If you’re umm-ing and ahh-ing over whether to buy yourself and your family a wall mounted fan, this is the blog to read.
At TaoTronics, we understand that you might not need a fan year round. This makes it a big decision to attach a fan to your wall. There are a few things to consider before you make your purchase, which we go into below.
However, it’s important to remember that making these plans and purchases in advance is better and easier for everyone involved. When everything heats up, you don’t want to have to spend time attaching your oscillating wall fan in place (see the video below for how to do this). You want to be able to walk into your room and turn it on!
Plus, by the time the sun’s out and it’s shorts weather, it’s already too late to get the best fans–everyone’s in a rush to buy them, so the best products sell out.
This blog will help you decide what to look for in a wall mounted fan (including how to choose the best CFM speed fan for your room), where to look for your oscillating wall fan, and which fan to buy for your wall.
First… What’s CFM?
One important note to begin with is an explanation of CFM. You’ll see this acronym in the description of the fan you’re buying, and you should take note of what the seller says.
This is because CFM stands for Cubic Feet per Minute, which is the usual way to measure air flow.
So, How Do You Choose the Best CFM?
Let me explain. The amount of space in your room is measured in volume, which is calculated at length x width x height. This can make measuring a room with awkward angles tricky, but if your room is a box shape it will be straightforward.
You need a fan that has the power to move air around your room every minute. Ideally, a powerful fan will have a CFM equal to the volume of your room–a 1,000 foot cubed room would do well with a 1,000 CFM fan.
Once you’ve calculated your CFM, learn how to install your wall mounted fan in this video.
4 Features to Look for in a Wall Mounted Fan
When you google ‘wall mounted fan’ you can be overwhelmed with the results. These fans can all look pretty similar, sat on a wall with their blades in a cage. However, searching becomes easier when you know what to look out for.
- Enough Power for your Room Size
Wall mounted fans will only be so powerful, so you’ve got to be clever when choosing the right size for your room. Measure your room and make the calculations we talked about above, or, realistically if you’re short of time, you might choose a fan that has a CFM that sounds a good fit.
Ideally, you should look to find a fan with equal CFM to the cubed footage of your room. This will keep the air flowing nicely as well as working to cool you down quickly. So, a 1,000 CFM fan would suit a smaller room than a 2,000 CFM fan.
Make sure the fan you buy for your wall can oscillate–that is, move side to side so that the airflow can be pushed in different directions. A good fan will be able to turn 90 degrees without an issue. A great one will also be able to tilt up and down (vertical tilt) for even fuller coverage.
3. Simple On/Off Controls
You don’t want to have to think too much when you’re powering your fan. It’s not air conditioning; you just need it to be able to turn on, off, and power up and down to boost your aircon or so you don’t have to run your aircon all day. Some wall mounted fans might come with a remote, but it might be easier to find one with a rotary knob and/or string controls, then place it on the wall at a height where you can reach them. This way, you don’t have to worry about losing the remote and the fan is at a good height for you to feel the breeze.
4. Low Noise
You don’t want a fan that makes a racket every time you turn it on. You’ll need to get a good night’s sleep if it’s in your bedroom, be able to hear the TV if it’s in your living room, and be able to chat if it’s in your kitchen. Find a fan with blades that are crafted for minimal noise to make sure that you have the most comfort.
Its five premium blades slice through the air with precision to offer a quieter noise as they provide you with a cooling breeze. Plus, it has easy-to-use manual controls that ensure you can quickly set the speed to low, medium, or high, whichever feels right. Not only this, but it oscillates up to 90 degrees and has a vertical tilt of 60 degrees, meaning you can set it over your bed for a great night’s sleep.
Check out the TaoTronics Wall Mounted Oscillating Fan on our website!