Energy Efficiency with Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans use minimal energy and operate at a fraction of the cost of air conditioners.
Ceiling fans will save you money in both winter and summer. In summer the blades are set anti-clockwise and you will obtain a cool breeze making your home and/or deck more comfortable. A good quality ceiling fan can make a room feel 4 to 5 degrees cooler.
Ceiling Fans Reduce Electricity Usage in Summer
Ceiling fans also mean you will use your air conditioner less, therefore you will reduce electricity usage.
When it is really hot and you really need to use your air conditioning, then your ceiling fans will still save your cash. You should run your ceiling fans at the same time as your air conditioner. When doing this you can now set your air conditioner to cool at a higher temperature. Your air conditioner does not need to be set as low as it was previously as your ceiling fan now assists with the cooling.
The higher you set your air conditioner to cool to in summer the less electricity you will use. Hence the greater level of saving on your electricity bill.
Ceiling fans used in conjunction with air conditioners can save you around 40% of your cooling costs.
Ceiling Fans Reduce Electricity Usage in Winter
In winter ceiling fans reduce electricity usage too. The blades set clockwise so that the fan will push down warm air from the roof of your home, making it warm and comfortable. In the same manner as in summer ceiling fans mean that you can set your air conditioner can now be set to heat at several degrees lower. This really helps you save on electricity bills.
It is recommended that the fan be run at a low speed in winter to make sure that there is no wind chill effect. It is generally agreed that when using a ceiling fan in conjunction with an air conditioner it can reduce your heating costs by around 10%
Ceiling fans themselves are very economical to run. Typically ceiling fans use around the same amount of power as a 60 watt light bulb. This equates to around 3 cents per hour.
Other Advantages of Ceiling Fans
In addition to being energy efficient and saving your money, ceiling fans too will help keep mosquitoes and other flying insects from your home or deck.
Ceiling fans in contrast to pedestal and floor fan consume less electricity. They are also safer as they won’t be knocked over by children.
Finally there are some really attractive ceiling fans on the market now that provide the ‘wow’ factor to your home or deck.
Ceiling Fan Installation Cost
A ceiling fan needs to be installed by a qualified electrician such as Globe Electrical Solutions. The cost for installation of ceiling fans varies due to a number of factors. These include the number of fans to be installed, whether it is replacing an existing fan or light, the height of the ceiling, whether there is access to the ceiling and whether there is a timber beam available to install the ceiling fan onto.
Ceiling Fan Installation with Globe Electrical Solutions
Over the years Globe electricians have installed literally hundreds of ceiling fans into Brisbane homes. Ceiling fan installation can be quite a quick process, depending upon the type of fan and where it is to be installed.
At Globe Electrical Solutions our rates are very competitive, yet our workmanship is excellent. We are also very knowledgeable about the different ceiling fans on the market and can advise you with brand and size would suit you and your budget best.
Please phone the team of electricians at Globe 0433 209 393 and we can provide you with a quote to install your ceiling fans and schedule a time to undertake the work that best suits you.