Ceiling Fan Installation
Never underestimate the heating and cooling power of a ceiling fan.
Fans work by circulating air. In the summer, set your fan to spin anti-clockwise to cool a room. In winter, set your fan to spin clockwise, pushing the warm air down.
Benefits of a Ceiling Fan
- A ceiling fan can cool a room by 5 degrees, and you’ll hardly notice it’s on. Ceiling fans are very quiet, particularly fans with timber blades. Metal blades are slightly noisier due to their shape, but do move more air around.
- Modern ceiling fans are available in many designs and materials. Your fan will become a part of the room’s décor, not an eyesore. 3, 4 and 5 blade fans perform the same. It’s all about which design you prefer.
- When it comes to our kids, safety comes first. Ceiling fans are safer than standing fans.
- Ceiling fans are an excellent accompaniment to an air conditioner. The ceiling fan can help spread cold air around the room, cooling it quickly and reducing your energy bill by up to 40 per cent.
- They take up far less space than a free standing fan and now ceiling fans have become a feature of the room rather than the ugly big clunky they used to be.
- Ceiling fans are an energy efficient cooling solution. Ceiling fans use about as much power as a 60 watt light globe, which costs less than 3 cents per hour.
Ceiling Fan Tips
- We recommend that fans be 300mm from the ceiling, and higher than 2.1m from the ground. If your ceilings are higher than 3m, an extension rod may be required.
- You may need a remote if you have restricted access to the ceiling space above the fan – eg: you live in a unit.
- Depending on the size of your room, different length fan blades will be required. Rooms 20m2 or less require 122cm blades, and rooms 20-36 m2 require 132cm blades or larger.
- Mounting your fan on an ornate ceiling rose can be difficult and generally require a special mounting bracket called a T hook.
- There is minimal difference in airflow between a 3 or 4 bladed fan.
- For maximum effect, ceiling fans must be positioned correctly. Whether you want ceiling fans installed throughout your entire home, in one room, or outside, we can give you professional advice on the best position for your fan.
- Outdoor fans must be positioned away from the elements. Fans need at least 2 walls to protect against water and wind and we generally recommend steel blades for outside.
- If you choose a fan with a light, we can install separate switches for the light and fan or opt for control with a little remote device. Lighting options include led, halogen and incandescent.
We can supply ceiling fans for you, or you can purchase them yourself and we’ll install them.