I'm a fan for life
I have a 3,000 square foot, open plan, workshop. I have a number of smaller fans, some on pedestals and some on small stands. Repositioning each fan, and trying to get a clear shot from the fan to my work areas was always a struggle. Turning them all off at the end of the day was no fun either. I was looking for something that would cool a large area, be simple to install, and replace many smaller fans with a single larger fan. Then I heard about “Big A ss Fans”. After speaking to their
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technical team, and taking in to consideration some limitations in my work space (a 4 post vehicle lift meant one area of my shop was out of bounds) they recommend this fan. I read their marketing blurb, and was a little skeptical that one fan could replace all my other fans. Boy was I wrong. This fan is amazing! It is up out of the way but covers my whole work area. The fan is so quiet it is unreal. Just one of my other small 24” fans create much more noise than this fan does. Air flow is from a gentle breeze to a strong gust, all at the turn of the dial. No buffeting or annoying ‘throbbing noises’ from the fan, just a constant smooth flow of air.
I’m not a snob, but I do like my things to look nice. Whilst this is ‘only a fan’, it is a very well built and aesthetically pleasing fan. The aluminum blades with their yellow tips, and the bold yellow center cap with the large logo always draw the attention of anyone in my shop. I can’t tell you how many people have said how great it looks (I know, it is just a fan right, but it is a darn good looking one!). The motor is substantial, and I mean substantial. I observed no vibration at all, and the fan did not require balancing. Out of the box it almost silently rotated, and moved a lot of air.
I installed the fan myself, and one thing I noticed was the attention to detail and quality of this thing. Even the motor windings looked like they were a piece of art. I opted for the optional I-beam mount kit, and couldn’t believe that the attention to detail that went in to the fan was even evident on something that affixed the fan to the beam - polished and chamfered edges for a mount show that these guys appreciate quality.
Fans of years past had simple switches that tap in to different windings to control the speed. This fan has clever electronics and circuitry built in. Even the control switch has a status LED built in. A 50 foot cable was provided, which meant I could put the controller where it made sense for me, and not necessarily right next to the fan.
I spend a lot of time working in my shop, the addition of this fan not only means I’ll keep cool, but it also looks cool. My neighbor has ‘fan envy’. This is an amazing fan. I hear you thinking “It is just a fan”, right? Wait until you own one and you’ll know what I mean. I’m already shopping their residential line of fans. I’m a fan of 'Big A ss Fans'