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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.
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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