The benefits of Ceiling Fans
Clipsal Ceiling fans provide a naturally quite and energy saving cooling solution. Most ceiling fans use only 60 watts of power, this is the same amount of power that is used by a standard incandescent light bulb, which works out to be about 1-2 cents per hour to run - depending if you are reading this after that substantial tariff rises. Ceiling fans will save you money on your electrical bills if used instead of air-conditioning and other electrical heating and cooling appliances, in both winter and summer months.
Benefits of using the Forward and Reverse Switch on your ceiling fan:
Ceiling fans do not necessarily lower the temperature; however it does make the room feel cooler. The breeze from the ceiling fan on your skin can make you feel approx 6-8 degrees cooler and if used instead of an air conditioner - it will save you hundreds of dollars a year in electricity bills.
The ceiling fan should be run in reverse in winter - this is achieved by switching a switch which is usually located just above the blades on the motor housing, When the ceiling fan runs in reverse the warm air (hot air rises) is pushed up against the ceiling and then dispersed throughout the room. With a ceiling fan run in reverse it will help to lower your heating costs.
Selection guide for choosing the correct ceiling fan for your room:
Your choice of ceiling fan will vary depending on the size of the room; a large room will require a more powerful fan with larger blades etc
Recommendations (Guide only)
3m x 3m room = 36" Blades
3m x 4m room = 36' - 42" blades
4m x 5m room = 48" Blades
6m x 6m room = 52' Blades
Outdoor Ceiling Fans
Outdoor ceiling fans are not waterproof so they should be located in a protected dry area. Please considering your environment prior to choosing your ceiling fan - you may need 316 marine grade if you live near the ocean or near a salt water canal so they do not rust away.
Other factors to consider
Ceiling Fan height - must be at least 2.1m from the floor to the blades
Ceiling Fan lights - there are many to choose from and most can be wired to the bottom of ceiling fans
Remote Controls - optional remote controls can be wired into most ceiling fans.
Do you need more help?
Please call 5428 3044 and we will do our best to help you choose the correct ceiling fan for your needs.