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Becoming a fan of fans.

In the midst of a heatwave we all look for ways to keep cool. There is plenty to consider when choosing a fan and it’s in these details that you’ll find the perfect fan for your needs.

In the midst of a heatwave we all look for ways to keep cool. There is plenty to consider when choosing a fan and it’s in these details that you’ll find the perfect fan for your needs.
Did you know that ceiling fans can make you feel up to 8 degrees cooler by providing an effective breeze and proper air circulation? Combine that with your existing air conditioning system and you’ll even be able to save up to 40% on your cooling bills.

Now most standard fans run on AC power and will use roughly the same energy as a 60 watt globe, but new fan technology utilises DC (direct current) power which uses 40% less electricity than their AC counterparts making them a more energy efficient option. Check out the Airfusion Climate range to see some great DC fans.

Size matters when choosing a fan. You also need to consider the size of your room. Sounds simple, but this is often something that gets overlooked. To make the most of your fan, small to medium sized rooms are perfect with a 122cm fan, where as larger rooms that are about 6x6m would require a fan upwards of 132cm.

When it comes to the type of blades and what will be best, the number of blades on a fan doesn’t make a great deal of difference in performance so it’s really just choosing a style that appeals to you the most. Now there is a difference in what the blades are made of. Timber blades or acrylic blades are generally quieter than metal blades so would work better in rooms that you don’t want a lot of noise such as a bedroom or study. Metal blade fans can move more air than timber blade fans but are a little bit noisier so are better suited to being in living rooms or kitchens. If you’re near the ocean, you’d be wise to look at a fan with 316 grade stainless steel blades and those of you in humid climates might also look at acrylic blades, as they won’t warp over time.

Now that you’ve got a good idea of different things to consider when looking for a fan, you can put it to use and decide on the perfect fan for you! Don’t forget that a lot of fans also have a reverse cycle that will allow you to use them in winter to better circulate the warm air from your heating. So even after the sweltering heat of summer has subsided, your fan can be used all year round!