3 Things To Consider When Buying Commercial Ventilation
There are many reasons why a business may choose to invest in quality commercial ventilation products. Whether you’re in the food business, have a floristry, a warehouse, funeral home, school assembly area, or simply need effective ventilation in your large space to keep the air flowing and your patrons cool, there are a plethora of options available.
In fact, sometimes it can be completely overwhelming knowing what to choose and what to look out for. In this blog we outline 3 important things to consider when choosing commercial ceiling fans for your business, potentially saving you thousands of dollars and risky situations down the track.
How Is Your Fan Designed?
Perhaps one of the first things to consider is the design of your commercial ceiling fans, including the types of materials it’s made from.
While some businesses with more hazardous environments require certain materials and finishes for safety, you want to be sure that your fan is designed in a way that’s going to be durable and provide a long-lasting ventilation solution for your business.
To better understand, let’s break down the various mechanical components of commercial ventilation. Generally a basic ceiling fan is made up of:
- Ceiling Fan Base
- Electric Motor
- Shutter Flap + Flap Mounting Mechanism
And more, including connecting parts, and additional components depending on the design and complexity of the fan.
Each of these parts can be made using a variety of materials. The ideal material varies depending on the needs of the business, however we always recommend using very sturdy, durable materials such as galvanised steel for the base.
For your flap mounting mechanism, you want to be sure that it is designed to keep water leakage out of the fan. This can actually be a very big problem for many businesses as quite often the fan mounting mechanism lets water in, and this can cause considerable damage to your fan in a relatively short period of time.
When it comes to commercial ventilation, we never recommend going with a generic option. Whomever you purchase your ceiling fan from should be able to make specialised recommendations based on the nature of your business.
Is Your Commercial Ventilation Energy Efficient?
Yes, just like air conditioning, commercial ceiling fans consume energy and if not operating efficiently, can cause power bills to unnecessarily surge. That’s why you want to be sure the fans you are investing in for your business are providing adequate ventilation for the required space.
There are a number of factors that can influence how efficient your ceiling fan is, including:
- Size & Placement of Fan
- Number of Blades
- Speed of Rotation & Effective Design
- Motor Durability
There are many brands to choose from, and just like with any technology, you want to be sure any brand you choose is innovative with the design, and whomever is installing the fan is highly knowledgeable when it comes to the right size and placement.
At BEARS, we personally use Macro Air Fans as our supplier for all commercial ceiling fans, as we find their 6 blade fans, cutting-edge vortex design, and long-lasting motor durability to be highly efficient and consistent. We will then always recommend the right sizing and placement of these fans for our clients to maximise ventilation efficiency.
How Clean Is Your Fan?
A very big mistake many businesses make is investing in quality commercial ventilation, and not doing much else. Ceiling fans can get dirty very quickly and, if not properly cleaned by an experienced ventilation expert, can pose a serious risk to your business. In fact, dirty, greasy fans are a fire hazard, particularly in environments like commercial kitchens and other hazardous workplaces.
For you, your staff and your customer’s safety, it is best to engage in a regular maintenance contract with commercial ventilation experts. Plus, the quality of air will be cleaner, and your fan will be doing what it’s supposed to be doing… providing adequate ventilation for your commercial business.
Ready To Buy A Commercial Fan For Your Business?
At BEARS, we have more than three decades of experience providing air conditioning, refrigeration and quality commercial ventilation services for our commercial and industrial clients.
We can help you choose and install the right commercial ceiling fans for your business, guaranteed to last, and provide maximum efficiency.
To find out more, or book in a free inspection of your space, simply contact us today.