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Whether you have the best fans or the worst, they all work the same once you plug their power cable into the outlet. Their blades spin, producing a faster air speed that ventilates and cools an area. Today, we’ll tell you how fast fans spin.
You’ve probably already learned how to change your fan’s speed setting, such as how to control ceiling fan speed. So, how fast they spin depends on your selected speed setting and the fan model. You can expect a ceiling fan to fall anywhere between 300 to 350 RPM (rotations per minute), which translates to roughly 43-50 miles per hour. A standing fan, however, is between 1300-2100 RPM, or 304 to 492 mph.
You can keep energy bills to a minimum by keeping your fan on the lowest setting.
But the fan speed isn’t the only determining factor when it comes to cooling power; the CFM rating is also a factor. For example, you may want to know how many CFM is in a box fan.
There can be a few reasons your fan might not be spinning as quickly. You should always check the motor housing for any potential problems, such as wear and tear. A mechanical failure could be at play. However, not cleaning your fan is also a big reason why blade speed seems to be suffering.
You can damage your fan if you don’t clean the blades regularly.
Regular maintenance is the key to maintaining fan speeds. This is also how you can stop a ceiling fan from humming. Cleaning is a huge part of routine maintenance, so ensure that you give each ceiling fan blade a good wipe-down at least once weekly for best results. You should also have the fan serviced as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
STAT: In 2020, the sales volume of ventilating fans in Japan amounted to approximately 6.61 million units. (source)