Floor Fans

A floor fan, as the name suggests, is a fan that is meant to be placed on the floor. These fans can be of varying sizes. The smallest fans are no bigger than a few inches across, not much bigger than a typical exhaust fan that is installed in kitchens, while the biggest fans could be a couple of feet across. The purpose of these fans is the same as that of any other fans – to provide breeze throughout the room.

They work with a motor which moves the blades of the fans. The blades are made of metal or plastic, but the material used has to be light to provide for the aerodynamic effect of the fan. The blades are slightly inwardly curved so that they can throw air throughout the room. The shape of the blades of the fans ensures that air is thrown in the front of the fan and the back of the fan receives no breeze. There can be two, three or four blades in a floor fan.

The motor is energized by electric current. There are portable versions of these fans too where the motor is energized by batteries, but they cannot provide as high efficiency as an electric fan. The motor can be rotated at various speeds, just like an ordinary fan. The higher the speed is, the more will be the breeze thrown by the floor fan. The controls of the fan are provided on the body of the fan itself. These controls include an on-off button and the various speeds at which the fan can be adjusted.

The blades of the floor fans are always encased in a guard cage, which is often made of metal. The spacing between the bars of the cage is kept very small so that a person may not inadvertently stick their finger into the casing. When these fans are bought, special attention is paid to the durability and sturdiness of the casing.

The mount of the fan is of prime importance too. The mount has to hold the fan. Being a floor fan, this mount has to stand on the floor. The sturdiest mounts are made of metal. Some of them may have coaster wheels which can make it easy to move the fan from one room to another. They also have handles so that they can be easily carried along from one spot to another.

A very important feature is a horizontal rotational axial rod that is present in some floor fans. This rod allows the fan to rotate on an axis that is parallel to the ground. Most of the fans that have this arrangement can be rotated to a complete 360 degrees, which makes it quite easy to circulate the breeze of the fan to different places of the home. This is a good adjustment to use if the person needs breeze within the room but does not want to keep the fan facing directly at him or her. The fan can be rotated about the axis to face a different direction. However, the powerful breeze thrown by the fan will circulate throughout the room quite easily.

Floor fans are ideal for indoor usage during the hot summer months. Some people develop some health conditions with air conditioners and people with claustrophobia might find it suffocating to be within an air conditioned room all the time. For such people, the floor fan is an ideal option. The fan can produce an excellent cooling effect within the area it is in and will also bring in fresh air into the room. At the same time, it is highly cheap and requires virtually no maintenance, except maybe getting the motor cleaned after a few years.

This Floor Fans Review is Written/Updated on Aug 15th, 2009 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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