What Is The Difference Between  A High-Speed And A Low-Speed Fan?

Most people understand how nice it is tohave a fan blowing across their sweaty faces on a hot day. The breeze provideswelcome relief, lowering your body temperature and increasing your energylevels.

The same principle applies when providingrelief in a hot and stuffy warehouse. However, there are some significantdifferences between a small, high-speed fan in your bedroom and a massive,low-speed fan in a massive building. Knowing the distinctions can assist you indetermining the best solution for creating a more comfortable, worker-friendlyenvironment.

About fans of high speed

High-speed warehouse fans are a device thatmost, if not all, of us, are familiar with. From hand-held models to desk fans,table fans, and ceiling fans, there is a fan to suit your needs and tastes.

The purpose of these fans is to blow aconcentrated amount of air in a specific direction, and they usually onlybenefit one or two people at a time. Most have three or four blades and aretypically used close to the user—usually within a few feet. Even ordinaryceiling fans are generally no more than ten feet away.

Speeds vary greatly, but most high-speedceiling fans spin between 200 and 380 RPM (revolutions per minute). In general,smaller fans rotate faster, while larger fans rotate slightly slower as theirsize increases.

What is the significance of speed?

A higher RPM on smaller, high-speed fans will blow air a long distance and provide circulation for a rectangular area.

What Are Low-Speed Fans?

Low-speed fans, as the name implies,operate at a slower speed. How much slower is it? Fans of AmeriWind HVLS fanshave a speed range of 40 RPM to 200 RPM.

This decrease in speed also allows for areduction in energy consumption. Low-speed fans are a great option for anyonewho wants to keep their utility bills low while maintaining high productionbecause they require less power to spin the airfoils.

HVLS fans are almost always associated withlow-speed fans (high-volume, low-speed). HVLS fans are larger (much larger),with diameters ranging from 8 feet to 30 feet (2.4 to 9.1 meters). Theynecessitate a larger motor, but they can be extremely energy efficient.

Their larger airfoils (also known as blades) can circulate massive amounts of air through large spaces such as warehouses. They don't need to spin as fast because of their design to create air flow.

 What Is The Difference Between A High-SpeedAnd A Low-Speed Fan?

Higher does not always imply better. The requirements of a specific space will determine whether a high-speed or low-speed fan is the better choice.

Aside from the apparent difference in speeds, the main difference between high-speed and low-speed fans is the air circulation coverage they provide. Smaller, high-speed fans can create air flow for areas as small as 200 or 250 square feet (18 to 24 square meters). On the other hand, larger, low-speed fans can circulate air up to 25,000 square feet(2,300 square meters).

Which Fan Is Suitable For You? Inquire With Our Experts!

AmeriWind Fans' airflow experts are well-versed in fans of all speeds. They can walk you through your options, build a simulation of how our fans will perform in your building, and provide detailed information on each of our low-speed fans.

Contact us today and see for yourself how much better your workplace can be.

Using an Ameriwind fan in the winter is a great way to save energy and money while providing a more comfortable environment for your employees. Contact us today at 610-987-0488 to learn more about how we can help you create a custom big fan solution for your space.

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