The art of choosing your ceiling fan There is an art to choosing a ceiling fan. It is usually one of the first things a person notices when they enter a room. So choose wisely and think of a ceiling fan as an important investment. Not only is it a cost effective appliance, it is also a decorative accessory and often a light fixture in one. The need to choose a fan based on design and performance is a must.
How to save money and help the environment Energy costs in the home are continually rising. What better time to install a Life’s A Breeze Ceiling Fan. A ceiling fan saves energy all year long. During summer, a room can feel up to 5 degrees cooler by creating a ‘wind chill’ effect. During the winter, set the fan in reverse to recirculate heat from the ceiling to the floor.
By utilizing ceiling fans, the need to use air conditioning is less saving up to 40% on your electricity bills. A ceiling fan is a wise investment for the family and the environment.
Choosing the right fan for you
There are many factors to consider when choosing your ceiling fan. These include the size of the room, ceiling height, whether or not the fan will include a light fixture, and your personal tastes regarding styles and finishes. Sizing a fan to your room
Our range of fans vary from 100cm (40²) to 183cm (72²) diameter. For optimal performance and efficiency we recommend the following guidelines: 070 to 120sqft -------- 100cm (40") - 112cm (44")
120 to 180sqft ---------112cm (44") - 120cm (48")
180 to 350sqft ---------132cm (53") - 183cm (72")
Greater than 350sqft may require 2 fans.
Life’s A Breeze ceiling fans are suitable for installation on high or angled ceilings up to 28° (available in most styles). For low ceilings a range of low profile and flush mount fans are also available.
Extension Down Rods
The optimum height for a ceiling fan for maximum efficiency is 2.4m from the floor. Ceilings higher than 2.9m it is recommended to add an extension downrod to bring the fan down to the optimum height. (eg. A ceiling fan of 3.0m needs an extension down rod of 30cm. You need to allow 20cm from the top of the motor to the bottom of the switch housing).
A selection of stylish light kits are available for most models. It is important to note however that 2 power wires are required to power the light and fan independently. If the power wires are not available then a remote control is the cheapest and easiest option to control the fan and light.