Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Easy install, good fan
I dislike how there isn't a dust/parts guard on the top of the fan, but otherwise that was it. On one occasion I had to take the fan down and shake out a screw that fell into the unit during install. User error more than fan error. Runs quiet.
October 11, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Annabell Not what I expected
I was not happy with the color of this fan, and took it back to store for that reason.
October 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Landlord Blade Design and Pin-type CFL lights
I own couple of rental units and I do most of the installation and maintenance myself.
I bought 4 of these ceiling fans for one of my units. I mainly selected this fan because its price and because it's Energy Star certified, a prerequisite for a rebate from the local utility.
I was disappointed with this fan for 2 main reasons:
1. The blades are secured to the motor case only by a grommet. Not only the blade installation is difficult but the blades aren't fully secured after installation. I figure the blades would become lose after a few months of regular use.
2. The 2 CFL lightbulbs are pin-type base. I was planning to install LED bulbs to the fans but the regular base lightbulbs won't fit.
In addition, installation of the fan took me about 2 hours and the glass bowl was broken upon arrival.
I ended removing the fan I installed and returned all 4 fans to the local Home Depot store.
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MJ Great Fan
I have purchased and installed Hunter ceiling fans in three consecutive homes over the past 11 years because of their workmanship, appearance, air flow (CFM), and ease of installation. The Hunter fans are solid, quiet, handsome, and great workhorses, cooling rooms and saving me energy costs. The instructions are some of the best I have seen written and are extremely easy to follow, although I cannot vouch for the '5 Minute' aspect addressed on the box. It took me roughly 60-90 minutes to install each of five fans in our new home. I'd also like to talk to the person who designed the fan blades and how they are installed. Word to the wise: position your ladder so that you install the fan blade off your left front to account for the angle of the fan blade bracket. Doing so allows you to position the three holes in the fan blade directly over the three posts. You then apply direct downward pressure to the blade while holding the fan blade bracket steady. Minor design 'challenge' that Hunter fixes on its 60" fan. I like the Hunter so much I am taking down a builder-installed ceiling fan and replacing it with one of these.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mel Nice, quiet fan
We had purchased this fan to replace an outdated, clinking ceiling fan that had been in the room since before we bought the house. We had the situation of having to match (as best we could) the blades of the new fan to the ceiling beam from which the fan hung. The oil-rubbed bronze canopy, down rod, etc. matches our door hardware beautifully, and having taken the leap of faith that the blades would match (having to purchase online with only photos to go by), this fan worked out so well that I can hardly believe my luck. I don't normally like the look of any light kits available with ceiling fans, but this one is simple, good-looking, and adequate lighting for our bedroom (though we tend to use our bedside lamps far more often than overhead lighting anyway). Once we got everything hooked up and running, it took a few minutes of running on high speed to balance itself, but now runs smoothly and very quietly. The price for the fan (free shipping!) was great IMO. I'm very happy with this fan.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim great shoping experience
The fan is so quiet and moves plenty of air even on the low speed in a large room with vaulted ceiling. I like the fan so much that I bought five more of them and replaced the old outdated brass finish fans in the breakfast room, computer room, and three bedrooms. Now the air conditioner does not run nearly as much as it did before I replaced the fans. We live in the south where the temperature is 90 to 95 most of the summer.
August 16, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pokorourk Very Frustrating Product
I have been a DIYer for about ten years, and this is now the number one worst project I have worked on. This was my first ceiling fan installation.
The 5 minute aspect supposedly applies to the amount of time required to install the fan after the hanging bracket has been installed, but from my experience, so single step in this whole process took me fewer than 5 minutes. The entire project took me about 8 hours to complete.
I stripped both of the heads on the screws included for installing the bracket. This was partially due to not drilling far enough into the support, partially due to my low quality screwdrivers, and partially due to what I believe to be low quality mounting screws. After drilling far enough, buying new screws and replacing my screwdriver I was able to get the bracket installed. This took me about two hours to complete.
At this point I was able to start to start installing the fan. I liked that the fan could rest in the hanging bracket while I worked on it. However I had to wire it three times - I wired it the first time and thought the bracket was not installed properly since the fan was not flush with the ceiling. Off it came, bracket looked fine, back on it went. Wired again, one of the wire nuts came off. Off again, wired again, back on again. Dropped one of the screws in the top of the fan, no way to get it out. Off again screw retrieved, wired again, back on again.
The next problem came when I was attaching the light assembly. I dropped it since it was difficult to plug in to the upper switch assembly - my fault, but definitely didn't look good. Spent 15 minutes looking for a piece that was attached to the fan to begin with. Put everything together, sure enough, fan didn't work but lights did. Luckily, the manufacturer's website had individual replacement parts.
Received the replacement wiring harness today, installed it, worked great. Went to install glass globe, applied what I thought was a moderate amount of pressure to it, shattered. Converted the fan to no longer use the light assembly.
All in all, I would not recommend this product. Although it looks good and seems to work fine, the installation was a nightmare.
June 7, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by AlexandserBuilders No, not a five minute fan and where did they get these silly bulbs
Sometimes there's just no substitute for a bad idea.
It seems Somebody in Marketing needed a catch phrase, and designed a fan around it.
So they came up with having the blade brackets pre-installed with push on rubber grommets; except we have to install the blades while on a ladder and pushing them on straight, is shall we say, unpleasant.
And then they used these odd bulbs with never seen before bases. Just what we need; yet another type of bulb.
Being a contractor, none of these "innovations" have any appeal to us "Pros" that actually work for a living.
This model should be discontinued and pulled from all retailers.
I should have known better when I saw the "Five Minute" line in the description.
Hunter should stick to just making fans all the same.
September 2, 2015