Faro Barcelona is aware that, although most people know what a ceiling fan is and how it works, certain fan users will have questions which need to be answered.
1 How much air do fans move?
The amount of air fans move is measured in cubic metres per minute. The more cubic metres per minute, the greater the amount of air the fan moves and therefore the greater the feeling of cold or heat, depending on the selected function. There is a direct relationship between the amount of air and comfort provided by the fan.
2 How do fans cool a room?
The use of ceiling fans does not involve an actual drop in temperature but the feeling of greater freshness. The air moved by fans is what causes users to feel coolness, even up to 8 ° less than the actual temperature.
3 What is the advantage of using ceiling fans instead of other ventilation systems?
Ceiling fans provide a nice cooling sensation—compared to other ventilation devices—and is healthier and cheaper than the rest. On average, a fan running at higher speeds consumes less than a 100W bulb and can even result in savings of up to 47% in contrast to other cooling devices.
The RPM—revolutions per minute—indicates the speed at which the fan spins and, therefore, is related to its consumption. The higher the RPM, the greater the consumption. In our catalog, you can see the RPM for each fan followed by this symbol.
4 Can I use my fan year-round?
In our catalog you can find some models featuring reverse summer-winter operation. These models will be marked by this icon. Ceiling fans are an effective way of reducing energy costs year-long. In summer, it may be used independently or in conjunction with air conditioning, resulting in energy saving of up to 40%. In winter, the fan allows for better distribution of the air layers, reducing heat loss and saving up to 10% on electricity.
5 What kind of cleaning and maintenance does my fan need?
Water is not recommended for cleaning because it can damage the motor. Use a soft cloth to avoid scratching the finish. If it will be left idle for a long period of time, unplug the mains power to avoid electrical overload of the components. The fan does not need to be greased. The motor has permanently lubricated bearings.
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