In the 21st Century, we are a generation facing an alarming crisis of Global Warming. Amongst this crisis, comes the need to stay cool and calm during all situations. The normal notion in our head is – “Yes, that’s exactly what Air Conditioners are for, right?” Well, all it does is it worsens the problem rather than resolving it. How? When Air Conditioners were initially manufactured it was found out they contain a liquid refrigerant composed of Chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs) which emit Greenhouse gases. These Greenhouse gases cause our ozone layer to deplete, thereby reducing our chances of being protected by Sun’s UV radiation. It was eventually replaced by Halogenated CFCs (HCFCs) which emitted reduced amounts of greenhouse gases. But still, more the use of Air Conditioners, greater the emission, greater the depletion of ozone layer, greater radiation, lesser protection, greater the Earth’s core temperature, thereby Global Warming.
But how is all this relevant? Now that we have agreed on the fact that Air Conditioners don’t really pose a solution as much as it adds to the problem, we discuss alternatives to the same. For almost a century now, came the innovation which is now considered a boon, the invention of “Ceiling Fan”.
The concept of “Fans” as we know it, existed as early as the time of the Romans, where palm fronds were hand operated to provide cooling during humid times. Post this, came to existence the “punkah” which has its roots from India in the 17th century, a cloth like material was hung from top which was operated by pulling an extension. Eventually, the Ceiling fans were run by steam and a turbine, before electricity even came into the picture. Eventually with the advent of electricity, in 1886, with the help of 2 blades and an electric motor, the electrically ceiling fan was presented to the world by Philip Diehl which initially consumed around 70 – 80 KW of power.
The ceiling fans quickly became household popular and acquired the status of a necessity for every home worldwide. Technologically advancing, the blades were upgraded to four, helping the fans to become less noisy and to circulate more air. As people were quick to realize the potential growth this could achieve commercially, manufacturers started producing them in large numbers. Regardless of its increasing usage, there weren’t any major development on the product as such. In 2009, BLDC (Brushless Direct Current) motors were introduced in fans, which brought the power consumption down from 70 -80 KW to 50 KW which then was a major milestone. Later on, the concept of Super Fans further got the power consumption down to 35 KW.
BENEFITS OF INCORPORATING CEILING FANS
Lower Energy Consumption
Very simply put, in comparison to other cooling alternatives we have, like Air conditioners, Water Coolers, this consumes lesser energy, is easier to install and is convenient to maintain. This also means that the energy efficient ceiling fan, thereby it won’t burn a hole in your pocket either
Adds a Design Perspective to your room
Your ceiling fan can be your style statement! They are available in the different of sizes, designs and thereby compliments the interior design of your room. Apart from being effective in cooling, they can provide a cool statement as well.
Option to provide complimentary Illumination
Considering the developments in designs the ceiling fans have had over the recent years, the most prime one would be to introduce a built-in light. Not only does this provide the comfort of remaining cool in the day but also ensures you aren’t in the dark at night.
Year Round Value
A lot of people aren’t aware of this basic fact but the normal ceiling fan rotates in the anti-clockwise direction to provide cool air, in the direction of this was reversed it will provide you with hot air, thereby ensuring a single appliance is efficient round the year.
As you all are already very well informed on the facts that ceiling fans doesn’t cause Global Warming, is energy efficient, is well suited for all seasons, can accessorize your room and can provide you a plethora of benefits. Doesn’t it make you wonder how something so simple and efficient impacts your life so greatly on day to day basis? Considering the soaring temperatures this summer, putting up with load shedding, the inverter can only bear the load of the ceiling fan in comparison to its alternatives. Take a moment to thank the lone warrior who works tirelessly to keep you at ease. Finally, we can conclude the ceiling fan shall always remain the center of attraction in your rooms, figuratively and literally.