Ceiling Fans – Which fan is the most ‘fan’tastic?

A  major  part  of  our  country  is  quite  hot  during  summer  months  and  electric  fans most  commonly  ceiling  type,   are invariably  used  in  most  of  the  places.    In   the residential sector fans are the  largest  end-use  appliances. These  electric  fans are  manufactured  both  in  organized  sector  and  in  unorganized  sector.  The  comparative  testing  of  electric  ceiling  type  fans  is from  the organized  sector only.

Fans Tested: Crompton, VGuard, Bajaj, Luminous, Usha, Orient

Parameters Compared: Air delivery, Service value, Power input, Design and general construction, Temperature rise, Suspension system, Fan speed

A  major  part  of  our  country  is  quite  hot  during  summer  months  and  electric  fans most  commonly  ceiling  type,   are invariably  used  in  most  of  the  places.    In   the residential sector fans are the  largest  end-use  appliances. These  electric  fans are  manufactured  both  in  organized  sector  and  in  unorganized  sector.  The  comparative  testing  of  electric  ceiling  type  fans  is from  the organized  sector only.

 

Why do we use fans?

On a warm day, the hot air rises and warms the upper levels. The fan blades move the air around, blending the interior temperatures so that the hot air does not accumulate in one level. While fans are often used to cool people, they do not actually cool air, but work by evaporative cooling of sweat and increased heat convection into the surrounding air due to the airflow from the fans. It helps circulate the cool air better. It also creates a breeze effect that makes the room feel cooler than it actually is.

Can fans cool a room?

Fans don't make a room cool they merely make you feel cooler. By moving air over your skin, a fan can lower your body temperature, but will do nothing for the heat inside a room. So if you're not in the room, you're just wasting energy by leaving the fan on.

Sizes of Ceiling Fans

The  standard  sizes  of  ceiling  fans available  are  900, 1050, 1200, 1400  &  1500  mm.   The  most  commonly  used  fans  are  of  1200  mm  size  and   testing  will   be  limited  to  1200 mm  size  only.

Which brands are tested?

VOICE Society has undertaken comparative testing of 7-8 brands of ceiling Fan ( 1200 mm , 3 blade, non decorative) as per national standard in an independent, NABL accredited laboratory. The brands identified are Crompton, Usha,Havells, Luminous ,Bajaj,V Guard , Orient etc..

What is the testing methodology used for comparative testing?

The test programme for Comparative Testing study is mainly based on relevant Indian Standard IS: 374. The important tests conducted were Air Delivery, Power consumption and service value etc.

What are the key findings?

The key test findings on quality and performance parameters are available in June, 2019 issue of “Consumer VOICE” magazine.

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