Cool By Design
Dorian Drake’s Hardware, Lawn & Garden Group is the sales and marketing representative of the Modern Fan brand of ceiling fans and accessories in its markets. Dorian Drake manages all export functions in its territory for the Oregon-based manufacturer of contemporary ceiling fans, with particular focus on establishing international distribution and building Modern Fan’s brand recognition.
The Modern Fan Company is the original and premier source for contemporary ceiling fan design, producing the most complete, exclusively modern collection of ceiling fans available. Modern Fan’s products celebrate the idiom through mechanical simplification, geometric forms and contemporary, and are intended to meet the needs of the professional specifier and the design-minded homeowner alike.
The Modern Fan Co. was born of a singular intention: to design alternatives to the status quo. In doing so, they aim to produce ceiling fans that while keeping users comfortable, also address the aesthetic requirements of contemporary-minded design professionals and homeowners. Ron Rezek’s career as a design entrepreneur and educator lends a rich and authentic heritage to Modern Fan and is ever-present in their company culture. Modern Fan designs products rather than style them. Their goal is to remain above fashion and trends, and to continually provide products that are technically and artfully appealing. Produce ceiling fans that will be as relevant years from now as they are today, you will agree, Modern Fans are “cool by design.”
Manufacturer Products/ Equipment
- Complete line of Ceiling fans:
- Bedroom Fans
- Kitchen Fans
- Living Room Fans
- Exterior Fans
- Hugger Fans
High Quality Performance
Modern Fans keep you comfortable while helping to reduce energy consumption. Like a nice breeze on a warm day, moving air offers recognizable relief from heat and humidity (scientists have a term for what’s happening on your skin—“evaporative cooling”).This “cooling” effect allows for upward adjustment of your thermostat by as much as 8 degrees, resulting in up to 40% reduction in power consumption. In many cases, air conditioning can be turned off entirely, while a Modern Fan uses less electricity than a standard light bulb.
The DC Slim takes advantage of direct current motor efficiency, using even less power to deliver these benefits. Additional energy reductions and savings are gained in cooler seasons when Modern Fans are used to re-circulate heated air that would otherwise remain trapped or stratified near the ceiling. Furthermore, Modern Fan offers long-life, color-balanced compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) options with all but two of products. CFLs use only 25% of the energy consumed by equivalent incandescent or halogen lamps.
Fan Selection Guidelines
The more space between the blades and the ceiling, the more effectively your fan will circulate and distribute air. However, building codes require that the blades of a ceiling fan must be at least 7-feet above the floor. Generally, they recommend hanging the fan as far down from the ceiling as is visually appropriate, while maintaining the7-foot blade clearance above the floor. When dealing with higher ceilings, one-third the distance to the floor is a good guideline. For 8-foot ceilings, use one of the hugger models. Keep in mind that optional light kits may add several inches to the overall length of the fan.
In nearly all cases, the 50-inch to 56-inch blade spans are the most appropriate selections. The 42-inch or 46-inch blade spans should be reserved for smaller rooms or narrow spaces (10-foot-by-10-foot and smaller) or when airflow to the area above the blades is blocked or restricted by architectural elements (beams, walls, cabinetry, etc.). Occasionally, two 42-inch fans may be a desirable alternative to one 52-inch fan. The Altus and Cirrus models are also available with a 36-inch blade span for exceptionally small or narrow spaces.
Modern Fan’s lights generally function well as a primary light source for a space, but may not be satisfactory as the only light source in a room. This will depend on factors such as room size, wall/ceiling color and intended use of the space. Be sure to evaluate the wattage listed for each fan light and the amount of light your space requires. When evaluating fluorescent solutions, you can multiply the lamp wattage by four (4x) to estimate the light output in terms of an incandescent (tungsten) or halogen equivalent.
Productive Energy Usage
All Modern Fan products move air in the upper range of fans on the market. While emerging DC motor fans (like the DC Slim) are reaching new levels of efficiency, it’s important to remember that all ceiling fans are inherently efficient and use very little electricity to begin with. Choosing fluorescent lamps instead of incandescent (tungsten) or halogen equivalents represents the greatest opportunity for energy savings.
Manufacturer Website: http://www.modernfan.com/