Archive for April, 2012

Fanimation Ceiling Fan Earth Day Sale!

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Wow! It is almost the end of April, which means Earth Day is quickly approaching on April 22nd! What better way to celebrate than having a Fanimation Ceiling Fan Earth Day Sale, starting Saturday April 21st. During this sale, you can save up to 50% off of select Fanimation ceiling fans. Each year Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22nd, marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day is all about the fight for a clean environment. It is about discovering energy you didn’t even know you had and then channeling it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.

Fanimation ceiling fans do their part in contributing to the efforts of Earth Day by offering energy efficient products. One of their feature energy efficient fans is called the Fanimation Landon. This ceiling fan breaks new ground by making saving energy look stylish. It is Energy Star-rated and is equipped with super-efficient, cool-to-the-touch, high quality LED bulbs housed inside a white frosted glass diffuser. Not only will you have the same amount of light and color quality that you’ve been used to with incandescent – but LEDs last far longer. Are you looking for even more energy savings? Why not! The Fanimation Landon’s DC motor consumes 70 percent less energy than conventional fans on the market. Why not contribute to the Earth Day effort and take advantage of this ceiling fan’s sale price!


Another fan that is featured in the Fanimation Earth Day sale is the Fanimation Cancun. This fan has been rated for indoor and outdoor locations, and is available in three different finishes. Matching this fan to any of your rooms will be a breeze!


The Fanimation Huxley comes in two different finishes with a variety of  blade sets. Although this fan is capable of blending into any room, its dynamic design makes it become a great decorative element for your home.


The Fanimation Islander is another Energy Star-rated model with a DC motor. Consuming 70 percent less energy than a conventional ceiling fan, the Fanimation Islander will not only keep you cool, it will save you money in the process. This ceiling fan is also listed for damp locations, it is safe to use in covered porches and porticos, expanding the installation possibilities!


The Fanimation Keistone offers a traditional style with a twist of sophistication. The classic Bronze Accent finish is perfectly complemented by amber linen glass and reversible Cherry/Walnut wood blades cover a 60-inch sweep. This ceiling fan also consumes 70 percent less energy than a conventional ceiling fan thanks to its DC-powered motor.


The Fanimation Sandella is another DC Fan, consuming 70 percent less energy thanks to its DC Motor. This ceiling fan has a look and feel that will transport you to the islands without having to leave home. The included light kit provides plenty of illumination and makes the Sandella a focal point in the room. Conserving energy never felt this good and will surely be appreciated during the hot summer months!


With no end in sight to the soaring energy costs, new research shows that a Fanimation ceiling fan can help by cutting your energy bill in half! It costs only a penny an hour to run a ceiling fan. At the same time, it costs 43 cents an hour to run a central air conditioner or 16 cents an hour to run a room air conditioner. So what are you waiting for!? You can save up to 50% on the fans above as well as other select Fanimation ceiling fans. Take advantage of the Fanimation Earth Day Sale, starting Saturday, April 21st, and do your part in saving the earth while putting money back in your pocket!

Minka Aire Retro Table Fan Giveaway

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Going to be looking for ways to keep cool on those hot spring and summer days? Well look no further! We are excited to be giving away a Minka Aire Retro Desk Fan from Del Mar Designs! This fan has a casual retro feel that would make it a great accessory, as well as an essential necessity to get you through the hot months.


Item Details: Minka Aire F300-BN is a retro, oscillating table fan with Low/Med/Hi/Off – Fan Speed Slide Switch and a Brushed Nickel motor finish.

Item Dimensions: 11” Blade Span with a 14.5” Height, Top to Bottom

Value: $44.93

To Enter: “Like” Del Mar Designs on Facebook or “follow” Del Mar Designs on Twitter and leave a comment below that you “Like” them on Facebook and/or now “follow” them on Twitter. You can be entered into the contest 2x – Each “Like” and “Follow” is considered an entry.

Rules: Giveaway ends on April 30, 2012. Two entries possible, one winner will be chosen via random.org. Open to 48 Continental United States residents only.

Become A Fan! – Fanimation Ceiling Fans

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Fanimation is a company that was literally built from the ground up. It started twenty-seven years ago with a man, a garage, a concept and a dream. The man was Tom Frampton, his garage was in Pasadena, CA, his concept was to design unique and innovative ceiling fans and his dream was to channel his passion for creating high quality ceiling fans into a revenue producing enterprise. I am pretty certain that Tom Frampton has fulfilled his dreams.

