October 13, 2022
What Are Floor Fans? Floor fans, as the name suggests, refer to those fans that are placed on the floor of a room for cooling on the floor level. They are portable and can be located in any corner of your room that you find convenient. Along with ceiling fans, they are a very popular and efficient method of cooling rooms. However, they have an advantage over ceiling fans - they do not need permanent installation, and hence, they can be used for cooling outdoor spaces such as balconies, terraces, and patio. Another advantage of floor fans is that they can reach even those corners of your room where the ceiling fan cannot. Floor fans are available in many types, shapes, and sizes. They are usually lightweight and come with a base for support. Floor fans are either made of metal (steel) or superior grade plastic. Most of them come with an oscillation feature - they can rotate side to side at a 180-degree angle, providing a wider coverage area of air circulation. Some fans are also height adjustable with tiltable heads, so you can tilt their frame and adjust their height and get the airflow at any level that is convenient for you. Their user-friendly and compact design makes them ideal for cooling small personal spaces and for those rooms that tend to get stuffy. Floor fans can create excellent ventilation in rooms. Power Consumption and the Type of Motor Used Almost all types of floor fans operate in DC. They use DC motors and hence, can work quite efficiently even while consuming less power. DC motors are known to be highly energy efficient, thus making floor fans also an energy efficient option for cooling your home. Regular floor fans consume up to 55-75 Watts on an average, while the energy efficient models consume even less. Thus, you are not only saving energy but also cutting down your electricity costs. Types Of Floor Fans Let us look at the types of floor fans.
- Table Fan
- Pedestal Fan
- Window Fans
- Tower Fans
- Box Fans
- Bladeless Fans
- They provide air circulation on the floor level and also create excellent ventilation within the room by pushing the stale air out and drawing in fresh air.
- They are great for cooling small personal spaces such as computer tables, kitchen counters, closets, tiny office spaces, etc., unlike ceiling fans.
- Floor fans can enhance the efficiency of AC and thermostat. During summers, these fans can aid in mixing and spreading the cool air of the AC throughout the room. So, you can enjoy a great cooling effect even while keeping your AC at a low temperature. In the same manner, during winters, floor fans can attract the warm air gathered near the ceiling and bring it down to the floor level. Coupled with a thermostat, you can keep the room warm and snug even while maintaining the thermostat temperature low.
- They are portable and can be used even outdoors with the help of an extension board. So, you can enjoy a cool breeze of air while out in your garden or balcony, and even your terrace.
October 13, 2022by Zoe Lin