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National Ceiling Fan Day!

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Here at Fanimation, we are jumping at the bit for September 18, 2013 to arrive.  We can hardly wait to celebrate the first annual National Ceiling Fan Day (“NCFD”) by powering off our air conditioners and relying solely on fans.  The concept originated with our very own Teal Cracraft.  We invited everyone to join our cause by turning off their central cooling systems and relying on ceiling, floor, desk and wall fans to save trillions of kilowatt hours of energy consumption. We have received more support than we ever anticipated!  It seems like everyone who learns about NCFD has rallied behind this momentous Day.  More than 20 ceiling fan manufacturers, the American Lighting Association (ALA), and leading energy conservation groups have spread the NCFD message. The Home Depot and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. have hopped on board too.  Competitors have worked hand in hand to make NCFD a success.  We also received support from Fanimation retailers all across the country.

In addition, these leading advocates in energy efficiency didn’t hesitate to offer their backing: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ENERGY STAR®, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), and others. With the help of these various partners and unity within the industry the Day has evolved into a nationwide campaign that will forever leave a footprint on energy consumption in America.  Together, we are set to reach millions of Americans.

If every American participates in NCFD by turning off their air conditioning and using fans for their cooling needs, the United States would save over three trillion kilowatt hours of energy consumption. That is enough energy to power the entire city of New York for months.  Not only is using a ceiling fan good for the environment, it’s good for your checkbook, too. Operating a fan can cost as little as $3 per month. That is quite a savings compared to $130+ per month to run an AC unit in a typical home.  We invite you to save even more energy by using an ENERGY STAR certified ceiling fan when celebrating NCFD.  Please, spread the word, tell your friends, get on Facebook/Twitter, and let’s make a real impact on reducing energy consumption on September 18, 2013!   #NCFD 


  1. Claudia Spina

    Happy Ceiling Fan Day for all of us! Thank you for the partnership!

  2. Alexander Ostrovsky

    Thank you for your support!

  3. Wagonmaster

    You all obviously don’t live in Houston, TX. A/C is the staff of life for survival here.

  4. Jason Chen

    If we can accelerate the speed of replacing AC motor by BLDC one, then it can be reduced more energy consumption!

    1. Alexander Ostrovsky

      Jason, thanks for the comment. Fanimation offers a wide variety of ceiling fans with DC motors. See: We’re also glad we were able to partner with ENERGY STAR on NCFD. Thanks for celebrating with us!

  5. Alexander Ostrovsky

    Yes, we realize not everyone can shut down their central air systems completely. I’ve also heard from a few folks that it’s too cold where they live and they have their heating systems on. Their fans are blowing clockwise. We ask that you celebrate by turning your central air systems down and rely on fans as much as possible. Happy NCFD!

  6. Alexander Ostrovsky

    Light, thanks for posting and the support! Great to be partners with such an awesome team.

  7. Kareem Ruth

    Great idea! Many people don’t realize just how much a ceiling fan can help save you on annual cooling costs. If you choose the right one for your space, you can modulate your room temperature in a very efficient manner! We have a guide that we hope will your readers:

    Congrats on a great idea!

  8. Alexander Ostrovsky

    Thanks Kareem!

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  10. Greg Tillotson

    We are supporting National Ceiling Fan Day for 2014 by offering a 10% discount on Fanimation ceiling fans from Monday 8/15/2014 thru Sunday 8/21/2014 at

    Replace your old inefficienct fans with new DC motor ceiling fans that use over 75% less electricity and save even more on your energy bills…

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