As featured in the Sunday Mail TV guide > Trades & Services section > Chill with Cool Summer Savings – wk48
Ceilings Fans Save Time and Money
Installing a ceiling fan is a cost-effective and practical way of ensuring you keep cool and save money this summer.
By moving air around a room, it delivers a significant cooling effect to your skin. It can also circulate cold air more efficiently than a typical air conditioning unit, reducing both the time it takes to lower temperatures and overall energy use.
The airflow generated by ceiling fans also deters insects, making it a multipurpose insect repellent.
All this is done using the same amount of energy as you’d need for one incandescent globe.
Ceiling Fan Stats
Available statistics suggest that a Ceiling Fan can make the air feel 2-8°C colder than the actual temperature.
Combining this with the beneficial air circulation effect means using a Ceiling Fan in conjunction with an AC unit could reduce your cooling energy use by 40%.
Given that over 35% of electricity spending is just for heating and cooling, the benefits of a Ceiling Fan installation soon add up.
Q: What are the requirements for installing Ceiling Fan?
A: Whilst you need a licensed electrician to install a ceiling fan, in most cases this can be done without too many modifications to your room, especially if you already have an existing light fitting where you want your ceiling fan installed.
Australian building codes require minimum height between the unit and the ground (2.1m), and fans work optimally with at least 30cm gap between the fan and the ceiling.
Don’t worry if you have a relatively low or high ceiling, as specially adapted fans or extension rods can be fitted.
Ceiling Fan Secret Winter Savings
Sharpe Technicians think you should know that whilst Ceiling Fans are associated with summer, they are very useful in winter.
By just changing the direction at which the fan spins, you could benefit from more efficient heating. A significant amount of heat is lost because it travels upwards through your home and cools (especially if your house lacks additional insulation).
Ceiling Fans can circulate the air downwards,ensuring that your room stays warm and you waste less energy. Using a ceiling fan in conjunction with a heater could cut heating costs by around 10%.
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