We recommend one fan per 20′ x 20′ room segment. When multiple fans are installed, set one for CW and the other for CCW so they can complement each other.
The Exhale Fan requires a fan rated mounting box or support. Our customers have installed Exhale Fans on a variety of ceiling types (e.g. tray, vaulted, cathedral, drop, multi-level). This can be accomplished through a 3/4″ down rod purchased from a local hardware retailer. Others have purchase fan rated mounting kits for drop/false ceilings.
While our fan’s maximum theoretical performance is in a rectangular room with 4 joined walls and a flat ceiling at a height of 10′, our customers have installed our fans in irregularly shaped rooms, vaulted/cathedral/tray/multi-level ceilings and rooms with open walls enjoying our fan’s superior performance and room temperature balance. Since local hardware retailers stock fan mounting kits (e.g. down rods, joist mounts for drop ceilings), Exhale Fans does not include these kits as an option.
When our fan is mounted on a 3/4″ down rod for a vaulted/cathedral ceiling, here is how it works:
Our fan uses its vortex to draw the cooler air up to the fan and then the fan’s disks flow the cooler air evenly in a horizontal plane at the fan’s disk level where thermodynamics will drive the cooler air downward.
The net result is a balanced room from our suspended fan to the floor and wall to wall. To create a downward draft, a suspended bladed fan will push the hotter air above the fan down while our Exhale Fan will create a balanced, comfortable room.
So you’re thinking about an Exhale Fan? You’ve made a great decision! Here are some facts about Exhale Fans that you should know!
- Fact 1: The Exhale Fan is modeled after Nikola Tesla’s bladeless turbine: Wikipedia.com writes, “The Tesla turbine is a bladeless centripetal flow turbine patented by Nikola Tesla in 1913. It is referred to as a bladeless turbine.”
- Fact 2: The airflow is a vortex: The airflow profile makes the real difference in how you feel while in your space. Air exits the Exhale Fan in all directions 360° horizontally and at a 45° angle. This unique airflow starts a gentle rotation of the air much like a vortex. The vortex airflow profile generated by the Exhale Fan is unmatched in the ceiling fan industry. Air is not simply directed straight down but moves around the room in a pleasant cyclonic flow. What we have created is a destratified environment where floor to ceiling, wall to wall, you have a temperature balanced and comfortable space.
- Fact 3: Very quiet and gentle technology: The loudest this fan gets is equivalent to that of a quiet library and you don’t have to worry paper blowing around.
- Fact 4: A design to meet the needs of any customer: Form does not always have to follow function. We have worked tirelessly to create a minimalist design without sacrificing performance. The Exhale Fan fits comfortably in any room from the ultra-modern to traditional.
- Fact 5: First ever truly bladeless technology: Utilizing the turbine design, we are able to circulate air without blades. Say goodbye to the danger of bladed ceiling fans.
- Fact 6: Previously, the concept and implementation of a bladeless and high-performance ceiling fan was not available. After exhaustive testing and modeling, our patented fan is available and has no rivals.
- Fact 7: Based on our studies, the optimal configuration is a 20′ x 20′ foot with a flat ceiling. However, many of our customers have installed our fans on vaulted, irregular and false ceilings and have experienced our fan’s superior performance. For rooms greater than 20′ x 20′, additional fans are recommended for each 20′ x 20′ segment.
- Fact 8: Our leadership and management team has also changed for the better. Our manufacturing toolsets have been redesigned as well as our injection molding process. As a result, we are producing higher qualify fans and have been experiencing very few failures due to manufacturing or use. We have strict quality control standards. Our motor is guaranteed for 5 years and our fan assemblies have a lifetime guarantee.
- Fact 9: An LED light in a choice of warm or cool bright light is included with all Exhale Fans.
Did you know that ceiling fan blades are a common cause in making allergies worse? According to Livestrong.com,
“Dust and subsequent dust mites accumulate on ceiling fan blades whether the unit is in use or not. When a dirty ceiling fan runs, dust and dust mites can spread throughout the room, especially onto surfaces such as carpets and bedding. These effects can be detrimental, especially if you are allergic to dust mites.”
So what do you do if you don’t have or don’t want to run your air conditioning unit AND you need to manage your allergies? The solution could be an Exhale Fan. Without blades to catch dust and accompanying dust mites, you can manage your allergies and have air circulation.
Are you tired of replacing air filters? They also get dirty and can pump dust through your home. All AC units have filters that need to be regularly replaced. With an Exhale Fan, you also avoid the filter, which needs to be monitored and then changed.
How are ceiling fans helpful to manage allergies? Webmd.com says they keep air moving, which prevents stagnation and cools a room. So get rid of those dirty bladed ceiling fans and replace it with a bladeless Exhale Fan!
You probably never knew there was a connection between ceiling fans and sewing machines. But the link between the two electronic devices illustrates how constant innovation can lead to amazing things.
We like to think that Exhale Fans continues the tradition of innovation that began with Schuyler Skaats Wheeler’s invention of an electric fan in 1882.
A few years later, Wikipedia.com says, a German immigrant named Philip Diehl attached a sewing machine motor to a fan blade and connected it to a ceiling. Thus was born the first ceiling fan, which Diehl patented in 1887. (He also went on to develop the first oscillating fan.)
Actually, you also can thank Diehl for the relatively cheap cost of light bulbs. According to Wikipedia.com, Diehl, a mechanical engineer and inventor, held multiple patents for a variety of things, including electric motors for sewing machines, ceiling fans, and electric incandescent lamps.
As Wikipedia.com states: “Diehl was a contemporary of Thomas Edison, and his inventions caused Edison to reduce the price of his incandescent bulb.” (For more information on the invention of the fan and ceiling fan, click here.)
Following in the footsteps of Wheeler and Diehl, the founders of Exhale Fans—Nicholas Hiner and Richard Halsall—are constant tinkerers and inventors, always looking for a way to improve contemporary products. In fact, after they met, they shared ideas and information and worked together on various projects that had nothing to do with bladeless ceiling fans.
Eventually, the knowledge our co-founders gained while exploring different technological advancements overlapped in a way that led to the idea of a modern bladeless ceiling fan. The result was the quiet, efficient, and unique air handling of our patented, bladeless Exhale Fans.
This year, our continuous search for improvement and innovation led to the production of Gen2 Exhale Fans. The Gen2 modifications include a new mounting bracket, firmer disks, and a new color injection process to provide more consistent coloring.