Big Ass Fans


US-based Big Ass Fans, the world’s largest manufacturer of energy efficient fans are used in diverse industries like agriculture, aviation, bars & restaurants, event centres, hospitality, retail, sports venue, office spaces, theme parks, schools, fitness centres and warehouses. At Big Ass Fans, they have an insatiable drive to improve, engineer, design, test, re-engineer, re-design and re-test until they get it just right. They don’t do things halfway — they go Big Ass. And they’ve got the awards to prove it. Here’s a list of their core believes:


You can’t say “Big Ass Fans” without thinking “Power”. Every fan we build is powered with a motor that means business. A motor that brings comfort to the people wherever the people need comfort.


When it comes to performance, our fans deserve a standing ovation. That’s because they’re masterfully engineered to deliver airflow like no other. Whether it’s a sprawling warehouse, a spacious office, or a stylish living room, every big ass fan delivers comfort.


Whether in a factory, a restaurant, or a great room, a big ass fan is a jaw-dropping work of art that elicits oohs and aahs. It’s no wonder that they’ve garnered countless international awards for design excellence.


Without brains, beauty is just another pretty face. That’s why Big Ass Fans are engineered to be as smart as they are attractive. State-of-the-art features like voice-enabled technology, environment-monitoring sensors, and automated airflow control prove there’s truly more to our fans than what meets the eye.


You won’t find it listed on a product spec sheet. It doesn’t have a serial number or a barcode. But, it’s in every product we build. It’s called pride. Pride in who we are. Pride in how we work. Pride in what we make.


No one knows more about conquering uncomfortable conditions than Big Ass Fans. Since we sparked the HVLS revolution 20 years ago, we’ve been helping thousands of businesses and homeowners transform their space with cool and comfortable airflow. How? With unrivaled experience and unequaled expertise. With knowledge and knowhow second to none.


You’ll see it on the factory floor. You’ll witness it in research and development. You’ll hear it on every service call. We’re talking about dedication. Dedication not only to make extraordinary fans, but to making people’s lives more comfortable.


The best fans begin with the best people. With this philosophy in mind, we’re proud to employ the industry’s top engineers, designers, and craftsmen. From their unmistakable design to their unrivaled performance, Big Ass Fans are a testament to a team that settles for nothing less exceptional engineering.



Ranging from 2.4m to 4.3m in diameter, Essence® is both an essential money-saving machine and a work of art for commercial spaces, indoors or out. With a gearless direct-drive motor that provides quiet, comforting air movement, Essence is ideal for any space from foyers, pavilions and music venues to seaside dining and open-air theatres. A single Essence provides cooling over the same area as 64 standard ceiling fans.


Gearless direct drive motor provides high torque at very low speeds, eliminating the need for a noisy gearbox.


  • Enjoy your fan, worry-free, with a lifetime hub and airfoil warranty.
  • Big Ass Fans handles all warranties without redirecting you to component manufacturers. We make it, we sell it, we install it and we guarantee it.
  • See our warranties below for more information.
  • Guaranteed 10-year non-prorated warranty on all components with our Factory Certified Installation in commercial locations. (5-year non-prorated warranty without our Factory Certified Installation.)


  • Consulting-Specifying Engineer named Essence a 2014 Gold Product of the Year.
  • Honored with a Product Innovation Award in the furnishings category by Architectural Products.
  • The U.S. Green Building Council named Essence the Best Product for Energy Efficiency in its 2014 Best of Building Awards.
  • Essence received a silver A’Design Award based on its superior innovation, technology, design and creativity.
  • The A&D Trophy Awards honored Essence with a product design award in 2014.
  • BUILDINGS magazine honored Essence as a “Money-Saving Product” in its June 2015 issue.
  • The latest honor for Big Ass Fans’ Essence® is a prestigious Design for Asia Award. The contest is the Hong Kong Design Centre’s flagship program acknowledging outstanding designs with Asian perspectives.


  • Be the master of your domain. Essence® has several control options available—check them out!
  • Easily control the power and speed of your Essence fan with the rotary-style dial of the wall controller. A wired wall controller comes standard; wireless wall control is available.
  • Add SmartSense™ to automatically adjust your fan’s speed based on temperature changes and seasonal conditions.
  • Integrate Essence into your facility’s fire suppression system and keep employees safer.
  • Integrate starting, stopping and speed control capabilities of Essence into your building automation system.