HVLS fans are widespread nowadays. They are mostly used in large spaces like gymnasium, dairy barn, factories, warehouses, libraries, restaurants, etc. These ceiling fans can provide a high volume of air at a very low speed. Therefore, they are called HVLS (High Volume Low Speed) fans. Due to the advantages that these fans have, their demand is increasing day by day. These fans ventilate an area better than any other type of fan. Not only ventilation, but they also improve air quality by reducing the humidity. Thus, these fans make people fresh and energetic. This is the reason that factories and companies prefer to install them to keep the workers happy and increase productivity. People usually ask a common question, which is “How to measure ceiling fan?”. Today, we will discuss this question in-depth.
For the selection of the right fan, you need to know how to measure a ceiling fan. It is not easy to measure what size of ceiling fan you need. It depends on many factors. Let’s see the factors first, and then we will see how you can measure the ceiling fan in the right way.
Factors on Which the Size of Fan Depends
Height of the Ceiling
The first thing that you need to measure is the height of the ceiling. It is a must because ceiling fans cannot be installed in any area. The ceiling height should be more than 4.5 meters. Many manufacturers do not recommend the installation of the HVLS fans below this height. If the height of your ceiling is about 4.5 meters, then you can install an HVLS ceiling fan.
You also need to consider how much higher the ceiling is. If it is very high, then it won’t be able to work effectively. You need to bring the fan at the recommended height. For this purpose, an extension rod is needed. After measuring the ceiling height, you will get to know whether you need an extension rod or not. Keep in mind that the cost of the extension rod is separate; it will increase the cost of the fan. RTFANS also provides extension rods with fans at a minimum cost depending on the height.
Area of the Place
Measuring the area of the place where you want to install the HVLS fan is essential. It will be the base of all calculations. You need to measure the area. For accurate measurement, you must measure the length of the walls. After the measurement, you can simply calculate the area by multiplying the length and width of the room. Keep in mind that this is for a place that is rectangular in shape. For irregular patterns, you need an expert to calculate the area. RTFANS facilitate customers by inspection. Our team can inspect the place to calculate the area.
Obstacles and Pillars
HVLS ceiling fans are very large in diameter. The fan blades are very long. The diameter ranges from 2.8m to 7.3m (8ft-24ft). You can imagine how large these fans are. They need a free area to work. There should not be any obstacle near. Any pillar, beam, equipment, or hindrance can affect the performance, or you may not be able to install a particular size. You need to select the size of the fan so that its blades cannot hit anything and remain away. In this way, the fan can perform better.
Every area has a different structure. Therefore, ceiling fans are selected according to that. If there are pillars, then you can measure the distance between them to select the best possible option for the ceiling fan. Make sure to count all pillars and obstacles, so you can select the right size of the fan. RTFANS representatives are always ready to visit your area and assist you on how to measure the ceiling fan size.
Number of Fans
You also need to decide how many fans you will need to cover the area. If there is no hindrance or obstacle, then you could easily decide the size of the ceiling fan or the number of fans. But if there is a hindrance, then it is not easy. For a proper idea of area coverage of HVLS ceiling fans and their sizes, you can see the chart below.