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Ceiling Fans Key Product Criteria

Equipment Specification
Ceiling Fans
  • Specification defines residential ceiling fan airflow efficiency on a performance basis: cfm* of airflow per watt of power consumed by the motor and controls.
  • Motor warranty provided must be a minimum of 30 years
  • Component(s) warranty must be a minimum of one year
  • Light kit warranty requirements are provided in the ENERGY STAR Luminaires PDF (637KB) specification.
  • Integral or attachable lighting, including separately sold ceiling fan light kits, must meet requirements provided in the ENERGY STAR Luminaires PDF (637KB) specification. See specification PDF (637KB) for specific requirements.
  • Qualifying products must permit convenient consumer adjustment of fan speed, by means of one or more wall-mounted switch(es), a remote control, or readily accessible pull chains.

Criteria for ENERGY STAR Qualified Residential Ventilating Fans — Minimum Efficacy Levels

Airflow (cfm) Minimum Efficacy Level (cfm/W)
Low At low speed, fans must have a minimum airflow of 1,250 CFM* and an efficiency of 155 cfm/W.
Medium At medium speed, fans must have a minimum airflow of 3,000 CFM* and an efficiency of 100 cfm/W.
High At high speed, fans must have a minimum airflow of 5,000 CFM* and an efficiency of 75 cfm/W.