Ceil­ing fans take off

Monthly Chronicle - - Home & Living - SHARON KIRCH­NER

What some peo­ple may not be aware of though, is that they can be used all year round: in win­ter they re-cir­cu­late warm air at ceil­ing height push­ing it back down through the room. Not only are they func­tional and an eco­nom­i­cal op­tion to costly air­con­di­tion­ing, but they’re of­ten used as a fea­ture in a room, adding style and in­ter­est. Some de­signs - par­tic­u­larly those in wood - trans­port you back to balmy days in trop­i­cal climes on for­eign hol­i­days. There There’s s a huge va­ri­ety va of ma­te­ri­als and fin­ishes - from white poly­mer to bam­boo, stain­less steel, oil-rubbed bronze, black and an­tique brass - and come in a range of colours, sizes, blade shapes - do you want y yours flat, curved or p pro­pel­ler-style? Best of all, they’re w whis­per quiet so th they’re per­fect for ge get­ting a good night’s sl sleep in the sum­mer he heat. • • • • •

Sharon Kirch­ner is a light­ing ex­pert from Paul’s Light­ing on Pa­cific High­way in Mt Co­lah. Paul’s has been pro­vid­ing light­ing so­lu­tions for homes in the area for four years. It also pro­vides in-home con­sul­ta­tions and has light­ing de­sign­ers on hand to help you work out the best de­sign for your room or home. Tel: 9476 4996

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