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3 Features To Look For In An Industrial Fan For Your Work Site

Picking a good industrial fan for your work site is a challenging feat. You may find thousands of units to pick from, but they definitely are not all made the same. The key is to find fans that give you good quality for the price, but there are also specific features to be looking for while you shop for the best industrial fan. 

The fan has a sturdy steel housing. 

One of the most important attributes to look for in an industrial fan product is a sturdy housing overall. You should look for industrial fan products that have a good and sturdy steel housing. This type of rugged construction is not going to get beat up and dinged up over time, which can be a problem on job sites when you are using a fan that sits on the ground. Likewise, the steel housing is best if it has a powder-coated industrial finish. These finishes will stand up to moisture, temperature fluctuations, and a little rough handling without breaking down. 

The fan has a roller-bearing motor. 

Roller-bearing motors, which usually power a belt drive to turn the blades, offer several advantages, and this is why the best industrial fans do have these motors. If you go with a fan that has roller bearings, you are going to get: 

In addition, fans that have a motor that operates with ball bearings and a belt drive will operate at cooler temperatures. In other words, the motor will not generate a lot of heat that could compromise the cooling effect when you are using the fan on hot days. 

The fan has multiple-speed functions. 

Having the ability to adjust the fan to different speed settings at different times is important to have when you are using a fan on a work site. Most industrial fans will have two speeds: high and low. However, it is best if the fan you choose has multiple speed settings so that you can go with a light airflow when you need it, a little heavier airflow at other times, and super-high velocity when it's really hot or you need major airflow through your building. You will get a lot more use out of your fan if you can actually set it to give you precisely the amount of airflow you need.