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smithy


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18/05/2009 09:41

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Hi If anyone is using ceiling fans do they work out cheaper to run than the A/C units as I was thinking of getting one for my bedroom as my stand up fan was so noisy that I had to turn it off so laid the rest of the night like a roast potato LOL, also when you buy do they also fit, would be so grateful for any info

Many thanks.

Sheila



elko2



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Sheila,

Yes it is much cheaper to run and all the electrical shops send their technicians to fit them (as far as I know). The trouble is that if you are living in top floor and the roof is concrete rather than tiles, the fan will be blowing the hot air towards you and you will make a very nice roasted chick. Sounds delicious

Always consider insulation if you are in such a situation in addition to the fan.

ismet



smithy


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HI Ismet

I live in a first floor apt and was considering between having a fan fitted or maybe a fly screen to leave a window open but if its a stuffy night leaving the window open will not benefit me.

If I could afford to have them both done that would be great but alas I cant so which is the best of the two evils?

I know that the people who fit the fly screens are not happy to come out just for one or two but as I said I cant have the whole apt done at once.

Also using my Standard fan in the lounge I found that it seemed to oscillate warm air after a while.

Many thanks though for the advice

Sheila



waddo


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18/05/2009 10:27

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Smithy, don't worry, we are skint as well but I contacted Proline and they came to fit just two small screens. I will buy more from them as soon as I can afford it as the service was excellent and the product beats the original fly screens I had fitted. Give them a ring - nothing to lose.



smithy


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Thanks Mick

Thats good advice, do you find the room cooler with the window open in this hot weather, as I was looking at a celing fan also but as you I cant afford both.

Many thanks again will give them a ring.

Sheila (smithy)



deecyprus4


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18/05/2009 11:12

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Sheila I have a ceiling fan and all the windows open cos I do have screens but it is still too hot..am trying to hold out with the a/c for a bit longer but last night was very warm....no breeze, I think tonight the a/c will have to go on and I will not eat to pay for it lol...still save on the pills



smithy


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Hi Dee

Last night was a killer ended up just getting up and doing a crossword (boring) so asking around for a couple of prices for fly screens and maybe a fan. I know my electric bills last year with the a/c on was so high as you say food or being cool COOL WINS HANDS DOWN LOL

Sheila xx



dozza67


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18/05/2009 11:23

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Well we had a power cut during the night so had nothing to cool us. Hope that doesn't happen too often now the really warm weather is almost upon us.



scoobydoo


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I like having a ceiling fan because the mossies don't like the air movement and I can leave the windows open, the fan on and not get bitten!



smithy


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I would'nt like leaving the window open even with a fan but its good if you can, maybe if and when I get my fly screen I can do that, thanks for all the good advice

sheila



Dusterbruce


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When I come on holiday I keep a pedestal fan blowing on me all night keeps me cool and keeps the mossies away. Leaving aircon on is both noisy and expensive. Leaving windows open means you are kept awake all night by barking dogs!



jacktheladett


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18/05/2009 16:33

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http://www.cyprus44.com/forums/3825.asp



Take a look at the above link, it might help. If you also search 'ceiing fans' there is quite a bit of info gone before.



Ismet, I can't see where you are coming from on the concrete ceiling theory. It's the blades and the motor that are the key factors. All our fans are on concrete ceilings and are very effective; they will of course reverse, so the hot air WILL blow towards us.



elko2



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Msg. 12

We have so many useless building regulations but none that says the roof of the top floor must be covered by tiles and not concrete. A slab of concrete will heat up nicely under the sun and radiate the heat downwards towards you. No matter whether you have an aircon on or a ceiling fan, the heat "radiated" from the ceiling will help you to roast all night provided you remember to turn round occasionally. Hence the first and foremost thing to do is to get the roof insulated before you consider anything else.

ismet



keithcaley



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18/05/2009 18:07

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msg12,

I think that Ismet was making the point that a flat concrete roof exposed to the sun will get hot during the day, the heat will 'seep through' to the ceiling, and then the fan will waft all the heat about!

Whereas with a tiled (pitched) roof, you have a nice big layer of air between the other side of your ceiling and whatever the sun was heating up - tiles in this case.

That was why he mentioned getting some insulation if you only have a concrete ceiling/roof.

Keith



elkiton



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18/05/2009 18:15

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hi, we have ceiling fans in every room, some remote control 52 inch monsters in the bedroom, some smaller in the downstairs rooms..bought them in the south for about 90 each before last summer. the windows all have mossie screens on them and we have a good draught through the whole house. Result is that we seldom need to run the aircon at all. In August for bedtimes (and other,,,) the process is to shut the windows in our bedroom, run aircon for about 20 min, then open them, put the fan on low and we are asleep before the temp rises .



With big fans, there is a considerable amount of air moved for very little motor or blade noise, the big 52 inchers are almost silent, whereas the 5 bladed minis are having to whirl round to achieve the same thing.



Also, we have found that there is no need to try and aircon the world, you can feel a drop of about 4 degrees or so, take a hot shower at night then lay on the bed with the ceiling fan running, its almost cold lol



best regards



Ton



keithcaley



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18/05/2009 18:28

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Doh!

He's done it again!

memo...must type faster....must THINK faster...



Notsoboredhw


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18/05/2009 23:23

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Does anyone know anyone that will fit some ceiling fans for us? We are bringing them over with us. Hubby might do it but would prefer to pay someone. Thank you.



elko2



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Not so bored,

"Hubby might do it but would prefer to pay someone."



If your hubby is willing to do the job, I can collect the money, so everybody will be happy



nostradamus


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19/05/2009 08:10

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Ilker Kiral will fit them for you. He is a qualified electrician, speaks decent English. Ring him on 0542-8584631



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