Comfort control just got easier for consumers as Google Home devices will soon offer voice control of ceiling fans from Haiku® by Big Ass Fans®.
Google Assistant voice commands will allow users hands-free control of connected Haiku. Spoken commands include turning the fan on and off and adjusting both fan speed and overhead light intensity.
Haiku ceiling fans feature built-in temperature, humidity and occupancy sensors for automatic speed adjustment as environmental conditions change.
New Google Assistant commands allow for easier manual overrides when a setting change is desired. Haiku owners will now be able to increase fan speed after a jog to get extra airflow or dim the optional LED light to watch TV without pressing a single button.
Voice control via Google Assistant is the latest example of Haiku’s continued industry leadership. Big Ass Fans introduced Haiku with SenseME® － the world’s first connected, smart
ceiling fan－in 2014 and continues to develop partner integrations and release new features aimed at helping homeowners stay comfortable and save energy year-round.
“Consumers want the latest and greatest in the tech world, and as the leader in air-movement tech, we want control to be better than at the fingertips,” said Drew Zande, Big Ass Fans product manager. “It’s truly hands-free comfort. Our fans don’t have pull chains for a reason. Forget the switch. Forget hassle. Forget discomfort. Forget inconvenience.”
The new Google Assistant commands work with all current model Haiku ceiling fans, including the Haiku L, equipped with optional Wi-Fi module, as well as previous model Haiku fans with existing SenseME technology.
Learn more about the incomparable luxury of Haiku ceiling fans at bigassfans.com or call 877-244-3267.
The Big Ass Fans family continues to grow. We’re excited to announce ACI Mechanical & HVAC Sales as the distributor of Big Ass Fans products for the design and construction market in the Northwest United States.
For more than 30 years, ACI has led the way in the Pacific Northwest as the premium vendor for heating, ventilating, air distribution and filtration equipment.
“ACI has exceeded customer needs in Oregon and Washington since 1985,” says Lennie Rhoades, Big Ass Fans CEO. “As a company focused on offering the best in the business, we’re excited to partner together and continue to provide superior solutions to clients for years to come.”
For more on ACI visit acimechsales.com or call Mike Otani (206) 767-2600 to get the right Big Ass Fans fit for your space today.
The Big Ass Fans family continues to grow. We’re excited to announce Harshaw Trane as the distributor of Big Ass Fans products for the design and construction market in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
With a focus on continuous innovation and sustainable energy environments, Harshaw Trane has grown from a local HVAC equipment provider to a professional services company that helps building owners optimize and sustain their building’s performance through building automation systems and intelligent services; all driven by real time data and analytics that increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
“Harshaw Trane’s 40-plus year commitment to customization and optimization embodies what Big Ass Fans is built on,” says Lennie Rhoades, Big Ass Fans CEO. “We want the same end-goal for clients: a reliable, energy efficient building with a reduced total cost of ownership. With common emphasis put on automation, integration, analytics and active monitoring, we look forward to designing the future today with Harshaw Trane.”
For more on Harshaw Trane visit harshawtrane.com or call (859) 582-5759 to get the right Big Ass Fans fit for your space today.
The Big Ass Fans family continues to grow. We’re excited to announce H.D. Grant Co., Inc. as the distributor of Big Ass Fans products for the design and construction market in Southeast Texas.
Founded in 1956 by Harry Grant, H.D. Grant has long been an HVAC industry leader in customer satisfaction; providing quality, cost effective products and services while offering innovative and reliable solutions.
“What Harry Grant started more than a half century ago, his son, Danny Grant Jr., has continued with integrity and expertise,” says Lennie Rhoades, Big Ass Fans CEO. “We’re happy to partner with great companies like H.D. Grant. They truly know what it means to live life ‘Big Ass’ in everything they do.”
For more on H.D. Grant Co., Inc. visit hdgrant.com or call (713) 668-8880 to get the right Big Ass Fans fit for your space today.
The Big Ass Fans family continues to grow. We’re excited to announce Buckley Associates, Inc. as the distributor of Big Ass Fans products for the design and construction market in the Northeast United States.
Buckley has offered manufacturing, distribution and engineering expertise to help customers thrive for four decades. Through expert specification assistance to engineers, superior contractor service and quality product offerings, Buckley fits right in with the “Big Ass” mindset.
“From the corporate office in Hanover, Massachusetts to its sales offices and warehouses in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Connecticut, Buckley resonates as a leader in the HVAC industry selling premium quality,” says Lennie Rhoades, Big Ass Fans CEO. “Together, Big Ass Fans and Buckley can provide another generation and beyond premium products and quality service.”
For more on Buckley Associates, Inc. visit buckleyonline.com or call 781-878-5000 to get the right Big Ass Fans fit for your space today.
Tight workspaces, crowded floors and ceiling areas make it difficult to get cooling airflow to workers who need it. Bring comfort to these hard-to-reach work areas with the Big Ass Fans® Pivot 2.0.
Thanks to a virtually infinite number of speeds and versatile mounting options, you’ll get precisely the air movement you want, where you want it. Pivot 2.0’s direct-drive motor means you can count on it to always operate quietly and efficiently.
