Are you currently sitting under the sprinkler with a beer in hand? Are you putting wet sheets in the freezer to hang in doorways? Are you sitting in your car with the air conditioner blasting pretending to listen to Texas Dave on the radio? Chances are you need to cool down!
Staying cool when the heat hits can be a challenge that the creative at heart enjoy. If you failed craft at school or you’re currently wiping sweat from brows while sitting under sprinkler because you don’t want the expense of running an air conditioner, then read on my friend!
There are plenty of ways to stay cool without breaking the budget. And yep, ceiling fans are high on the list.
Choosing a ceiling fan is like taking a trip to a brewery. You know that they’re all beers, but you have no idea what each one actually is. At least at a brewery you can sample, when facing the choices of ceiling fans in a fancy retail shop with a pregnant lover nudging you in the ribs, you need to make a choice. And make it fast.
Here are a few considerations you may want to think about when picking out the right kind of ceiling fans to keep your bedroom full of the right kind of heat.
Is your fan saving your pocket and planet?
The energy efficiency of your ceiling fan will directly impact on your electricity bill. It will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An energy efficient ceiling fan will give you maximum cooling power for the least amount of electricity. It will also help lower greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, which improves our environment. So it’s totally worth finding a ceiling fan with a good rating – both for you and for our next generation of ankle-biting grommets.
Can you use your fan all year round?
Yep, ceiling fans can control the temperature all year round. In those endless summer days they create air movement that cools you down, and in winter you can flick a switch and the fan will turn in the opposite direction pushing warm air down to heat things up. When choosing a ceiling fan be sure to choose one with a reversible motor so you can take advantage of the summer/winter switch.
Do you need a middy, schooner or pint size ceiling fan?
It’s important to choose your beer size according to your thirst factor. It’s likewise important to choose your ceiling fan according to your room size. Choose a fan that’s too small and it probably won’t work effectively, choose one too large and it may be too overpowering and make all the paperwork in the room turn into drones and start flying around. Nope, let's try to avoid that scenario and seek advice when choosing what size of fan will work best for your room. Ask your retailer or your local electrician.
How many blades should your fan have?
Four is the stock standard number of blades on a ceiling fan. More blades may mean a more effective fan but it also means more drag equalling more power to run. So let’s remember our pocket and planet when choosing the number of blades on a fan. What the blade is made out of is also something to consider. If you live close to the beach, metal blades can be more vulnerable to rust or corrosion from salt water however there are stainless steel options available for your outdoor areas to last the distance. Also, wooden fans may look cool but they are often more noisy.
And once you’ve picked your perfect ceiling fan you’ll need to find a qualified electrician to install it for you. Enter the south coast sparky…
Call Cowley Electrical on 0411 457 441 to arrange for an accredited Eurobodalla electrician to help you install an energy efficient ceiling fan.
South Coast Sparky
Jack is your local south coast sparky. He values quality, safety and service. He loves to surf and hang out with his kids. Here are some tips and tricks from Jack and the CES team to keep you entertained and safe.