The purpose of the Day is to educate the American public about the benefits of ceiling fan usage.
Online PR News – 29-August-2013 – Zionsville/Indiana – The first annual National Ceiling Fan Day (NCFD) will be held on September 18, 2013. The purpose of the Day is to educate the American public about the benefits of ceiling fan usage. Studies published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend using ceiling fans to reduce or eliminate the need to use air conditioning because ceiling fans consume far less electricity. Most ceiling fans consume 30-50 watts during operation while air conditioning systems can use upwards of 5,000 watts. If every American turned off their air conditioning for one day and utilized fans for their cooling needs, the United States would save over three trillion kilowatt hours of energy consumption.
Many consumers are also unaware of how to properly use their fans year-round and we want to help correct that knowledge gap. According to a 2005 Residential Energy Consumption Survey, more than 42 percent of the 66 million single-family homes with at least one ceiling fan are using them incorrectly or not at all. These statistics clearly show more needs to be done on the education front. The concept originated with Fanimation, a ceiling fan manufacturer based out of Zionsville, Indiana. However, support for the Day has grown rapidly throughout the country.
The nation’s leaders in energy conservation and efficiency have expressed their support for NCFD. Presently, the US Green Building Council (USGBC), Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI), Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), and countless others have agreed to support this Day. Many leaders in the lighting and ceiling fan industry have also endorsed NCFD including the American Lighting Association (ALA).
President of Fanimation, Nathan Frampton says, “Fanimation hopes to inspire the public to turn down their air conditioners and turn on their fans. They will notice immediate impacts on their electricity bills and they will also help the environment.” He adds, “We as a society have grown more accustomed to air conditioners. We use them in our cars and then continue relying on them at home. We sometimes forget that fans offer a more sustainable alternative to cooling. America’s increased reliance on central air and the escalating cost of energy inspired Fanimation to initiate the first annual National Ceiling Fan Day on September 18, 2013.”
Over the past 29 years, FANIMATION became an American success story. Founder and CEO Tom Frampton became involved in ceiling fan design and manufacturing while working part time at a major ceiling fan manufacturer when he was in high school. His lifelong interest and aptitude in engineering and design led him to establish his own company, creating ceiling fan styles never seen before. FANIMATION continues to lead in style and innovation, under the guidance of Tom and his son Nathan, who serves as President, along with some of the greatest minds in the ceiling fan industry.
The company’s benchmark designs set the standard for the industry, including the tropical look of The Islander, featuring the original palm leaf fan blade; The Palisade with its vertical rotation design; and The Punkah, sporting a side-to-side synchronized motion.
FANIMATION is dedicated to creating and manufacturing high-quality, energy-efficient, ceiling fans that are as functional as they are expressive. The development of its product line throughout the 29-year history reflects its number one priority - the satisfaction of its customers.