Fanimation ceiling fans is now a thriving company and has had their Fanimation fans featured in Vanity Fair, Modernism and Phoenix Home and Garden. They have also made it to the big screen, being shown in the movie I, Robot and on HGTV in Extreme Makeover Home Addition. How cool is that!?

The Fanimation fans collection is made up of a variety of uniquely designed fans, capable of accenting and adding to any living space. These fans come in so many styles and finishes, it is impossible that you would not find one that is suitable for your taste and style.

The Fanimation Landon is a 6 speed Fanimation fan with Reversing and Up and Down Light Dimming. This fan makes saving energy look stylish as it is equipped with super-efficient, cool-to-the-touch, high quality LED bulbs housed inside a white frosted glass diffuser. Changing a light bulb is usually the last thing I think about. It is also one of the last items that I have randomly on hand. With this Fanimation ceiling fan you won’t have to worry about changing a bulb for years!


The Fanimation Windpointe is a 5-Blade Fan complete with three speeds. This fan greets you in any room with a cool design and captivating style. The Windpointe will definitely act as a focal point in any room that you put it in.


Why not make this next fan a part of your homes décor? The Fanimation Arden combines functionality with aesthetics. Recalling the clean and classic lines of an arthitects tripod, this Fanimation fan is a unique piece for your home. My favorite part about this fan is that it is a floor fan, but it doesn’t have that boring plastic feel to it. It can really act as a standalone piece, all the while serving a purpose in your space.


The Fanimation Multimax comes with a 3 speed touch screen remote with learn-mode, timer & 3-minute light delay on/off.  This versatile Fanimation ceiling fan has six lighting and blade configurations. I love that it comes with a touch screen remote. I like to think of myself as a relatively technology savvy person, a touch screen remote allows me to have the best of all things.

Years ago, Tom Frampton, an avid antique fan collector, joined the Antique Fan Collectors Association (AFCA). The membership operated a museum since 1997 displaying fans on loan by the membership. The museum was once located in Vornado Fan Co. in Wichita Kansas. The need to move became apparent, so Fanimation offered to house it in its facility in Zionsville. The rest is history!

Interesting Facts on Fanimations Antique Fan Museum

  • The  Antique Fan Collectors Association (AFCA) museum contains more than 450 antique ceiling and desk fans.
  • The oldest electric fan in the museum dates from the early 1890’s.
  • It is the only dedicated antique ceiling and desk fan museum open to the public in the world.

Cool Off This Spring with Outdoor Fans!

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Wow! Spring weather sure came early this year! So what are you waiting for? Why not start the season out with a new outdoor ceiling fan. The weather throughout this past year has been rather unpredictable, as most of us are used to a cold snowy winter and a wet spring. This year, that has not been the case. With this past winter estimated to be one of the forth warmest on record, the 2012 spring and summer season are shaping up to be much warmer across the nation. Depending on where you live, you may already being feeling a lot of that summer heat or you may be steadily heading into it. So my question to you is this… Why wait until the weather becomes too much to bare? Beat the rush and buy your new outdoor ceiling fan now.

Outdoor fans are a great way to make sure that you and your loved ones stay cool during the spring and upcoming summer months. I can tell you from experience that outdoor ceiling fans have always made a great difference in my life. When I was younger, I worked at a resort in North Florida. Throughout those long summer months I slaved away in one of our outdoor cafes serving food to our guests. FINALLY, our management team decided it was about time to invest in outdoor ceiling fans. It was amazing! Both the service and business improved, as the servers were not fatigued from working in the heat and the guests found the outdoor cafe to be more of a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy with their families and friends. The outdoor ceiling fans that I can remember at the resort were very similar to the Minka Aire Gauguin. This fan comes in three different finishes and has a tropical style that can add a unique design element to your outdoor living space.

Besides making a huge difference at work, outdoor ceiling fans can also contribute to better relaxation at home. On a hot spring or summer day, it is great to be able to take a break from the fun and sun by the pool to go sit in shade with a new outdoor fan!  No matter the look and feel that you are trying to give your outdoor space, there are many different products to fit your needs. Fans such as the Minka Aire Rainman give off a very sleek marine feel, giving your outdoor space modern accents.

Outdoor ceiling fans like the Hunter Outdoor Original and the Fanimation Edgewood are ideal for enclosed porches, covered patios, greenhouses and more. Both outdoor fans provide clean lines and a traditional look that can match well with any outdoor living space.

Outdoor ceiling fans practically maximize your homes space. For the spring and summer months, they allow you to have even more options for places to enjoy with your family and friends. Why look at the heat as a restriction on your enjoyment and relaxation? Buy an outdoor fan and start cooling off in style this spring.