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At PAX, we take pride in scientific and engineering excellence.

We analyzed a great deal of data to create Flair and make the statements in our Kickstarter campaign. Our references are explained here, including links to outside sources.

Fans use 22% of the world's electricity…

J. Cermak and J. Murphy, Select Fans Using Fan Total Pressure To Save Energy, ASHRAE Journal

…which generates as much CO2 emissions as all the world’s cars. (More than half of that electricity is wasted through poor design.)

Flair has been tested against leading competitors and uses up to 85% less electricity than conventional fans of the same size.

A sample of test results is shown below. Additional data is available from PAX Scientific.

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For just the energy of an LED light bulb (6 watts), Flair can circulate an average-sized room the number of times per hour recommended for good health.

With around 800 million portable fans in the world…

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that there are 200 to 240 million portable fans in US households. The US Census Bureau estimates that approximately 21 million portable fans are sold each year in the US. China is the largest producer of household electric fans at 159 million units per year as of 2013.

Air-conditioners and heaters are heavy users of power, consuming nearly 50% of household energy. According to the Department of Energy, the average American family spends half its electricity bill on heating and cooling (more than $1,000).

Flair's ring-vortex circulation destratifies the air, so you can change your thermostat and save more than 25% of your heating and cooling costs per room.

Learn more about PAX Water’s lily impeller here.

It's truly possible to save a billion tons of CO2 emissions every year - just from better fans.

We developed our biomimetic solutions 20 years ago and have made huge efforts to have industry apply them. In that time the energy generated to run fans has dumped more than 140 billion tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the world’s power plants produce 33.1 billion tons of CO2 annually. 22% of 33.1 billion tons of CO2 equals 7.282 billion tons of CO2 (attributable to the 22%-23% of global electricity used by fans). If Flair technology is rolled out to the global fan inventory and improves average fan efficiency by just 20%, we could save 1.45 billion tons of CO2 emissions per year.