An increased silence - say what???

@JudyEv (321181)
Rockingham, Australia
November 1, 2023 5:53pm CST
Those that should know are saying Western Australia is up for a hot summer this year. Because of this, we are looking into putting ceiling fans in some of our rooms. With the price of them, plus installation, it might only be in our bedroom. We’ve been looking at various designs and reading about the different features. We don’t usually leave the air-conditioning on overnight as the noise bothers Vince and keeps him awake. But we weren’t quite sure what to make of one ceiling fan model which promises ‘increased silence’. Surely something is silent or it isn’t. The photo is of golden wattle blossom which is another of our native plants that are finding the season to their liking.
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@wolfgirl569 (91370)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Nov
I don't know how you would increase silence. They are expensive now
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@wolfgirl569 (91370)
• Marion, Ohio
3 Nov
@JudyEv That could be.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
It's very strange terminology. Maybe English wasn't the first language for whoever came up with the phrase.
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• Israel
5 Nov
Celing fans are very quiet as compared to air condtioners
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@LadyDuck (450609)
• Switzerland
2 Nov
I agree that "increased silence" makes no sense, usually those ceiling fans are not totally silent. We also have the golden wattle blossom here and in the south of France there are so many that, in season, the scent is almost too strong. Those flowers are offered to women on March 8th for International Women's Day.
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@LadyDuck (450609)
• Switzerland
3 Nov
@JudyEv It is native of southeastern Australia and was introduced to the northern hemisphere in the mid-1800. It is called Mimosa in France and Italy. It is now considering an invasive specie.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
@LadyDuck I think our casaurina (red flowering gum) is now considered a pest in California. We have a number of plants that have been introduced and are now considered pests. Thanks for the information.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
The wattle brings on hay fever and asthma in some people. I thought they were native to Australia but perhaps they've been introduced. I'll have to check it out.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
2 Nov
There are ceiling fans in every room of this house. We don't use them... they don't really help. We leave the air on all Summer long. The flowers are pretty.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
3 Nov
@JudyEv Even with the air on, I always keep a fan running at the foot of my bed. I want the cool air moving over me or I feel like I'm suffocating. You've been wrong once? I don't believe you.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
I think if we'd had the A/C on and the air was a bit cool then a fan would help overnight. I could be totallly wrong. I remember I was wrong once but it was a long time ago.
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@Dena91 (15517)
• United States
2 Nov
Lovely flowers. I just turned our fans off because it is going to 25F -3.8C tonight. We have left our air conditioner on over night but only if it stays really warm. Fans are 24/7 for most of the year.
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@Fleura (28496)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov
Why do you need air conditioning if the temperatures are already below freezing?
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
That's interesting that you have the fans on most of the year.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
@Fleura Maybe it is like ours and is reverse cycle, if that's what it's called - heats and cools. I always just call it the A/C which can annoy by anal-retentive husband.
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@RubyHawk (99444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Nov
We had overhead fans in our houses we lived in. They made no noise at all. I have one on my deck now and it doesn’t make a noise.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
That's good to know. Perhaps we're worrying unnecessarily about the noise.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Nov
@RubyHawk That's a good idea. Our major hardware store just has them in boxes but others I'm sure would have them running.
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@RubyHawk (99444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
4 Nov
@JudyEv You can probably find a store that sells overhead fans that have them in operation so you can see for yourselves. Home Depot and Lows have them here.
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@LindaOHio (148583)
• United States
2 Nov
Beautiful flowers. You will love your ceiling fan. I have mine running right now even though there's s**w on the ground. We have them in the Florida room (where my husband watches TV and sleeps), here in the living room and the master bedroom. Have a great day.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
You would think it would be a bit cheaper to get 3 or 4 installed at once. We're still looking into that aspect of it.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Nov
@LindaOHio We will get a couple of quotes before deciding.
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@LindaOHio (148583)
• United States
3 Nov
@JudyEv Shop around for an electrician. It was expensive to have a new fan installed in the living room.
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@GardenGerty (156229)
• United States
2 Nov
That is a totally strange way to explain things.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
I think they need a new copywriter or whoever it is that writes these things.
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@BarBaraPrz (44891)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Nov
An Increased Silence... good title for either a horror or mystery book.
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@BarBaraPrz (44891)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Nov
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
Probably slightly better than A Pregnant Pause.
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@snowy22315 (166386)
• United States
2 Nov
I think a ceiling fan is an excellent idea. Althought I haven't done it, they can even be reversed in the winter to help the hot air flow better. I have them in all the bedrooms here as well as the living room. They are a godsend in the summer.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
We had them on our acreage and would reverse the blades in winter - when we remembered!!
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@rebelann (110317)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Nov
Here they label them as having reduced noise but unless you've had one before you wouldn't know what reduced really means.
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@rebelann (110317)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov
It really does sound silly.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
That's true. At least it's logical to 'reduce noise' but 'increased silence' isn't really logical.
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• United States
2 Nov
I have a ceiling fan in my bedroom and it makes all the difference.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
The one we had on our farmlet was a bit noisy so perhaps we should go for an 'increased silence' version. lol
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@Shiva49 (26100)
• Singapore
2 Nov
I don't like air conditioning during the night as I feel I am impervious to what is going on outside. Maybe, I want to be a "little" awake while asleep in a way like ‘increased silence’!
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
I know what you're saying. I used to feel the same when we camped and Vince would turn the radio on.
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2 Nov
fans are good for body also. Prolonged use of AC is bad for the body
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
We are definitely going to get at least one fan but we'll ask around about prices.
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@Beestring (12642)
• Hong Kong
2 Nov
Very beautiful flowers. I also seldom use a/c in summer. Mine is not a ceiling fan. It's a tower fan.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
Tower fans are effective too and would be an option in the guest room.
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@May2k8 (17920)
• Indonesia
2 Nov
This kind of temperature can damage the air conditioner and I only use the ceiling fan and the air still feels warm here.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
Others with fans say they are okay. We need something during the summer nights.
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@RebeccasFarm (81387)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
1 Nov
Lovely blossom.I have a ceiling fan in the bedroom here and it is very quiet Judy..whisper quiet..dont know what brand it is.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
Whisper quiet sounds ideal. The one on the farm was a bit noisy. At least Vince found it so but I'd put up with the noise for the sake of coolness.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
3 Nov
@JudyEv I hope you will find a quiet one.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48443)
• United States
2 Nov
Our ceiling fans aren’t very noisy. Y’all may be able to install them yourself. My husband put ours in when we first moved in.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
There isn't much room in our roof space and Vince isn't nimble enough now to be able to do it. We didn't get the chance to have them installed before moving in but it is what it is.
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@Fleura (28496)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov
Love it. Of course I won't love it at all if this becomes common usage - like 'totally unique'!
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
I have to admit I'm guilty of saying something is 'exactly the same, except ...'. lol
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@KristenH (33354)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
1 Nov
Maybe they meant it's a good way to use it with white noise. Beautiful flowers.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Nov
Yes, perhaps that was the reason.
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• Israel
5 Nov
I put celing fans with remotes in two rooms, they use much less electricty than air conditioners and if they break it is much easier to replace. The rooms I have with air conditoners, I don't turn it on unless I really have to!
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Nov
I'm thinking we would save on power bills too with fans.