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 use 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 May 26, 2017.

How about the warranty?

For the Essence by Big Ass Fans you are required to use their factory to install the unit in order to get their full warranty of 10 years. If a third party or DIY is involved, that is cut in half to only 5 years of warranty. MacroAir has the best warranty in the industry no matter who installs the fan. And with a 50,000-operation-hour warranty and the helpful team at EnergyLogic, you can’t go wrong.

Who will install my big HVLS fans?

As we mentioned above the Essence by Big Ass Fan requires you to use a factory certified installer to take advantage of their full warranty. This could add additional costs to the install. If you chose to install yourself the warranty is cut in half. EnergyLogic is happy to install or find professionals to help you with your installation process and still support the full warranty.

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