Which is better 3 blade or 4 blade ceiling fans?
The main difference between 3 blade and 5 blades ceilings fan is one of aesthetics and of personal taste. The most common fan is the 4-blade fan, but it is purely personal preference. 5 blade fans require a larger motor and there for are not as popular due to the higher energy consumption.
Do I need a remote control for my ceiling fan?
If your ceiling fan is going to be mounted on a high ceiling, then yes, a remote control would be the best means of controlling the fan. If the fans locations isn’t an issue and you can control its speed, direction and lighting without having to get up and manually pull cords then a simple wall switch would be sufficient.
How much do ceiling fans cost to run?
Ceiling fans are a very effective way to cool down your home. Most ceiling fans only use as much power as 60-watt light bulb, and this works out to be around 3cents per hour. Ceiling fans can save you money all year round.
What does reversible mean?
Ceiling fans are a super effective way to cool down your home in Summer, but not many people use them in Winter. Well this is where the reverse mode comes into action, clicking your fan over into reverse mode actually changes the direction in which the blades rotate, and this helps keep your home warmer in winter when used alongside a heater. It pushes the warm air down from your ceiling and long the walls, keeping the rooms air circulating, this will make the rooms overall feeling warmer. And there for you will want to lower the thermostat on your heating device and by doing this it can save you up to 10% on your heating costs through the winter months.
What warranty is available on fans?
Different models of fans come with different warranties, but you can expect a minimum of 12 months. Most of our stock comes with a 3 year ‘in home’ warranty, which we pride ourselves on.
What is blade pitch?
Blade pitch is the angle of the blade from the motor. The higher the pitch the greater the movement of air.
What does DC mean?
DC means direct current. DC fans are very energy efficient and often aren’t as noisy as AC models. DC fans can use up 70% less energy than AC models. With that being said, there are lots of AC and DC motors that are energy efficient while still maintaining high airflow rates, it really depends on your budget requirements, aesthetic and functionality. Whichever fan you purchase you can be assured it is a good quality energy efficient fan.
Do I need a light?
Ceiling fans with lights are very functional and are commonly used when you are replacing the central light with a fan. They are a great solution for dual purpose, air circulation as well as maintaining a light. LED ceiling fans have many advantage points when compared with a standard bulb. They are often not as bulky in their appearance, and if you wish for the light not to be the focal point of the fan then this is a great option, especially if you have a low ceiling.
What’s the best material for an outdoor fan?
When looking to purchase an outdoor fan you need a material that can withstand the Australian climate and every changing weather conditions. Below are a few points to take into consideration when choosing your fan;
- Will the fan be installed in a location that is completely undercover? There are several options here, sealed timber, plastic or steel fans can be used when an area is completely undercover and protected from the elements.
- Will the fan be installed at a coastal location? Salty air is a key factor in making a fan rust. Choosing a fan with a coastal rating will be the best option. Plastic is the most common blade material for this scenario.
- Will the fan be installed in an open area, with a high humidity in the summer months? Perhaps choosing a fan which is wet rated will be the best option here. Plastic or metal will be the best choice.
Always remember to care for your fan as per the manufacturers guide to help prevent any damage from the elements.