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Guide to getting your fan installed, ready for summer.
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Guide to getting your ceiling fan installed ready for Summer.

Guide to getting your ceiling fan installed ready for Summer.

Summer is almost here, get ready for those hot days early in the season. If you live in Batemans Bay it’s an ideal time to book your ceiling fan installation with South Coast Electrical Solutions before the summer heat.

Ceiling fans must be installed by a licensed electrician for your safety and for your ceiling fans warranty.

Are DC Ceiling Fans a better Choice?

Guide to getting your fan installed, ready for summer.

South Cost Electrical Solutions can give you a quote to install ceiling fans in your property in Batemans Bay. Call and speak to one of our friendly staff today. When considering buying ceiling fans there are a few options, please read our option lists below. We have also included some energy efficient running tips for using your ceiling fan with your air-condition for the hot weather.

What to look for when buying a ceiling fan.

If you are looking to buy a ceiling fan in your property you will need to consider a few options.

Ceiling fan design

Ceiling fan design: With so many designs on the market to choose from you could feel a bit overwhelmed with choice. From futuristic designs, ceiling fans with curved blades, colour choice and unique styles. Then you will have to decide on the number fan blades, if you want a DC or AC fan motor, with or without light, and timber fan blades or metal fan blades.

Ceiling fan blades

Ceiling fan blades: Choosing between metal blade fans and timber blade fans. Metal blade fans produce more noise than timber blades fans. Due to the shape of the blades. Metal fan blades tend to move more air than timber fan blades however the choice of timber fan blades in the bedrooms, might be appealing as they are a lot quieter.

Ceiling fans motor

Ceiling fans motor: The difference between DC and AC motors is DC ceiling fan motors use less energy than standard AC ceiling fans and are extremely quieter to run, they have more speed options and a reverse function on the remote. DC fans, when compared to AC fans in price are generally more expensive as DC fans are still relatively new to the market. If you are choosing an AC ceiling fan you will find there is more choice on the market compared to the DC fan range. AC fans can be controlled from wall control. AC fans cost a little more to run compared to the DC fan motor, however are still extremely energy efficient in terms of cooling costs.

Do you need your ceiling fans installed by a licensed electrician in Batemans Bay? Call us today!

Other options to consider when choosing a ceiling fan.

  • Fan with a light
  • Remote controlled ceiling fan
  • Fan blade size options either 44”, 48-54” or 56”
  • Colour options
  • Fan height, considering your ceiling height as fans should not be installed lower than 2.1m while high ceilings may require an extension rod to lower them to a suitable height

The team at Project Lighting have a great range and can help you when choosing the right ceiling fan for your home.


How to make your cooling system work more energy efficiently with your ceiling fan installed.

If you already have an air-conditioning system, having ceiling fans installed can help to play an important role on cooling your home. By running a ceiling fan at the same time as your air-conditioner you will be helping to make your air-conditioner work more efficient and effective. This will also reduce the overall energy consumption of the air-conditioner. It might seem senseless to run the air-conditioner as well as the ceiling fan simultaneously but it’s actually pretty smart. It allows the users to raise the air-conditioners thermostat temperature without sacrificing comfort.

Increased air speed from the ceiling fan takes advantage of the body’s natural cooling process and can make people feel significantly cooler by running them together. Because the air accelerates the rate at which perspiration evaporates from the skin, this can make the room feel like 24°C even if the thermostat is set at 27°C

When you use this method of cooling by running the ceiling fan and air-conditioner together you will be able to increase the thermostat by several degrees. The body won’t notice that the ambient temperature in the room has changed because it is actually the same level of comfort has been maintained. Ceiling fan are great in summer as they move the air around and can make you feel cooler from the fan breeze by making the air temperature more comfortable.

Are ceiling fans energy efficient to run.

The most a ceiling fan will cost to run is the same cost as running as a 60 watt light globe. Ceiling fans are very efficient in keeping your air-condition running costs low when you use them together, if used correctly it will could reduce your air-conditioner power costs.

Get ready for the hot summer weather and book your ceiling fan installation today with our electricians at South Coast Electrical Solutions.

South Coast Electrical Solutions can have an electrician replace or install your new ceiling fan in the following suburbs.

  • Batehaven
  • Batemans Bay
  • Broulee
  • Catalina
  • Denhams Beach
  • Guerilla Bay
  • Lilli Pilli
  • Long Beach
  • Maloneys Beach
  • Malua Bay
  • Mogo
  • Mossy Point
  • Nelligen
  • Rosedale
  • Sunshine Bay
  • Surf Beach
  • Surfside