Product FAQs

General Information

Why is it beneficial to use a fan along with an air conditioner?

You can potentially save on cooling costs by turning up your whole-house thermostat and using the breeze from a fan to help you feel cooler.

Can I use my box fan in a window?

No, box fans are not designed with window use in mind. Since they do not provide the secure fit of a window fan, they are more likely to fall out of the window. Box fan motors are also not designed to be rain-resistant, as are those of window fans.

What is CFM?

CFM stands for Cubic Feet per Minute. This is a measurement of how much air the fan moves. Be careful of claims made by manufacturers, as there is no industry standard on how to test CFM. Testing can be done in a wind tunnel, a vacuum, or open area. Each provides a different resistance to the fan blades and cannot be directly compared.

What is breeze mode?

If your fan has this option, when breeze mode is activated the fan will cycle through all speed settings randomly, recreating a natural outside breeze.

Where can I purchase additional parts for my fan?

If you would like to purchase parts for your fan please contact our Customer Service team.

What are the benefits of air intake, air exhaust, and air exchange?

Air intake allows you to bring cool air in from outside your window, while air exhaust allows you to remove stale, warm air from your room. Air exchange is found on twin window fans, where one fan can bring in cool air as the other fan exhausts the warm air.

The box of my fan states it includes a fused safety plug. What does this mean?

The safety plug is a safety feature that can be found on all of our residential fans. It is a safety device that is designed to cut off electric current to the fan if the device detects a potentially hazardous electrical fault in the fan's motor or power supply. The fuse is replaceable and replacement fuses can be purchased at any hardware store. For instructions on how to replace your fuse, please refer to your instruction manual.

How does sleep mode work?

When sleep mode is activated, the fan will cycle through all speed settings in sequential order.

Can I adjust the height of my stand fan? Will it tip over?

All Holmes® stand fans are adjustable; however, other brands of stand fans may not have this feature. Your fan manual will explain how to adjust or remove poles for different heights, if you have an adjustable stand fan. Holmes® stand fans have been designed and tested to not tip over at any secured height.

What are the power requirements for a fan?

Your fan has to use 120 volts and 60 hertz. We do not recommend using any more or less as it will damage the unit.