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Keep cool while saving floor space with these eco-friendly wall fans. Wall-mounted fans are light and easy to fit but can circulate a breeze around even the largest rooms. They're ideal for offices, homes, and shop floors!
If you’re looking for a durable and reliable way to keep cool that doesn’t take up any floor space, a wall fan is easily your best option. They’re a practical air cooling solution that’s great for offices, gyms, and even some larger homes. This buyer’s guide will walk you through everything you need to know before you buy the perfect wall-mounted fan.
Wall fans are incredibly popular for many good reasons – here are just a few!
You probably know that warm air rises. On hot days, this hot air can sit in the upper part of a room and create that stifling, stuffy feeling. As wall fans tend to be mounted high up on the wall, they do a great job of getting this stale air moving, giving you a refreshingly cool room.
Making the most out of your floor space is essential for any business. Wasted space means wasted money in any kind of business, from shops to offices to gyms. By mounting your fan on the wall, you get all the cool benefits of an electric fan without having to worry about it cluttering up your floor space.
Wall fans sit high on the wall, so you don’t have to worry about people bumping into them or damaging them when moving them about. Just fit it and forget about it!
By design, most wall-mounted fans will have remote controls. This makes using them that little bit easier – you can adjust the speed and settings of your fan without ever leaving your seat.
Not all wall fans are the same. They all have different features and benefits, so be sure to check for the following features to find the fan that best suits your requirements.
The one unique thing about wall-mounted fans is – obviously – that they need to be fitted to the wall. You’ll want this to be as easy as possible. As fans are very light, they’re usually quite easy to fit to the wall with a simple, lightweight bracket. However, you should check how easy this bracket is to mount on your wall before you buy.
Naturally, if you need a very large or industrial model, you’ll want to make sure the bracket is sturdy enough to hold the fan’s weight.
Arguably the most important number you can look for before you buy a fan is its airflow capacity. Put simply; how much air can your fan move? This is dictated by both the diameter of the fan and the speed at which it spins. For cooling fans, airflow is measured in cubic metres (m³).
One of the most important things you can check is the size of your fan. You’ll need to know the size of the wall-mounting bracket first of all. This will help you check whether you have enough wall space to fit it properly. You should also look at the diameter of the fan itself, especially if you have a very small or very large room. If your fan is too big, you’ll end up paying over the odds for it and it can overwhelm a smaller room. If the fan isn’t big enough, it won’t move enough air to keep you cool.
Most wall fans are very light and only weigh a few kilos at most. However, depending on where you’re fitting it, you may want to double-check its weight before you buy.
Some models can be used as either free-standing or wall-mounted fans. If you want something a bit more versatile, this is a handy feature to look out for.
If you’re looking for something you can use during office hours, a fan with a timer function is a must. They’ll allow you to program your wall fan to turn on and off automatically, so you never have to worry about forgetting to turn it off and wasting energy overnight!
Looks aren’t everything, but they certainly help! It’s important to remember that your wall fan will become a permanent fixture in your home or workplace. It’ll likely be on display all year round, so you should consider how it’ll fit in with your décor. This is especially important for customer-facing businesses who want to get their front-of-house areas looking just right.