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HVLS Fan Comparison

If you know anything about HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fans, you understand how amazing they are at providing real relief from hot and stuffy warehouses. 

Sure, they’re cool to look at. But their benefits can be a lifesaver—literally and figuratively—to companies and their employees. HVLS fans work quietly and tirelessly to help workers feel cooler in extreme conditions, which is necessary for their well-being. They’re also loved by businesses who value the increased productivity of their staff as well as the low energy bills. 


With multiple models and even more options available to choose from, how do you know which HVLS fan will work best in your building? It’s important to understand the key features of each fan so you’re able to make a smart decision. 

Big Ass Fans’ HVLS Fan Comparison

Our team of airflow experts has compiled this handy infographic to give you a simple overview of Big Ass Fans’ HVLS products including their key purposes, strengths, and features. 

Big Ass Fans has four models of HVLS fans: the Powerfoil® X, the Powerfoil® D, the Powerfoil® 8, and the Basic 6®. All of our models share the same primary feature that sets us apart from all other brands: maximum airflow with energy efficiency designed to last for decades. But each model also has distinguishing features that set them apart. 

Here’s what you need to know about each of our HVLS fan models: 

Powerfoil® X

Big Ass Fans’ flagship product, the Powerfoil X, is the industry standard for big ceiling fans for warehouses. It provides maximum airflow in harsh conditions, with diameter sizes ranging from 12 to 30 feet (3.6 to 9.1 meters), it comes with eight patented airfoils and the largest hub in the industry. 

Powerfoil® D

This HLVS fan exemplifies high tech and high performance. Its direct-drive fan with an IP66 rating makes it perfect for tough, gritty conditions. Its six airfoils come with winglets to maximize airflow and minimize noise. It’s built with more redundant safety features than any other big warehouse fan and can integrate with your fire suppression system.

Powerfoil® 8

The Powerfoil 8 is a workhorse that won’t let you down. Everything about it is industrial strength, from the motor and gearbox to the oversized hub system. It offers customizable features such as extended hybrid airfoils for angling airflow over obstacles in your building.

Basic 6®

The Basic 6 makes big warehouse fans more affordable while keeping your energy costs low. It gets the job done by keeping your employees comfortable and productive. And with a 7-year mechanical warranty, it’s always a safe investment. 

HVLS Fan Comparison


If you have any questions about Big Ass Fans or how to choose the right one, our team would love to talk with you. Just contact us here and we’ll be in touch very soon.

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