ceiling fans

Before buying your first industrial ceiling fan you should know that there are some factors that need to be considered so that your specific needs are met. Each business has a different layout for its buildings. Some are wide and short, some are slender and tall, and others, such as warehouses, just plain expansive.

Capacity of the Unit

Capacity is the volume of air moved by the unit. The longer the paddles for circulation, the more air moved by a single machine.

Understanding the relationship between the different types of air pressure will bring to light how much air must be moved in a positive or negative fashion.

And with this comes the understanding of what size is needed for your particular space, and how many exhausts and intakes are needed for the system overall. Mathematical formulas have been designed for this purpose, to help you choose the layout of the system. The Capacity of the unit will vary depending on the fan price and performance. Here is a list of the best ceiling fans brands.

Components and Location

For the farm environments, components make a difference. Those used to exhaust animal facilities, for instance, such as pigs and chickens, work longer and more efficiently if they are built with plastic instead of metal. What kind of finish the motor housing will have might be important. This is often related more to aesthetics than function. It is not recommended that an indoor fan simply be moved outside. The components will not be waterproof. Also, you should know that big industrial ceiling fans are not good for indoor houses. For such cooling task you should opt for special cooling fan for rooms.


How quietly the air moves and how loud the motor is may be a consideration for some portions of the building. For instance, when placed in an executive office, or in the board room, you may wish to factor in the noise levels of the mechanism.


Whether or not it needs to be assembled may play a role in your decision. Products already assembled tend to cost more. However, if the installation of the unit will be outsourced, then the extra time taken to assemble it may not be cost effective.


On any type, the longer the blade, the more efficient it is. Though it might seem counter-intuitive, several small machines do not equal the effective movement of air as that of a single large one. However, a larger unit will require a more solid anchoring.

If two products have paddles that are the same width and run at the same speed, whichever one takes less amps to run will clearly be the better choice.

Reverse Rotation

Some are able to go in reverse, so the air is pushed downward, instead of getting pulled upward. During the summer months, the cool air can be pulled upward and around, to make the upper reaches of the work space cooler.

In winter, the warm air that accumulates at the ceiling can be pushed downward, so the workers on the floor are more comfortable. Therefore, the same assembly can be used for all seasons.

Final Decision

The number of industrial ceiling fans to be used, the location and whether or not exhausts and intakes will be used should all be laid out on paper. Once all the considerations have been made, it will be easy to choose from an array of products to determine which is best for your needs.