One of the most common question that consumers have is WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 3 BLADES AND 5 BLADES FAN?
3 Blades ceiling fan has higher RPM and lower power consumption. 3 Blades ceiling fan is lighter than 5 blades ceiling fan and the air resistance for 3 blades fan is lower than 5 blades. Hence, the Round per Minutes (RPM) for 3 blades fan is higher. For example, Crestar Value Air 3 Blades (46”) can reach up to 282RPM while Crestar Value Air 5 Blades (48”) can only reach up to 252RPM at their highest speeds. For power consumption wise, 3 blades Crestar Value Air is only 28W compared to 37W for 5 blades Crestar Value Air on their highest speeds. There’s a 25% difference on their power consumption.
3 Blades fan seems like did a better job than 5 Blades fan. BUT WHY 5 BLADES FAN STILL EXISTS IN THE MARKET?
5 Blades fan is good at its wind delivery. The wind delivery for 5 blades fan is better than 3 blades fan. In other words, the wind delivery for 5 blades fan is more balance than 3 blades fan. Another advantages of 5 blades fan is the aesthetic looks. 5 blades fan fits better in larger space like Living Room or Master Bedroom. That’s the reason why 5 blades fan are commonly made in a larger size and larger wind area coverage. For instance, Crestar Value Air 5 Blades Fan comes with 48” and 55” while 3 Blades fan only comes with 40” and 46”.
HOW ABOUT 2 BLADES & 4 BLADES CEILING FAN?
2 Blades ceiling fan is popular for its artistic design but seldom used in common household. For ceiling fan with even number blades, if balancing is not done by professional ceiling fan installer, it might cause the ceiling fan wobbling in high speeds.
To conclude, 3 blades ceiling fan and 5 blades ceiling fan are the most common ceiling fan sold in the market. Make your decision to choose a right ceiling fan by consider the room size, interior design, fan speed, wind delivery and wind coverage area.
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