Everything You Need to Know About Ceiling Fans

The humble ceiling fan as we know it has been helping keep homes cool for almost 150 years and it is not going anywhere. Whilst air-conditioning is a strong contender, nothing quite beats the calming, efficient nature of the ceiling fan. We want to help answer every ceiling fan question that you could possibly have, and so we have compiled this useful blog to do just that! Take a look at the questions and answers below so that you can keep your cooling solutions in top condition.

A Ceiling Fan in a Living Room

What Size Ceiling Fan Suits My Room Size?

The size of your ceiling fan should correspond with the size of the room you are installing it in. Too small, and the ceiling fan will not be powerful enough to cool the room effectively. Too large, and you might end up with a fan blade through your living room wall!

For a small to medium size room that is around 20m² we would recommend a ceiling fan with approximately 122cm blades. Larger rooms of around 20m² to 36m² would benefit form ceiling fans with 132cm blades and larger. Note that larger blades do reduce the speed of the fan slightly.

What Material Should I Choose for My Blades?

There are subtle differences between timber blades and metal blades, over and above aesthetics of course. The most practical way to decide is to look at whether the room that needs a ceiling fan is a ‘noisier’ room like a lounge or kitchen, or a ‘quieter’ room like a bedroom or office. Timber blades are slightly quieter than metal blades – this is because metal blades tend to move more air than their timber counterparts.

What’s The Difference Between 3, 4 and 5 Blades?

Psst… We are going to let you in one a little secret! The number of blades on your ceiling fan yields very little difference to its performance. In fact, the difference is so slight that your choice will be based on your aesthetic preferences only.

How Can I Clean My Ceiling Fan Without a Mess?

One of the quickest, easiest and least messy ways to clean your ceiling fan is actually to use a pillowcase! Take an old pillowcase and carefully climb a ladder to the blades of your ceiling fan. Once up in the sky, put your pillowcase around the blade so that it is encased, and clamp your hands around it whilst gently wiping down the blade. The pillowcase catches all the dust and bam – a perfectly clean blade! You can follow up with a damp rag for extra deep cleaning if you like.

How Much Power Does the Average Ceiling Fan Use?

The amount of power a ceiling fan uses in an hour varies according to model, size and speed, but the average ceiling fan uses between 20 and 80 watts per hour. For reference, the average halogen or incandescent light bulb uses the same amount of power in an hour! This is vastly lower than the average cost of running an air-conditioner for the same amount of time…

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