With aircon installed, many of us does not wish to have a conventional standing fan or ceiling fan in the room because the room may look less attractive with the fan. Though having a fan is aesthetically unpleasing, it may serve you well practically. If you can compromise slightly on the looks of the room by having a nice ceiling fan fixed, you may be happy to know that it can facilitate the cooling of the room when you switch on the aircon.
More Effective Cooling of Room with Ceiling Fan and Aircon Switched On at the Same Time
The fan especially ceiling fan, when switched on at the same time as the aircon, promotes the circulation of air in the room. This accelerates the cooling process and helps the aircon to function more effectively. As such, you should seriously consider fixing a fan in the room.
Cost Savings from Reduction in Electricity Usage
Rightfully we should not need the aircon throughout our sleep. If we are sleeping for 8 hours from 11pm to 7am, we may wish to set the aircon to switch off by itself after 7 hours (i.e. 6am) and let the fan continues to cool the room. If the aircon is switched off for an hour every day, you can potentially save some money on electricity bills.
Contingency Plan when Aircon Breaks Down
When your aircon malfunctions and requires repair, having a fan certainly helps you to sleep through a warm night. Think of it as a contingency plan when aircon breaks down.
Should I Install a Mist Fan?
No doubt mist fan can improve the cooling of room especially when the rate of evaporation in an aircon room is even higher, there are few mist fan that is aesthetically appealing to install in the room. If you are someone who is very practical and does not mind the looks of the room with mist fan, it may be a good idea to have it. The mist fan can serve both as a cooling device and humidifier. It makes perfect practical sense. However, some users find that the mist fan tends to create the stickiness effect on the skin due to the higher humidity it creates. As such, they decide not to install the fan to have a dryer and more comfortable feeling.
Personally, I would just settle for a ceiling fan rather than a mist fan in the room.
Maintenance of Fan and Aircon
As usual, all fans and aircons have to be maintained and cleaned to function well. Therefore, remember to clean the fan frequently and schedule for aircon chemical wash or aircon steam cleaning periodically (for thorough cleaning) so that you can enjoy them without much disruption.