Fanimation Promotes Energy Consumption Awareness with National Ceiling Fan Day

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Littman Bros Lighting is proud to support Fanimation’s efforts to reduce energy consumption and raise awareness about the energy and cost saving benefits of ceiling fans with the initiation of the first annual National Ceiling Fan Day (“NCFD”). On September 18, Fanimation is encouraging Americans to join them in the fight to reduce energy consumption by turning off central cooling systems and relying on ceiling, floor and desk fans to keep cool.

Fanimation's National Ceiling Fan Day
Fans are our friends, they’re the only appliance you can buy for your home that saves energy, especially compared to the use of air conditioning.

According to, Fanimation initiated this campaign to dispute ceiling fan regulations; Tom Frampton, founder and CEO of Fanimation, and Nathan Framption, President of Fanimation, attended a public meeting held by the Department of Energy (DOE) on March 22, 2013 regarding the Energy Conservation Standards Framework for Ceiling Fans and Ceiling Fan Light Kits and they were not happy with the proposed efficiency standards.

“Fans are our friends, they’re the only appliance you can buy for your home that saves energy, especially compared to the use of air conditioning,” Nathan Frampton said in a press release from the company. “The DOE seems to be looking past what they do.”

Not only do the current provisions set in place “burden this industry with ineffective mandates,” but the new agenda recommends added regulations “which would significantly impair the ability of ceiling fan manufacturers to produce reasonably priced, highly decorative fans,” according to

In order to contend with this problem, Fanimation has started this nation-wide awareness program to contest further regulations and inform the public that ceiling fans are essentially energy saving products.

Fanimation provided some details in a National Ceiling Fan Day flyer regarding ceiling fans and their energy saving qualities including that 94 million of the 113.6 million residential homes in the United States use air conditioning equipment – the studies published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend using ceiling fans to reduce or eliminate the need to use air conditioning because ceiling fans consume significantly less electricity.

Energy Consumption:

  •     Electric furnace – 17,221 watts
  •     Central air – 5,000 watts
  •     Ceiling fan – 30 watts

Monthly Energy Cost:

  •     Electric furnace @ 5 hrs/day - $392.85
  •     Central air @ 5 hrs/day - 114.06
  •     Ceiling fan @ 24 hrs/day - $3.30 (average on medium speed)

According to, turning off your central air for this one day on September 18, could save trillions of kilowatt hours of energy consumption; ceiling and portable fans are the only household appliances that actually save money over the course of time.

In a recent press release from Fanimation, it was said that placing a higher price on less aesthetically pleasing designs for fans could result in a rise on the reliance of other cooling systems, consuming more electricity. Fanimation wants to prevent this and educate the public on the energy saving benefits ceiling fans and portable fans actually have with National Ceiling Fan Day.

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