Size and Speed Matters When Choosing the Right Fan

September 26, 2019 by Patrick Munar

Are size and speed important when choosing a ceiling fan? The short answer is yes, because of the large circumference and specially designed fan blades of MacroAir big ceiling fans, it only takes one of our fans to create balanced and comfortable airflow in a large area, compared to 34 small fans to get similar results.

Additionally, The large, slow-moving columns of air created by high volume, low speed (HVLS) fans have a wider reach, reduced noise levels, and operate more efficiently than traditional small fans. In this blog, we will review why fan size and speed are so important when selecting a fan for your space.

The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Breeze



The biggest benefits of using a bigger HVLS fan instead of many smaller industrial fans is the reduction in energy usage. An average small industrial fan spins several times faster than a large ceiling fan. MacroAir fans are designed to move high volumes of air at low speeds. This means you need fewer large fans to achieve what takes many small fans to accomplish.

Slow Airflow Means More Cashflow

Large ceiling fans use a lot less energy than traditional fans because they push a lot of air and they work well with air conditioning systems. A large HVLS fan can reduce the amount of electricity that your HVAC system uses each month, further improving your energy efficiency. In fact, some MacroAir customers have been able to reduce their air conditioning tonnage by a full 25% by turning up their thermostat while running the fans.

MacroAir industrial fans are the latest in innovative large ceiling fan technology, providing a more efficient means of keeping occupants comfortable and businesses sustainable.

When you look up, have you noticed more large ceiling fans in the buildings you are in? Leave your comments below.


2 comments on “Size and Speed Matters When Choosing the Right Fan

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    I have a High School competition pool that has an observation area 8 feet from the pools edge. The bleacher risers are 20 feet from the bottom of roof structure and and 28 feet from structure at the low point.
    We would like to ventilate only the observation seating area and not the pool or pool deck. Competitors do not want the draft on them or the pool deck.
    What fan size, spacing is recommended for this warm, 82 degree, seating area?


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