Fan or AC? AC with the Fan? On and off, and on again. Ugh. Regulating the temperature in your home can be quite a challenge during Indian Summers. This is precisely when the exceptional functionality in your Fanzart fans swoops in to save the day. BIG REVEAL: The summer-winter feature in our luxury designer fans is the most efficient way to get the best of both your air-conditioner and your fan. What’s more, this combination gives you health benefits and energy savings too! If you are curious to know how it would do that, read on.
With over 60+ stores spanning the country, Fanzart is the go-to brand when it comes to selecting designer fans in India. Since our inception in 2012, we have been addressing specific fan-related issues and queries of various interior designers, architects, and luxury homeowners. Typically, around summer, we get asked how our fans can help in cooling and how they can be used along with an Air-Conditioner to contribute to energy savings. However, before we get into that, we would like to address the thing of primary concern to us during these unprecedented times-your physical well-being and good health.
Air conditioners transform hot air into cold air when the refrigerant in the AC and the ambient air exchange their temperatures. It can help prevent and reduce heat-related symptoms (caused by heat-waves in certain places), such as heat stroke and dehydration. It can also improve air quality by its HVAC filters removing bacteria, mold, allergens, and air pollution from the air, making a healthier environment for those with allergies, asthma, or another respiratory issue. However, there are also some serious problems that are caused by the prolonged use of AC’s, such as worsening asthma problems, allergies or even sick-building syndrome!
High humidity can spread illness.
If your AC cools but doesn’t reduce humidity, you might have a system too large for the space you have. An overly large AC will reduce the temperature quickly and then shut off without reducing humidity. An AC system needs to run for some time to remove water from the air and reduce humidity. High humidity allows bacteria to flourish, making infection more likely. If not properly cleaned, the system can develop and spread mold and fungus that can be unhealthy if you breathe it. Left unchecked in a large setting, a neglected AC system can spread bacteria and mold, leading to what is sometimes called sick building syndrome. This is most common in office buildings with reports of air conditioning health problems, or employees claiming that the building is making them sick. In fact, some people believe they are allergic to air conditioning. What can really be making them sick are the particles being spread by an improperly-maintained system. If you had an infection spread through your workplace, check to make sure your HVAC system isn’t the culprit. Fortunately, sick building syndrome can easily be fixed or prevented much the same way a human illness would: proper care, maintenance, and cleaning of your HVAC equipment and ducts.
Having the humidity too low can also cause problems. Dry air can cause dry skin and hair. It can also dry out your sinuses, making it easier to get respiratory infections. What’s worse, the virus that causes COVID-19 thrives in low humidity conditions. If your AC is running constantly (either because the set temperature is too low or there’s a problem with the system), you could end up with too little humidity in your space.
Fans don’t necessarily cool the room either. Their primary function is to get the air moving and reduce room stuffiness. Increasing hot-air circulation and sweat evaporation can actually speed up heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion. The trick lies in knowing how to use both your designer fan and your AC in a manner that isn’t detrimental to your health.
AC and Fan combination
The unique Summer-Winter feature present in our Fanzart luxury designer fans allows you to circulate cool air that comes from the AC and instead of it settling down, the cold air is vacuumed up by the fan and spread in the whole room. This is done by switching the rotational direction of the blades. Your luxury designer fan would push the air up and draw that hot air down the side walls of the room. You would feel practically no air movement underneath and only a little air circulation closer to the walls. You can also save in energy costs when the ceiling fan is in the correct setting to support your cooling efforts.
It takes significantly more energy for an air conditioner to move heat around than it takes a fan to blow air onto your skin. Fans use around 1% of the electricity consumed by air conditioners. You could leave a fan running for a full 24 hours and still use less energy than 15 minutes of air conditioning. Fans should be the go-to cooling option for the environmentally-conscious, but we understand that certain limitations exist when it comes to cooling. This is why the coupling of the unique features of our luxury fans along with your AC is the best way to save electricity and do your bit to save the planet.
Wish to know more about how our designer fans can help during the hot months? Schedule a consultation call with our fan-experts to get a customized solution for your home or commercial space, today.