Ceiling fan – What actually is it?
A ceiling fan, also called ceiling fan, is a variant of the different types of fans. More precisely, it is a so-called turbomachine. As such, it is there to enhance air circulation in enclosed spaces. He is, like other fans, powered by electrical energy. In addition to the ability to rotate, many models also have integrated lighting. Thus, the fan can take the place of the ceiling lamp and provide air circulation and light at the same time.
In this country there are long fans, which are attached to the ceiling, but they are known here, especially from American and Australian films. This type of fan has many advantages. KlimaLex will show you this.
Further information about Ceiling fans can be found at End of this page.
How does a ceiling fan work?
Basically, you can divide the function of a ceiling fan into two categories. The technical and the practical.
Practically, a ceiling fan works in two ways
1. Evaporative cooling
When warm around the human body, it starts to sweat. This is a natural function of the body so that it does not overheat. So he can regulate his temperature so to speak by the sweat. The sweat wets the skin, deprives it of heat and then evaporates. This cooling effect is called evaporation cold. Thanks to the fan, the evaporation of sweat is accelerated, with the result that the body produces more sweat faster, which then evaporates. This will cool the body much faster than if the fan did not support the process.
2. Remove the heat layer
Everyone knows the heat that radiates a body, which is also felt when you do not touch the body. That's exactly the heat layer! Everyone can consciously perceive this themselves - with themselves and with others. Due to the air circulation, which is triggered by the fan, the heat layer is practically blown away from the skin. Consequently, the circulating ambient air can strike the skin directly and cool it. That is, even when there is no weld layer, a fan has a cooling effect when the circulating air hits the skin.
But it is also clear in both effect that these only last as long as the fan is turned on. If the circulation slows down or stops completely, the effect effects are also lost. However, this is not necessarily a disadvantage, because it allows you to control exactly when the cooling effect should be present and when not.
Technically, a ceiling fan is a complex, electronic device.
The electric motor of a ceiling fan is the heart of the device. Many models have an AC motor. Depending on the number of wings, size, weight and workmanship, also correspondingly strong engines are installed. In the middle class, one often encounters motors with an output between 30 watts and 80 watts.
Thanks to the AC motor and the design of ceiling fans, these are extremely quiet and therefore ideal for noise-sensitive, as well as working or resting people. Only the sounds of air circulation are audible.
In addition to the fans with AC motors, there are also fans with a DC motor. These are significantly more economical in energy consumption and require only two-thirds to half the energy that an AC motor needs. However, they are equivalent in performance, so they work more efficiently. This is also the reason why ceiling fans with DC motor are being bought more and more often. Although these are more expensive compared to models with an AC motor, the saved power will cancel out the difference sooner or later.
Another advantage that DC motors have to offer is the better adjustability of the rotation speed. This means that fans with a DC motor tend to have more speed levels than AC motors.
A difference between the two types of engine is the operability. While AC motors are usually controlled manually directly via switch or cord, the control of models with a DC motor often occurs via a remote control with an infrared or radio remote control. The control here concerns the direction of travel, the speed and the lighting.
What both types of engines allow is rotation in both directions. It can therefore be decided in both types of motor, in which direction the blades of the fan to rotate. This is important, because the direction change plays an essential role in the temperature control of the premises.
Irrelevant which motor is used, the further operation of the fan is the same. A flywheel in the middle is driven and starts to rotate. Since the blades of the fan are attached to this, these also begin to rotate. Thus, the air circulation begins to accelerate.
How is a ceiling fan used??
A ceiling fan is mounted on the ceiling and should therefore be used when people are in the room. Often he can provide for a generally improved indoor climate and thus be used specifically for it. This includes, for example, the use in the bedroom - the improved climate, the person can fall asleep better. Or in the study or office, the ceiling fan makes for a more comfortable feeling and quietness. According to KlimaLex it can thus be used specifically for improved work.
What sets a ceiling fan apart from other fans??
A ceiling fan differs greatly from conventional fan types, such as the pedestal fan or the table fan. Not only the position is completely different, but also the effect. For example, while a table fan or a pocket fan specifically drives the airflow in the set direction and the ventilated area is relatively small and bundled, a ceiling fan has a much larger area. If the size of the fan is chosen to suit the room, the operation of the fan in most of the room also has an effect. The fan can therefore be used efficiently. This is especially true when the fan is mounted in the middle of the room.
In addition, a ceiling fan does not have such a high speed. So it has a spacious, pleasant cooling effect, while table fans, for example, cool only a small affected room, but do more. But that's not always good, because it can quickly cause inflammation of the eyes or a cold. In addition, it often works for the user when switching off the fan as if it were much warmer than it actually is.
Another difference is, for example, the mobility that is possible with ceiling fans only with assembly and disassembly. But you never have to put it away because it can never get in your way.
Why is a ceiling fan good? What are its advantages?
Since a ceiling fan is fixed to the ceiling and is not next to the couch, desk or counter, it unfolds its effect from a completely different position. Because of this, it can spread the cooling effect much better than a fan that boosts the airflow from the side. So a ceiling fan is also more efficient in use.
A ceiling fan is not only much larger than a standard fan, it can also be used according to the room size. Of course, nothing goes to infinity, but for normal space you will always find something.
No high speed needed
Since the sash of the ceiling fan is significantly larger than that of a conventional fan, they do not have to turn so fast. Although this does not create as strong, concentrated draft as with small fans, this is a positive effect because the more powerful, slower air circulation is much more pleasant and similarly effective.
Anyone who has ever tried to work concentratedly next to a small fan knows that this is anything but easy. A ceiling fan is many times quieter than other fans. This makes it easier to work or rest than when a clattering, noisy fan is nearby.
Ceiling fans come in many different designs, materials and colors. So you can buy a suitable ceiling fan for every decor and every style.
Since the fan is on the ceiling, it takes no space and can never stand in the way. A clear plus over other fans that often get in the way or simply take up space.
Lamp and fan in one
Some ceiling fans also have a built-in lamp, so that the fan is also a lamp - a two-in-one solution not only because of the method of mounting an advantage, but also in terms of cost and appearance.
A ceiling fan has a high performance and a top efficiency, without blowing everything around. The power can also be adjusted in different stages, so that the effect is particularly controllable.Your KlimaLex Team