Fans and Cooling

ceiling-fanCeiling Fans

Ceiling fans are generally the cheapest and most cost effective solution to keeping your home cool. Ceiling fans use much less energy than air conditioners and use about the same power as standard light. Ceiling fans can be installed indoors in places like living areas and bedrooms or outdoors in places like patios and gazebos

How do I know what type of fan to choose?

Today there is a huge variety of ceiling fans in stores. To get the optimum fan size you should measure the size of the room you plan on installing the fan into and take those measurements to the store and ask them for a recommendation. Ensuring you get the right size fan to provide the correct airflow is very important.

Wall controller or remote controller?

In the old days the only way to turn a fan on or off was flicking the switch on the wall, today you will find that most fans come with a remote control. We generally recommend remote controlled fans as it is cheaper and requires less wiring and simplifies the installation process.

Ceiling fan with or without a light?

If your replacing a current light fitting with a fan and light combination you need to be aware that the new fitting might take up less install space and there will be holes visible in your ceiling that will require minor repairs.

A new ceiling fan and light unit can utilise the same switch as the original light for the light portion, how ever the fan controller must be mounted on a wall. Ceiling fan light combinations are also available with remote control operation.