Ceiling fans are an excellent choice to provide economic cooling in your home or office.
The average ceiling fan costs less than 3 cents per hour to run (refer to specific model specification) and can make the temperature of a room feel 2 to 8 degrees cooler.A ceiling fan working alongside an air conditioner can also reduce your running costs by up to 40%.
There are lots of different fans on the market. To help you decide, below are some points to consider when looking at buying a ceiling fan.
One or two fans?
Is the room large? Will one fan be enough or do I need two fans?
Our electricians can guide you to make a good decision about how many fans you need based on the type of room you are cooling and the size of the room.
Most fans are placed in the centre of the room to allow for constant/consistent airflow.
While flat ceilings are optimal we can mount fans to angled ceilings if required.
Do you require a light fan?
A light fan is a great choice if the fan is going to get in the way of existing light fittings and create a strobe lighting effect.
What is the colour of the room and decor/soft furnishings in the room?
If you have modern décor you may prefer a more contemporary chrome fan, or for an older Queenslander style you may like a more traditional wood look fan.
Remember while an unusual blade and housing finish can be a drawcard, a plain white fan will blend nicely into your white ceiling and may also be more efficient and effective.
Do you live near the ocean or waterways?
If the fan is going on a deck or veranda it is worth considering whether a stainless steel fan would be suitable, for longevity.
What about a fan with a remote?
The advantage of a fan with a remote (other than being able to use the remote to control the fan)is that the fan may be able to be installed into an existing light point, meaning there is no need to run an extra wire to control the fan, as the remote does everything for you.
Look for fans bearing the Energy Star rating. The more stars the better for the environment.