Ceiling Fan Classification According To The Number Of Blades

There are lots of features affecting while choosing the best fan for your different kinds of rooms. But today we are going to classify the fans according to the number of blades used in Ceiling fans. As usual in India, we can see the 3 Blades and 4 Blades fans mostly but in foreign countries like the US, we can see the 4 to 6 Blades fans mostly.

Why does this number of blades change according to places? Let us get deep into the classification of fans according to the number of blades used in it.

How many Blades are available in Ceiling Fans?

In the market, you can find ceiling Fans with 2 Blades to 6 blades. But usually 3 Blades and 4 blades fans are dominating this market.

What difference Made by the Number of Blades?

It’s a negligible difference but if you want the best then it matters a lot. You can directly choose the best stylish, affordable, and better brand fans without knowing about the number of blades. 

In basic aspects, as the number of Blades of ceiling fans goes on decreasing then the noise gets increased. As additional blades create a more drag effect and become quieter as compared to fewer blades. But one important thing regarding the Indian environment, More blades in your fan will circulate less air in that room. 

The increased number of blades also affects the RPM of the fans as it increases the load on the ceiling fans’ motor.

Ceiling Fan Classification According To The Number Of Blades

Ceiling Fan With 2 Blades –

Ceiling fans with two blades are less used in household purposes but as they have high RPM and can circulate air in a large size so it is used in Industries. 2 blade fan makes huge noise but it can be sucked into the Industrial Environment so it can be used in an efficient way there.

Ceiling Fan With 3 Blades –

The huge difference between other fans and 3 blades fans is, it runs on High RPM as compared to more blades. Their blade balance is really good and they are pocket-friendly. It comes in budget and can have attractive designs in it also. 

Coming to the point of energy efficiency, 3 Blades Fans are the most energy-efficient. That means you don’t have to choose an energy-saving fan while purchasing 3 Blades fans. These fans have lighter weight as they have just 3 Blades that’s why they can run at high speed. 

In India, these fans are mostly used for household purposes in rooms without Air Conditioners. In foreign nations like the US or Canada, they use these fans for just Industrial purposes as it creates more noise.

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The noise factor of the fans also depends on the brands as there are some brands that can create lesser noise with fewer number blades also. It totally depends on brands technologies in making dynamic blades balance.

Ceiling Fan With 4 Blades –

If you just want to move cool air in your room then 4 Blades and further bladed fans are for you. 4 Blades fans are a little less noisy than the previous fans. If you are having an Air Conditioned room then these 4 Blades fans are most useful there. 

Compared to a 3 blade fan, a 4 blade fan can move air slowly. This fan has a high load on the motor which’s why it has low RPM. These fan blades create more drag and work noiseless as compared to 3 Blades Fans. In terms of pricing aspects, 4 Blades fans are more expensive than 3 Blades fans as it comes with more stylish looks.

As I have previously said, the US and other foreign Countries use this fan mostly because they have a cold environment and they just want to flow or circulate the air inside rooms only. 

Ceiling Fan With 5 Blades –

There is not much more difference in the 4 blades vs 5 blades fans. It just comes in aspects of RPM, noise, and style. 5 blades fans come with more stylish looks that suit your drawing rooms, but it costs more than previous ones.

These 5 Blades fans come with less RPM compared to previous fans but having 5 Blades and good balancing, it works with less noise or noiselessness! 

Choosing between 4 Blades Ceiling Fans and 5 Blades Ceiling Fans, you just have to choose according to your room size and air type. 5 Blades fans can circulate less air as compared to 4 blades fans but it can create less noise than 4 blades fans.

Ceiling Fan With 6 Blades –

6 Blades Ceiling Fans are mostly similar to the 5 Bladed Ceiling fans. These are uncommon in Indian Market but you can get these once in foreign markets.

Difference between 3 Blades vs 4 Blades vs 5 Blades Fans?

3 Blades fans can create higher speed airflow than 4 blades and 4 blades can create speedy airflow than 5 Blades fans. In noise factors 5 blades fans create less noise than 4 blades than 3 blades.

A less numbered (3 Blades) Bladed fan is more energy efficient.

Guidance For Choosing the perfect Number of Blades

The device that satisfies all your requirements is always best for you! So don’t go with someone’s opinion, just choose best with your needs. 

All points are discussed in the above segment but are still mentioned according to requirements again. If you are from Indian Continent nations like India, Pakistan, etc. Then just go with fans with fewer blades as we have a changing environment.

3 Blades fan can be suitable everywhere as it is affordable and comes with high-speed air circulation. But If you want less noise than this and you can compromise with Air circulation speed then 4 blades fan can suit your requirements. 

Looking for foreign nations with the coldest environments, You can go with 4 Blades fans if you have air conditioning in your rooms. These blades can circulate air slowly but they can create noise also.

5 Blades fans are most suitable in the coldest nations as they just have to circulate air, not to do airflow with high speeds. Both 4 and 5 Blades fans come with stylish looks but they are expensive as the number of blades goes on increasing.

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