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Misting Fan Buying Guide
Misting Fan Buying Guide

Are you looking for an air cooling solution that would work perfectly even outdoors? If you said yes you might want to give misting fans a try. They are quite like your regular fans but with the added twist of mist, allowing you to enjoy the warmth of the summer without the discomfort of its heat.

A Misting Fan

A misting fan uses a special mechanism attached to it to produce tiny droplets of water. It has a water reservoir that either is attached to a hose or that you have to manually refill. With Low Pressure misting fans there is usually no need for a pump and they can operate by being attached to a standard garden hose with a water pressure of between 30 psi (Pounds per Square Inch) to 80 psi. Mid-Pressure systems will have a pump with a psi of between 150 psi - 300 psi. High-Pressure systems will have a pump with pressures up to to 4000 psi. When the pump pushes water out of the fan at this pressure, it comes out in the form of thousands of microscopic water droplet. The higher the psi the more mist is produced and the finer the mist particles will be. A good misting fan will create a mist fine enough to create a major cooling effect without getting you wet, feeling much like a cool morning fog. The misting fan can lower the temperature drastically, sometimes even up to -50 °F.

Here are some important tips to help you buy the best misting fan:

Cooling Area

A big factor in choosing your fan is the size of the area you want to cool. If the mist airflow is not powerful enough you won't get the desired cooling effect and if it is too powerful you may end up drenching your patio. There are two factors to consider:

  • The airflow of the fan (usually measured by CFM or Cubic Feet Per Minute)
  • The pressure level of water being pushed thru the fan (PSI or Bars)

 How powerful the airflow of the fan is measured by the fans CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute), which is a unit that tells you how much air your fan can move in a minute when you have it at its highest speed. When it comes to misting fans the CFM can range anywhere from 200 CFM for smaller interior spaces to over 5000 for cooling large outdoor spaces.

The PSI is the measurement of water pressure being used to push the water thru the fan, as mentioned above they can range from Low Pressure at 30 psi to High Pressure with psi in the 1000'.


Consider the Right Material

Most people use misting fans outdoors because mist can be a problem inside the house. When outdoors, your fan is going to receive a lot of beating from dust, wind, sunlight, etc. so the quality of the materials is an important factor to keep in mind. The plastic models have the advantage of being lighter and more affordable while the metal models are much more durable and lasting but that is usually reflected by the higher price.

The Water Storage

Once again, the choice of the type of water storage depends on your usage. A misting fan that has a water reservoir attached to it requires manual refills but has the advantage of being independently portable. On the other hand, you also have tankless misting fans that can receive water directly from a tap through a hose. For times when you need a misting fan for an extended time, it is best to go with the tankless option because of that “set it and forget it” experience.

Fan Height and Speed Adjustment

Make sure you can adjust the height and speed of your fan and check to see if it oscillates.

Insect Repellent

Some Misting fans come with the option to insert insect repellent in the system which sprays into the air in tiny enough particles that you won't notice but the mosquitos will.

Final Words

Misting Fans are a great way to keep cool, have fun and make your outdoors (or indoors) so much more appealing. They come in a great variety of types for suitable for many functions and social events. Shopping online is a great way to find exactly what you're looking for at the best possible price.

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What Is CFM in a Ceiling Fan?
What Is CFM in a Ceiling Fan?

What is CFM in a Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are the most economical solution when it comes to cooling your house during a scorching summer. Partially replacing your air conditioner cooling with a ceiling fan can significantly lower your energy bills every month.

It is always advisable to let a ceiling fan do the cooling until you reach a point where air conditioning seems to be the only solution. However, as simple as they seem, there are many factors to consider when buying ceiling fans. When shopping online you may notice that a factor usually listed in the product description is CFM.

What Is CFM?

CFM is short for cubic feet per minute. It shows you the amount of air that your ceiling fan can move in a minute when running at maximum speed. Among many other factors (RPM, Blade Size & Pitch, Motor Type etc.) that decide how good or bad a ceiling fan is, CFM is the most important one. (Keep in mind that this measurement of air flow is crucial when you buying air conditioning units and heating systems too.)

Importance of CFM

While energy efficiency remains a constant focus of modern consumers, knowing the CFM of a fan is also equally important if not more. It does not matter how energy-efficient your ceiling fan is when it is not cooling the temperature in the room. The CFM can be described as the sum total of all the other elements of the fan

Factors Affecting CFM

There are basically three factors that affect the CFM.

  1. RPM: The RPM stands for (Rotations per Minute) and refers to the number of times the fans make a full rotation every minute.

  2. Blade Size: The bigger the blade size the more airflow. Standard fans range between 40" – 65" although basically any size needed can be found on the market.

  3. Blade Pitch: This refers to the angle of the blade tilt, the greater the tilt the more air is moved. Most fans have a blade pitch of at least "13.

 

How much CFM do I need?

The amount of CFM necessary depends on the room size.

Room Size

CFM

Small Space (under 200 sq. ft)

2000 - 3000

Standard Bedroom, Kitchen etc. (200 – 300 sq. ft.

3000 - 4000

Large Bedroom, Living Room etc. (300 – 450 sq. ft.)

4000 - 6000

Very Large Spaces (450 sq. ft. and up)

5000 - 9000

 

For very large spaces, it may be worth considering more than one fan.

All of the ceiling fans listed on Todays Fans should have the CFM rating listed on in its specifications. Be sure to look at these ratings before you purchase a fan if your primary purpose of buying is comfort and to fight the heat of the summers. Looks can be top priority if you are buying the fan for decoration purposes.  

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Ceiling Fans for the Winter
Ceiling Fans for the Winter

Ceiling fans in the Winter

 You may be surprised to know that ceiling fans can save you money on your heating bills as well! During the winter, the warm air warm air rises to the ceiling and the cold air remains closer to the floor. In order to force the warm air down, turn the fan on reverse (clockwise when looking up at the fan). This will pull the cold air upwards pushing the warm air up against the ceiling and back down the walls, warming up the room without you feeling any breeze. We recommend putting it on a low setting in the winter which does the job and you can be sure there wont be an air flow felt.Using a ceiling fan efficiently can shave up to 10 per cent off your annual heating costs.

In the summer, the fan should rotate counter-clockwise, pushing the air down which creates an air flow on the person standing underneath. The fan doesn't actually cool down the room and therefor leaving it on when no one is in the room is a waste of electricity.

It's worth mentioning that some people like to always put on the reverse setting because the direct air flow bothers them. In such a case it should definitely be on a high setting in order to get the air moving and create a cooling effect.

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The Matthews Fan Company Story
The Matthews Fan Company Story

Matthews Fan Company

Chuck Matthews founded the Matthews Fan company in his home town of Chicago in 1992.  Marketing their products under the brand names, "Matthews-Gerbar" and "Atlas," Matthews' goal is to build visually appealing and superbly functioning ceiling and wall fans with identifiable personality.In business since 1992, Matthews’ fans are functional, innovative and suitable for both residential and commercial applications. The Matthews-Gerber fans are individually handmade from either solid, ecologically harvested Brazilian mahogany fan heads without blade guards or metal fan heads with metal blade guards while the Atlas fans are produced in china .These retro style fans are  bold alternatives to ordinary paddle-style ceiling fans and are sure to be a conversation piece for your guests!

 All fans come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and are UL listed.  Matthews Fan Company is incorporated and based in Libertyville, IL, forty miles north of the city of Chicago.

 

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