Ceiling Fan

Ceiling Fan

Do your bit to save the planet and consider installing ceiling fans in place of air conditioning or even if you have ducted air conditioning. Queenslanders are luckier than their counterparts in other states as our weather is not too extreme for very long. Ceiling fans are an energy efficient way of keeping cool and ensuring air circulation even with air conditioning. Outdoors alfresco and patio areas are more usable if you have ceiling fans in these areas as they help reduce the temperature by atleast 6-8 degrees and also help keep insects and mosquitoes away. If you are considering ceiling fans, call us to help you select the right ones for your rooms and install them.

HeatersBathroom Exhaust and Heaters

Bathroom Exhaust and Heaters

Keep your bathrooms warm during winter, avoid build-up of mould and moisture, keep the wettest room in your house dry and ventilated by installing bathroom heaters and ventilation fans. You can modernise your bathroom with units equipped with lights, fans and heater all in one elegant design. It is important to assess the space in your ceiling before you fit one of these. Call Jo Electricals to make the correct assessment and advise the best solutions for your bathroom.

When selecting a ceiling fan and exhaust fan for new installation or for replacement, there are so many different options and combinations to choose from, possibly making it confusing for someone who’s looking to upgrade their ceiling fan or installing a new ceiling fan.

A. Why install a ceiling fan

a. Cost effective option

Let’s say you ran the fan from the moment you woke up (at 6 am) to the moment your head hit the pillow (10 pm sounds reasonable). On average it would cost you between 3-13 cents per hour, or 50 cents to $2 over the entire time. That’s much cheaper than an air conditioning unit. Ceiling fans are both cheaper and more energy efficient. In fact, many newly built buildings now incorporate ceiling fans into their rooms to comply with the 6-star energy rating required by the government. That’s how energy efficient they are.

b. Stylish

Choosing between air-cons are like choosing an expensive white box or a more expensive and powerful white box. Ceiling fans offer a wide range of designs and variety in shape, colour, material, blade number, light options, and more. With all this variety, you can find that suits the style and décor of your home.

c. Solid investment, even in winter

Ceiling fans aren’t just great when its hot; many fans are reversible with winter mode, meaning that they can keep you warm in winter as well.

B. Things to remember when choosing a fan

a. Space

Where you are planning to install the fan makes a big difference to the type of fan you get. Will the fan be going on an indoor or outdoor area? Is the area oddly shaped, requiring two fans?

b. Ceiling

The ceiling plays an important part in the installation of the ceiling fan. The optimal operating height for a fan is between 2.1 and 2.4 metres. If the ceiling is higher than that, an extension pole may be required. If lower than that, it may be potentially dangerous to install the ceiling fan. If you have any concerns about your roof, call us.

The angle of the ceiling also plays a role in the installation of the fan. Having an angled or flat roof makes a difference in the installation process of the ceiling fan.

c. Decor

Because of the wide variety of ceilings available, choosing one that matches the design of your home is a must. Not only should a ceiling fan be able to carry out its function of cooling an area, but it should look good doing it.

d. Geography

If you live close to a water source, humidity will most likely be higher than normal, which may affect the rusting or rotting of a fan. For people living near water sources, stainless steel ceiling fans would be recommended.

e. AC or DC ceiling fans

AC (alternate current) ceiling fans are a popular choice of fan as they are more affordable than DC options. DC options however are more energy efficient, and provide more settings and control over the fan.

f. Sound

If the fan is being placed in a noise-sensitive area like a bedroom, a silent fan would be recommended, as having a noisy fan as you try drift off into oblivion is really, really annoying.


If there is lighting in the same area as the proposed area for the ceiling fan, it may have to be removed or turned off as the fan may create a strobe-light effect. A more preferable alternative is to choose a fan/light combination.

There are many factors that affect whether or not getting a ceiling fan is the right choice for you. At Jo Electrical Works, we can provide professional advice on what would be the best option for you. We can help you to install the ceiling and exhaust fan of your choice. If you have any questions or queries, please contact us.