How many watts is a Box Fan?

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asked Jul 23, 2023 in Other-Home/Garden by Ratpleased (2,980 points)
How many watts is a Box Fan?

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answered Jul 23, 2023 by CarkHubbard (10,760 points)
A large Box Fan uses 80 watts on low and medium and 100 watts on the high setting.

Smaller sized box fans that are around 10 inches uses around 25 to 30 watts at the maximum speed setting.

The life of a box fan is between 3 years to 5 years which is average

However some box fans may last as long as 10 years if well maintained

The signs that your box fan motor is bad are the fan spins slowly, the fan has to be kick started by spinning the blade, the fan motor has a burning smell or the fan motor does not spin and just hums.

If your box fan stops working you should first check the cord to ensure it's plugged in and check if a breaker has tripped.

Also check for power to the outlet and check if any other speeds work.

If the fan has a fuse then check the fuse.

Try spinning the fan blade over and if it's tight then the motor is likely bad or if the motor is spinning freely and not coming on it could be the little black box inside the box fan attached to the motor which is a capacitor.

Box fans are cheap and not really worth repairing.

If your box fan has quit then it's best to sit it out by the curb or recycle it.

Box fans do eventually wear out just like anything else with a motor.

As the motor spins it eventually wears down the bearings and eventually the fan will start to slow down and seize up.

The more the Box fan or other fan is used the faster it will wear out and stop working.

Box fans and other electric fans are usually good for around 5 to 10 years although some may only last a few years.

The reason box fans are so good is because box fans are energy efficient, durable and powerful.

Box fans have had the same basic design for years and they've been used for many years without issue.

Box Fans put out a lot of air due to their size and power and box fans can also be placed in a window to draw outside air in or push hot air out of the room.

With a box fan, you don't need to control the direction of the airflow to take advantage of the benefits.

Using a box fan placed on the floor will help move the air around.

Cold air sinks, so a fan down low will stir the cool air and help it circulate throughout the room.

A box fan should be placed in a the bedroom so that the box fan faces the opposite wall from where most of your activity takes place.

Placing the box fan in this location drives the air to the surface, which will then bounce off and mingle with the rest of the air and cooling the bedroom.

A box fan should be in a room or facing inward to the room.

If you have the fan blowing in the room and you can feel the breeze you also benefit from the cooling of the fan on you because of evaporation of sweat and increased heat transfer due to the force of the air from the fan flowing past you.

you can also place the box fan or other fan so that it faces the opposite wall from where most of the activity takes place in your space.

This approach will drive the air to the surface, where it will bounce off, mingling with the rest of the air and cooling the space.

Fans don't use a lot of electricity and in fact fans are pretty cheap to operate even 24 hours a day.

Fans use less electricity than air conditioners although the fan only cools people and not a room.

Most fans use on average of 75 watts to 100 watts of electricity and smaller fans may use only 20 to 30 watts.

Running an electric fan all day will at most add $5.00 or less per month to your electric bill.

When placing a fan in a window the fan should be positioned and pointed in to draw cool air in when the air is cooler.

During the hot weather it's best to point fans outward to blow hot air out.

To keep yourself cool you should position the fan so that it blows the air onto you.

Ideally the best way to position fans is to place the outward-facing fans on the warmer side of your home to blow the hot air out and inward-facing fans on the cooler side to draw cool air in.

Putting cold water in front of a fan does work as the fan blows over the cold water it circulates the cold from the cold water into the air.

The water itself is also circulated into the air in small amounts which also helps to cool yourself and the room down.

Putting a wet towel over a fan does make it blow cooler air.

The fan will blow on the wet towel and send that moist air into the room and circulate it which makes you cooler.

It's best to put the fan with the wet towel pointing at you to cool you directly.

Putting a frozen bottle of water or bowl of ice in front of the fan can also make you cooler with the fan.

Putting a frozen bottle of water in front of a fan does work.

As the fan blows over the cold frozen bottle of water the fan circulates that cold air and any water droplets coming off the frozen water bottle.

This in turn keeps you cool and you can do the same with a bowl of ice.

As the fan blows over the ice it blows the cool air onto you and into the air keeping you cool.

To hack a fan for extra cooling you can place a bowl of ice in front of the fan so that the fan blows over the ice and cools you and the air around you.

Placing the bowl of ice in front of the fan makes it work sorta like an air conditioner.

Putting ice behind a fan does make it cooler as it draws the cool air from the ice into the fan as well as any water that evaporates.

Then the fan blows that cool air from the ice and water droplets into the air cooling you and the air down.

Also putting a bowl of ice in front of the fan also helps to keep you cool as the air passes over the ice the air is chilled and will circulate the fresh cold air around your room.

Your room is so hot even with the fan on because of lack of proper ventilation.

If you only have a fan to keep cool and no air conditioner for your room you need to have your windows open on hot days along with your fan.

Fans themselves don't cool rooms but they do cool people.

So also make sure you have the fan pointed at you and also have the windows open to allow for air flow.

You can also place a fan such as a box fan inside your window and point it so that fan blows air in which helps improve air circulation and helps keep your room cooler and yourself cooler.

You can also place a bowl of ice in front of a fan so that the fan blows over the cold ice and then helps to cool you down.

You can also cool yourself down by putting a cool wet towel over your face.

You can cool a room with just one window and one fan.

Place a box fan in the window or a pedestal fan within 5 feet of the window.

When the air is cooler outside than it is inside, point the air so it blows into the house.

When the air cools down outside during the evening then that is a good time to open windows and place fans near the window or in the window to blow that cool air into your house.

'First, keep your windows, doors and blinds shut during the day to avoid hot sun beating down into your house.

Then, during the evening, open your windows and place one fan facing out of your window, so it pushes the heat out.

'Use a second fan, placed inwards, to circulate cool air into the room.

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