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Projects, tips and ideas for all the ceilings in your home. From installing ceiling fans and insulating, to makeovers and repairs.

With Ceiling Fans, You Get What You Pay For

If you’ve ever shopped for ceiling fans, you've probably been struck by the huge price variations. Fans with the same style and features, blade size and air movement (cfm) specs can cost anywhere from $80 to $300. We wondered if there's really an electrical/mechanical difference between the high-priced fans and the economy models, and whether those differences were worth the extra cash. So we called in Tom Breeden, vice president of engineering at Hunter Fan, to get his take on the issue. We learned that there are two key questions to ask yourself: