Installing a Spinifex ceiling fan can save money and improve energy ratings
According to independent Australian and US research that Spinifex Ceiling Fans has collated, the installation of ceiling fans is a cost effective and environmentally friendly method of controlling a comfortable temperature of in homes and work places.
One source of information was The CSIRO Home Energy Saving Handbook, which explains that efficient fans that produce 140 cubic metres of airflow per minute has a typical power of 75 watts. This is approximately 2% of the power consumption of a comparable air conditioner.
Dr Tony Isaacs of RMIT has conducted research into the benefit of using ceiling fans in Australia’s larger cities. He estimated approximate energy star rating improvement and energy savings for standard 3.5 star rated house when fitted with ceiling fans.
The study showed that energy savings of 9% - 40% were experienced, depending on the cities climate, saving household up to $883 annually (based on 1kwh costing $0.17 in a house of 250 square meters). In cooler cities such as Hobart a larger winter benefit was recorded, through the recirculation of warmer ceiling air.
In hotter climates, ceiling fans can also be utilised in tandem with air conditioners, with the fans more efficiently circulating chilled air provided by the air conditioner, resulting in air conditioner thermostats being turned up by up to 4°C whilst achieving the same cooling effect.
Spinifex Ceiling Fans have concluded that the installation of ceiling fans helps buildings to minimise their environmental footprint. Spinifex offers an ever increasing range of modern architecturally designed ceiling fans for the Australian market.