AC Ceiling Fans
Whilst DC ceiling fans are becoming more and more popular due to their flexibility in design, AC ceiling fans stand on their own merit. AC stands for alternating current, meaning the electrical flow changes direction 50 times a second in order to provide a constant flow compared to a DC fan that has a variable, uneven flow. An AC fan is generally a more affordable choice when it comes to your initial outlay, and as AC ceiling fans have been around a lot longer than DC, you’ll find you have many more options in terms of design and style.
In addition to the above, AC ceiling fans can also be operated via a wall controller, where as DC ceiling fans can only be operated via a remote control. A DC ceiling fan will indeed consume approximately 70 per cent less energy, however the average AC ceiling fan only costs approximately 3 cents an hour to run.