February is historically the hottest month in New Zealand, although we have been experiencing some very pleasantly warm weather this summer. When you are driven inside on these very hot days, you don’t really want to turn on the heat pump/air conditioner to force cold air into the house. A ceiling fan is a much more benign way of cooling the interior of your home on a hot day, and it has a certain ascetic appeal at the same time.
Ceiling fans are considered to be very effective because they effectively circulate the air in a room to create a draft throughout the room. In temperate climates, or during moderately hot weather, ceiling fans may allow you to avoid using your air conditioner altogether.
Good Electrical can install a fan in each room that needs to be cooled during the hot weather, and your can turn off ceiling fans when you leave a room; fans cool people, not rooms, by creating a wind chill effect. Ceiling fans are appropriate in rooms with ceilings at least 2.4 metres high, and work best when the blades are 2100mm above the floor and 300-400mm below the ceiling.
The power consumption of a ceiling fan is also significantly lower than an air conditioner, which will obviously reduce your power bills, so to keep cool this summer why not contact the team at Good Electrical to talk to them about installing some electrical ceiling fans in your home.