inferior products!
I can't believe this 'American' company would treat a Veteran this way.
February 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jtc Pain to Install, remote control operation only, but looks nice
The remote control receiver is quite large and is supposed to fit inside a tiny canopy - no matter what I tried, I could not get it to fit. Seems like a major oversight by the company. I was ok to operate the fan without a remote control, so I decided to not install the remote control receiver. Once done with the installation, I found out there are no manual switches to control the light and fan. I wasted 2 and a half hours on installation.
January 9, 2016