Best Ceiling Fan Buys for Summer

Here in Melbourne, it’s a balmy 28 degrees. And when the weather is this nice so far south, you know Summer is on its way. While 28 degrees is lovely, the time to get ready for 40+ degrees is now.  Luckily, we have some of the best ceiling fan to keep you cool this Summer. Here’s 5 great ceiling fans at prices you’ll love:

Best Ceiling Fan Deal #1: Brilliant Tempo DC Ceiling Fan

Right now, we have a great deal on Brilliant’s Tempo ceiling fans. These white 48″ fans are great value for money, whether you choose the model with or without the LED Light. This four bladed fan is operated by remote and features 5 speed options. Its DC motor uses just 30 watts of energy and is reversible for Summer and Winter use. The Tempo DC  can also be installed on ceiling with an angle of up to 17 degrees. What a great buy!

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Best Ceiling Fan Deal #2: Brilliant Tempest DC (Metal Blades)

Thanks to its durable aluminium blades, the Tempest DC  ceiling fan produces a high airflow – up to 13,006 m3/hr! This Brilliant ceiling fan is available in either white or brushed aluminium and also has a model with light available. If you’re after a ceiling fan with an LED Light, it’s hard to find a better priced option than this fan. The integrated LED light will illuminate your room with 1600 lumens and allows you the flexibility of Colour Changing Technology. The Tempest is also available with timber blades.

 

Best Ceiling Fan Deal #3: Hunter Pacific Revolution 2 with Remote (Limited Stock!)

Although it’s been superseded by the Revolution 3, Hunter Pacific’s Revolution 2 ceiling fan is still great value for money! Boasting an IP44 rating, the Revolution 2 is one of the few ceiling fans which suitable for outdoor coastal installations. Although its powered by an AC motor, it uses a relatively low 48.2 watts to produce an impressive 12,791 m3/hr air flow.  But you’ll need to hurry to get your hands on one of these great deals. We only have a few of the Brushed Aluminium and Matt Black models left. If you prefer a different colour thought, there’s no need to despair. The Revolution 3 is now in stock and available in a range of colour and light options.

Best Ceiling Fan Deal #4: Ventair Spyda range

The Spyda range from Ventair is expanding this year to include even more size and colour options. If you like the look of a Spyda, it doesn’t matter which size or colour you choose, you know you’re getting a good price. Right now, the best deals in the Spyda range can be found in the larger sizes – but the 36 inch sizes are also great value for money.

Best Ceiling Fan Deal #5:  Fanco Wynd

The Wynd is a beautiful fan at a wonderful price.  The Wynd is an extremely energy efficient ceiling fan, with 6 speeds and a reversible motor. This beautiful combination of oil rubbed bronze and walnut finished blades is very good value for money. The Wynd can run off as little as 2 watts on its lowest settings, and is capable of reaching an airflow of 9,743 m3/hr.

 

 

 

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Best Ceiling Fans for Large Areas

The best ceiling fans for large areas will often depend on your individual application. Ask yourself what your priorities are, for example: do you require exceptionally high airflow or do you want a stunning feature for your space? Either way we have you covered.
It will also depend on how large you prefer the fan to be, which of course will be in direct correlation to how large the room is where the fan will be installed. Our larger ceiling fans range from 56” (142cm) in diameter to a massive 95” (241cm). View our entire Large Ceiling Fan range.

The largest fan currently at 95” is the Rhino ceiling fan, with 9 durable aluminium blades and an airflow of up to 17,234 m3/hr. This model is also available in a 79” as well as a colour combination with a brushed chrome motor and black blades.

The highest air movers within our range however, are both 84” options. These include the Hercules ceiling fans which have superseded the incredibly popular Maelstrom featuring a few minor cosmetic changes whilst still maintaining its industrial style. It reaches a maximum of 24,384 m3/hr and even on low moves 8,765 m3/hr. That’s almost as much as a standard ceiling fan yet on the lowest speed!

The Odyn has a unique, designer and industrial style utilising High Volume, Low speed technology (HVLS) ideal for sweeping airflow in large spaces. It efficiently circulates a powerful 19,010 m3/hr on the highest of 6 speeds and reverse functionality for use all year round. Even the first speed of is the equivalent of a standard 52” fan moving 9,429 m3/hr.

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A commonly asked question is what is the largest fan that is suitable for outdoor, undercover use? Even though the range is limited especially toward the higher end of the spectrum we do have a couple great options worth considering.
The Trident DC Ceiling Fan has options available with a 70” blade span, an impressive airflow of 16,846 m3/hr and is also IP23 rated. Note that only the models with a black or white motor are suitable for outdoor, undercover use. The Satin Nickel models are suitable for indoor use only.

The second outdoor option when determining the best ceiling fans for large areas is whether you would like it to make a stunning feature. Particularly if in a tropical inspired area the Windpointe V2 ceiling fan might be the ideal option. It has the option of a 70” or 80” blade span and intricate detailing on the blade arms. The 70” models have a maximum airflow of 12,887 m3/hr and the 80” models reach 14,092 m3/hr.

Keep in mind that your space may not always require the largest fans in our range. If you’ll be sitting directly under where the fan is installed then a 56” above the dining table may just do the trick. Another common approach is to segment the space and have a few smaller fans placed throughout. This will increase the number of fans you have to choose from within our range ensuring that the style selected perfectly fits in with the décor. In this scenario you could always opt for a fan like Fanco’s Choice Recommended Origin DC with a high airflow of 13,446 m3/hr and ideal for sectional use in open plan areas.

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Want your fan to also be your main lighting source? Well every single one of the options listed in this blog, except for the Rhino, are either light adaptable or have a model available with an integrated light!

If you need any assistance in choosing the best ceiling fans for large areas based on your application and space feel free to contact our lovely sales team on 03 8578 6777 or send us an email to sales@monstersalewarehouse.com.au

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What does CCT LED stand for and what advantages does it have?

You may be seeing the term CCT LED light on some of our listings but perhaps are a bit unsure of what this actually means and how it would be a benefit to you.

CCT refers to Colour Changing Technology. Simply put, rather than the LED Panel being one temperature and having to choose whether you would prefer the yellow glow of a warm white light or a cooler, more natural white, this feature provides you with the option to interchange between shades. This can be done directly from the LED panel which would require removing the diffuser (glass cover) to set the light to the preferred colour at any given time. Generally, each fan with this technology is limited to three temperature options ranging from Warm White to Daylight.

If a little unsure what temperatures would suit your space this will also give you the flexibility to choose the lighting to a certain degree once installed. In a more modern home, specifically in living or dining rooms a natural or cool white is quite common. Whereas, more traditional homes see our customers leaning towards a warm white, particularly for bedrooms.
This now also ensures the same styled fan can be installed throughout your home keeping it consistent, while providing the versatility to select the appropriate temperature for each space based on your requirements.

To better understand the difference between the glows each temperature would emit within the room take a look at our Ceiling Fan Glossary, which gives you a general description that may help you visualise the light output.

Otherwise the Kelvin scale which is used to measure the temperature will be able to show you in a little more detail where a certain temperature or value lands on the wider spectrum. See below:

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Which fans in our range have a CCT LED Light option?

A few examples of the models that utilise this new technology are as follows:

The Urban 2 DC which allows you to interchange between Warm White (3000k), Neutral White (4000k) and Cool White (5000k).

Another fan available with this same combination is the Martec Elite.

The Tempest DC LED range has the option to select Warm White (3000k), Neutral White (4200k) and Daylight (6500k).

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Budget Ceiling Fans & How to Find Them

Our customers love a good bargain and so do we. There are several ceiling fans in our range that will get the job done without costing an arm and a leg. Even more than that fans are an energy efficient way to cool you in the warmer months and reduce your electricity bills because of the minimal power they use to operate. Therefore, when purchasing a ceiling fan consider it an investment, it is an efficient solution which circulates the air rather than cooling the temperature of the room which means it utilises less power. Even if on those extremely hot days it is used in conjunction with your air conditioning system you will generally see a degree of savings in the long term.

Budget ceiling fans under $200

When looking for budget ceiling fans there is one main category you should check out that will provide you with a range of affordable options. All ceiling fans under $200 can be found here. This is an assortment of popular models at low prices offering great performance and excellent value for money.

If searching for a fan that includes both a light and a remote it can get a bit costly. Although not always. Our Ceilings Fans with Light and remote category starts at $125 and goes up from there.

Best Selling Budget Options

Due to our range being so vast below are a few key options you may wish to consider that will help you narrow down the options. They are some of our best selling models at low and affordable prices.

Eco Silent DC

The Eco Silent DC is a new release by Fanco that has grown increasingly popular particularly for bedroom use. It has 48″ and 52″ models which can be used for a range of room sizes whilst keeping the ceiling fans throughout your home uniform. Models without light sit under the $200 mark and the ones that include an integrated LED light sell for well under $300. If you’re looking to upgrade to a DC fan to take advantage of the increased energy efficiency and quiet operation at a great price then consider the Eco Silent.

View the full range here.

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The Urban 2 DC

The Urban 2 DC is a premium bedroom fan and pricing is still low compared to most DC fans. It features an energy efficient brushless motor using only 30W whilst reaching a maximum airflow of over 13,560 m3/hr! If opting for the model with light the LED panel is dimmable via the included 5 speed remote. There is also a bonus 8 hour timer controlled via the same remote. Between its functionality and its modern, four blade design it will be a great addition to almost any space.

The Urban 2 AC Range

The Urban 2 AC has several packages to make sure you can find the right one for your home. They come with a three speed wall control however, do have a remote control available as an accessory if preferred. When selecting a model with an integrated light keep in mind there are packages with an E27 fitting as well as alternatives with an LED Panel. The Urban 2 packages are currently on sale!

The entire Urban 2 Ceiling fan range can be found here.

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Ceiling Fans for High Ceilings

Ceiling fans for high ceilings are available within our range and here are a few tips in order to find a fan that may just work for your space.

Ceiling fans with a higher than average drop measurement

When looking for a suitable option there are a couple of key factors to take advantage of.
First and foremost keep an eye out for those ceiling fans that have a longer than average drop from ceiling to blade. Most of our customers find that they prefer their fan to sit at the 2.5m mark (from the floor to the blades) and therefore, if your ceiling height falls under the 3m mark a fan with an average drop of 30cm or more might be sufficient to have your fan sit at this point without requiring an extension rod.

Extension Rods

When looking for appropriate ceiling fans for high ceilings particularly if beyond 3 metres high then it is generally recommended that a fan be chosen that has extension rods available as an accessory. Most fans will have a 90cm rod available so this shouldn’t limit your options all that much. However, if the ceiling is significantly higher than standard and above the 3m point then fans that have an option of a 180cm rod or even a 240cm alternative would be extremely beneficial and worth considering. This will allow you to lower the fan resulting in more efficient performance as the lower the fan the more you will feel the airflow. Note that extension rods come in set lengths but can be cut to size by your electrician.

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High Ceilings with a Rake

Commonly if a ceiling is higher than the 3m mark it is often also angled and as a result not only do you need to find ceiling fans for high ceilings but also a fan which is compatible for a rake to a certain degree. In our range some fans will only be suitable for flat ceilings and others will be suitable up to 38 or even 40 degrees. This information if available will be included on the listings so just simply double check that the fan selected will be suitable for the degree of your ceiling rake. Note: Fans with a ‘hugger style’ (cylindrical motor that sits flush on the ceiling) cannot be extended and are only suitable for installation on flat ceilings.

View our full range of Ceiling Fans now!

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Bedroom Ceiling fans – A guide to choosing the right fan for your bedroom

Bedroom ceiling fans are a great tool to create the optimal environment for sleeping. They are cost efficient and the right model can look great in your space.  Trying to choose a ceiling fan can be daunting because of the variety of fans on the market. Although you could choose any ceiling fan for your bedroom, it’s worth thinking about how different features may affect a sleeping environment.
The guide below will assist you to identify features to look for and find the best fit for your bedroom.
Once you’ve decided what style and colours would best suit your interior, consider:

What size or blade span (diameter) is best for bedroom ceiling fans?

To give you a basic idea, a 48-52” blade span is suits most standard bedrooms and for those larger bedrooms 52-56” fans are a good choice.

Size is important for two main reasons:

  1. Aesthetics. For the room to look balanced you need to have a fan that is proportionate to the space: not too big and not too small.
  2. Coverage. How much space do you want to cool? A standard size fan might suit a large bedroom if the fan is positioned straight above the bed.  A larger sized ceiling fan might be a better choice if  you won’t be directly underneath the fan when you’re using it.

If you think a larger fan is too powerful, remember you can choose the speed setting. Most fans have three or more speeds so you can operate it on the lowest speed to create a gentler air flow.

If you need a very small bedroom ceiling fan, have a look at our Small Ceiling Fans category.

Which Blade Material would be better for bedroom ceiling fans?

The main reason customers think about material for bedroom ceiling fans is because they are worried about noise. Blade Material doesn’t always impact the sound a fan makes because there are other contributing factors. That said, we find that our customers choose plastic or timber blades for bedrooms especially if they want fan with high airflow.

AC or DC – Which Motor Type is best for bedroom ceiling fans?

Most people will choose a ceiling fan with a DC motor for their bedroom because they are famous for being a quieter choice. It’s still worth considering an AC motor for the bedroom, especially if it’s very good quality, which may reduce the noise.

DC Motors

  • Slightly quieter
  • More energy efficient
  • 5 or 6 selectable speeds.
  • Usually only come with a remote, not a wall control

Our DC range can be viewed here.

AC Motors

  • Usually come with wall control, may have the option of a remote
  • Usually has less speed options than DC
  • AC motors tend to last longer than DC motors

The Final Question is Light or no Light?

Ceiling fans have three main options for lights:

Light adaptable

These fans will are usually packaged with a light or have a light listed as an accessory to the fan.

 Integrated Light

These are inbuilt fixtures, which means that the customer cannot add or remove a light once they’ve made a decision. Models with lights might have a separate listing to their counterparts without lights.

 Fans with no light option at all.

Some people prefer to have the fan separate from the primary light source. If you like a particular design but can’t find the lighting option you prefer, contact us. Our customer service team can suggest a similar design with the lighting features you want.

Bulbs

LED panels are one of the most popular options for a bulb because they have a longer life expectancy than standard globes. We also have fans which have a traditional B22 or E27 fitting with the option of to purchasing suitable LED or standard globes. It comes down to aesthetics and how you would like the light to fit with the fan.

Visit our Fans with light category to view our full range.

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New Weekly Mega Deals!

You may have noticed that we now run a ceiling fan MEGA DEAL which we revise weekly. We know you love a ceiling fan bargain and want the best priced ceiling fans, so check out the Mega Deal for a great catch!

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Revolutionise Your Space with the Revolution 2 – A Top Choice for Summer 2016

Introducing the Revolution 2 by Hunter Pacific

For Summer 2016/17 Hunter Pacific has introduced the Revolution 2, the AC model proved to be 35% more powerful than previous models. So, if you want a sleek, high performance fan then this is the one to look out for. The Revolution 2, with an IP44 rating can be used both for indoor and fully undercover areas, this includes coastal locations. It’s design incorporates 4 aerodynamic, slimline blades, 52” in diameter, which results in improved energy efficiency and performance regardless of the model selected.

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Both AC and DC models available

The AC Models comes with a 48 Watt motor with a maximum airflow of 12,717 m3/hr and includes a three speed wall control to get you through those hot summer days.
Alternatively, the DC models have a 30W motor and a massive 15,633m3/hr maximum airflow at the highest speed. When on the lowest speed it barely exceeds a minimum of 5 watts! The DC Revolution 2 also comes with a 6 speed remote control giving you the greater ability to control the temperature more closely, according to your Summer needs.

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Modern Design with Colour Options

The minimalist, modern design of the Revolution 2 makes it the ideal choice for most indoor or outdoor, undercover spaces from those with a modern decor to others slightly inspired by an industrial seeming design. The Revolution 2 is available in White, Brushed Aluminium and Matt Black making it suitable for most interiors and outdoor, entertainment areas.

View our full range of Revolution Ceiling Fans

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Top Choices for Summer: Fanco Eco Motion Ceiling Fan

Looking for an ecological and affordable Ceiling Fan? Look no further with it’s minimalist design and impressive features the Eco Motion provides exceptional value for an affordable price.

Features of the Eco Motion Ceiling fan Range by Fanco

The Eco Motion DC Ceiling Fan by Fanco features four metal blades with a 52” blade span and an overall rather discreet and sleek design. It comes with an efficient 36w DC motor, 5 speed remote control which includes timer settings for both 1, 4, and 8 hour options as well as reversible settings for both winter and summer appropriate temperature control capabilities.


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This particular range is extremely good value for money and will not disappoint.

Light options

Options with integrated light fixtures are also available and accommodates 2x 12w B22 globes and in some packages will also include 2x 10w 3000k Warm White or 5000k Cool White B22 LED globes.



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Simply the Perfect Fit

The Eco Motion is perfect for all living areas and bedrooms with a colour selection of either:

  • White
  • Brushed Chrome

You cannot go wrong with its modern design or impressive Eco-friendly functionality.


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Top Choices for Summer: Tempest Ceiling Fan with Metal Blades

Need help deciding on a Ceiling Fan? Check out our series of Top Choices for Summer 2016/17.

First Pick:
The Tempest Ceiling Fan with Metal Blades and Light Options.

The Brilliant Tempest Ceiling Fan

The range of Tempest Ceiling Fans by Brilliant with 4 durable Aluminium blades are high performance Ceiling Fans ideal for the upcoming Summer season. The Tempest has a minimalist design making it incredibly versatile and suitable for most indoor rooms and living areas.

Colours available include:

  • White
  • Brushed Aluminium

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Key Features of the Tempest

As part of its design it has a 50W AC motor reaching an impressive maximum airflow of 10,388 m3/hr exhibiting superior AC motor performance. It comes with a 3 speed wall control as standard with an optional remote available as an additional accessory.

Light options

Tempest ceiling fan models are available both with and without light. The integrated light kit option can be purchased both with 2x B22 Globes or without.

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View full range of Tempest Ceiling Fans

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Ceiling Fans with Dimmable LED Lights

LED lights have become increasingly popular as energy efficient lighting solutions, significantly reducing the amount of energy a household consumes to cutting costs of electricity usage. In the modern era, new technology has been developed that now integrates ceiling fans with LED lighting. Ceiling Fans have taken a large step in the right direction as we find that many Ceiling Fans now come included with an LED light or the option of purchasing an LED light as an accessory to fit with the Ceiling Fan.

There are an endless amount of options and we will take a look at Ceiling Fans with LED lights that are compatible with dimmable remote controls. Dimmable remote controls give you greater control, adding a layer of versatility into the household. When previously installing a ceiling fan with a light, the choices were limited to only switch the light on or off. Today we now use a dimmable remote control giving the user a favourable experience reducing or maximising the amount of electricity output of an LED light.

It positively benefits a domestic environment by saving energy and extending the lifecycle of the LED globes or lamps. In turn dimmable remote controls can be programmed throughout the day or night to perform at an optimum level of light used in a room or space. Ceiling Fans Warehouse has many dimmable remote control choices at our disposal with the two most popular options including the Fansync Bluetooth Remote Control and the Fanco Dimmable Remote Control.

Dimmable Bluetooth Remote Control

The Fansync Remote Control functions via Bluetooth technology packaged together with selected Three Sixty ceiling fans enabling you to endure a seamless experience indoors. This Bluetooth remote control is infinite and once synced with selected Three Sixty Ceiling Fans such as the Spinstar or Modn-3 the remote control connects simultaneously to multiple Ceiling Fans in designated rooms all from the one smartphone device.

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Compatible with a diverse range of IPhone and Android devices, the Fansync Remote Control uses dimming support to lower the percentage of light by the simplicity of your fingertips. This allows you to control the level of light you wish to set in one or multiple rooms. With the Bluetooth remote controls advanced technology it enables a living space to be transformed into the ultimate cinema experience for example by using an automatic timer to dictate the fans speed to low, medium or high, and the degree of lighting which best suits the needs of the living space.

Dimmable DC with LED Model

The DC motor Urban 2 with LED light is another option that can be dimmed via the remote control. Packed with features the Urban 2 is equipped with a 3000k warm white LED light, its low colour temperature of light suits a multitude of bedroom settings, a perfect choice for warm white lighting.

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This top rated ceiling fan is eco-friendly and comes equipped with a dimmable remote control. It performs at its optimum in three stages; the first step is best performed needing the full degree of light in your bedroom space. The second step for the 24w LED light will switch initially to 50% of lighting, typical settings which would need this level of light exposed include spending the night reading a book. The third and final step switches the light to 15% of its full capabilities, the dimmable remote control would be ideal for using the light at this percentage whilst watching television before bedtime. The Urban 2 can be programmed for up to 8 hours to set the degree of lighting for your requirements and is an excellent option to be used as a bedroom fan with its soothing DC motor that performs at a low noise levels whilst being an extremely energy efficient fan.

Ceiling Fans are forever changing and as technology evolves so does the accessories and light options available. A dimmable LED option is a great choice if you are looking to change the levels of brightness; they are well suited for installation in a bedroom.

To view all of our dimmable LED light ceiling packages click here.

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Stylish Meets Energy Efficient – The Trident DC by Aeroblade

New to Ceiling Fans Warehouse is the latest ceiling fans by Aeroblade; the sleek Trident DC is featured in two sizes (56”and 70”).

The Trident DC is introduced in three finishes White, Black and Satin Nickel with several different blade choices available. The Trident 56” comes in high quality ABS plastic blades and the larger 70” model a natural timber blade material.

The upmarket Trident is IP23 rated in White and Black finishes. These models can be installed indoors, in home living and decorative spaces as well as outdoor entertainment and patio areas (under a covered damp area). While the Satin Nickel finish is restricted to indoor installation only.

Aeroblades Trident is energy efficiency with a whisper quiet 30w BL-DC motor. This eco-friendly ceiling fan can be purchased with a 24w LED light – the choice of 3000k Warm White or 5000k Cool White.

The Trident a high performing ceiling fan demonstrating a large velocity of airflow on top speeds; it is operated by a 6 speed remote control giving you greater control through numerous speeds.

Click here to view our entire Aeroblade Trident ceiling fan range.

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Low Profile Ceiling Fans

Low profile ceiling fans are an excellent choice for spaces with low ceilings. These are also known as ‘hugger’ fans as they have a very short ceiling to blade distance and therefore hug the ceiling.

How do I know if I need a hugger fan?

Generally it is recommended that a fan should sit at least 2.1 metres above the floor. This optimises the airflow in the room, whilst reducing the danger for someone who is tall. A low profile fan can also be a good option for smaller rooms as it can make the room feel less crowded in comparison to a regular ceiling fan.

Which low profile fan is right for me?

With such a large range of low profile fans, it can be difficult to determine which is the most suitable. Some factors that can help you narrow down your search are whether or not the fan is light adaptable, the material of the blades and energy efficiency. The Mercator Lima is a 3 blade fan and is available in white or brushed chrome. This fan has a DC motor so you can be assured that it will be quiet and energy efficient to run. The Lima comes with a 6 speed, reversible remote included and has a top speed airflow of 10,078m3/hr. It is a great value hugger fan and the blades sit only 197mm below the ceiling.

For those after a more traditional style fan, the Hunter Low Profile is the one for you. As its name suggests, you won’t need to duck under this fan as it sits approx. 198mm from the ceiling. The best thing about the Low Profile is that it is customisable. The fan comes with both 44” and 52” blades which are reversible so you have a choice of 2 colours as well. This fan can be operated by pull cord, wall control or remote control and is compatible with all hunter light kits.

Is there a hugger fan I can use outdoors?

If you are looking for a low profile fan that can be installed in an outdoor area such as an alfresco area or a veranda, the Revolution 2 ticks all the boxes. This fan is available in white, brushed aluminium and matte black and has an IP rating of IP44 making it suitable for coastal areas and areas with high exposure to rain. The Revolution 2 comes either with a wall control or a remote control so no matter how you want to operate your fan, we’ve got you covered. With a modern look and durable weatherproof plastic blades, the Revolution 2 is a great choice for both outdoor and indoor use.

As you can see, there is a hugger ceiling fan to suit every requirement and taste, so even when you have a low ceiling you are still spoilt for choice.

 

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Reduce your impact on the environment with a fan!

The appliances that we use around the home can significantly influence the amount of energy we consume and therefore our impact on the environment. If we as a global community can begin to make more environmentally friendly choices, we have the potential to change the footprint that we leave on our planet. In Australian homes, 40% of the energy we use is for heating and cooling1 and if we are able to modify the ways in which we heat and cool our homes, this could potentially have a huge impact on our energy consumption as well as our energy bills!

Ceiling, wall and pedestal fans can all be used to cool the home and are much more energy efficient than other cooling systems. The Australian Government – Department of Industry, Innovation and Science recommends to ‘use your fan as your first cooling option’ as it is the most energy efficient method of cooling the home. Fans are generally also much cheaper than other cooling methods such as evaporative coolers and air conditioners. Wall and pedestal fans also provide the convenience of a DIY installation as they often come with a flex and plug. Fans can also be used in conjunction with other cooling systems to reduce running costs and improve energy efficiency. For example, after cooling a room with an air conditioner, you can turn it off and switch on the fan in order to circulate the conditioned air.

Reversible ceiling fans can also be used to distribute warm air in the winter. On the winter setting, the blades spin clockwise in order to push the heat back down after it has risen to the ceiling. This can allow you to put your heater settings lower and use less energy whilst staying toasty warm throughout the winter.

We have a wide variety of ceiling, wall and pedestal fans available to suit every budget and style choice without compromising on energy efficiency. No matter what heating and cooling systems you already have in your home, a fan will help to reduce your impact on the environment without sacrificing on comfort!

See more information here: http://yourenergysavings.gov.au/energy/heating-cooling/understand-heating-cooling

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The Latest In Ceiling Fan Operation – Fansync Bluetooth Remote Control

MyFan have just released a new remote control that allows the ceiling fan to be controlled from a Smartphone via Bluetooth. The remote receiver needs to be installed into the motor of the fan by a licensed electrician, but after that the consumer has all the power! From the fanSync smartphone app that is available for both Apple and Android phone, you are able to control multiple fans including functions like fan speed, dimming the light as well as setting a timer for the fan.

This new technology is compatible with all ThreeSixty, Fanimation and Emerson AC fans. It uses exciting new software that has the potential to change the way we use our ceiling fans. You’ll never have to worry about replacing remote batteries or losing the remote again!

Click here to purchase your very own fansync bluetooth remote control.

 

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Black Ceiling Fans – Black is the New White!

Ceiling Fans have dramatically evolved over the years, with the introduction of multiple designs, functionality and energy efficient technology.

Colour is an important factor and currently in the market we see a push towards black ceiling fans and its growth in popularity. A shift from purchasing standard white ceiling fans as a must for home living, now more than ever a focus on ceiling fans that are appealing in terms of modern looks and style. Black is a hit among architects, designers, tradespeople and the everyday customers as a modern piece for interior décor. Stocking over hundreds of popular designs we have a large range of the latest black ceiling fans at the best prices.

Black ceiling fans look great as a contrasting feature against white ceilings, standing out in a room and a trendy decorative colour. Dark colours such as black are easily noticeable and unique, lower ceilings seem visually higher with these colour combinations present – a useful tip if you are looking to maximise space.

Our top 5 choices for the best black ceiling fans of the highest quality and optimum efficiency include; The Revolution 2, Radical DC, Concept 2, Quantum DC and Intercept 2.

Revolution 2: A modern minimalist design ceiling fan incorporating aerodynamic blades with a sleek matte black finish for body and blades. Hunter Pacific’s Revolution 2 is a great purchase installation done either indoors or outdoors for the hot summer seasons being coastal and wet rated.

Radical DC: One of the latest ceiling fans in the market, the Radical DC is a stand out piece that can contrast effectively with its bold matte black colour into a light ceiling. A hit amongst professional designers and architects for their looks, this energy efficient DC fan is fast becoming a hit.

Concept 2: An everlasting popular model, this upgraded version by Hunter Pacific is a classic ceiling fan great for bedroom and living settings. The Concept 2 has a durable AC motor and outstanding performer of excellent airflow. Not to mention suitable for all environments due to its coastal rating.

Quantum DC: A versatile ceiling fan that is the perfect accessory to any industrial styled room. Manufactured by Aero DC, the Quantum DC is unbelievably quiet with an eco-saving DC motor emitting minimal emissions. The Quantum DC features a distinctive interior design that gives an added edge to any ceiling. Choices available of 2-4 blades are dependent on your requirements. The Quantum DC keeps the environment sustainable with LED light options.

Intercept 2: A favourite, the Intercept 2 is an iconic ceiling fan, with a bold matte black shade and timber crafted blades. The Intercept 2 is an attention grabber that can suit all indoor home environments – invest wisely with the fully functional and conventional ceiling fan by Hunter Pacific.

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‘Brilliant Miami’ Ceiling Fan Value for Money Choice

‘Brilliant Miami’ Ceiling Fan Value for Money Choice!

The Miami Ceiling fan is a part of our 2016 summer sale, along with many more heavily reduced ceiling fans to view all at the lowest price guaranteed click here

The Miami ceiling fan has a timeless design with four durable timber blades and a sleek blade span of 48”.

This package has an integrated E27 light and 3 speed infra-red remote control. The fan is white with white blades.

Searching for a featured packed ceiling fan at an extremely low price is rare to find in today’s market.

The Miami is an inexpensive and affordable choice; other manufacturer’s producing ceiling fans of this style and make are associated with a hefty price tag. You won’t find a similar high-grade ceiling fan for such affordability.

The Miami is a quality designed ceiling fan at a minimal price point that won’t cost you hundreds of dollars! With all the features and functionality one desires for an overall outstanding performance based ceiling fan.

The reasonably priced Miami will do wonders as a compact ceiling fan for the interior of an apartment or small home space – adding value indoors to a confined area. The only regret you’ll have is that you should have purchased the fan sooner!

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Our DC Ceiling Fan Picks for Summer 2015-16

Our DC Ceiling Fan Picks for Summer 2015-16

Summer is fast approaching – with early heat waves letting us know it is going to be a long and hot one. So it’s time to get around to getting those ceiling fans and get them into the ceiling before the next heat waves hits!

We’ve picked two of our favourite DC fans for this summer as our best buys this summer 2015/16 to tell you about – the Eco Motion DC and the Milano DC.

One of the reasons we rate these DC fans is that they are both modern 4 blade 52” fans that come in white or brushed chrome, and they both have a light option and include remotes. This means that they are going to be a good choice for almost anyone.

The Eco Motion is the best value for money DC fan on the market. It features 5 speeds as well as a timer function on the remote. It is reversible so it can be used in winter to keep the hot air down. It’s smart, modern look will suit most locations, and its metal blades at a 21degree pitch mean it definitely moves lots of air on the higher speeds! The Eco Motion model with light is a great option for a DC fan with light and remote package. The light takes 2 x B22 globes (max 15w) that can be LED, Compact Fluorescent or Halogen – giving you lots of flexibility in achieving just the amount and type of light you want for that room.

The Milano DC is the latest addition to the Milano range, which has long been a popular fan for a really minimalist, high quality finish fan, favoured by many designers. Its 4 timber blades insert directly into the motor, contributing to its timeless design. The Milano DC offers 6 speeds and for the model with light – a dimmable LED light fitting which fits an 18W Warm white globe.

Both fans are pretty new to the market and both are from well established brands – Fanco for the Eco Motion and Cinni for the Milano. We’ve tested these ourselves, and we’ve also had a great feedback from our customers so far. Both fans also come with in-home warranties, so if there are any issues that need an electrician to fix, it will all be taken care of for you.

So what are you waiting for?!

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Aeratron Ceiling Fan Range Expanded!

The much loved and hugely popular Aeratron ceiling fan range has been extended this year to include more variety in sizes, colour and functionality. The popular e500 series which included the e502 and e503 models, are being superseded by the new AE series which launched early 2015.

Size
While the original Aeratron was available in a 49.5″ blade span model, the new AE Aeratron range has two available sizes; 50″ and 60″ models.

Colour
The new AE fans still come in the staple colours of White, Silver and Black, however Aeratron have also added Dark Walnut and Light Pine to the range for something a bit different.

Functionality
The AE Aeratron ceiling fans now have the option to add a light. A light accessory can be purchased which replaces the middle section of the fan with a part that has an integrated 6w LED. These are available for both the two and three blade designs in both sizes.

The expansion of the Aeratron range gives you more choice and functionality to suit your requirements while keeping its popular style and energy efficiency. We expect this range to continue its popularity into Summer 2015/2016.

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Ceiling Fans with Warm lights!

Here at Ceiling Fans Warehouse we get a lot of customers who want fans with lights, and they want energy saving lights but not the ones with the harsh cool white globes! This may be especially important for bedrooms. Great news, we have plenty of options for you. There are too many to just list, but we can give you a general guide.

Many fans can have lights, either they come with their own ‘integrated’ or built in light, or they are light adaptable and this means you can choose from a range of fan lights. Fans which have integrated lights sometimes just have one globe fitting option, and some have 2 or 3 choices. With fan lights that are adaptable to different fan models, you also have some models which only have one globe fitting and others which have several. As there are so many options, the best way is to narrow down first the fans you like, then look at the light options.

Within the globe fitting options, there are two main possibilities. The first is that it only takes one specific type of globe. This is mostly a more unusual globe, like an LED or other type of energy saving globe. These models often come with a cool white globe or warm light globe included. Our most popular warm light LED is the Fanco Urban Ceiling Fan with 24w LED Light, fan available in a white or brushed aluminium finish.

The second possibility is that it is a globe fitting which takes a certain size of either Edison or Bayonet globes, but that can be halogen, energy saving fluorescent or LED. You will therefore have more flexibility with this option. These fittings normally have a limitation of a maximum wattage (eg max watt 40w per globe). This means that you can use the type of globe you prefer, as long as it meets this requirement. The current options that are usually available are normal halogen globes (always warm white), energy saving halogen (saves about 30%, also always warm white), energy saving fluoro (saves more, and have a choice of warm or cool white – check the globe box), and sometimes even LED globes will fit!

So as you can see, most of the time you will be able to find a warm white globe solution for your light. If you need any help, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff!

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NEW! Eco Motion DC Ceiling Fan – The Full Package!

At Ceiling Fans Warehouse, we get that you want to get bang for your buck, and that does not have to mean sacrificing quality, style or functionality. We also get that you want the whole package – life is too busy to spend heaps of time choosing a fan and then working out all the things to go with it, and making sure you are still getting a good deal. That is why we like to do the work, and have it ready to go for all you busy bees out there. So when a new fan comes along and already meets all this criteria, well, we get pretty excited. The latest fan to excite us is the Eco Motion DC ceiling fan.

So what you need to know is:

  • Great price
  • Great air movement
  • Energy efficient DC motor – so will keep your energy use to a minimum
  • Remote included, which has 6 speeds AND reverse summer/winter function on the remote!
  • Package with light available
  • Quality material – option of 304 Stainless Steel blades (silver model)
  • White or Silver finish to match any decor
  • In stock ready to be dispatched!

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Brilliant Blend Of Design, Function & Efficiency – Galaxy DC Ceiling Fan

One of the newest and sharpest DC ceiling fan models on the market is the Brilliant Galaxy. It has a flowing, three bladed design and comes in your standard White and Silver, but also an elegant Antique Bronze colour. The design of its solid timber blades create a unique Italian inspired designed style. It has a great blade pitch – 20 degrees, which together with its quality motor, contribute to its generous air movement. Its DC motor means there is no motor noise, even on the high speeds.

The Galaxy ceiling fan comes with a remote control with 6 speeds and the reverse function, which means it can be used in summer for cooling or winter for keeping hot air down at ground level. It can be installed on flat ceilings or raked ceilings up to 32 degrees. Extension rods are available to lower it for installation on high ceilings.

Like quite a few of the DC fans on the market, one limitation of the Galaxy is that it is not available with a light. Brilliant offers a great warranty for the Galaxy fan, 2 years in home and another 3 years replacement motor. So you can feel confident that you will have a fan that lasts! We are excited to include the Brilliant Galaxy in our range to offer a really stunning, sophisticated design, which is also energy efficient boasts many great features.

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What is the DC Ceiling Fan of your Choice?

Struggling With A Ceiling Fan Choice? Here are our top rated picks for 2018

July 2018 Update

Fanco Origin DC – Apart from its November 2017 Choice Rating, the best thing about the Origin is its remarkable shape. The unique curvature of the body and blades moves 13,446 cubic metres of air an hour. But the shape also accommodates an LED light bulb if the base cap is removed. Adding a light to a ceiling fan usually completely changes its shape, but the Origin maintains its look with or without a light.

Vento Swish DC – The Swish is sure to turn heads when it makes its Australian debut. Its award winning designer, Karim Rashid teamed up with Vento to create a truly innovative ceiling fan . The Swish’s DC motor and whimsical looping design creates virtually no sound when the fan is in operation.  It has a diameter measuring just 48 inches and generates an airflow of 8, 665 m3/hr, proving once and for all that great design can come in small packages.

Fanco Eco Silent DC – For a more classical style, look no further than the Eco Silent. Like the Swish, the Eco Silent aspires to make as little noise as possible when it is switched on. There are five versions available in the Eco Silent range. The white model allows the choice of adding a light to either the 48″ or 52″ size. The black colour is only available without a light in the 52″ size.

Fanco Eco Breeze DC – Another recent addition to the Fanco range, the Eco Breeze has a tapered motor which creates a pleasing shape. This is particularly true for the model with the light option, as the light lengthens the fan, almost capping off the look.  Like all of our other 2018 picks, the Eco Breeze promises to deliver a strong performance. It uses as little as 4 watts on its lowest setting and can rotate as many as 175 times per minute.

 

 

Fanco Infinity-i DC Ceiling Fan – The Infinity has been upgraded since it first made our list of favourites a few years back. It still has the popular Scandinavian slimline design, but can now be installed on angled ceilings. It also has a light option available. With a damp rated IP rating, the Infinity DC is suitable for both indoor and outdoor undercover areas.

 

 

Aeratron AE3 & Aeratron AE2 DC Ceiling Fans – This is not the first time we’ve given the Aeratron the nod, but there’s no overlooking this range. The AE2’s design looks deceptively simple but the pair of asymmetrical blades are responsible for the fan’s high airflow. The AE3 applies the range’s signature flicked blades to a 3 bladed model, which elevates the design without complicating things.

 

Atlas Irene DC Ceiling Fan – The Irene is another returning champion. Its unique design is inspired by aviation forms, and is available in a wide range of motors and colours. With solid wood blades, the Irene-3 and Irene-4 will stand out in any room. It’s suitable for both indoors and undercover outdoor areas.


October 2016 Update

Fanco Eco Motion DC Ceiling Fan – The highly rated Eco Motion ceiling fan is known for its efficiency, affordability and durability. With a list of excellent features such as its high airflow, a LED light option, remote control as standard and a 5 speed DC motor, the Eco Motion is continuing to be a popular choice of ceiling fan in Australia. For more information visit: Top Choices for Summer

Hunter Pacific Revolution Ceiling Fan – With a stunning slimline design, the Revolution caters to modern homes with its architectural form. With an IP rating of IP44, it is also well loved as an alfresco ceiling fan. With varying models with and without DC motor and available with wall control or remote control, the Revolution is a great ceiling fan option. For more information visit: Revolutionise Your Space with the Revolution 2

Mercator City DC Ceiling Fan – With its curved quality plastic blades, DC motor and light option, it is no wonder the City DC ceiling fan is another popular pick for this coming summer. One of the main advantages of the City is its low profile (hugger) design, meaning it is great for places with low ceilings.

Mercator Manly DC Ceiling Fan – Similar in design to the City above, the Manly offers the same great features but has a more standard look when installed.
Milano DC Ceiling Fan – Well known for its powerful air movement and modern design, the Milano ceiling fan collection is a popular choice for modern homes. Models available with LED light and remote control and varying colours.

Mercator Trinidad II DC Ceiling Fan – A striking fan, the Trindad II ceiling fan offers great performance with a modern design. Available with LED light it can be a very functional and beautiful addition to a room.

Mercator Grange DC – A steady favourite, the Grange DC ceiling fan is both energy efficient and offers a popular style.

AeroDC Quantum DC Ceiling Fan – Configure the Quantum ceiling fan to suit your taste, install with either 3 or 4 blades. The Quantum DC is energy efficient with quiet plywood blades and the option or a warm or cool LED light. With excellent performance, this fan is a solid ceiling fan choice.


2014 Update

For those invested in saving energy, the range of DC motor ceiling fans is getting bigger. DC motor ceilings fans are fans which have a DC motor, meaning they can function using less electricity, and then have a converter inside to be able to connect to our normal AC electricity grid. This complicated, and new technology, is part of what makes these fans more expensive than their regular AC motor counterparts. However, saving electricity means you will be savings dollars too!

Available Now:

Aeratron Ceiling Fans
The Aeratron is just about the ceiling fan which uses the least amount of energy. There is a 2 blade and 3 blade model, and they both move a great amount of air. It is super quiet and has a unique, modern design.

Galaxy Ceiling Fans
The Galaxy by Brilliant is a 54” fan with 3 handcrafted solid timber blades whose unique shape create a flowing effect. It has a 36w DC motor and offers 6 speeds giving you a wide range of choice for air movement.

Grange DC Ceiling Fans
The Grange DC is perfect for those looking for a discreet ceiling fan that will blend in to any space. There is an LED light and no light model, and it comes in White or a modern Brushed Steel.
Regent
The Regent is a lovely DC fan which will suit a traditional and art-deco style room. It has a Brushed Chrome motor and two choices of blade colour – a natural timber colour, and black. It is also light adaptable.

Coming Soon:

Eco Motion DC
The Eco Motion DC ceiling fan is on its way, bringing a great new option to the DC range. This fan has a simple, industrial style, with 4 metal blades and a 21 degree blade pitch. The great thing about the Eco Motion is that you can get a DC fan with a simple design, the flexibility of with or without light, and importantly, at a very affordable price!

Radical
Australian brand Hunter Pacific have been producing great quality fans for over 3 decades now, and their latest model, the Radical, is no exception. In addition to having a stunning design and DC motor, this fan is perfect for coastal locations and undercover outdoor locations. It has an impressive 60” diameter with 3 plastic blades.
Whirl
The Whirl by Brilliant is one of the most distinct ceiling fans. It has warped clear blades, and is just 44” in diameter, a great option for those small spaces. This fan may be small, but it will certainly stand out!
Maelstrom
The Maelstrom brings a DC motor to commercial ceiling fans. It has a huge 84” (2.14m) diameter and 6 metal blades. It is extremely powerful, perfect for gyms, factories and other large areas.

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To Remote Or Not To Remote

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One of the most obvious differences between ceiling fans in the type of control they use. Deciding which type of control you would like isn’t always easy and there are a few things to keep in mind before you make your choice.

Ceiling fans have three types of controls:

  • Remote controls.
  • Wall control
  • Pull cord: The original method was to pull a cord hanging from the motor. It turns the fan on and off and sometimes change speeds. This option is still available in some traditionally styled fans.

Generally when you buy a fan, it will come with just one of these control methods included, but many will have the option of using another method instead at an extra cost. Not all fans have the option of a remote control, but most do. Some will have it as the standard form of control. Others will have a pull cord or wall control and offer the remote as an optional extra.

Ceiling fans with remotes offer many advantages, but they are not the right solution for everyone. Sometimes they are necessary, sometimes they are more convenient, and sometimes you are better off without them!

When you need to have a remote control

There are cases where installing a fan will only be possible with a remote control.  You may not have access to run the wiring through the ceiling and down the wall to install a wall control.  This is common for apartments with another floor above them, where there is no access the wiring in the ceiling. However, there is a light in the room, so you can replace the light with a fan and light, and use a remote option to control both.

You will also need a remote control is if it is the only option for the fan model you choose. This is especially true for DC fans – which currently are only available with remote controls. So you might solve the problem of whether to use a remote when you choose your ceiling fan.

When a remote control is optional

If accessing the wiring is not a problem, you may still find a remote more convenient:

  • In a bedroom, a remote will allow you to turn the fan on and off from bed.
  • If you have more than one fan: In a large space (such as a living room or restaurant) where you  want to your fans simultaneously (ie they all turn on together). In this case, you can install radio frequency remotes, set them all on the same frequency. They will all turn on and on to the same speed from the one remote control handset.

When you are better off avoiding a remote control!

There are some cases where you may be better off avoiding a remote control for your ceiling fan:

  • When you are on a limited budget. Remotes will usually add about $50-$100 to the cost of the fan.
  • If you think the remote may get lost. This is sometimes a concern for people who have young children or pets in the house. You can get around this by choosing a model which comes with a cradle for the remote.
  • If you don’t want to avoid replacing batteries. If you do not want to deal with flat batteries in the remote, a wall control or pull cord is a better option.
  • Finally, remotes will break down over time and need to be replaced. Pull cords and wall controls are more durable ( unless some external factors causes damage to them) so they need less maintenance.

So it’s really up to you if you decide ‘to remote or not to remote’. It depends on your situation, your preferences, and your budget!

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Fan blades: It’s not just size that counts!

A fan blade is a fan blade, right? Yes, but there is a bit more science to it. There are many factors which affect how effective a blade (or to be more precise, a set of blades) will be in moving air.

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Size (Length) – The longer the blades are, the larger area they will cover. As a general rule, you can expect to feel the air a metre further than the diameter of the fan blades. The standard size you will find today is 52” (1.3m diameter), and this is a good size for most situations. However, there are large ceiling fans which go up to a 2m diameter. And of course, for very small areas, you might only need a small fan, and these are available too!

Weight/Material – As you can imagine, a heavier blade will move more air than a lighter blade. Most blades do not vary very much in weight. However, there are some fans which use very light materials, such as real palm leaves, to create a tropical look. These fans will still move air, but less than fans with plastic, timber or metal blades. Just a matter of balancing how much you want the fan for looks and how much you need it to move air!

Shape – A blade which is too wide will be less effective as it will create too much weight on the motor and this will mean the fan will not reach optimum speed. As a result, you will get less air movement.

Pitch – A decent pitch is very important to moving air. A blade which is at a flat angle won’t push any air down. Of course, you don’t want to take it to extremes because a blade with too much pitch won’t be effective either! A decent pitch is normally between 12 and 22degrees.

Quantity – Contrary to popular opinion, when it comes to ceiling fans blades, less equals more. All other things being equal, a fan with 3 blades will move more air than a fan with 4 or 5 blades.

So how do I choose?! In reality, you won’t get a lot of choice because most of these factors are fixed. The manufacturers take these factors into account and try to balance function and aesthetics. The next best option is to talk to a ceiling fans expert and explain what you need to them! You can discuss your needs with our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff on the phone and have your order shipped to you. It couldn’t be easier!

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Ceiling Fans With Light And Remote

Ceiling fans are becoming more and more functional, energy efficient and stylish as demand for these features increase. Ceiling fans with light and remote are one of our most popular packages with options for LED light and modern remotes to fulfill the need for extra functionality.

Many ceiling fans are installed in place of a light in a room at the central point therefore to maintain the light output in a room, a ceiling fan with light is a great solution. Additionally a remote is not just an operational convenience, it can also make installation faster and easier without the need to run additional wires. Most remotes will come standard with a wall bracket so it can be placed neatly on your wall while you can have it accessible to you from the comfort of your couch or bed as well!

Some of our most popular ceiling fans with light and remote options are the Mercator Grange ceiling fan with light and remote and the Urban 2 ceiling fan with light and remote.

The Grange is an exceptional fan with the option to purchase a DC motor model that offers great energy efficiency as well as the option for a LED light to further its energy saving, all while having a modern design. Its DC motor coupled with its timber blades make this one of the quietest ceiling fans on the market. A remote control is standard for this fan and offers 6 selectable speeds.

The Urban 2 ceiling fan is another modern timber bladed ceiling fan that brings together great airflow with the options of light and remote. Choose between a LED or E27 light kit and two stylish colours.

So when searching for a ceiling fan, ask yourself what functionality you require for your room as we have a range of fantastic package deals to suit any installation.

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Ceiling Fans, And More Ceiling Fans!

Over the past 6 months, the team here at Ceiling Fans Warehouse have worked hard to make more and more ceiling fans available to you. We now have over 70 models! We pride ourselves not only on our excellent prices, but also our wide range so you can come to enjoy our great prices no matter what what you need.

As a specialised ceiling fan online retailer, we can offer you a huge range of fans from a variety of brands including Hunter Pacific, Fanco, Martec, Mercator, Hunter, Fanimation, Brilliant, Vento, Emerson and Omega. If you need advice, feel free to complete an enquiry form here.

The most recent additions to our range are fans from the reputable Hunter ceiling fan range, and more extensive range of Mercator ceiling fans.

 

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Get your Ceiling Fan into Winter Gear

Did you know your fan probably has a winter setting? This simply means that it rotates clockwise instead of anti-clockwise like in summer. This has the effect of pulling air up instead of pushing air down. So why would this help you? Well, by pushing the air that is below up to the ceiling, the hotter air, which is sitting up above the ceiling fan, gets circulated down. Hence, you keep the hot air down instead of losing it up near the ceiling. This can be especially handy for those with very high ceilings.

You only need to run the fan on low speed, and you shouldn’t really feel the breeze – only very slightly if you do. By making better use of this hot air, you can keep your heater settings on lower, and therefore save on energy and consequently quite a few dollars! Fans only use minimal electricity to run on low speed, most around 15-20watts, which is the same as an energy saving light bulb!

To find your winter/summer setting, simply check the body of the motor of the fan. There is usually a switch on the motor and it will often have a sticker labeling which setting is summer and which is winter. Alternatively, if you have a DC motor fan, your summer/winter reverse switch will probably be on the remote control.

If you are not sure if the ceiling fan you are interested in has this winter setting option, you will usually find this information in the “Additional Information” tab on the individual product pages. There should be a line headed “Reversible” and there it will say whether it is “reversible by remote”, or “reversible by motor”. If it is reversible by remote, this means that you can select to operate the fan in reverse (winter mode) from a control on your remote. If it is reversible from the motor, there is likely a switch on the motor to change to winter mode.

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Not Too Late To Buy A Ceiling Fan

As summer continues to give us lovely sunny days and warm weather you may think you’ve missed the prime opportunity to purchase a ceiling fan. However it is never too late to buy a ceiling fan – and here’s why.

Purchasing and installing a ceiling fan is an all-seasons activity. Some even prefer it.

What many people do not think of is that an electrician in most cases is needed to install your ceiling fans, and not surprisingly they can be hard to book in the lead up to summer. Therefore even if you have missed your chance this summer, getting your fans up and running in alternative seasons isn’t a bad idea at all!

Additionally, a ceiling fan can be a great asset through winter as well. Many ceiling fans come with a summer and winter setting which means you can switch the rotation of the fan to help distribute and provide cool air in summer, then help distribute warm air in winter. This mode is usually changeable from the motor, however some have the functionality available on their remote control. View the specifications and features of each fan to look out for a “summer / winter mode”.

So just because the brunt of summer has passed doesn’t mean you have missed the best opportunity to make full use of a ceiling fan. Utilise your fan in all seasons and especially be prepared before next summer.

