Electrical Services TIP: How to choose a ceiling fan

Staying cool in the warmer weather can be a challenge at the best of times. If you are feeling the heat but don’t want to have the expense of running your air conditioning every day ceiling fans can be a good solution.

There are number of different types of ceiling fan available and once you have chosen the right fan for your needs it will need to be installed by a qualified electrical services professional. Here are a few considerations you might want to think about when choosing a ceiling fan for your room.

Can I use my fan all year round?

Ceiling fans can definitely be used all year round. In summer, they can be used to create air movement and cool you down and in winter they can be turned the opposite direction and push warm air down to help the room heat up. If you are purchasing a ceiling fan make sure it comes with a reversible motor so that you can take advantage of this and get the maximum possible use out of it.

How energy efficient is it?

The energy efficiency of your ceiling fan will have a direct impact on your electricity bill. An energy efficient ceiling fan will give you maximum cooling power for the least amount of electricity so it is worth finding one with a good rating.

What size ceiling fan do I need?

It is important that the fan you choose for your room is suited to its dimensions. Too small and it may not work adequately, too large and it may be overpowering and send your paperwork flying in a hundred different directions. It is a good idea to seek professional advice when determining what size of fan is best for your room.

How many blades should my fan have?

The standard number of blades on a ceiling fan is four and although more blades can increase the effectiveness of the fan they also increase the drag and require more power to turn. The material the blades are made from is also important. Metal blades can be more vulnerable to rust or corrosion if they are exposed to moisture but wooden blades can be noisier than metal ones.

Once you have chosen your ceiling fan, you will need to find an electrical services provider to install it for you.

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