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Restaurant, Pub and Bar Ceiling Fans

In this site we aim to provide useful information about the benefits of using ceiling fans in restaurants, pubs and bars along with a buying guide to help you make the right and best choice for you should you wish to go ahead and purchase some.  See our Gallery for other great examples of ceiling fan installations.  We hope you find it helpful.

In these tough economic times it is essential to outsmart your competition with a great looking interior design that is also functional, money saving and above all makes your customers keep coming back.  A comfortable environment with fresh air rather than stale, sweaty, smelly air means that your patrons will be happier, stay longer and spend more money.  A happy comfortable customer will stay longer and spend more money!

The Hunter Brighton Ceiling Fan Shown in the Mayfair Mews Restaurant, London.

The Hunter Brighton Ceiling Fan Shown in the Mayfair Mews Restaurant, London.

Air conditioning is very expensive to install and run as well as being unreliable and uncomfortable for patrons too with it’s very dry air output.  Ceiling fans offer a very cost-effective alternative at 5% of the installed and running costs, saving valuable energy and reducing harmful carbon emissions.  They are perfect for the English weather where it rarely gets hot enough to justify air conditioning but can often get very stuffy and hot without any aid to air circulation.   With all the heat from the food and other customers it can become quite uncomfortable.  With a ceiling fan the air is circulated around the room in a very quiet way which keeps the patrons feeling fresh and most important of all not cooling the food when it comes out.  Air conditioning flash dries the food and instantly cools the food down.  This is because of the dry air which forces evaporating of water from the food and as we all know from our chemistry lessons this requires a large amount of heat energy, energy and that is taken from the food.  Many restaurants, pubs and bars simply don’t turn on their air conditioning system purely for this reason.  When the high energy, maintenance and running costs are added in then many systems are often not maintained, broken or just not unused.  Only when it becomes totally unbearable is it finally turned on!

Ceiling fan installed and running costs

Ceiling fan installed and running costs

Ceiling fans, on the other hand, don’t suffer from this problem.   They can be gently stirring the air providing a direct cooling effect of at least 5 degrees centigrade plus, if a window is open, can bring in cooler fresh air from outside providing even more cooling.   Ceiling fans have been used in this way for many years in the USA and warmer countries but are now being more widely adopted in the UK, Northern Europe and temperate regions.  Many restaurants including some big chains such as Old Orleans,  Frankie and Benny’s and Caffe Nero now incorporate them into the designs of their restaurants.

This site is sponsored by The Henley Fan Company who have kindly provided support and assistance.  We are looking for other reputable sponsors in the catering and drinks industry to help spread the message of saving energy with a ceiling fan.

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