Take A Closer Look At The Different Types Of House Fans

Don’t you just love a fan blowing on you while you’re sleeping? I first caught onto that as a teenager, and I liked the idea. To be honest, I haven’t done it enough over the years. You kind of have to watch it sometimes, too, because a house fan blowing on you while you are sleeping can stop up your nose a little.


You don’t want to wake up all stopped up for sure. There are different types of house fans. Do you know about them? One of the most popular throughout the years has been the simple box fan. It is also one of the cheapest. It’s not the most sightly option, considering that there are more modern tower fans and even smaller, more powerful versions. Yet there is absolutely nothing wrong with box fans.


I like box fans, and I have fond memories of using them. I remember when I was a kid and my parents used them to help circulate more air around the house. Speaking of circulating more air, another type of house fan is the ceiling fan. Ceiling fans are of course widely popular, and there are many different types.

Ceiling fans are not standalone house fans. They are hooked up to electrical sources, and they can also be quite elegant. Standalone fans can be quite elegant, too. I remember when these fans first started becoming more technologically advanced, and some of the models weren’t very powerful.

You don’t expect a standalone fan to be all that powerful really, but you’re talking about some disappointing fans compared to what you can buy now. It certainly made people still buy box fans, which are actually known for being quite powerful. Nowadays, however, the tower fans and other types of fans are more powerful than they used to be.

Sometimes people aren’t so concerned with how powerful a fan is, but it really depends on the specific use. What do you plan to use a fan for? Maybe you plan to use one while sleeping like I mentioned earlier.

There are so many different types of house fans to choose from. Take a look at what’s out there and which fans might suit you best. The tower fans are cool. Maybe you just need a small desk fan, or maybe you want to go with a more traditional box fan. You will find the house fan that you are looking for.

Electrician Geelong on Smoke Detectors


Electrician Geelong - Smoke Detector

We invited our friends from Electrician Geelong to provide us with some information regarding smoke detectors because these little devices save lives and when you’re out looking for a home, you should look for the presence of smoke detectors. Electrician Geelong are one of the best electrical companies in Geelong and we welcome their write up smoke detectors below.

The presence of a smoke detector in your home is paramount to your safety and the safety of your family. The early detection of smoke in the house has saved thousands and thousands of lives over the years and it’s no wonder that it’s law to have a smoke alarm fitted to new houses in Australia.

According to one source on the internet, having a smoke detector installed in a home reduces injury or death by fire by fifty percent. That’s amazing and for the minimal cost of them, you’d be mad not to have them installed.

The first versions of smoke detectors/alarms began appearing around the 1890s (source Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_detector) and various versions of them were designed over the years, including different ways they work and different applications for them.

There are two main methods of how smoke detectors work known as Ionization and Photoelectric.

Very simply, the Ionization type of smoke detector operates by ionizing the air, and detects and difference in the air due to smoke and generates an alarm. These types of smoke alarms are more sensitive to the flaming stage of a fire as opposed to the earlier smouldering stage of a fire.

A photoelectric (also known as an optical smoke detector) uses a source of infrared or ultraviolet light and a photoelectric receiver which measures the light intensity that changes with the presence of smoke. An alarm will sound if the intensity of lights changes above a certain threshold.

Smoke alarms need to be fitted according to certain specifications which justifies the use of a certified electrician to install your smoke alarm (and if you’re in the Geelong area, look up Electrician Geelong). The positioning, number, and type of smoke alarm for your home are all important factors in ensuring you and your family’s safety.

You’ll no doubt be aware of how a smoke alarm sounds if you’ve ever burnt your cooking. Some smoke detectors can be very sensitive and sound their alarm at the slightest hint of smoke. I have even heard of smoke alarms going off from boiling water. The fact is though wouldn’t you prefer your alarm to be more sensitive – in the case of an actual fire, this could be the difference between life and death with the extra warning time you would have.

Smoke detectors can be purchased from your local hardware store for DIY installation or can be supplied and installed by your local electrician. Typically a smoke detector installed by an electrician will be wired into your household’s electrical mains thereby providing continual power to the unit. The DIY versions typically rely solely on battery power.

You should check your smoke detector regularly. For example, once a week would be recommended.