Ceiling fans darwin

No matter how much you hate your ceiling fan for not being up to the mark as far as style is concerned, fans are anything but uncool.

Remember those lazy sunny days in Darwin when the perfect combination of fan and air conditioner saves you from the scorching heat.

Whether you are lounging on the couch watching Netflix, or reading some book – make sure that you have your ceiling fan to keep the heat at bay.

But before you go ahead and choose a ceiling fan in Darwin, here are a few things you must focus on.

What Size?

The size of a ceiling fan is measured based on its blade span.

A 52” fan, for instance, will measure 52” from the tip of one blade to the tip of the opposite blade.

The greater is the diameter of the fan, the more area it will cover.

This is the reason that you should go for a 56” fan if you are installing it in your living area.

In the case of bedrooms, a 48” fan will work just well.

What Location?

If you are like most Australians, you must love spending time outdoors.

However, the environment can get real humid and hot at times, this is why it is essential to install a ceiling fan outdoors to keep the area relaxing.

For a fan to work effectively outdoors, you would still need to have an enclosed area that is protected from wind and rain.

This is also because strong winds can disturb the balance of its blades, and hamper its functioning.

We will recommend you install your outdoor fan at least 1.5m away from the edge of your roof.

What Colour?

Gone are the times when ceiling fans used to come in limited colours – like silver and white.

Today, there is an exclusive variety of ceiling fans available, from creams to black, timber hues, charcoal, and even brighter colours.

If you are installing the fan in your kids’ room, a brighter coloured fan could be a great option, depending on the interiors of the room.

What Blade Material?

Similar to colours, fans today also provide a lot of variety in terms of the material they are made up of.

The most common materials that you will find in Darwin are Metal, Plastic, and Timber.

  • Metal: Metal blades are the most common. They have been us for years now. These blades could be made up of stainless steel and aluminium. Stainless steel fans are the most robust options.
  • Plastic: Next on the list are the plastic fan blades. These are relatively a new entrant in the industry but have become remarkably popular, due to the durability and ease of cleaning that they offer. These blades also come in an exciting range of styles, thus making your ceiling look stylish.
  • Timber blades: Timber blades are most commonly used for indoor purposes. They are lightweight and go perfectly with timber flooring. However, these fans might not be suitable for outdoor purposes. Laminated plywood blade, for instance, might end up pealing if made to operate in an excessively humid climate.

Angled Ceiling?

Is your ceiling not flat, but angled a bit? It is important to mention here that not all fans are the right fit for all kinds of ceilings.

Some fans are only made for flat ceilings, while others work well with angled ceilings for up to 30 degrees.

A ceiling fan compatible with an angled ceiling comes with a ball joint canopy that ensures that canopy is installed perfectly irrespective of the angle at  which it is made to sit.

What Light Options?

All thanks to technology, ceiling fans with light have made it to the market and look fantastic.

For starters, these fans are equipped with LED lights and are considered to be more energy efficient when compared to their counterparts.

They also provide an even distribution of light with less shadowing.

However, replacing the light in case of failure is one limitation of these fans.

While most LED lights last longer and are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, in some cases, you might need to hire an electrician to replace the worn-out part.

Remote Control?

Most fans are equipped with a remote-controlled feature.

Even when your chosen fan doesn’t come with it, you can get it installed separately by your electrician.

This is especially useful when you want to control your fan from the comfort of your bed.

Smart fans are also making headlines.

These fans make the best use of the latest technology and allow you to control the fan using your smartphone home.

These fans are also compatible with Google Home and Amazon Alexa.


Last but not the least, look for the offered warranty.

While most fans come with a 1-year warranty, while others only provide coverage for the six months.

Thus, check with the brand before buying one – and we’ve also written an article about ceiling fan warranties.

Also, crosscheck the terms and conditions related to the warranty and all the covered faults/glitches.

Your Turn

So, this was all about ceiling fans. We hope this guide would help you in making an educated decision.

Was this bit too much to digest? Feeling overwhelmed with all the information and still not sure?

Contact us today, and we will help you figure out the best solution for your premises. Or browse our ceiling fans page first.

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