Choosing the right ceiling fan
What size ceiling fan do I need?
Choosing the right-sized fan is crucial, as it not only ensures maximum energy efficiency but also contributes to the visual harmony of your room. Opting for a slightly larger fan that can achieve the same airflow at a lower speed, compared to a smaller fan running at high speed, often leads to a quieter and more energy-efficient operation.
Refer to the table below as a helpful guide in selecting the appropriate-sized ceiling fan for your space. In exceptionally large rooms, consider the possibility of using multiple ceiling fans for more effective air circulation.
Ceiling fan size guide
|< 7 m²||27” – 35”||70 cm – 90 cm|
|7 m² – 13 m²||35” – 39”||90 cm – 100 cm|
|13 m² – 20 m²||39” – 44”||100 cm – 112 cm|
|20 m² – 27 m²||44” – 53”||112 cm – 137 cm|
|27 m² – 34 m²||> 53”||>137 cm|
Is height important?
After determining the appropriate fan size, it's essential to consider the fan's drop or height from the ceiling. If you have higher ceilings, using a downrod to suspend your ceiling fan can enhance air circulation. However, it's crucial to bear in mind the minimum legal requirement for safety. The fan blades should be positioned at least 2.1 meters above the ground.
In Australia, most ceilings are 2.4 meters or higher, making our ceiling fans suitable for standard ceiling heights. If you're unsure, opting for a low-profile or Hugger style fan is a safe choice. It's a good practice to measure your ceilings before installation to ensure they meet the required height. For high ceilings, you can also explore downrod accessories to accommodate the fan's placement effectively.
Using your fan summer & winter.
Amidst the scorching heat outside, indoors, a gentle summer breeze provides sweet relief. The secret lies in the elegant physics of a ceiling fan, which generates a cooling effect by directing airflow downward, kissing the floor with a refreshing breeze. Consequently, the ambient temperature can feel up to 8 degrees cooler, transforming even the hottest days into bearable ones.
But the magic of a ceiling fan doesn't end with summer. In the winter, when your heating system works overtime, you may still find your feet chilled. This discomfort often arises from the accumulation of warm air near the ceiling. However, by simply switching your ceiling fan into reverse mode, this trapped warmth is distributed evenly and softly throughout the room. This ingenious approach allows you to dial down the thermostat on your heating system earlier and potentially save up to 10% on your heating costs, making your ceiling fan a year-round hero for indoor comfort and energy efficiency.
What colour fan do I choose?
Selecting the perfect colour and finish for your ceiling fan hinges on several factors, including your interior decor, room colour palette, and whether you want the fan to stand out or blend in harmoniously with your space.
Black Ceiling Fans: Black ceiling fans often serve as bold statement pieces within rooms. They create a striking and dramatic contrast against most interior colour schemes, making them a focal point.
White Ceiling Fans: White ceiling fans are ideal for achieving a crisp and minimalist aesthetic. They seamlessly blend into their surroundings, offering a subtle addition to your home decor.
Silver Ceiling Fans: Silver ceiling fans, which encompass finishes like satin nickel and titanium, are chosen to coordinate with other room features and complement contemporary decor. They bring a sense of modernity to the space.
Bronze and Brass Ceiling Fans: Bronze and brass ceiling fans frequently serve as decorative focal points in homes. These rich finishes pair exceptionally well with dark woods and furniture, lending a timeless elegance that complements traditional home settings.
Ultimately, the choice of colour and finish for your ceiling fan is a personal one. There's no one-size-fits-all answer. Opt for a finish and style that aligns with your personal taste and helps create the ambiance that feels just right for your space.
AC fans v DC fans.
Modern ceiling fans feature two types of motors: the AC Long Life motor and the DC energy-saving motor, both constructed using high-quality materials and components, ensuring long-lasting and dependable performance.
AC Motor: The AC motor operates by directly using the supplied energy and adjusting the fan's speed through a frequency control system.
DC Motor: In contrast, the DC motor priorities energy efficiency. It converts the supplied power and regulates fan speed by controlling the electrical current. This energy-conscious design enables ceiling fans with DC motors to save up to an impressive 70% more energy compared to traditional ceiling fans. Additionally, these fans offer flexibility with 5, 6, or 8 remote-controllable speed levels while operating quietly.
Still not sure which fan is right for you?
Please contact our showrooms where our helpful and knowledgeable staff will walk you through all the variations and details so you make the right choice.