It's cool to save energy

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 October, 2011, 12:00am


Energy costs are constantly rising, so installing a ceiling fan is not only practical but also cost effective. They also look graceful.

During summer, a room can feel up to five degrees cooler thanks to a wind-chill effect. In winter, the fan can be set in reverse to recirculate escaping heat from the ceiling to the floor.

There is an art to choosing a ceiling fan. It's usually one of the first things someone notices when they walk into a room and it is not only a decorative accessory but often is also a light fixture.

Life's a Breeze, on the 16th floor of Horizon Plaza, has an exclusive collection of the best designs - elegant styles created from the finest materials, delivering exceptionally quiet air movement.

There are many factors to consider when choosing. These include the size of the room, ceiling height, whether or not the fan will include a light fixture, and personal taste regarding styles and finishes. With more than 30 working models on display and experienced consultants on hand to help, customers are sure to receive the information needed to make the right decision.

There are other benefits associated with the use of ceiling fans.

'Research shows the incredible health advantages of having fans and not using air conditioners,' says Jennifer McBride, director of Life's a Breeze. 'Fans can also help stop mould spores settling. It is far healthier for children with asthma or allergies to sleep with a ceiling fan on rather than the air conditioning.'

A popular new model is the Lauren Brooks by Fanimation, imported from the United States. Old-world charm and sophistication come to life in this beautiful creation. With a warm Venetian bronze finish and custom carved wooden blades with a 142cm sweep, this classic fan will accentuate any room. A three-speed remote control and amber glass bowl light kit is included.

'We understand that everyone's tastes and budgets vary, so we have assembled an extensive range of fans to give you choice in style, finishes, accessories and price. Combine this with the energy efficiency of a ceiling fan and you have a stylish, cost-effective addition to your home,' McBride says.

By using ceiling fans, you may save up to 40 per cent on your electricity bills without sacrificing comfort. In fact, you're saving money and helping the environment at the same time.