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We’ve been selling ceiling fans for a long time now and at Fantasia we really enjoy looking at the new technology coming through and seeing how we can implement it in our latest ceiling fan designs.
However, whenever we talk to potential customers who are in the early stages of considering a ceiling fan they have a very different view.
They always consider the typical ceiling fan to be a rickety old thing that keeps you awake at night. Possibly something like the one below.
Well we’re here to change peoples’ minds, to tell them that a Ceiling Fan doesn’t have to be Polished Brass and Rattan (although it can be if you want!), that is doesn’t have to rattle ‘n’ roll, that it shouldn’t sound like a hamster in a rusty wheel.
It’s a slow process but hopefully some of our designs will help convince people.
Take the ceiling Fan below for example. It’s a fairly basic Fantasia Ceiling Fan in terms of operation but it’s whisper quiet and powerful too. Best of all It’s Matt Black and really stealthy (made the last bit up, the stealthy bit not the Matt Black bit. It is Matt Black)
Of course if you want to take it up a level then how about the Viper Plus now available in Pewter (Mirror Black). It’s fully remote controlled including remote reverse, is one of the biggest air movers we make and it looks the business. A whole world away from Polished Brass and Rattan.
So hopefully this will convince any undecideds out there that Ceiling Fans can find a home in very modern houses as well as being extremely useful and efficient.
And if it hasn’t, or if you happen to like Polished Brass and Rattan, then may we present our version below:
Ok, so there’s no rattan in that picture but if you flip the blades over you will find some. Promise.
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Many people assume that a ceiling fan is only really of use for a few hot weeks in the Summer. However, almost all ceiling fans have a reverse function that makes them useful in Winter too.
Right, first the science bit.
Warm air rises.
That’s the end of the science bit.
Your central heating warming the air in your various rooms and that air wants to go to the ceiling. In a conservatory with a pitched roof this warm air movement is more pronounced than in a room with a flat ceiling.
So, we have a lot of rooms that are warmed from the top down. This is inefficient.
A ceiling fan running slowly in reverse can redistribute this warm air at ceiling level, pushing it back down the wall and towards the lower part of the room where it is much more useful to you.
Here’s a diagram
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One thing that stood out was the following paragraph:
- Install energy efficient ceiling fans and run them on hot days. If it’s just a little too warm for comfort, use the ceiling fan without air conditioning. If it’s hot enough to require air conditioning, using the ceiling fans at the same time allows you to raise the temperature setting by five degrees, which will reduce your costs. Use the ceiling fan only when you’re in the room, because running the fan doesn’t actually lower the temperature. The moving air increases the amount of evaporation from your skin and helps cool you off
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Here’s an example of the one of the questions we get asked about fitting ceiling fans.
Conservatories often have tie bars included to keep the structure square. They can get in the way though when fitting ceiling fans. There are 2 things to remember when dealing with tie bars – Support & Ventilation . Firstly don’t ever attempt to attach a ceiling fan to a tie bar directly (yes, we have seen it attempted!). Tie bars are not designed to take any vertical load at all. Secondly, make sure that you ceiling fan has good clearance from the tie bars. The blade tips must be at least 8 inches (24cm) from the tie bar or any other part of the conservatory. If the blade tips are too close to the tie bars then you will feel no downdraft from the fan at all.
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At Fantasia Ceiling Fans we often get asked for advice about ceiling fan installations. For example which size of fan is best? With this in mind here are a few tips to consider when sizing up a ceiling fan.
It’s always more comfortable to run a larger fan on a slower speed rather than running a smaller fan on high-speed all the time. Always install the largest you can fit.
As a very rough guide here’s a list of room sizes and the minimum ceiling fan size requirement
12ft x 12ft (3.65m x 3.65m) = 1 x 36″/42″ (91cm/107cm) ceiling fan – Examples would be Capri, Splash, Mayfair, Gemini, Sigma.
15ft x 12ft (4.57m x 3.65m) = 1 x 42″ or 52″ (107cm or 132cm) ceiling fan – Examples would be Sigma, Trinity, Viper, Alpha, Orion.
20ft x 14ft (6.10m x 4.27m) = 1 x 52″ (132cm) ceiling fan – Examples would be Viper, Classic, Palm, Propeller.
25ft x 12ft (7.62m x 3.65m = 2 x 42″ or 1 x 52″ (107cm or 132cm) ceiling fan – Examples would be Mayfair, Vienna, Viper, Alpha, Propeller.
Conservatory Consideration – We would recommend using anything smaller than a 42″ (107cm) ceiling fan in a conservatory. A smaller fan is not sufficient to deal with the heat build up conservatory roof systems create.
For further information about ceiling fan installation have a look at our guide
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Fantasia Ceiling Fans are proud to announce the release of the Elite range. This new range of ceiling fans seamlessly combines exceptional style with next generation technology. The Elite range delivers elegant air movement without compromise.
Check out the Fantasia website to download the brochure. Over the next few weeks on this blog we will break down the range and give you more details about this unique offering.