Saturday, July 25, 2009

Midway Eco Ceiling Fan from Emerson CF955

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My partner and myself have been selling ceiling fans and home lighting for the past 25 years. We've seen a lot of new introductions, and new technology along the way. Rarely, however, does something come along that really commands your attention like the "ECO" fan from Emerson.

Ceiling fans by their very nature are energy saving appliances for the home. They circulate heated air in the winter, and make for a more comfortable home without turning up the thermostat. In summer they reduce our need for expensive air conditioning. Some are deemed to be "Energy Star" rated, which merely means they have been tested to certain levels of efficiency. This new introduction, however, goes way beyond anything offered in the past.

If you want to increase your comfort level with almost no electrical cost, and be a leader in the "green" community...look no further than the "Midway Eco" Fan.

The engineers at Emerson have developed a fan and light combination that is nearly 300% more efficient than any other "Energy Star" fan. The motor is truly unique, and the blades have an all new airfoil design that surpasses all other blade configurations. Furthermore, the fan is designed into a housing that is clean and contemporary, being the perfect compliment to most home decors.

The CF955 ceiling fan features a built in light that utilizes 4-13 watt compact fluorescent bulbs. The fan motor itself consumes only 24 watts of electricity to move over 6900 cubic feet of air a minute on the highest setting.

The CF955 ceiling fan also features a built in remote control system, which has to be added at additional cost on most fans.

This attractive and extremely efficient ceiling fan is being sold for $419.00 (no one sells this ceiling fan for less! ) by Fan Man Lighting, and includes free shipping , right to your door.

◆ Most Efficient Fan on the Market*
◆ Energy Star Rated
◆ High Efficiency EcoMotor
◆ 54" blade span
◆ Patented High Efficiency Airfoil Blades
◆ Reversing Full-Function Remote Control Included
◆ 4.5" downrod included
◆ Light Kit Uses four 13 watt Fluorescent Bulbs (included)
◆ Only 24 Watts of Energy Usage
◆ Limited lifetime motor warranty
* Top Energy Star certified performance as of October, 2008

The Fan Man Lighting Team

952-898-2754 or 1-866-600-FANS(3267)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ceiling Fan Shopping / Buying Tips

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If you have never purchased a ceiling fan, or if you have, and are not happy with the performance. Here are some helpful tips on choosing the best ceiling fan for your application.

Name Brand: Every company has a range of quality within their offerings. Even the most famous brands like Casablanca, Hunter, Emerson, and MinkaAire offer something in a lower quality to be competitive.

Big Box Stores: Hampton Bay is the private label name for Home Depot. Harbor Breeze is the private label name for Lowe's. Turn of the Century for Menards. It can be very difficult to find parts for or troubleshoot these "House Brands".

Blade size: 52" diameter is best for most areas. Longer blades will "Soften" the airflow making it more comfortable. Shorter blades spin faster, with a more direct airflow.

Motor Size: Motor is the real difference in ceiling fans today. Select the motor that is best for your application, based on what you are expecting from the fan. Larger or higher quality motors will move more air and run quieter over time than smaller motors. Ceiling Fans 101

Color or Finish: Most ceiling fans are offered in numerous colors and designs. Oil Rubbed Bronze is the most popular today, with Brushed Nickel a close second. White is best for areas you want the fan to be less of a focal point.

Best values offered: The best value in a Direct Drive motor is the Supra series from Minka Aire. F568 (52") and F563 (44"). The best value in a Stack motor is the Apollo CF3900 model from Emerson.

The above is an overview of the basics when shopping for a ceiling fan. If you have more specific questions, or would like help in making your selection, please contact us.


15465 Cedar Ave 
Apple Valley MN 55124
952-898-2754 or 1-866-600-FANS(3267)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Lighting for Home Staging

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To make sure potential buyers will be interested in your home, show it off in it's best light.

You can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually with the latest lighting designs and colors.

Stylish lighting, along with carpet, fresh paint, and de-cluttering are key elements in getting your home sold quickly, and at top dollar.

First impressions are the key. Replace the old "Brass and Glass" style lighting with updated Bronze or Brushed Nickel to make the home feel newer.

Water Features are another item that can add ambiance to a room. ( you can take them with you to your new home!)

Follow this link: Home Staging to view some easy lighting selections.

Please feel free to call with any questions
952-898-2754 or 1-866-600-FANS(3267)

Fan Man Lighting
14250 Burnhaven Dr.
Burnsville,MN 55306

Designers, Agents, Home Stagers, Builders, etc. please call for a catalog version.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fan Man Lighting History

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I started working for a small family owned business called Fan Man Inc. in February of 1989. I have absolutely loved it ever since. In 1998 Fan Man went from a ceiling fan store, to a full blown lighting showroom. In 2005 the company expanded to join the booming housing market. This was about the time the market fell apart. After struggling for a few years, they had to sell the company, and offered managers to purchase their stores. We took them up on that offer.

My partner, Jack Metcalf, was managing the store with me at the end. Jack has had a few former lives: he started as an air traffic controller with the Air Force. As a Lieutenant in Vietnam he was awarded the "Bronze Star" medal for services during the air war. He then went on to work as an air-traffic controller in Minneapolis Center and became the spokesman when Reagan fired them all in the eighties. After air-traffic he decided to use his business degree from the U of M, and went into the lighting industry with Thompson Lighting and Budget Power stores as a buyer and manager for 18yrs. he was hired by Fan Man in 2001 to help them grow into the lighting showroom we have now.

Jack and myself have a true passion for the lighting and ceiling fan industry. You'll be hard pressed to find anyone that is more helpful and knowledgeable than ourselves and our staff. We actually love what we do for living and it shows.

Jason Stevens, Owner