What is the difference between a ceiling fan and a wall fan?

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Fans seem so simple and easy to pick from, but in reality, there are so many variations and options to choose from. There are different types of fans available in the market, two of which are quite popular; ceiling fans and wall fans. Choosing the right kind of fan depends upon your installation space. For example, if you have a room with a low ceiling, you should go for a wall fan. A wall fan makes the airflow around the area where it is installed. With two major types of fans to choose from, it may be hard to decide which option is right for you, so let's dive deep into it for better understanding. 

Wall Fans:

The differentiating feature of a wall fan compared to a ceiling fan is that it's a fan found in a closed cage preventing the blades from being exposed to passers and preventing injury. Wall fans are usually mounted on a wall at head level and are designed to swing back and forth to create airflow from one corner of the room to the other. Sometimes wall fans are placed on the ground or the table instead of their wall mount for easy control and access. The speed and range of motion controls are found on the side or top of these fans.

Wall fans, as compared to ceiling fans, are slightly less efficient. Although they use equal amounts of electricity as a traditional ceiling fan, they often have low-power motors and can't provide as much airflow as ceiling fans. Another drawback of wall fans is that no matter how powerful the fan is, the wind will get obstructed by the person sitting right in front and won’t reach the other people in the space.

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Ceiling Fans:

Ceiling fans are those categories of fans mounted on your ceiling and hung downwards into a room. These fans became progressively popular when discovering that it was much cheaper and more efficient to cool a room with ceiling fans than air conditioners. 

Both ceiling and wall fans work by moving large amounts of air over to the skin to help accelerate the evaporation of sweat, which turns your body cool.


Ceiling fans can move a lot more air than traditional wall fans because they're mounted above a room and not just to one side of the room. The wall fan can cool the room more evenly by allowing airflow through the entire room instead of just on one side. You can find a variety of designs and blade numbers. You have the liberty to select a designer ceiling fan that matches the interiors of your space.

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