Ceiling Fans versus Aircon – the Great Debate for South African Guest House Owners

by admin on September 29, 2016 Comments 0

As the owner of a lodge or guest house, you’ll go to great measures to ensure that all your guests are comfortable. After all, creating a welcoming environment, with fantastic service and the opportunity for memorable experiences is the best way to ensure happy visitors and in turn, return customers. At Sky Fans, we’ve dedicated our time to honing the skill of crafting comfort and luxury for people who create inviting and opulent spaces. This is why we’ve decided to  explore creating the perfect haven for guests this summer by tackling the debate of installing air conditioning versus designer ceiling fans.

For many international travellers, the warm, relatively dry South African summers are a far cry from the weather in their own countries. And while SA’s sunny disposition is part of what makes it such an appealing destination, it’s important to consider that your visitors expect cooling options in their accommodation – especially those seeking a luxury experience. While air conditioning is a popular option, and can quickly cool a space to practically sub-zero temperatures, we’ve found that ceiling fans offer an environmentally friendly alternative to keep travellers comfortable.

Consider the environment

Opting to use ceiling fans as opposed to air conditioning, means using only a fraction of the electricity to power it. This saves guest house owners a phenomenal amount of money spent on powering their cooling but also provides a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way to keep guests comfortable. With a rise in environmental consciousness on a global scale, this can be a valuable selling point to socially conscious travellers and may even mean lower tariffs for them. If the environment is still too warm, you can use a combination of ceiling fans and air conditioning, which will still allow you to use less power and ensure that your visitors are cool and comfortable.

Functional Design in Creating Luxury Interiors

While the typical white air conditioning box is a norm, it’s certainly not as visually appealing as a hand-crafted colonial paddle, for example. If you’re looking to create a designer space that your visitors won’t forget – it pays to use a designer ceiling fan in place of, or in conjunction with, your air con for a more luxurious-looking interior.

Effective Cooling that Lasts

If you take the time to choose a high-quality ceiling fan made by experienced professionals, it will provide you with many years of cool, well-circulated air. At Sky Fans, we hand-test each fan to ensure that we’re only offering you exceptional quality, taking into account the weight of each component as well as testing the motorised equipment, to ensure a long-lasting final product.

Reduce Sinus Irritation and Improve Air Circulation

Many guests get sinus irritation, coughs and other allergy and cold-like symptoms from air conditioning – especially if they’ve just been on a long flight. In these instances, the temperate and well-circulated air created by the ceiling fan will serve as a welcome alternative.

Contact Us for more information on how to find luxurious, designer ceiling fans that are right for your guesthouse or lodge. Also, stay tuned to the blog for more helpful tips on creating beautiful, functional spaces.