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CHOOSING THE RIGHT FAN

Ceiling fans are not all alike and Hunter Pacific designs it's products to perform well in the majority of domestic and commercial environments. The amount of airflow produced by a ceiling fan will depend on where it is installed and the ability of the fan to draw air into it's sweep area will govern how much air can be moved. The use of extension down rods will ensure the fan can be located clear of pitched ceilings, clear of obstructions and at optimum height to get maximum benefits of the airflow.


Ceiling fans circulate air within a room and provide a cooling effect through the action of air moving over the skin. In winter ceiling fans redistribute warm air that gathers at the ceiling, pushing it down and through the room.

 

Remote controls are convenient and may be a suitable alternative when control wiring cannot be easily fitted. Remote controls come in two parts, a receiver module located in the fan and a hand piece. The receiver module is wired across the supply voltage and like all electronic devices is susceptible to damage from voltage spikes from storms or excessive voltage from uncoordinated power systems. Hence a wall switch must be fitted to allow the power to be turned off to prolong receiver life and to comply with Australian Standards.


Hunter Pacific offers a comprehensive warranty that exceeds Australian Consumer Law requirements. It should be noted however ceiling fans, especially those outdoors, must be maintained by regular cleaning and periodic inspection of blades, screws and mounting hardware. Incorrect installation, lack of maintenance, damage and electricity supply problems (noise, surges) are not covered by warranty. Airflow figures are those obtained by testing under laboratory conditions, using the USA Energy Star test method. The actual airflow will depend on the location, environment and configuration of the room the fan is within.

Fan Size Guide:

Choosing the right fan depends on many factors and it is best to start deciding what you want the fan to do. Ceiling fans that provide high airflow for outdoor spaces are less suited for bedrooms, where a quiet, gentle breeze is desired for sleeping under. Ceiling fans with plastic and timber blades are safer in bedrooms and public spaces, run quieter and produce good airflow. Steel blade fans have the power to move large quantities of air quickly and are suited to large areas.

Hunter Pacific ceiling fans are designed to enhance modern decors and the fan should be integrated into the theme of the room. The shape of a room and its ceiling may require extension down rods to lower the fan to the recommended height above floor level or to avoid crowding the fan with 'dead air' spaces above and beside it.


Larger fans can be operated at slower speeds than smaller fans to produce the same airflow but with less noise. Likewise two or more fans in a large room are better than one fan running continuously at high speed.


The Fan Size Guide below shows the largest room sizes where a single fan can be used. Depending on the building location and design more than one fan may be required for satisfactory performance.