Things You Need to Know When Buying a Ceiling Fan

As we all know, temperature rises especially during summer and many people consider buying a ceiling fan to keep us cool. There are so many options to choose from: timber fans, fans with remote controls, aluminium ceiling fans, indoor and outdoor ceiling fans. Here is some tips for you to consider before buying a ceiling fan for your home and budget.


- Ceiling fans move the air around the room similar to a breeze, moving air across your skin and cooling you down. Although they do not actually lower the room temperature, installing a ceiling fan is a great low cost alternative that provides effective cooling solution. Choose a stylish well designed ceiling fan because it can also add to the aesthetic appeal of a property.


- They can start from as little as $41 and range up to $3000 fro designer ceiling fans. You should not just buy the cheapest but you should look at the features (that will be mentioned below) before making your choice.


- It is possible to install a ceiling fan when there is no ceiling access to run the fan cable. It can be done by replacing a light and installing a fan with a remote control. Check with your qualified master electrician before buying your ceiling fan if a remote control is required.


Alternating Current or Direct Current

- These two are the types of ceiling fan. The difference is that DC ceiling fans deliver greater energy efficiency and are becoming popular these days. They also usually have more settings, sometimes up to 7 so provide greater control over air movement. AC fans are still popular but are cheaper than DC.

Room Size

- You should get the size of the ceiling fan correctly. As a basic guide, 1200-1320mm ceiling fans should be used in bedrooms.

Blade Material

- You should choose which is best kind of blade. It can be plastic, stainless steel, aluminium or wooden. Fans with wooden and plastic blades tend to be quieter and is best for bedrooms.

If you need help installing a ceiling fan for your home, please contact a local master electrician in Wollongong.