Pivot 2.0’s easy-to-install, durable steel cage keeps workers safe. Made from high-quality materials, this is the fan that delivers it all.
- Cooling air up to 120 feet from fan thanks to a 6-ft diameter and powerful motor
- Versatile installation with ceiling, beam and column mounting options
- Air in the right spot with 73 airflow positions and variable speed controls
- Quiet operation with a direct-drive motor and balanced airfoils
- Worry-free performance thanks to a 3 yr warranty. Lifetime on hub and airfoils
The entire Pivot 2.0 fan is Intertek/ETL-certified to UL 507 and CSA C22.2 No. 113 (that means it’s safe).
For more on Pivot 2.0, check out bigassfans.com or call 877-244-3267.
Big Ass Fans® announced today that Canadian owners of its Haiku® residential ceiling fans can now control them using Amazon’s Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices.
Haiku is the first ceiling fan to offer voice control for Alexa users in Canada.
Just in time for warmer spring temperatures, these commands allow users to turn Haiku on and off, change speeds and adjust light intensity, all hands-free. They work with all Alexa-enabled devices.
Haiku ceiling fans feature built-in temperature, humidity and occupancy sensors for automatic speed adjustment as environmental conditions shift. The Alexa voice commands allow for easier manual overrides when a setting change is desired, like increasing the fan’s speed after a run or dimming the light to watch TV (without moving from the couch). Incredibly popular with U.S. consumers, Haiku receives hundreds of thousands of unique voice commands monthly from Alexa users.
Expanded voice control through Alexa is the latest example of Big Ass Fans’ continued leadership with connected devices. The company introduced Haiku with SenseME®, the world’s first connected ceiling fan, in 2014, and pioneered this integration with Amazon in 2015. Big Ass Fans’ extensive engineering team continues to develop partner integrations and release new features, including specialized modes to help homeowners save energy year-round.
The Alexa commands work with all WiFi-enabled Haiku ceiling fans sold in Canada, where Big Ass Fans has an office in Mississauga outside Toronto. Opened in 2014, the office expanded to nearly 20,000 square feet in 2016 and employs more than 20 with sales tripling over that time.
Big Ass Fans® has long had rabid customers and now they have a community to call home, as the company today launched the Big Ass Fan Club. And what better day to roll out the Big Ass Fan Club than on a day all about love?
Joining the Big Ass Fan Club offers access to exclusive perks like the company’s quarterly magazine, a members-only dedicated line to sales and customer service, discounts on and early access to new swag, and a holiday gift.
Click here to learn more.
Big Ass Fans® today introduced an updated version of its Haiku® ceiling fan control app for Android devices. Easier to use, faster and just all around more incredible, the app offers unprecedented control options for the company’s Haiku residential ceiling fans.
The company’s extensive engineering team worked directly with customers throughout the year-long development process, incorporating their suggestions on how to make the app even better.
Wharf Hotels today announced the opening of The Murray Hong Kong hotel, an ambitious redesign of a government office building by renowned design firm Foster + Partners. The 336-room hotel uses custom-designed Big Ass Fans® among its most inspired elements in a large indoor-outdoor space dubbed “The Arches.”
Knowing of Big Ass Fans’ commitment to sustainability and elegant design, Foster + Partners approached the company with a drawing of a fixture they envisioned for the space. The result is a series of custom ring fans – 84-inch Haiku® ceiling fans surrounded by bronze rings fitted with sparkling LEDs. The fans bring comfort to guests in the intense Hong Kong heat and help reduce energy costs.
Click here to learn more about The Murray.
Big Ass Fans® today announced AirEye, the first fan of its kind to detect motion and shut off automatically. AirEye is the quietest, longest-lasting, easiest-to-clean, highest-efficiency personal cooler ever made.
Existing directional fans often break down, make excessive noise, have limited speed settings, and are inefficient and difficult to clean. AirEye improves upon every shortcoming:
- AirEye’s motion sensor ensures it only operates when workers are present, saving energy effortlessly during shift changes, breaks and shutdowns.
- AirEye moves up to 48 percent more air than other fans, enough to create a breeze one-third of a football field away.
- Patented airfoils produce less noise than any competitor, even at full speed.
- Its 7-year, full warranty is more than twice as long as the industry average.
- AirEye’s electronically commutated motor operates 50 percent more efficiently than typical directional fans.
- The infinite speed control allows the fan to operate at 1 to 100 percent of full speed, rather than the typical two to three settings.
- Protected by an epoxy-sealed and powder-coated cage, AirEye’s hub and airfoils will endure years of daily use.
AirEye is available with a variety of mounts, including I-beam, C-channel, wall, swivel and portable pedestal. Its IP65 rating means that washing AirEye is as simple as hosing it down. And with its easy-to-remove cage and components, cleaning tough-to-reach dust and dirt buildup is easy.
The International Interior Design Association announced today that the Haiku® ceiling fan by Big Ass Fans® has been honored as part of its 21st annual Product Design Competition.
The organization named Haiku as a winner in its accessories or specialties category.
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