Cutting-Edge Fans to Create a Cleaner Planet



Style and innovation go hand in hand in these cutting-edge fans that help to create a cleaner, greener planet.

Big Ass Fans is a global leader in manufacturing electrical fans. Through innovation and new technology, it is taking climate control to the next level of cool.

Unlike most companies that start small, dipping their toes into the water at the very beginning, Big Ass Fans went, well … big. Its origins are in agriculture, manufacturing enormous 7m-diameter industrial ceiling fans. Managing director Shaun Brehaut says the objective was to cool off cows so they could produce more milk. “Since then, we’ve extended that to solutions for human productivity and lots more, as we moved into commercial and residential spaces,” he explains.

Front of mind for Big Ass Fans is bringing high-quality and elevated designs into your home and projects. The range of designer Haiku ceiling fans are engineered using premium materials and finishes intended to withstand the test of time.

With the right product, a fan can be a design statement — a stylish focal point. Big Ass Fans’ Haiku products are certainly wowing industry experts with their good looks and innovation. Shaun says the Haiku is handcrafted with premium materials and engineered with pioneering smart home technology. “Haiku represents the pinnacle in style and innovation for ceiling fans,” he says. “They’re perfect as a feature fan for living rooms, master bedrooms and outdoor entertainment areas.”

Big Ass Fans has improved on existing technology that’s been around for 100 years. Shaun explains that traditional fans have lots of moving parts that generate heat and tend to rattle and shudder. “The solution is a high-torque, direct-drive magnetic motor with fewer moving parts. This means there’s very little heat generation and because of the permanent magnets, they’re virtually silent,” he explains.

The aerodynamic blades move more freely, shifting large volumes of air. Conventional fans start around 90 watts; at Big Ass Fans its products start at two watts, with the maximum wattage for its standard fan 30 watts. Shaun says it pays to consider that, in comparison to a standard 60-watt light bulb for example. “The energy savings are huge and from a cost perspective, if you ran the fan 24/7 for a year, you’d be looking at about $24,” he says.

There’s no doubt with global warming, the need to embrace eco-friendly living has never been greater, and fans are a great cooling option. Shaun says it’s definitely something to think about as Australia is lagging behind in its sustainability efforts when compared to countries such as Sweden and New Zealand. “Old habits die hard and people are used to continuing in their current way of living,” he says.

Big Ass Fans has risen to the challenge of providing greener choices in heating and cooling. It held a recent seminar with industry experts, including Phil Jackson from Guymer Bailey Architects, The Block’s Shelley Craft, and Alycia Chapman from Renovating Australia to discuss climate-conscious building and renovation trends.

Shaun says one easy green option is opting for fans rather than making air conditioning your go-to for climate control. He says findings by the Australian government showed ceiling fans produced around $5 and 15kg in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, whereas a split-system air conditioner was $35 and 160kg GHG in a 12sqm room annually.

To help customers feel those calming breezes today, Big Ass Fans is also offering six months interest-free finance to approved customers with ZipMoney. Big Ass Fans has also partnered with some of Australia’s leading electricians to make things even easier for your installation.

Looking for inspiration? Download the Design Guide at landing.bigassfans.com/download-design-catalog.

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