As we welcome Summer in Australia (though so far in Melbourne you wouldn’t know it!), we’re often asked what’s the best ceiling fan option for different rooms or outdoor areas. Firstly, the easy decision is if you need an indoor or outdoor ceiling fan, that’s easy if it’s going to be outside in the elements you’ll need an outdoor fan. Even if your fan is going to be undercover, it’s important to make sure you get a quality fan that will withstand the elements if you want it to last.


We typically recommend choosing a fan that has an Ingress Protection (IP) rating, we can source great value fans that are IP66 rated and available in a variety of colours to suit your outdoor area.


According to Australian Standards, a typical fan is required to have the blades of the fan no lower than 2.1 meters above the floor. Which basically means if your room has ceilings 2.4 meters or higher your fan will fit fine, the standard home in Australia has ceilings 2.4 meters or higher.

Fans are normally measured in size according to the overall diameter, a 48″ or 52″ is the most common size for a bedroom, larger rooms can have fans from 54″ up to 84″ or beyond!

The other choice to make with your ceiling fan is between an Alternating Current (AC) or Direct Current (DC), an AC fan tends to have more options at a lower price point. DC fans are known to use less energy and be a quieter option then AC motors.

Most ceiling fans have the option of including a remote control to make the operation easier, though most also include a wall control option. You can also choose between fans with or without a light incorporated into the design.

If you have any questions about choosing the right ceiling fan, please get in touch with our Mornington Peninsula based electrical team.

Phone: 0409 256 000


Image: ThanksĀ  to Mercator for the fantastic image, we’re proud to recommend and install Mercator ceiling fans.