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Homes | Buiding Materials | Room Placement | Choosing a Cooling System | Choosing a Heating System | Choosing a Hot Water System | Energy Saving for Windows | Ventilation & Zoning
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Types of Cooling Systems

Fans

Fans produce a cooling effect by moving air. By moving air over your warm body, fans help evaporate the moisture from your skin, causing a cooling effect. The higher the air movement generally the cooler you will feel. Fans do not reduce actual room temperatures or humidity levels.

Features:

  • Lowest running costs

  • Lowest purchase cost

  • Move air, don't reduce temperatures

  • Portable or fixed

  • Quiet operation

  • Most energy efficient

Types of fans

Portable

  • Suitable for personal cooling

  • Styles include desk, box or pedestal

  • Look for oscillating feature and variable speed control

Ceiling fans

  • Permanently wired

  • Look for reversing function for winter use and variable speed control

  • Low installation costs

  • The number of blades has no effect on cooling capability

Considerations

  • Head clearance for ceiling fans should be 600-900 mm

  • Mount ceiling fans higher than existing light fittings to avoid flickering shadows, or install a unit with light attached

  • The fans should be reversible to assist with heating in the winter


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