Best Industrial Exhaust Fans (updated 2021)
Industrial exhaust fans, also known as commercial exhaust fans, are used in a multitude of locations. Whether you have a barn, hall, factory, workshop, shop, greenhouse, shed or any other type of space, they definitely come in handy. Below are a range of products that show the best exhaust fans you can buy. Reviews are also a great indicator about the true operation of the fan and are highlighed with each fan. This page shows a whole range of different exhaust and shutter fans: some have have automatic shutters, some run quieter, and some push around huge air so you can choose one that's right for you.
These exhaust fans are used to control the interior environment by taking out particulates, odours, moisture, smoke and other pieces of matter which may be in the air. These fans act to primarily take matter, such as dust or gas and remove it to an external space. These fans can also be implemented into systems for heating and cooling. While regular fans can be used in more domestic applications, the industrial variety are used for larger spaces. They typically need more power, are larger and can apply larger exhaust capacity.
For example, exhaust fans are used in some woodwork shops to ensure the sawdust and other fine particles are removed from the environment so people don’t inhale the particles. These may also be installed in residential type places, to be used as a fan, or exhaust system in a building’s attic, used to circulate air in the building or home. They can sometime sometimes be confused with attic ventilators, which just exhausts hot air from the attic to the outside though an opening (unpowered). Restaurants rely on exhaust fans to keep their kitchens clear of smoke or fumes from cooking.
24.5"H x 24.5"W x 11"D
- This exhaust fan is a great replacement for an ac unit in an area where you want some airflow, like a garage, greenhouse, attic, shop, etc.
- Easily added to a wall or window opening. The opening size is 0.5 larger than the dimensions of the fan.
- This shutter fan is made of aluminum, corrosion resistant shutter and blades. This will prevent rust from forming.
- Comes completely assembled. No electrician required!
Rotating shutter fan exhaust with built-in thermostat and 3 speeds to help regulate room temperature within 32 to 130°F. Whole home exhaust for garages, attics, warehouses, and more. Fully enclosed, thermally protected motor with permanently lubricated motor bearings for easy maintenance. Durable aluminum construction that can withstand moisture and heat longer than other competitors’ products. Box includes 6 ft cord, standard 3-prong plug and AC cable.
27"H x 27"W x 5.75"D
- reduce expensive cooling bills at home
- highly rated from customers
- perfect cooling and ventilation solution for any space at your home - including the attic, garage, shed, and more
- customize your comfort
- thermostat control
- weather resistant shutters
34.5"H x 36"W x 12"D
- Fully enclosed, permanently lubricated, UL listed motor + pull chain switch
- Junction box provided for direct wiring
- Can be installed from the inside wall
- Eliminates need for external framing and shutter
- Aluminum blade
- Steel spiral wire guards
The AIRLIFT T14 is a shutter exhaust fan that is designed to ventilate out heat, moisture, odor, and dust from various spaces. The unit has a programmable controller with a corded probe, controls the fan speeds in response to temperatures and humidity. The EC-motor has an innovative PWM-control maximizes airflow while reducing energy consumption and noise levels. It comes with integrated galvanized-steel shutters, aluminum blades and a IP-44 rated housing make the unit highly resistant to liquid and dust.
16.93"H x 16.93"W x 6.42"D
- Comes in sizes 10" to 14"
- Fully programmable and automated temperature and humidity controls
- Adjustable fan speed, alarms, timers, backup memory, and eco-mode
This heavy-duty MaxxAir Ventamatic 4 Exhaust Fan blades are driven by a thermally protected motor. This fan is shipped fully assembled in a durable 20-gauge galvanized steel housing with integrated shutters. This fan is a also a good solution for bringing air into industrial and other commercial spaces, and evacuating the bad stuff. The the MaxxAir IF14UPS comes in 3 sizes: 14 inches, 16 inches and 18 inches so you can better tailor your required CFM output. Also significantly, the shutters of this fan also open and close automatically which is great.
18"H x 18"W x 13"D
14.96"H x 14.96"W x 7.88"D
- Great for a garage, attic, greenhouse, shop or chicken coop.
- Speed controller with precise adjustment
- Easy installation, 3 pole grounded plug.
- Easy to add to a wall or window opening.
Introducing iLiving's Exhaust Fan. This powerful 12-inch propeller shutter fan is a variable speed fan that can easily cool a large area of your home at an affordable price. It has a small yet mighty motor, which can provide effective ventilation for any room in your home. Plus, it’s made from high-grade aluminum for added resistance to rust and corrosion. For a variable speed fan that will help dissipate heat in your home, look no further.
15"H x 15"W x 5.75"D
- Improve cooling costs
- One of the top rated fans.
- Keep your living space cooler and more comfortable
- Perfect for any space at your home
- Exhaust fan with adjustable speed functionality when combined with the speed controller.
This CE 10-DS is a single phase 10-inch diameter direct drive exhaust fan. It has a built-in shutter mechanism and is a great fan for interfacing with the outside.
The blade system (steel hub and spider) holds three aluminum paddles. These paddles are enclosed by front steel spiral wire guards for higher durability and strength. The built-in shutter mechanism allows the fan to be installed from inside, which is a huge plus. External framing isn’t needed, and the self-closing shutters protect the fan from the elements (such as rain and snow) when not in use. This fan can also run at variable speeds thanks to the permanent split capacitor. The motor of the CE10-DS exhaust fan is fully sealed, making it suitable for use in conditions that regular motors are not suited for, such as around dust.
15"H x 15"W x 11"D
This fan is a 5 shutter, 4 blade exhaust fan. The 2SHE1021 ventilators are UL 705 standard listed. The guards have a heavy duty polyester coating to resist corrosion and rust. The guards are also OSHA compliant which is obviously ideal. The motors are also totally enclosed for optimum operation. The speed is also controllable and not fixed. Shutter frames come with prepunched mounting holes allow for easy installation. The 3 blades are also manufactured from aluminium.
16"H x 16"W x 10"D
This fan comes in a range of different sizes including 7", 10", 12", 16", 18", 20", 24", 30", 36".
Many of the exhaust fans on this page are suited specifically for warehouse applications. Some have very big CFM capabilities which might be great for your shop application, barn or warehouse. Industrial wall exhaust fans should have the appropriate CFM rating (and dimensions) for your sized space. If you need a basic outline in order to select a basic warehouse ventilation system, check out the cfm calulator.