Ceiling Fans Vs Air Conditioning in Sydney

Looking at each method’s respective pros and cons, it becomes clear that your options are:

  • A low risk/low reward method in the ceiling fan: It’ll be cheaper to run with no ongoing maintenance costs, and you’re unlikely to have to spend big bucks on fixing a broken fan.
  • A high risk/high reward method in the air conditioning: An air conditioner will be much more effective at cooling you down and making you comfortable, however it’ll require more money spent on energy, ongoing maintenance efforts, and potentially hefty expenses if your unit breaks.
  • A lower-risk/medium-reward method in combining both: This is done by combining the benefits of both an air conditioner and ceiling fan at a lower cost than air conditioning alone, but with more adequate levels of cooling than ceiling fans alone. Your mileage may vary with this method.

At the end of the day – that long, sweltering summer’s day – your decision will really depend on how bothered you are by the heat. If you constantly find yourself unable to stand daytime temperatures then your best choice is definitely the air conditioning, but if you’re not too bothered by the hot weather and don’t fancy larger energy bills, you might want to stick to using your ceiling fan.

However, if you don’t fit neatly into either of those categories, you could always try using both – a combination of the two on medium intensity can prove to be more efficient and effective than the use of either one on its highest setting. Overall you have three main options; try them all if you can and see what yields the best results for you.

Ceiling Fan Electrician Sutherland Shire
Air Conditioners
  • Very effective at cooling spaces
  • Actually cools a space rather than indirectly cooling your body
  • The effects of AC are felt much quicker
  • Can be set to maintain a specific temperature
  • Reverse cycle units can also keep you warm in winter


  • More expensive option in terms of running cost
  • Can use as much as 2,200 watts per hour
  • Require regular maintenance in order to keep the filters clean and functioning
  • Can break, and will most likely be expensive to fix
  • Can dry out the air being conditioned, which can have adverse health effects
  • Inefficient in open spaces
Ceiling Fans
  • Cheaper to run than air conditioning
  • Uses only about 65 watts per hour
  • Doesn’t require maintenance, and is unlikely to break or malfunction
  • Efficient in more open spaces
  • Doesn’t dry out the air
  • Don’t actually cool space, rather push air around the room, which then indirectly cools your body
  • You basically need to stand directly under a fan to feel its full benefit
  • Limited temperature control
  • Generally doesn’t have the power to reach every corner of the room

Ceiling Fan Benefits in Sydney

Ceiling fan installation are a great way of cooling down in the summer months. Installing a modern, efficient ceiling fan reduces reliance on your costly air conditioner which will lead to savings on your energy bill. Fans can be stylish, providing added decor to your ceiling centrepiece, come in different sizes to suit your living space while offering relief from the heat. Not only will ceiling fans cool you down but in winter they can circulate the air by helping to push warm air downwards in living areas to keep them rooms warm. Ceiling fans are energy efficient and the average ceiling fan installation costs 3 cents per hour to run, the equivalent of running a 60 Watt globe for an hour. So installing a ceiling fan will have minimal toll on your energy bill, also reducing your effect on the environment.

Did you know – Fans have a Summer & Winter Mode?
In Summer, a ceiling fan pushes cool air down, evaporation perspiration and creating the wind chill effect on your skin, making a room feel up to 8 degrees cooler. In Winter when we heat a room the hot air will naturally rise to the top half of the room making the top hotter than the lower half of the room. By using your ceiling fan in Winter Mode, This reverses the direction of the fan, blowing towards ceiling, circulating warm air at the top of the room throughout the room without creating a draught on the occupants. By Utilising the warm air will reduce your heating bills.

As part of our clean up service, we will remove any existing light fixtures or old ceiling fans that you are replacing with your new fans – including fan packaging and other materials that came with your new fans. We will even tidy up our work area and restore your home to its previous condition of cleanliness. We provide Ceiling Fan Installation services to all areas across all the Sutherland Shire including Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bonnet Bay, Burraneer, Caringbah South, Caringbah, Como, Cronulla, Dolans Bay, Engadine, Grays Point, Green Hills Beach, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Illawong, Jannali, Kangaroo Point, Kareela, Kirrawee, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Loftus, Menai, Miranda, Oyster Bay, Port Hacking, Sutherland, Sylvania, Taren Point, Wooloware, Woranora, Woranora Heights, Yowie Bay.

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