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7 Things You May Not Know About Ceiling Fans

With summer on the way, Australians are starting to think about how they will keep their homes cool. While air conditioners are popular, ceiling fans are the true hero during a hot Australian summer. Let’s look at some of the reasons why a ceiling fan is a home cooling mainstay.

1: Cost-Effective Cooling

It might seem obvious, but few people understand how ceiling fans actually work. Ceiling fans are a practical, cost-effective solution to reduce your cooling needs in summer. They create a wind-chill effect in order to keep you and your family comfortable. They are also low maintenance and easy to use. Turning on your ceiling fans instead of your air conditioner can save you up to 30% on your cooling costs in summer.

2: A Range of Sizes to Suit You

Choosing the right fan size is essential. A fan that is too big not only makes a room feel small but is also loud. A fan that is too small will struggle to cool down larger rooms. An ample living space may need two fans. Ceiling fans need to be installed at the right height too. Otherwise, the fan will not circulate the air properly, specifically the air near the floor.
Thankfully, ceiling fans come in all different sizes. It’s only a matter of finding the right one to suit your home.

Explore our other blog, “The Ultimate Ceiling Buyer’s Guide”, to get more information on ceiling fan size and height so that you can find the perfect ceiling fans for you.

3: Ceiling Fan Blades and Features

Ceiling Fans Help Cool People

While choosing the best size for your space is essential when investing in a ceiling fan, you also need to ensure it is installed with the correct blade size. You can also customise your ceiling fan with a bevy of features, providing you with your own unique cooling solution.

The Right Ceiling Fan Blade

The number of blades on your ceiling fan can make a difference. A ceiling fan with three blades makes for an affordable cooling solution but can be a little noisier. However, a ceiling fan with four or more blades tends to run quieter but can cost more and take longer to circulate air in a room. 

Larger blades cool down rooms at a lower velocity, meaning they run smoother and quieter, but may make a room feel smaller. A metal blade may cost more than a timber blade but is quieter and generates better airflow.

There are pros and cons to all blade sizes, styles and quantities, so be sure to get in touch with the experts at Martec Australia so we can help find the right ceiling fan blade for you.

The Best Features To Suit You

You Get What You Pay For with ceiling fans

Accessible ceiling fan models, like those from Martec, make it easy to switch over from air conditioning to ceiling fan use. With lower energy costs, adjustable fan speeds and easy to use controls, staying cool this summer is as simple as flicking a switch. What’s more, you can fully customise your ceiling fan, from its noise level to its lighting style.

The amount of noise your ceiling fan makes is affected by the motor you choose for it. Although it may cost more, a high-quality motor with solid bearings will run efficiently and reduce noise. Choosing a small, weak motor will not only make a lot of noise while in use but can run at higher temperatures, resulting in a warmer room and being susceptible to breakage.

You may also feel compelled to get creative when planning your next ceiling fan purchase. From selecting the colour and finish to its lighting style, you can build your ceiling fan to complement your home’s aesthetic. There are also an array of lighting options available to equip your ceiling fan, from single lights to spotlights and everything in between.

There is a wide range of styles and finishes for modern ceiling fans, so your choices are only limited by your imagination.

4: You Get What You Pay For

As with most things in life, you get what you pay for, and ceiling fans are no different. It is vital to choose a good, high-quality fan at an affordable price, like Martec ceiling fans. A high-quality fan means your unit will be quieter, smoother, and come with a variety of fan speeds. High-quality ceiling fans also have a more extended warranty than bargain options.

It is also essential that you ensure your fan is safely installed. While a registered installer might be more expensive, they will save you thousands in the long run. It is important to keep your family safe by ensuring your fan is safely installed and won’t come away from the ceiling.

5: Energy Savings

Ceiling fans are not only great for cooling a room but also for saving energy and costs. Modern ceiling fans are both practical and aesthetically pleasing, making them an ideal cost-effective solution for your home. In summer, a ceiling fan can cool you just as well as an air conditioner or can help circulate air-conditioned air, so you don’t have to run it as high for as long.

The best energy-saving feature of Martec ceiling fans, however, is the Summer/Winter setting.

Utilising this setting, you can reverse the direction of the fan in winter. This means you can utilise the fan to push hot air down from the ceiling (remember, hot air rises), which keeps the room warmer. As a result, you can lower your thermostat and your heating bill in winter. Like those made by Martec, Reversing fans are fantastic for rooms with high ceilings that are difficult to heat.

6: Different Fans for Different Rooms

While it might sound strange, it is crucial to ensure you have the right fans in the right room.
For example, an indoor ceiling fan will struggle in an outdoor setting or coastal area.

Outdoor fans, in particular, need to stand up against the weather and environmental conditions. In Australia, look for fans that are tropical-rated or IP55 rated, especially in coastal areas. Also, check that your fan blades are non-rust. Martec provides a range of outdoor fans with tropical ratings, IP55 ratings, and non-rust ABS blades.

7: Know Where to Buy

You should always buy your ceiling fans from the experts. Martec, for example, offers excellent warranty options that other providers simply cannot. As with any mechanical product, you need to trust your purchase to a reputable seller. This is why customers across Australia love Martec products!

If you’d like to order a ceiling fan or have any more questions, Click Here to contact the team at Martec. We can help you with all your ceiling fan needs!