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Ceiling Fan – Information & Tips

Dec 29, 2015

Ceiling Fan – Information & Tips

Ceiling Fan – Information & Tips

​What Makes A Ceiling Fan Effective?
 
Many things go into making a fan effective. The motor, the size, shape and material of the blades, the pitch of the blades and more! Some fans are designed to move fast and create a lot of air movement, and others to circulate slowly and create a nice breeze. If you have a particular requirement please contact us so we can recommend some suitable options.
 
What Is A Summer/Winter Reverse Function?
 
Most fans have both a summer mode (rotate anti-clockwise) and winter mode (rotate clockwise). In summer the fan creates a breeze which cools the people under it and circulates air around the room. In winter the fan pushes the hot air above it down (without really creating a breeze) which means you keep that warm air down and can have the heater on a lower setting.
 
Can I Use A Ceiling Fan On A Sloping Ceiling?
 
We can install fans that have a ball joint, and can be installed on ceilings with a pitch of up to 32 degrees. There are a few things to take into account including the placement, the width of the fan and the drop so please contact us to help you work out your options.
 
Do You Have Ceiling Fans For Outdoors?
 
There are a large range of outdoor ceiling fans available, with varying ratings – that we can install. Whether you are after a stainless steel fan, a salt resistant fan or a plastic fan, we have many options for you. 
 
Which Is Better – 3/4/5 blade fans?
 
Different fans may be designed for different purposes, so it is not a matter of one being ‘better’ than another. There are other factors that influence a fan’s performance therefore you cannot conclude that a 5 blade fan is “better” than a 3 blade fan. The performance of a fan depends on factors such as the power of the motor, the number of blades, the pitch, shape, size and material of the blade and more. We can provide advice based upon your exact requirements.
 
What Size Fan Do I Need?
 
The larger the fan diameter, the bigger space it will cover. Having said that, as long as the fan is placed directly over the area you will be using, most sizes will be fine. There are three standard sizes that fans come in: 48″ (122cm), 52″ (132cm) and 56″ (142cm), however, there are many types and models available that come in extra small and extra large sizes.

Remote control ceiling fans

Most of the fans we install and recommend, come with a remote included. Some of the traditional style fans usually come with just a pull cord operation, and wall controls or remotes can be bought and used with these instead also.

Ceiling fan with a light

Nearly all of the ceiling fan models we install have a light as an option. Many ceiling fans are light adaptable, or have an integrated light option. An integrated light means only the manufacturer’s light will fit it.

I have high ceilings

If you have high ceilings, you can lower your ceiling fan using an extension rod. These extension rods usually come in 90cm or 180cm lengths and most can be cut to size by our electricians.

I have low ceilings

The Australian Standard AS 4226 – 2008, Clause 12.5.3 states that all ceiling fans should be at least 2.1 metres from the floor and at least 300mm from the ceiling. If your home has low ceilings then you will need to consider having us install a Low Profile Ceiling Fan. Please contact us on 131 750 for further information on ceiling fan installation.

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