Mr Glow Electrical
Ceiling Fan Installations Melbourne
Are you looking for a professional ceiling fan installation? We’re here to help. Contact us today for a quote or to book a qualified, experienced electrician to install your new fan.
If you’d like to know more about ceiling fans—or still aren’t sure if they’re the right choice for your home—you’ll find the answers to all your questions below.
WHY CHOOSE CEILING FANS?
Ceiling fans are a cost-effective solution for staying cool through sweltering Aussie summers and warm through our blistering winters.
On those warmer days where it’s not quite hot enough to justify switching on the air-con—but you’d still like the comfort of a cool breeze—ceiling fans are the ideal choice. They’re also a fantastic option if fully ducted air conditioning simply doesn’t suit your budget.
Bonus! Ceiling fans aren’t only handy through the warmer half of the year. Through the winter, you can reverse ceiling fan blades to draw hot air upwards and circulate it evenly throughout your living space.
They truly do offer year-round comfort! Just ask your electrician to help set your system up for summer or winter.
What are the differences?
CEILING FANS VS. AIR CONDITIONING
If you’re struggling to decide which heating and cooling options are best for your home and family, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s a quick rundown of the pros and cons of the two options:
Ceiling fan benefits:
- Lower costs to install and run
- Uses about 65 watts of electricity per hour
- Won’t dry the air out
- More efficient in open areas
- Requires minimal maintenance
- Less likely to malfunction or break entirely
Ceiling fan drawbacks:
- Reduced temperature control
- Might not be powerful enough to cool the entire room
- Pushes air around to indirectly cool the body (rather than cool the room itself)
Air conditioner benefits:
- Cools entire rooms effectively
- Cools down or heats up a room more quickly
- Can maintain specific temperatures
Air conditioner drawbacks:
- Much more expensive to install and run
- Uses about 2,2000 watts of electricity per hour
- Needs regular maintenance
- Can dry out the air
- May break or malfunction
SELECTING THE RIGHT CEILING FANS FOR YOUR HOME
If you’re convinced ceiling fans are the right option for you, read on to find out how to select the correct type of fan for each room in your home.
Choosing the right type of ceiling fan for your home will depend on factors such as:
- The size and shape of each room
- The height of your ceilings
- How do you use each room
- Your local climate
- Your personal design preferences
- Your required speed settings
- Your lighting needs
The most crucial factor, of course, is size. If your ceiling fan is too big or too small for the space, it’s supposed to heat or cool, and it’s essentially useless!
The standard ceiling fan size is 52 inches or 132 centimetres. This size should be ideal for most bedrooms, offices, and smaller living areas.
For smaller bedrooms and compact apartment spaces, consider a 48-inch or 122-centimetre fan. This size will provide ample airflow without overwhelming the space.
Larger living rooms or open-plan dining areas will require a larger fan to ensure sufficient airflow through the entire space. If this sounds like your living situation, consider a fan measuring 54 inches (137 centimetres) or more. A fan of this size will look proportionate in larger rooms and will move air around adequately.
If you’re still unsure which ceiling fan size will best suit your environment, our experts are here to help. Just give us a call to discuss your needs today.
The next factor to consider is the height of your ceilings. Did you know that ceiling height can affect the performance of your fans?
To get the best results out of your ceiling fan installation, your ceiling should be around 2.1 metres to 2.4 metres high.
For higher ceilings—exceeding 2.7 metres or greater—you might need to add an extension rod to your ceiling fan unit. This will lower the fan to a suitable level. If you need an extension rod, check if you can add one to your chosen ceiling fan model for an additional fee.
One of our licensed technicians can help you decide if you need an extension rod. If you’re still unsure, drop us a line!