5 Star Rated Fans Vs Normal Fans: Power Consumption – Save big on Your Electricity Bills!
India being a tropical country, boasts of being the largest consumer of fans across the globe and why not? Can you imagine life without fans in India? Impossible! Regardless of the size of the household, fans are must-have products for the home. However, irrespective of the location and type of fan installed on the premises, the fan’s power consumption shows up on the electricity bill every month. After all, a good delivery comes with a good price. Considering the quality and features of the fans, you may have noticed that the technology has only gotten better with time. Not just in terms of aesthetic appeal and better air delivery, fans these days are also energy-efficient, which helps you reduce power consumption at home.
Given the indispensable daily use of ceiling fans, all of us must be conscious of our patterns of electricity consumption and make efforts to reduce energy consumption. While we must consider our consumption habits, choosing energy-efficient fans seems like an ideal solution. Let us look into the connection between fans and power consumption and how a new 5-star fan is advantageous over a regular one.
The consumption of electricity depends on the following factors
The fan’s air delivery comes in five different speeds ranging between 1 and 5. Generally, people living in the cooler regions of India don’t use ceiling fans a lot, and when they do, they may keep the fan speed below 4. People living in warmer regions of India typically keep the fan speed at or above 4 at all times. Since fans in such regions are generally switched on 24/7, it becomes important for the person to know how many units does a fan consume in a month. You can use the formula:
Units consumed = (wattage x hours of use) / 1000 to find out how much electricity your fan consumes.
The consumption of electricity by a fan depends on the following factors:
1. Age of the fan
2. The Blade Sweep
3. The height of the ceiling
4. The presence of dust on the blades
5. The input voltage
Regular Ceiling Fan Wattage
You may think, how much of a difference can a regular fan even make on the electricity bill in comparison to a new age 5-star rating ceiling fan? A regular fan will not give you better air delivery, energy efficiency, enhanced performance, fantastic aesthetic appeal and a lower electricity bill. The following are the power consumption figures of a regular fan at different speeds:
|Wattage||14 W||26 W||39 W||48 W||76 W|
BEE 5-Star Rated Ceiling Fan Wattage
Let’s look at 5-star ceiling fan power consumption and how it affects your electric bill. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has introduced a system of star ratings to help people make wise decisions when it comes to purchasing an electronic item or home appliance. The star ratings of an electrical appliance and its power consumption is indicated through a BEE Star Label. The power rating of the fan ranges from 1 star, the least energy-efficient fan, to 5 stars, the most energy-efficient fan. The following are the power consumption figures of a 5-star ceiling fan at different speeds:
|Wattage||12 W||24 W||30 W||40 W||55 W|
Do you notice how significantly a 5-star-rated ceiling fan impacts energy consumption? The analysis of the two tables above illustrates that the initial speeds consume the same amount of energy. As the fan’s speed increases, so does the air delivery output. A close inspection of these tables clearly shows that 5-star-rated ceiling fans consume approximately 70% of the electricity that regular ceiling fans do at their maximum speed. As a result, your electricity bill will naturally be reduced.
How much do you save on your Electricity Bills?
Let us now understand how much you can save on your electricity bills if you switch to a 5-star-rating ceiling fan.
A fan in a normal Indian household runs for about 12 hours a day (including the night). Considering the usage and energy consumption, this table will help you understand the difference a BEE 5-rated fan can make in your home’s electricity bill.
|Fan||Regular Fan – 3-Blade 1200 mm||BEE 5-Star Rated Fan|
|Wattage||75 Watts||50 Watts|
|Air Delivery||230 cum/min||220 cum/min|
|Units Consumed Per Year||180 units||120 units|
|Electricity Cost per year||₹900||₹600|
|Electricity Cost for 10 years||₹10,800||₹7200|
As per the readings, you can save about ₹300 a month just by replacing your regular fan with a 5-star-rated ceiling fan. If we take into consideration the MRP of numerous different fans easily accessible in the market, we can see that the MRP of regular ceiling fans (non-decorative) is around Rs. 1400 and that of 5-star-rated fans is around Rs. 3000. This simply proves that the amount can be recovered within two years of usage. There will also be savings after the ceiling fans run for a while.
To summarise, it is always a better option to replace the existing regular fans with more energy-efficient 5-star-rated ceiling fans. The 5-star-rating ceiling fan in your home will help you save some extra money on your monthly electricity bill. Explore the energy efficient BLDC fan now!