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Pedestal Fans vs Ceilings Fans

Pedestal Fans versus Ceilings Fans

So, summer has arrived and you’ve been thinking about getting a fan. The question is, to get a pedestal (or wall mounted) fan, or a ceiling fan?

There are, of course, advantages of each option, see our lists below to work out which option will best suit you!

Advantages of Pedestal/wall mounted fans:

  • Very quick fix! You can pick one up when you start getting hot and use it straight away!
  • If you have an existing powerpoint, you won’t need an electrician (just a handy person), so you can save some serious $$$
  • You can put them away when you are not using them
  • With pedestal fans, you can move them around the house easily, allowing you to point them exactly where you need the air!
  • Pedestal (and desk) fans are great for renting – you don’t need permission and you can take them with you when you go!
  • Good for rooms with particularly low ceilings, you can have the fan standing or mount it on the wall. The cage over the blades adds to security when it is in reach.
  • Great for when installing a ceiling fan is too expensive or costly, due to difficulty accessing the ceiling, the wiring etc

See our range of pedestal fans including wall, floor, desk and commercial fans at our sister site Pedestal Fans Warehouse.

Advantages of Ceiling fans

  • Use the least electricity – for an AC motor fan, about 15-20watts on low speeds, and for a DC motor fan, about 1-4watts on low speed!
  • Lot’s more options of style, and you can really add to the decor of the property, check out our really cool Designer fans and tropical fans for example!
  • Majority can have a light on them, so you can just have one fixture which has both fan and light.
  • Good quality ceiling fans are totally quiet, you may only get a bit of air movement noise, like a whooshing – from some particularly powerful fans when they are on high speed.
  • Good quality fans also usually have great warranties – including an ‘in-home’ component, which means the manufacturer will organise and cover the cost of the electrician if there is a fault or problem which requires this.
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How to Choose Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Outdoor ceiling fans can provide much needed cooling when outside. We have a great range of outdoor ceiling fans that match with your home’s architecture from traditional styles to modern and tropical designs.

With the heat of the Australian summer, outdoor areas are hugely popular in both traditional and modern homes. Alfresco / patio areas are being built as standard in new homes as well as being top on the list for renovations.

How do you know what fans can be installed outdoors?

The majority of ceiling fans are designed for indoor use, so they cannot be used in outdoor areas. Even if you install your fan in an undercover area with only one wall open to the outdoors, moisture will still find its way into your fan and cause damage.

So when looking for a fan for the outdoors, you will need to firstly assess the environment around you.

Ask yourself:
1. Do I live in a coastal area?
2. Will the fan be installed where it may be exposed to water reaching it?

Take great attention to the IP rating of a fan as it is an internationally recognised rating. These ratings are attributed to whether the fan can withstand water ingress and/or water penetration.

IP44 – suitable for wet locations, tested for water splashing against the enclosure from any direction.

Damp Rated – suitable for fully covered outdoor areas.

316 Stainless Steel – suitable for fully covered outdoor areas.

Coastal – not all outdoor fans are resistant to salt spray, so if you live in a coastal area, make sure your fan is coastal rated.

Materials For Outdoors

You will need all weather resistant material for your outdoor ceiling fan. While timber blades will absorb moisture, all weather plastic blades and stainless steel blades are what to look for.


Disclaimer – please note that all advise and information provided on this website is for guidance only and may not take into consideration your specific environment and other factors.

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Outdoor Ceiling Fan Sale

Check out our new Outdoor ceiling fan range! We have some new fans added to our collection so we now have a wide range of styles to suit all your outdoor fan areas.

Outdoor ceiling fans are great for patio, gazebo, BBQ and alfresco areas to help cool your social outdoor get-togethers this summer. There are a range of ceiling fans to cater for the outdoor environment from damp rated fans to wet rated and IP44 rated fans. Our range includes styles that can be installed in coastal locations also. Each of our product listings have an indicator to the rating of the ceiling fan for installation.

Our outdoor ceiling fans include the Verandah, Revolution, Typhoon, Eco2, Louvre, Zonix, Loft and Attitude ceiling fans.

With the summer countdown now on, see our outdoor ceiling fan specials.

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Summer Ceiling Fan Specials

As the sun is heating up, so are our summer specials! Ceiling fan packages with light and remote are a popular choice for all rooms in the house as they have dual functionality while they enable an easy installation and ongoing easy operation with the remote. Some popular choices are the Primo ceiling fan with light and remote.

We advice our customers to plan ahead as electricians get busier and busier as the weather warms up. It is expected that we will have a very good summer this 2013 / 2014.

We also have stock of the majority of the Top Rated ceiling fans of this season. Check out the Hunter Pacific Typhoon in stainless steel perfect for Patio and Alfresco areas and the Revolution ceiling fan also by Hunter Pacific.

Other popular fans for this summer include the NEW Fanco Urban ceiling fan with LED light – perfect living room ceiling fan with great energy efficiency, and the Mercator Pisa ceiling fan range.

We have a huge range of ceiling fans at discounted prices.

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Under $100 Fan Deals! Spring Sale

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With Spring underway, it is a great time to take control of your cooling needs. To help you, we have a new specials page that gives you fantastic cooling solution deals ALL UNDER $100!!

We have ceiling fans, pedestal fans, desk fans and wall fans all for Under $100 this Spring Sale.

Get ready for Summer before it’s too late. Grab a bargain today! >>VIEW HERE

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Hunter Pacific Penta Ceiling Fan ON SALE

Hunter Pacific Penta Ceiling Fan Now On Sale!

Hunter Pacific’s Penta ceiling fan contains 5 blades, operates at 3 speeds and can be reversed for summer and winter use. Designed in Australia, the Penta fan has beautiful art deco features and is suitable for the indoors. It is pull cord operated and is from the Hunter Pacific Majestic collection of fans.

Take advantage of these incredible prices.

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Ceiling Fan Sale – End Of Season Stock Clearance!

Ceiling Fan Flash Sale

With the end of Summer and the beginning of Autumn, we have some great end-of-season ceiling fan clearance prices. Our discounted prices are across our entire ceiling fan range. Remember: Ceiling Fans are economical for winter also as they can help distribute warm air throughout your home!

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Ceiling Fans With DC Motors

What is so special about ceiling fans with DC motors? DC motors in ceiling fans are becoming more and more popular considering their numerous features. As well as being energy efficient with its 40w motor, it is a quiet performer and has the ability to function with 6 speed settings. These features make it a great bedroom fan. We have two ceiling fans with DC motors available. There is the Regent Ceiling Fan which comes with a remote control and is available with light options, the other is the new Grange which has just appeared on the market as an advanced model of the original popular Mercator Grange. The new Grange comes with a DC motor with LED light and Remote making it one of the most efficient fans around today.

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NEW!! Mercator Grange Ceiling Fan With DC MOTOR + LED LIGHT + REMOTE

This new model Grange ceiling fan from Mercator is full of features. This new Grange ceiling fan has a 40w DC motor which is both energy efficient and operates very quietly. It’s LED light brings another aspect of energy saving to this fan package making it one of the most economical ceiling fans on the market today. Check out our fantastic launch prices!

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Ceiling Fans Australia – Ceiling Fans Warehouse Launch Specials

Bringing You Discounted Ceiling Fans Australia Wide

As a launch special we have slashed our prices to give you the best ceiling fans Australia wide. We offer ceiling fans and ceiling fan packages with light and remote options at unbeatable prices. For affordable cooling, we have it all. Take advantage of our launch specials today!

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