Most Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans: Energy Star, DC Motor, LED & More


Are you looking for the most efficient ceiling fan? There are all kinds of ceiling fans and it’s best to educate yourself about the different types and what may make one better than another depending on what you plan to do with it.

For starters, we recommend checking out our ceiling fan rating guide on how to find the best fan for you. It covers things like the fan’s airflow, electricity usage, and airflow efficiency. You can also check out some of the most efficient ceiling fans that are listed on the Energy Star website.

Below, we’ve put together a list of the most efficient ceiling fans, including the most energy-efficient brand, the best energy star rated, and the best dc motor ceiling fans just for you! Whether you’re looking for the best LED efficient ceiling fan, or the best hugger dc ceiling fan, we have you covered.

  1. Most Energy Efficient Brand: Modern Forms
  2. Energy Star Rated: Emerson Midway-Eco
  3. DC Motor Ceiling Fan: Craftmade Pireos
  4. LED Ceiling Fan: Fanimation Benito
  5. Hugger: Hunter Advocate
  6. Builder Grade: Savoy House Builder
  7. High CFM: Monte Carlo Maverick

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Most Energy Efficient Ceiling Fan Brand

Modern Forms Aviator

Inspired by the golden age of flying, this smart fan takes technology to the next level. With the exclusive Modern Forms app, you can save on energy costs and intuitively create schedules that adapt to your behavior. This fan comes with three all-weather blades, energy efficient DC motor, and flush mount installation.

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Best Energy Star Rated Ceiling Fans

Emerson Midway-Eco

With its new Emerson EcoMotor that uses up to 75% less energy compared to other ceiling fan motors, the Midway Eco maximizes energy efficiency. This contemporary ceiling fan comes with five aerodynamically designed airfoil blades, dimmable LED downlight, and six-speed remote control.

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Best DC Motor Ceiling Fan

One of the most energy efficient ceiling fans you can get is a dc motor ceiling fan. It’s hard to not want a DC fan, too, because they’re more efficient and quieter than AC ceiling fans. If you’d like to learn more about how a DC motor ceiling fan works, check out our "How DC Motor Ceiling Fans Work" guide.

Craftmade Pireos

Check out the curves on these blades! This fan’s tri-blade design provides a distinct look along with exceptional air movement. The simplicity of style makes the Pireos a focal point in your home. Features include dual mount installation and energy efficient DC motor..

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Best LED Ceiling Fan

Fanimation Benito

Classy and understated, the Fanimation Benito ceiling fan is the kind of fan that provides subtle style to any room. An 18 watt LED light encased in opal frosted glass completes the Benito's upscale look. This modern outdoor ceiling fan is wet-rated and provides high airflow (5,200 CFM) and smart control capabilities.

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Best Energy Efficient Hugger Ceiling Fan

Hunter Advocate

Soft modern design meets state of the art technology. The Advocate smart ceiling fan operates an integrated remote control or with smart home applications like Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant through Wi-Fi connectivity. This indoor ceiling fan also features a dimmable LED light kit, reversible blades, and a DC motor.

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Most Energy Efficient Builder Grade Ceiling Fan

Savoy House Builder

A blend of function and simplicity define the Builder Select. Energy Star certified, this ceiling fan provides high airflow with low energy output. Available in satin nickel and white finishes.

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Best High CFM Ceiling Fan

Monte Carlo Maverick

With a sleek modern silhouette, a DC motor and super energy-efficiency, the Maverick Max ceiling fan features softly rounded blades and elegantly simple housing. Maverick Max has a 70-inch blade span and a 3-blade design that delivers a distinct profile. Maverick fans are damp-rated, and may be used indoors or in covered areas.

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Now that you've had the opportunity to educate yourself on our most efficient ceiling fan selections, we welcome you to contact our ceiling fan experts with any further questions you may have at 1-800-724-5501, or you can click to chat!

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August 4, 2021
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