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Big Ass Fans Essence

Essence by Big Ass Fans vs. MacroAir AVD 370

Why an HVLS fan?

High-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans move much more air and are more energy efficient than traditional ceiling fans. HVLS fans are used to balance the air temperature and improve the comfort of the occupants of a space. The HVLS fans we will be comparing here are perfect fits for ceiling heights as low as 12 feet. EnergyLogic’s MacroAir AVD-370 is a perfect solution for more comfort in smaller spaces. You may find the MacroAir to be more appealing from a functional, as well as a visual standpoint when compared to Big Ass Fans’ Essence.

What do those wing thingies do?

They’re a gimmick. Big Ass Fans claims that the winglets improve the the efficiency of the fan, but new studies from the United States Department of Energy (DoE) have found that the winglets do not meet this claim. So, the they are actually just decoration.

The MacroAir AVD-370 has opted for a graceful, clean design and meets its efficiency goals by having the most advanced motor technology on the market, not with gimmicks.


*This data was obtained and derived from publicly available information as of February 19, 2019.

How about the warranty?

MacroAir Fans boast a whopping 50,000-hour runtime, no matter who installs your AirVolution-D fan. Big Ass Fans Essence comes with a 10-year mechancial and 5-year electrical warranty.

Here are a few additional resources you might find helpful when choosing an HVLS fan: