Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 111
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Perfect fan for rustic/mission decor
We have used Hunter fans nearly exclusively in all of our homes and have always been satisfied. This fan is no exception. Looks great with our rustic/mission decor and works in three speeds just fine. It is a typical quiet Hunter fan. One word of caution; the lights are not that bright and, most likely, you will need auxiliary lighting for whatever room you place this on.
November 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Great stylish fan
I bought 3 of these fans a year ago and we love them. Assembly is a little more involved, with more components, but no big deal. All parts and screws fit well. I had no trouble hanging the fan while wiring it. Hook was sufficient. The manual was a little iffy with the adaptor ring assembly, but wasn't too difficlut to figure out with a little trial and error. The globe does not light up a room to read by, as already mentioned, however it fits the decor of the fan with excellent looking mood lighting. No harsh blarring globe. We have one fan in our semi rustic cabin and two in our mission/lodge style home and this model fan looks great. I have installed at least 10 or 12 Hunter fans in both homes over the past 15 years or so and all still work great. Buy the remote control and hide the the pull chains for an even better look. Dimming remote is really cool. The one chain you can cut short and hide above the cover and the center one, you can cut short and stuff up inside the chain shaft and jam a small piece of black foan in the hole and no one will notice. Hanging pull chains are trashy. Currently $120 online.
December 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MH64 The lightning is awful.
The fan is pretty. The lightning is awful. I would not purchase again.
April 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dare2b This fan is very quiet and perfect for the room.
I was looking for a fan to put in my study which has mission style furniture. This fan has the look I was after. It is perfect in there.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FanMan3 Nice Fan, Does the Job, But Very Tricky Installation!
This fan was just what I was looking for, and now that it's installed I'm very happy with it. HOWEVER I unwisely disregarded other reviews that pointed out that this model is not the easiest to install. As I quickly learned, those reviewers were telling the truth. Unfortunately my first install was disastrous, necessitating the purchase of a second fan, here's why...
Like most ceiling fans, the bulk and weight is in the fan motor housing which is about 20 lbs. or so on this model. In order to attach the wiring which is simple enough, the fan must hang by a hook of some sort from the ceiling mounting bracket while you carry this out. Here's the great failure in the Hunter Westcott model's design. The "hooks" are two small slightly curved tabs on the ceiling mount. You are to fit these tabs into two holes in the fan's ceiling canopy, a light weight metal piece through which the fan motor housing hangs. OK, simple enough. The problem is that the curved tabs are so short that there is hardly any room to angle the fan motor housing so that you can easily and safely attach the wiring. The installation manual which is not the clearest set of instructions (by a mile), shows illustrations of the fan housing at a right angle to the ceiling mount during this phase, which is an impossibility given the actual design. During my first install which I did alone, I slightly nudged the fan motor housing causing it to swing off the tabs and crash 8 feet to the ground, denting both it and the ceiling canopy beyond repair and leaving a gouge in the hardwood floor. I contacted Hunter via there Email support (don't waste time calling this company, you will never get through). I explained what happened, and while certainly assuming some responsibility for what occurred, I pointed out that it never would have happened if their hook system were better designed. I explained to them that in the weeks prior, I had safely and easily installed two ceiling fans by the Hampton Bay company. That manufacturer offers an excellent hook design, it's large and strong, the motor hangs well below the ceiling mount allowing easy wiring, and a very safe swing up during final closure. I had hoped Hunter would offer me a discount on replacement parts but they took the position that they had no responsibility for the accident, that complaints such as mine rarely occurred (but obviously do occur as they didn't say "never occurred"), and that they would inform their design team about the mishap.
I took a week or so to think about buying another brand or model, but ultimately decided to give the Westcott another try given it's design, overall good value, and the excellent $129 online price. This time around I had my wife hold on to the motor housing while I did the wiring and it was installed successfully. If nothing else, Hunter should advise that this model be installed by two people for safety's sake. It's really too much to deal with alone. Even screwing in the ceiling canopy after the wiring is a bit difficult given the pull of the weighty fan motor; I was glad for my wife's help during that phase too. I don't know if other Hunter ceiling fans share this design flaw, but if you buy another and it matches my description please take care and play it very safe on the installation. There are additional confusing bits of instruction in their manual as others have pointed out, but ultimately with patience it can all be figured out. I chose to do a low profile install and the manual notes for this were particularly obtuse.
My bottom line is if you love this fan's style go ahead and purchase it, but know that it's a tricky install and proceed accordingly. It is a very nice fan, fairly quiet, and does a fine job of cooling off my 14 x 24 foot living room at it's highest speed. It's made of good quality parts, all the finishing is quite nice with the exception of some small flaws in the grain laminate of the fan blades, but that's no a deal breaker by any means. Please note that the photo I uploaded makes the light fixture brightness look far brighter than it really is. The fixture gives off a somewhat dim amber light that's more of an accent than a primary source. If you need a fan for bright overhead lighting this is not the model to get. We'll rarely use the light so it didn't matter to us.
I should also point out that the first fan purchased online was delivered with a broken glass light fixture. I brought it to my local Home Depot and it was swapped out for a new fixture without question, which I really appreciated. I normally would have purchased this fan in the store but in order to get the $50 discount I had to buy it online instead. The second fan I ordered after the first installation mishap was delivered undamaged. I certainly hope this review helps someone out there avoid what I went through, best of luck on your purchase!
October 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tractorpie Great looking fan and easy to install
This fan coordinated with my bed frame and it looks great in our room. It was easy to install, even in our plaster and lathe ceiling. We picked up a safety bar /electrical box too because of this. The fan is lightweight though. In the end this fan was easier to install then adding a light kit to an existing fan which we had done downstairs.
The instructions were good and the fan and light are nicely put together with good quality products. Now that the fan is in place, I do not hear it when it is on but I can feel the difference it makes. It's true that the light is not bright, so if you want to read then another light might be necessary.
June 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Karma6987 I'd like to give it 5-stars....
Out of the box, this fan looked great and went up relatively quick. That was until I got to putting the blades on. There was one set of holes that simply would not accept the provided screws. Frustration does not even begin to cover how I felt. Being as far along in the project as I was, I refused to pull the whole thing down to take it back. After having to wait two days before I could find time to hit the hardware store for a tap (10-23), I was finally able to complete putting up the fan. So, while it work great and is incredibly silent, the overall experience really taxed my patience.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mickeymom Beautiful but difficult to install
I got this fan for under $100 shipped and have a craftsman home so it fits the style very nicely. Hunter fans are a very reputable brand and overall I am very pleased with our purchase. It is very, very quiet and wobble free. Lighting is very dim so if you are looking for task lighting this is not for you. You could probably look for a different globe? Installation was very difficult! It is a two person job!! Parts are not machined well, such as the screws. I purchased two fans and now that we have one installed--I don't know when I'll be able to talk the hubby into installing the second one after it took all evening to install the first. ;(
April 24, 2013