7 things you (probably) didn’t know about ceiling fansSaturday 16th December 2017 12:01am
Ceiling fans are a great addition to any home here in sunny Queensland, so here’s 7 things you need to know when it comes to fans in your spaces.
How they work
Ceiling fans but don't actually lower the room temperature like air conditioners do, of course. Instead, just like a breeze, they move air over your skin, cooling you by accelerating perspiration evaporation.
Ceiling fans are an effective and low-cost alternative to air conditioners but also work well in tandem with them, increasing the efficiency of the air con’s cooling and allowing you to adjust the unit’s setting, potentially saving you money.
And with our massive range of ceiling fans, there is a style and colour to suit your room.
AC vs DC
Ceiling fans with an AC (alternating current) are common in many homes and a popular choice, however DC (direct current) fans are gaining ground with their greater efficiency, which lowers running costs. Speed options with DC models also allow more control over air movement compared to most AC models with only three settings.
The right fan for you
Ceiling fans design should be a big part of your choice as they not only play a role in cooling your house but are an obvious part of it. We can help you match the right fan for you style and taste as well as the correct one to efficiently cool the space.
Your ceiling needs to be between 2.1m and 2.4m high, depending on the model of fan, for the best performance. If your ceiling is significantly higher, you may need an extension rod to lower the fan to an optimal level. We can help you with that and expert advice on the best answer for your needs.
Fan blades can be wood, stainless steel, aluminium, or plastic. An independent consumer testing group has reported that while there's generally no difference in cooling ability, fans with wooden or plastic blades tend to be quieter, making them more suitable for bedrooms.
Going both ways
Fans that are reversible are a boon in winter because reversing the direction of the fan draws air upwards rather than downwards, aiding in moving warm air around in winter without creating a downward breeze in the room. This is useful on its own, or when used with a heater or reverse-cycle air conditioner.
Whatever style your home and your personal taste, we can help you cool your space this summer with our huge range of ceiling fans and the expert advice to match. See you soon in store or online!