How to choose the right industrial fan

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Industrial and commercial spaces require fans and not just the ordinary fans that you find in every other shop. High volume-low speed fans work perfectly in a commercial set up. Whether you need it in a warehouse or a large retail shop, the fans help in balancing airflow needs while minimizing the air conditioner power consumption. This will keep your place comfortable all year round.

To ensure you get the right fan, the following is a checklist

The size of the fan

The size of your room you need to circulate air is one of the greatest determinants of the industrial fan that you will go for. Some fans have a diameter of up to to 24 feet, a perfect size for a warehouse but inappropriate for some food storage area or even some retail space. Again, fans are chosen for optimal airflow. For efficiency, you may want to have some two smaller fans, which will cover more space than getting a large one, which will be limited. Before you buy the fan, consider getting a professional to advise on the size and the type of industrial fan to go for.


One outstanding thing with most large commercial fans is that they produce less noise. They move large volumes of air and move slowly and thus no much noise produced. Small fans, on the other hand, must run at high speed to maximize the airflow. Thus the smaller the fan, the more the noise produced and this could be discomfiting. Therefore, when looking for an industrial Grade fan, look for one that will serve its purpose while producing minimal noise.

Solar powered fan

A solar powered fan is very effective in cooling your warehouse, a large retail shop or any other large space. The best thing with these solar-powered fans is that they perform optimally when you need them to. During daytime business hours, they’ll give you the best service. Therefore using a solar-powered fan ensures that you get the best of performance while reducing the cost of energy. Remember, such fans are environment-friendly. Some solar fans have an option for batteries or directly connecting to the electrical power- therefore during the shorter winter days or when there is need to work round the clock, you are covered.

Whether you want to get a large industrial fan or you are for the option of getting a few small ones, consider the efficiency of the unit and most importantly, one whose cost of maintenance is low.