Electric Fan vs Air Conditioning Unit Installation

chameleon | 06 December 2022

If you are considering purchasing or installing a system that will help you to keep comfortable at your premises during hot weather, there are a few things to consider. As an air conditioning unit installation can be a great change and sometimes a big investment, knowing the best option for your case before deciding is very important.

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Pros and Cons of Electric fans and Air Conditioning Unit Installation

In theory, both air conditioning units and fans will keep you cool, but with very different methods. Therefore, there are some important points to consider about each one of them. These include:

Energy costs:

The cost of air conditioning is higher than electric fans as they need to use way more energy to cool the air and blow the heat away, while electric fans will not change much your energy bills.


When temperatures are very high, electric fans and general fans that don’t cool the air temperature with efficiency will keep circulating hot air inside the room, making it easier for heat-related illness and dehydration.

On the other hand, air conditioning will cool off the temperature of the room with much more efficiency than an electric fan, which in terms of comfort, the air conditioning unit installation is no doubt the best choice. Most air conditioning unit installations will also help you to keep warm in cold weather, so these may help you to feel comfortable in any season.


It is also important to note that electric fans do not remove the old air from the environment, only circulate current air, whether it is cooling or not, so viruses can spread more easily than when you have an air conditioner that brings outside and fresh air in.


Another point to consider is the space that both will require inside your premises. When setting up a new air conditioning unit, you will need vertical space on your walls, but no floor space is needed, while electric fans will require floor space, which can be an impede when not in use.

Which One Does TRAC Recommend?

We recommend the use of fans if the temperatures are not too high and when you wish to save on your energy bills. These can also be a good solution when in smaller spaces and when hot weather is not an issue.

On the other hand, an air conditioning unit installation can be helpful for all other situations, be it for a smaller space or not. And in case you would like to keep energy bills down, and still have a comfortable temperature, there are many air conditioning models and makes that are highly energy efficient and that work with smart technology to help you to keep your bills at a lower rate.

These models tend to be more expensive when purchasing, but they will compensate with time. The air conditioning unit installation will also look good in any room, with no disruption, and no stress, while keeping your room with healthy fresh air.

If you would like to know more about air conditioning unit installation, be it for your house or office, do not hesitate to contact us at TRAC. Our team will be happy to answer any queries you may have, as well as offer you a quote free of charge.

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