What are the advantages of ceiling fans?
World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June, coinciding with a rise in temperatures that brings us a little closer to summer every day. One of the best solutions for dealing with the arrival of the heat is the installation of ceiling fans. More and more users are opting for this type of model which, in addition to acclimatising and illuminating rooms, are economical, silent, healthier than air conditioning, long-lasting and environmentally friendly.
In relation to the latter factor, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the use of ceiling fans means up to 90% less energy consumption compared to air conditioning. Excessive use of air conditioning even contributes to the so-called “heat island” phenomenon, i.e. the accumulation of high temperatures in large cities. For all these reasons, it is necessary to take ecological actions that help us to care for and respect our planet.
In this article, we tell you about the advantages of using this type of product:
Savings on electricity bills
One of the features that matters most to us as consumers revolves around the monthly consumption of our fan. The key is to buy a model with a DC (direct current) motor, as they consume 70% less, between 3W and 30W, than those with an AC (alternating current) motor.
In contrast to air conditioners, the fan moves the air in the room, which is why its consumption is visibly lower. The same applies to the use of heating, as this product redistributes all the warm air, creating cleaner, less oppressively hot and more environmentally friendly spaces.
No health consequences
If you have ever had air conditioning and slept with it on or used it for any length of time, you may have had a dry throat, dry eyes or caught a cold due to the cold draughts. In fact, according to the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery, up to 20% of colds, laryngitis, pharyngitis or bronchitic processes develop in summer due to inappropriate use of air conditioning. Ceiling fans, on the other hand, do not have any negative effect on health, although it is recommended to place them at a certain distance from the person.
Another advantage of this type of product is that it is easy and inexpensive to install in our homes. All that is needed is a sufficiently high and resistant ceiling and a power socket.
One of Arteconfort’s latest innovations is the new Fastfan unique mounting system, allowing the replacement of the controller with a simple click and without the need to touch any cables. In terms of maintenance, it stands out for its simplicity and convenience.
Thanks to DC motors, ceiling fans are quieter, allowing us to go about our daily lives without the need to listen to background noise. This option is perfect for bedrooms during warm summer nights.
They serve a decorative function
In this line, the variety of ceiling fans has increased in recent years, allowing us to choose between different designs that are more suited to our tastes or needs. From fans with remote control, with chain or with voice or app control, to fans designed for indoor or outdoor use, focused on different room sizes. All of them, offering us different functionalities without ceasing to be a decorative element in our rooms.
New functions in ceiling fans
As we have been seeing, ceiling fans are a clear bet when it comes to acclimatise our rooms for all the advantages they bring with them and, now, this has been reinforced with the development of new functionalities:
- With an integrated Bluetooth speaker, this modality, which has just landed, has come on strong to become one of the favourites of buyers. This type of model allows you to change the tone of the RGB LED lights, the song you are listening to, the temperature of the environment, etc. In other words, they become an essential element in our social gatherings, allowing us to synchronise the various functions of our fan with our mobile phone.
- With a thermostat sensor that detects the ambient temperature and automatically adjusts the speed of the blades. In this way, thanks to the uSense sensor, we generate considerable energy savings.
- With reversible blades, this type of fan is undoubtedly one of the most popular, as they offer the user the option of creating more versatile rooms. Above all, they are very common in children’s rooms, because during their childhood they can be fitted with blades in brighter colours, while as they grow older they can be fitted with blades in more neutral colours.
The ceiling fan sector is growing, there is increasing demand and with the advent of the IoT we are facing a world of possibilities, where almost anything is possible.
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