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Not Just Brass & Rattan – Ceiling Fans for today and tomorrow

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.

Old Ceiling Fan

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)

Fantasia Mayfair MB Combi

Matt Black is the new 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.

Viper plus pewter light on

Viper Plus – Don’t make it angry, you wouldn’t like it when it’s angry.

 

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:

Mayfair Combi PB dark oak Florence A

Mayfair Polished Brass Combi

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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What use is a ceiling fan in Winter?

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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5 Reasons Why Ceiling Fans Are Better Than AC

Cost of Running

Ever wondered why the owner of a rental property in Spain will charge you an extra 25 Euros a day to have the AC on? An average air-conditioning unit will consume 2000-3000 watts of electricity when in use. It’s understandable really, it takes a lot of energy to reduce that 30 degree heat down to a more comfortable 18-19 degrees. However a ceiling fan has science on its side and is a bit cleverer than throwing a load of energy at the problem.

A ceiling fan doesn’t actually cool the room down you see, it just makes the air move past your skin a bit quicker. This means that there are more air molecules moving past your skin and each one is able to take a bit of heat away. It’s a combination of conduction and convection. It’s a much less energy intensive way of staying cool and will mean than you can sleep all night without an air-conditioning unit rumbling away in the background.

So how much energy does a ceiling fan use? Anywhere from 3 to 75 watts depending on sizes and motor design.

The Healthy Option

Many AC units are 2 part units. This means that they have a fan hanging out side on the wall dragging in air. Pipes then carry this air to the other part of the unit which blows it into the room to be cooled. The outside unit can become dirty and the long pipes are difficult to clean. This means that any air coming in from the outside can easily be contaminated along the way.

Can a Ceiling Fan contaminate the air? NO

No Ugly Box

This one’s pretty straight-forward. If you have a ceiling fan then you don’t need to have an ugly box on you wall. Our ceiling fans are decorative meaning that they look nice even when turned off.

Easy Installation

A ceiling fan can be assembled and mounted within about an hour. If it’s replacing an existing light fitting and you are confident you don’t even need to pay an electrician to come an install it. Air-conditioning usually needs to be fitted and maintained by a specialist AC company.

Very Little Maintenance

As mentioned above, AC maintenance usually needs to be carried out but a specialist company and can be costly. A Fantasia ceiling fan may need the blade screws tightening up once a year but other than that they are maintenance free

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Ceiling Fans & Aircon – A match made in heaven?

Fantasia OrionI read an interesting article recently about using ceiling fans and aircon in the same area

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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2012 Sneak Preview

New for 2012. Flush mount version of the Delta Low Energy in White.

Plenty more new releases for 2012 planned. We’ll keep you posted.

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Desk Fan + Duct Tape = Ceiling Fan?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not recommended but certainly an interesting idea.

Ceiling Fan Question Time 1

Here’s an example of the one of the questions we get asked about fitting ceiling fans.

I’ve got a conservatory and need to fit a ceiling fan. Unfortunately there are structural tie bars running the width of the conservatory. What are the implications for fitting a ceiling fan?”

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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Unsure which ceiling fan you need?

52" Viper White

Which size ceiling fan do you need?

 

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

More tips on ceiling fans to follow – Subscribe to this blog to be kept up to date. Also if you have specific questions then call our sales office on 01959 564440 or email us – info@fantasiaceilingfans.com

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Fantasia Launch the Elite Range

Elite - Launches 1st April 2011

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.