Ceiling Fans – Questions and answers
Below are some frequently asked questions when it comes to ceiling fans.
- Why do I need a ceiling fan? Ceiling fans provide 2 different services; they create a breeze, and circulate air, making them useful in both hot and cold weather.
- Do ceiling fans lower the temperature? No they don’t – they are only cooling the moving air which will make you feel cooler no matter the temperature, but the circulation from a fan can help disperse the cool air – from an air conditioner – around the room.
- How do ceiling fans help in winter? The same with cooling they can circulate warm air from your heating – hot air rises, so fans can help move the heat where it’s needed – lower down in a room.
- What rooms should have fans? The electricians in Sydney from Electrician To The Rescue can install fans in any room in your home – it’s entirely up to you. Any room can benefit from a ceiling fan, the rooms you spend most of your time in can benefit from the installation of a ceiling fan most.
- How many blades do I need? Ceiling fans come with anything from 2 to 8 blades although fans with less than 3 and more than 6 blades are just a *novelty*. People assume the more blades you have will move more air. However, that’s incorrect: more blades create more work for the motor making it run at a slower speed. This means that a fan with fewer blades will move faster than a fan with more blades, so overall 3-4 blades are quite sufficient.
- Ceiling fans with lights? Ceiling fans with lighting have become more popular in recent years and it’s a lot easier to install a ceiling fan where there is existing lighting than where there isn’t. If you are considering replacing or updating your current lighting, a ceiling fan with lighting included could be a great way to update your lighting and take advantage of all of the benefits of a ceiling fan.
Ceiling fans are a cost effective way to cool your home during the summer months, they are both less expensive to run than an air conditioner and they are less expensive for you to have an electrician install than an air conditioning unit is. If you use a ceiling fan in summer rather than the air conditioner you can reduce your power consumption by up to 40%.
How to choose the best fan for your room.
Before you even start looking for a ceiling fan you need to consider how efficiently a fan will work in the area you want to cool down.
Electrician To The Rescue suggests –
- Timber blades are more quiet than metal blades
- There is very little difference between 3, 4 and 5 blade ceiling fans
- Metal blades will move the air more effectively due to the shape of their blades
- For quiet rooms – like the bedroom choose timber blades, for noisier rooms – like a family or living room use metal blades.
- The length of blade is also very important in general blades up to 122cm are great for smaller rooms while longer blades up to 132cm or larger are perfect for a bigger room 20m to 36m square.
The electricians in Sydney from Electrician To The Rescue know that ceiling fans can do more than just cool a room and can come combined with a built in light – giving you a dual use – lighting and cooling. If you don’t like the *industrial* look of a ceiling fan you can choose one with a different shape, blade or even colour. Fans also come with different features – variable speed and even reversible fans. The electricians in Sydney can also install a ceiling fan in a well protected outdoor living or kitchen area. Not only can ceiling fans installed here by Electrician To The Rescue keep you cool, the breeze created can also deter flies and mosquitoes. Ceiling fans are a great choice for those who have and enjoy the modern indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
Electrician To The Rescue has all your ceiling fan installation needs covered. We’re always close by and ready when you need us. So to get the job done right, call us today.