Funky Fans for a Cool Summer

By Danielle King on 24 Dec 2013
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The Aeratron

The silent, energy-efficient Aeratron ceiling fan
Photo: Aeratron

Preparing for a hot summer means dusting off those fans and getting the shading ready.  

This is a great time for checking out the latest in fan technology, and there’s something to fit every situation.

Ceiling Fans

There’s a large collection available these days, from the very basic fans of 20 years ago (useful and efficient, but a little boring), to the latest models, which are extremely quiet, even more energy efficient and very cool to look at.

Most even come with LED lights in them.

Our favourite ceiling fans are the Aerotron (pictured above), the Haiku and the red Uragano fan from Vento – where they say “art meets fan”.

Haiku fan

The Haiku fan comes in either bamboo, black or white
Photo: BigAssFans

Vento fan

A stylish Vento fan
Photo: Vento Fans

We also love the look of the wooden ‘Wing’ from Minke Aire.

Wing from Minke Aire

‘Wing’ from Minke Aire
Photo: Minke Aire

Pedestal Fans

You can’t go past the Dyson for style and safety, though there are also some nice feature-looking fans like the Arden.

The Arden

The Arden fan
Photo: Uncrate

But don’t forget the standard (and very cheap) types, which can be handy for the occasional use over summer. They come in floor, pedestal and wall hanging types.

Last but not least, remember to open the house first and then turn on your fan when it gets a bit too warm. Use the fan in conjunction with an air-conditioner if you need active cooling. You’ll feel much cooler for less energy! 

So what are you waiting for? Open the house up, get a funky fan and enjoy the breeze this summer.

About the Author

Danielle King is the founder and director of Green Moves Australia, a company that focuses on and promotes sustainability in the built environment. She is a highly qualified and accredited sustainability consultant, qualified carbon accountant, and teaches sustainability subjects at Swinburne.

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