It is almost impossible to live in India without a ceiling fan. This is not the Himalayan hill stations or places where ceiling fans are not common.
Ceiling fans are used in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai that are on the plains. They work for 24 hours per day. This means that the fan is turned on whenever there are people in the room, even if they aren’t using it.
But do you know how many ceiling fans a typical ceiling fan uses?
Ceiling fans also qualify for the BEE star rating. The BEE 5-star fan uses less energy than regular ceiling fans.
The super-efficient ceiling fan is an idea that’s higher up on the energy-saving list than the fans rated 5-stars.
To better understand the differences between these three appliances, we will now compare them. We will be able to make the right decision next time we go into a ceiling fan shop.
The Standard Ceiling Fan
Let’s start with the humble and dear ceiling fan. Ceiling fans can run at speeds from 1 to 5 as we all know. In Chennai, the regulator is usually set at 5. Because we rarely run fans at speeds below 5, we don’t know how much air they can deliver. It is important to know the electricity consumption of regular ceiling fans operating at different speeds.
This formula calculates the electrical consumption of ceiling fans.
Units Consumed = Wattage X Hours of Use (1000)
Several factors influence the consumption of electricity.
- Age of the fan
- The Blade Sweep
- The ceiling’s height
- Dust on the blades
- The input voltage
Two fans were chosen to be our benchmarks. One was an 8-year-old fan, and the other was a relatively new 2-year-old. These are the results.
These figures will allow us to move on to the BEE 5-Star Rated Ceiling Fans and examine its performance.
Ceiling Fans Rated 5-Stars by BEE
Everybody knows that the Bureau of Energy Efficiency rates electronic and electrical equipment according to their energy consumption efficiency.
The 5-star appliances are more efficient than the 1-star. This means that 5-star appliances consume less electricity than other devices.
Accordingly, the BEE 5-star ceiling fans consume less electricity than regular fans. These claims are supported by the table below.
This comparison shows that electricity consumption is roughly the same at all speeds. The air delivery performance also increases with increasing fan speed.
These tables show that ceiling fans rated 5-Stars consume 70% less electricity than regular ceiling fans at their highest speed. It results in a lower electricity bill.
This is especially advantageous for places like Chennai, where electricity rates are slab-wise. The prices rise as we move up. Ceiling fans with 5-star ratings can be used to move to lower slabs, where we have the advantage of lower prices. The same should apply elsewhere in the country.
The Super-Efficient Fan
The air conditioner is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. The AC and ceiling fan are not used together. When we turn on the AC, the fan is turned off and vice versa.
It can be tiring as you need to get up and move the fans. The remote control makes it easy to switch the AC on and off. Remote control would be a great feature. It would be much easier to not have to wake up in the middle of the night looking for the switch.
This problem is solved by the Super-Efficient fan, which comes with remote control. The fan also features a brushless DC motor, which makes it more efficient than the BEE ceiling fan with a 5-star rating.
Indians don’t believe anything unless they experience it. We are able to show that the Super-Efficient fan is more efficient than any other fan. This table explains it all.
Now we can see that the Super-efficient fan is more efficient than the BEE 5-Star rated fans in each step. It consumes approximately 65% less electricity than the 5-star fan at the highest speed. It consumes 47% less electricity than a regular ceiling fan when compared to it.
We have assumed the following assumptions for convenience and equality in the calculations.
- The average fan usage is 12 hours per day for 200 days.
- The cost of electricity is Rs 5.
- For the next ten years, the escalation of electricity costs is 4% per annum
- Prices are available online as of September 2018.
- Calculations are only for one fan
- When fans are running at maximum speed, electricity consumption occurs
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