If you thought that this summer has been hotter than usual, you are not entirely wrong. The Bureau of Meteorology has announced that 2018 was the third-warmest year on record for Australia as a whole, with the hottest December yet. It also expects the weather to stay dry until March at least, and a few more heatwaves throughout the summer, so… brace yourselves!
It also means that now is the best time for you to equip your house sufficiently to keep yourself cool.
Ceiling fans are a great option because, not only can they cool the room, but modern fans also come in stylish designs that can complement any décor. Fans are also energy efficient, and so they can help you save on your bills.
However, choosing the right ceiling fan isn’t just about the right colour or style. There are some factors you have to consider before buying a fan.
Where do you want to install the fan?
When selecting a ceiling fan, it is important to consider the size of the room. Larger rooms may need larger fans, or even two fans for optimal air flow. A large room with a small fan can look unbalanced, while a ceiling fan in a small room might make the room look even smaller.
So what is the general recommendation?
Large rooms, like the living, family or master bedrooms, can go with a ceiling fan with an overall diameter of 1300mm or larger. For other small to medium rooms, including kitchens, dining rooms or kids’ bedrooms, a fan of 1200mm or smaller should be sufficient.
If you are looking for a ceiling fan for outdoor areas, you have to ensure that the fan is located in an area that is protected from the elements as much as possible. Outdoor fans should not be exposed to water, and are normally only recommended for alfresco or undercover areas.
The bottom of the fan should always be at least seven feet off the floor. For higher ceilings, you can use extension rods to lower the fan and achieve the right height. If you have a sloped ceiling, you will have to go for a Hang Sure Canopy fixing to allow the fans to be installed safely.
Should you go for a 3, 4 or 5 blade ceiling fan?
Generally speaking, the number of blades on a fan doesn’t affect its efficiency in any major way. As such, the number of blades is usually more of a matter of personal taste, rather than a factor of performance.
Metal or timber blades?
Ceiling fans with metal blades may not be ideal for bedrooms, as they generate a slightly higher level of air movement noise. If you’re looking for a quieter fan, timber blades would be a better choice.
New Eglo ceiling fans to keep you cool and comfortable
We are happy to announce the arrival of some new Eglo ceiling fans in our stores that are perfect to help you beat the summer heat!
Seagull in Black DC Ceiling Fan with Remote
The Eglo Seagull ceiling fan features high grade ABS moulded plastic blades that produce more airflow while still being energy efficient. It is ideal for both indoor and outdoor (under cover) areas, and comes with a remote controller.
Noosa 60” DC Ceiling Fan with LED Light in White
The Eglo Noosa ceiling fan features a bright 18W LED light that is dimmable, perfect for living, dining and bedroom areas. The energy efficient DC motor uses up to 70% less energy compared to a standard AC fan, giving you great savings in the long run.
Tourbillion 80” DC Industrial Ceiling Fan in Black
This Tourbillion fan is an industrial ceiling fan designed for large rooms. The seven blades combined with a 47W DC motor provide excellent airflow. The fan is light adaptable, and comes with a 5-speed remote controller.