We’ve taken the time to find the best smart ceiling fans on the market and turn it into a buyers guide so you don’t have to search the web for hours and hours looking for a smart ceiling fan that you might want to buy. Instead we’ve brought some of the best fans to your attention so all you have to do is decide what qualities matter most to you and go from there.
What to Look For
When looking at the best smart ceiling fans there are a few things that you should look for. The first thing to look at is price. Are you the kind of person that has the ability to spend almost anything they want and put style and quality first, or is there a budget you should stick to?
We’ve found some accessories in the smart ceiling fan space…. the one we will cover now is the Bond, and add more shortly as soon as we find accessories that hit the market (the IOT home space is hot right now — new startups are popping up every week).
BOND – Makes Your Old Ceiling Fan Smart
The Bond uses Wifi, and is compatible with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and turns your current ceiling fan into a smart ceiling fan. Essentially removing the need to buy a new expensive ceiling fan.
The one catch is your ceiling fan needs to have a remote. Bond works by acting as your remote for your ceiling fans and then syncing with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. The nice thing is that one bond can work with up to 6 ceiling fans in 2500 sq feet. So more likely than not one unit is more than enough for your entire house.
If you currently have multiple ceiling fans, and don’t want to spend a ton of money to rig your home up with high tech smart ceiling fans, this might be the way to go. There’s no installation needed — and setup is quick and easy.
Best Smart Ceiling Fan
Today there are ceiling fans for every household and budget you can imagine. Different styles, colors, Alexa compatibility, Wi-fi connection, LED lighting and so much more. It seems the only thing they can’t do is make you dinner.
So, before you buy want, you really have to ask yourself – what are you looking for? Below we have some incredible, mesmerizing ceiling fans that will light up your room (literally) as well as by their astounding looks.
While you can get a wireless controller and install it in your current ceiling fan, completely replacing it will give you the most functionality. Plus, as they come as all-in-one package, they are super easy to install and set up.
We look at what the world has best to offer from 100% smart home fans to lower-cost options which you can collect using a ceiling hub.
Haiku Home L Series Smart Ceiling Fan
This is certainly a product that everyone would be proud to have in their home. Incredible functionality, sleek design and top performance. Silent and beautiful. Haiku fans are incredibly durable and able to withstand temperatures up to 122F provide.
It’s also the most energy efficient product on the market (they claim their fans exceed EnergyStar’s certification requirements by 450%). This is a 52-inch fan fit for 15 x 15 feet indoor spaces. The fan comes with an IR remote but if you already have a smart Z-Wave remote, you can also use it to control the fan.
Haiku is also a smart ceiling fan compatible with Alexa. L Series LED lighting has 16 settings and offers full voice control features. While the Wi-Fi module (which the fan already comes with) will let you connect to Haiku via your smartphone. If the price doesn’t scare you off, you should know that L Series is just the beginning. When it comes to materials, smart home automation (as well as price) H, I and Luxe series Haiku Fans are out of this world.
Hunter 59222 Symphony Ceiling Fan
Because of its price tag, Haiku won’t be for everyone. In that case, Hunter is a worthy option to consider. These fans are made of metal and glass, instead of plastic. So, they are a bit tougher, though it’s not as energy efficient. There are several models to choose from – 59222 is the mid-range Hunter model.
This is a 54-inch fan which is one of the largest on the market. Most Hunter models are compatible with Alexa and most smart home automation hubs. Plus, you can use it with a remote that it comes with. Hunter comes with two LED lights.
You will also like Hunter’s reversible motor. This motor can cool the room or, by going the other way, it will push the hot air down and warm the room. While reverse gear is something most fans have, Hunter allows you to do it via remote rather than manually.
Minka-Aire F844-WH Ceiling Fan
Minka-Aire is staggeringly beautiful. And cheaper than both Haiku and Hunter. The company seems to strike the perfect balance between the cost and its capabilities. So, what are you losing? Not that much actually.
F844-WH is a 52-inch fan that you can get with a white, silver or a distressed Koa finish. Just like the Hunter, Minka-aire has a reverse motor, however you have to switch it manually. It has three speed settings,a remote control and an 17-Watt LED. And if you are looking for efficiency, Minka-Aire is the best in the business due to their superior 48 degree blade pitch.
Why is Minka-Aire F844-WH such a highly rated ceiling fan? As we said, you are not missing that much compared to the $600 Haiku. Of course, it has its drawbacks (like the lack of Alexa compatibility) but overall, it is a superb value combination. And if you really wanted to squeeze the ‘smart’ out of the Minka-Aire, you can always couple it with Minka’s Ceiling fan wall controls with light dimmer and 3-speed forward/reverse.
Honeywell Ceiling Fans 50195 Rio
Compared to the others, Honeywell is more of a honorable mention rather than a true competitor. But it is not. If the price is important to you,50195 Rio will get the job done. And it’ll do it well.
Honeywell is not a 3rd grader. Through several decades, it has earned its reputation by offering a wide range of superb quality products. Their lineup includes high-ticket fans to cool even the largest rooms as well as affordable solutions for small homes. 50195 Rio is not expensive but it is enough to cool a relatively large room due to its huge blades.
50195 Rio is a contemporary design, 3-blade fan with two CFL bulbs. It has long 54-inch blades, a reversible motor and comes with a remote control that offers plenty of settings to fit your needs. Some are what you would expect (light dim) but others, you have to admit, are quite neat (like delay for switch off to leave the room). Honeywell has a selection of additions to compliment your purchase from wall mount remotes, to handheld ones, LCD touch screen remotes and more.
Here’s the problem. Is Honeywell 50195 Rio really a smart ceiling fan? Well, it is. Sort of. Because Honeywell do not call it that, nor they talk about Alexa-compatibility. However, you can connect it to smart home automation hubs like Bond Home and connect it to your smartphone, google Home or Alexa that way.
I hope you enjoyed our post on the best smart ceiling fans — and especially hope it helped you find what you were looking for to add a smart element on your ceiling fan to your smart home. We’ve shown you a kit that you can use to make almost any ceiling fan into a smart ceiling fan — as well we’ve shown you a few ceiling fans that you can buy to add to your smart home..
Is there anything else that should be on our list of best smart ceiling fans? Let us know below!