Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 53
Rated 5 out of 5Â by melitza03 Hunter has earned a loyal customer
I've used a cheaper fan in my bedroom for many years, and while it's worked and it does it's job fairly well, there is a noticeable hum of the motor when it's on, which is just a bit too annoying when it's on high - and it moves virtually NO air when it's on low, so medium has been the ONLY viable use for it, ever. I had always assumed that was just the norm for ceiling fans.
Boy was I pleasantly surprised when we put this in my master bedroom in my new house two weekends ago. While it certainly wasn't a "5 minute" project, it didn't take more than a half hour, and it went in without a hitch. I was absolutely stunned when we turned it on - the only noise is the whisper of the wind being moved. You can't even hear the motor working at all, and it was absolutely, perfectly balanced without any adjustment whatsoever, even on the highest setting.
I can't speak for the longevity of this fan, seeing as I've only had it two weeks now, but the medium and high settings move a LOT of air to make it quite pleasant in a VERY large master bedroom and is stunningly quiet. This is a quaint thing to note, but the pulls that were included are pretty neat - very heavy, with a picture of a light and a picture of a fan on each of them to designate which pull goes to which setting. They feel so "expensive" with their heavy weight when you actually pull them!
I hope there's actually something to that "dust armor" and it isn't just a marketing scheme... but either way, I'd say if it keeps working as it does now, I'm an extremely satisfied customer, and am looking to replace my jenky, unbalanced, loud, not-very-air-moving ceiling fan in the living room immediately with another Augusta by Hunter!
June 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Hotsalsa Claims to be quiet but not really
Purchased this Hunter Augusta to replace another Hunter fan that had so much motor noise it reverberated through the house. I should have returned that one but never had time or patience to take it down to do so.
Anyway on to this model. Box claims to be 99% assembled.
Sort of. I will commend Hunter for doing away with the awkward blade assembly where you have to attach the brackets to the blades and then the blades to the motor housing. With a 5 blade fan, that 30 screws. This new method of press and fit makes blade attachment easy. So 5 stars for that.
The fan quality is ok at best. At the highest speed the motor hums to the point of being annoying and loud. Fortunately we almost always use the middle speed setting and there the motor is relatively quiet. I can still hear some hum but my wife cannot. Of course I often remind her as in the Christmas Vacation movie, she couldn't hear a dump truck being driven through a nitroglycerin factory....but I digress.
The motor attachment to the ceiling bracket also deserves kudos, attaching wires while holding 40 pounds of motor never was fun. The Hunter brackets where you hang the fan and then attach the wires makes that much easier and safer.
If you do use the single switch setting you will need a red wire nut to handle all three wires safely. The orange nuts that are provided should only be used to twist two wires.
Finally, the new way of attaching the light housing is also much easier with a simple one connector connection.
I liked that the fan came with 4 CFL bulbs as well.
For the price this is a decent fan for a room that is used occasionally like our spare room.
I would not recommend it for a master bedroom or a bedroom with a light sleeper, the motor noise may be a bit much.
Clearly if you want a quiet motor you need to spend twice this and get a top of the line Hunter or a Casablanca.
Almost forgot the box claims "5" minute install, well, even using the existing ceiling bracket from the old fan (identical in every way) this install took me 30 minutes including bulbs and glass.
Hope this helps.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Apd001 Easy to install, quiet, works great
I've never installed a ceiling fan before this and it was much more simple than I imagined. Works great and is extremely quiet. Very happy with the purchase.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by fishman Augusta 52 in. Indoor White Ceiling Fan - 4 STARS
Augusta 52 in. Indoor White Ceiling Fan - Hunter has tried to improve the installation, especially the fan blades....however would not claim to totally install takes "5 minutes" as stated on the
exterior of the box. The mounting bracket has still not been standardized, so everytime you get a
newer model, plan on changing the hanger bracket. When mounting the assembled fan on the bracket with the three screws, be careful not to drop a screw as they will fall through the slotted openings in the top of the fan fairng and will have to totally drop the fan to recover the screw....recommend taping the slotted holes to save time!
September 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Floridian It's an economy priced fan that's a good deal for the price.
Let me agree with others, the fan's "High" setting is liken to Medium speed and its "Medium" is liken to Low speed. Low is just barely moving the air. I am wondering if it can't go too fast due to the way the blades are installed (no screws, just push rubber holes over metal). I did not expect whisper quiet for the price, but the motor's hum is very subtle. It's hard to find a fan with 4 lights. The light fixture is very compact and sits close to the fan (verses the older ones in which the arms actually came out some to make a more dramatic, elegant look). I think that too is for the fan's balance. The only easier part of the installation, to me, was the fact you just push the fan blades on. But if that's the reason the motor does not spin the blades as fast and why the light fixture is so compact, I'd rather spend the time screwing on the blades to get more out of the fan. It's basic, but does a good job overall. It's priced right for what you get.
October 28, 2014