Industrial Ceiling Fans Offer a Variety of Options
Ceiling fans are a great way to cool down rooms and they also are a great way to ventilate a room with no windows. Suppose you have a large area such as a warehouse or factory where heat builds up and there is little room for air conditioning and ventilation, you may want to consider buying an industrial ceiling fan. This type of ceiling fan comes in various sizes, depending on your needs.
When talking about industrial ceiling fans, these are not your average house ceiling fans. These are fans with steel blades, which would be far too dangerous for use in the home. These fans are in the vicinity of over 20 feet long, and too big for most average homes. Compare this to the average 52 inch ceiling fan. Given the material that they are made out of and the monstrous size of them, they are often extremely heavy (some weigh as much as 200-400 lbs). No regular home ceiling could support this much weight.
Obviously, many regular ceiling fans have light fixtures on them. Industrial ceiling fans generally don't have that. This is because there are often lights around them. Ceiling fans are generally attached to lighting circuits, so they can be connected to an on and off switch. They are also generally operated by pulling a chain/string that adjusts the speed of the fan. Industrial fans, on the other hand, require more sophisticated electric currents. They must be attached to an industrial sized breaker box that controls the speed and the on and off operation of it.
What else makes industrial ceiling fans different from regular ceiling fans is the relative energy consumption. Granted, they do use more energy. Many industrial fans have a 2.0 HP motor that puts out 1.5 kw of power. Despite this high amount of power needed, keep in mind that this is a fan that can cool large rooms in a hurry. Keep in mind the relative weight, size and material of the fan affect the power needed to run it. Since larger, heavier fans put out more energy, more power is needed to run them. This is a simple matter of physics.
Industrial ceiling fans do come with the option of other devices such as cameras being installed on it. Since the electrical connections are so sophisticated, other devices can be mounted on them and connected right in with them.
Overall, one factor to consider above all others is the price of the fan. Given the size, build and cooling ability of an industrial fan, they are usually going to be more expensive than your average ceiling fan. Consider your needs and budget before making the purchase.
Industrial fans come in multiple sizes with different amounts of output, electrical requirements and qualities of structure. Greater needs will demand greater fans, but you can find whatever your need may be. It may take some time and effort to find your ideal match, but it will be well worth the effort.