As summer is just around the corner, it is time for us to prepare our homes for the warmer weather. However, before jumping straight to air conditioning systems, it is worth considering another cost-effective cooling option – ceiling fans.
Here are some benefits of ceiling fans:
Low upfront and running cost
When compared to air conditioning, ceiling fans are a very cheap and affordable cooling option. Not only does it cost less to purchase, but the running cost is considerably lower than air conditioning as well. In fact, according to industry tests, most ceiling fans only cost a few cents per hour to run.
Easy to maintain
To clean your ceiling fan, all you need is a vacuum cleaner or a feather duster to brush dust off the blades. If it is especially dusty, use a damp cloth to gently wipe it down. There is no filter to wash, and you don’t usually need a technician, unless there is a major problem to fix.
Useful all year round
Besides keeping you cool in summer, ceiling fans are also handy during the colder months. Most modern ceiling fans are reversible, which means the blades can spin clockwise in winter to send warm air back down through the room after it has risen to the ceiling. This helps to boost the effectiveness of your heater.
Effective in keeping mosquitoes away
If you like to keep the windows open at night, or if you enjoy spending time in covered outdoor areas, you will be happy to know that ceiling fans work quite well in deterring mosquitoes and insects. This is because ceiling fans produce windy conditions, which mosquitoes do not like to fly in.
Ceiling fans are much more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than air conditioning systems. They are a great option to cool your home down without leaving much of a carbon footprint.
Best ceiling fans for the Melbourne summer
The Polar Fan is the best priced DC ceiling fan in the market. It can work as an indoor or outdoor fan, and comes in several options – light or no light, three-blade or five-blade, black or white.
The Seagull Ceiling Fan produces high airflow while still being energy efficient, thanks to its high grade ABS moulded plastic blades. It can be used both indoors and outdoors, and features an LED light.
The Spitfire 2 Ceiling Fan comes with more powerful cooling, reversing function and an optional LED light kit. The polymer blades offer luxury timber finishes while being easy to maintain and long wearing.
The Radical DC Ceiling Fan is a high air moving, three-blade ceiling fan with plastic blades. It has a large diameter of 60”, making it suited for large living spaces.
Australian Lighting has one of the largest range of indoor, outdoor and coastal ceiling fans in Australia, in a variety of options, sizes and styles to suit all requirements. If you need help in selecting a ceiling fan for your home or work place, please speak to our team and we will be more than happy to assist you.