Ceiling fans, the unsung heroes of cooling!
Looking for an effective to cool down this summer but can’t afford to spend a bucket load of cash? Why not opt for a ceiling fan to provide you with an affordable and cost effective means of cooling down during the hot, sticky summer months.
Ceiling fans are incredibly effective, as they circulate the air around the surface of your skin, creating a wind chill effect which makes you feel cooler by accelerating the evaporation of sweat on your skin. A well-placed ceiling fan can seriously reduce the real feel temperature in a room.
Ceiling fans are not responsible for reducing the temperature in a room, actually they can’t reduce the temperature of a room but they can reduce your body temperature, which is what makes them so incredibly energy efficient, unlike an air conditioner. They are quick and easy to install and operate as effectively indoors as they do outdoors. A bonus of having a ceiling fan apart from the cooling and cost saving factors is the fact that they are capable of keeping pesky bugs and mosquitoes away.
Ceiling fans are available in a wide range of colours, styles and finishes and there is virtually one to suit any lifestyle or décor, from traditional to the very trendy. They are now available with wooden or aluminium blades, depending on your budget or décor. A well-chosen ceiling fan can be the perfect accessory to your décor and stand as a proud feature in its own right.
Most modern ceiling fans no longer come with the traditional pull string but can be controlled by either a wall mounted control switch or a remote control for added convenience. Ideally you should chose a fan that has more than 2 speed settings so that you can adjust the speed to suit your personal preference. Ceiling fans have the option to change the direction of the blades so that you can run your fan during winter to help bring down the warmer air that sit closer to the ceiling. All you have to do is inform your electrician to connect these wires to the flip switch when your fan is being installed.
If you have a room with a low ceiling, you can opt for a wall mounted fan, these offer just as much cooling and are great for smaller spaces. Ceiling fans are available with various sized blades and number of blades, however the number of blades does not increase of decrease the amount of air being delivered by the fan, they are purely aesthetic. Fans with larger blades are more suited for bigger rooms with high ceilings, whereas fans with smaller blades look great in smaller rooms or rooms with low ceilings. However, if you have a very large room, you may want to consider installing 2 ceiling fans for maximum effect.