We bought 2 Standard industrial stand fans, one broke in less than a year while the other one is still working. We bought 1 Union desk fan and this one lasted 2 years. Then, we bought 1 Dowell stand fan because of a sale but then it was defective within one month. We brought it to their service center, they got it fixed but then the entire head (with the fan blade) of the fan flew off (nasira ang hinang).
It’s a good thing nobody was hurt in our family. The service center got it fixed but it only worked 1 or 2 months, I think. Then, we bought 1 Hanabishi desk fan but it only worked 3 or 4 months. We actually rarely used it but still it broke.
What’s wrong with the quality of electric fans nowadays? We thought that these brands are good quality because they’ve been around for years. Our uncle who is an electrician said that it’s because of the thermostat or fuse of the fan which is necessary to guard against overheating and fire. I’ve actually thought of trying out this YouTube for DIY fan repair tutorial but I’m not really a handy woman, neither is my husband.
Though the fans have one year warranty, it’s actually a hassle to go to the service center which is very far from our place (for some brands). We therefore have simply asked an electrician to look at the fans but they have not been successful to fix them. Well, they fixed it but after a few days, it’s broken again. Hopefully, the electrician recommended by our sister-in-law last week will be able to fix it for good. I haven’t seen and tested the repaired fans.
To supplement the only 1 fan we have in the house 2 weeks ago, we bought another brand, Asahi. I hope this one will last long. I must admit the fans we have bought have prices ranging from P900 – P1600. They’re not the really expensive ones. I wanted to buy the more expensive one but my husband declined. Is it really better to buy the more expensive brands or models?
The point of this post, aside from the rant, is to ask what brand of electric fan you are using and which one you actually recommend? If you have bought recently (2-5 years) those available in the market and it’s still working now I would like to know what brand. I want to be specific in asking because units bought about 10 years ago, the old fans, are known to be more durable.
Please share in the comments below so we could see and consider what is really worth buying. Your comments will be very much appreciated. Thank you for sharing.
Update: Thanks to some helpful comments I got from FB particularly about industrial fans. Next time, I will avoid the industrial fans because they tend to overheat more and they actually consume more energy. I’m actually trying to find the post and comments on my FB timeline but I can’t seem to find it. I’m sure I didn’t delete it. Oh well. Also, thanks to the electrician my sister-in-law recommended because the fans worked great. Now, I know who to look for when needing electric fan repair.