Become A Fan! – Fanimation Ceiling Fans

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!

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.

The Baseball Ceiling Fan by Hunter

March 31st, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ballgame……..

It’s that time of the year again when the sun is shinning and the crack of the bat is music to the ears. America’s pastime is back in swing and what better way to show your love for baseball than with a Hunter baseball ceiling fan. No matter your age if you love baseball you will love this fan.

Hunter baseball ceiling fans captures the spirit of the game in every detail of the fan. The blades are shaped like baseball bats and are reversible so they can be wood or aluminum. The motor is camouflaged as a catcher’s mitt and the light is decorated as a baseball. A home plate ceiling applique is also included to complete the baseball motif.

Hunter 23252 baseball ceiling fan

This playful fan is a fun way to add comfort and light to any sports lovers or kid’s room. So batters up and bring the spirit of baseball into your home decor today with a colorful and playful Hunter baseball ceiling fan!

How to Use

March 28th, 2012

This post was written by guest blogger Jakob Barry.

All year electricity is being used in some way to make our lives easier and more comfortable. In fact, it’s such a part of our routine we often forget how good we have it.

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