Cheap electric ceiling fans in the Philippines

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With the current price hikes all over the Philippines that have seen increases by over 50% in some areas I have recently started looking at ways to cut costs at home. Often I will be sat in one area (example at the desk writing my blog) and there is no reason to have air-con cooling the whole room when in fact I am sat in one small area. So recently we were at Unitop a Chinese owned store that sells mainly cheap merchandise. We were looking for a chest of drawers for Zoei as she’s got an ever increasing wardrobe of clothes when we came across these very cheap but useful fans. They varied from around P70 to just under P320 we bought 4 of them 2 for the netcafe, one for the house and the other for near the outside kitchen at Aprils parents where we generally sit to eat when there. Value for money wise you can’t really complain and although not powerful they do provide enough constant cool air to sit and work quite happily. Another addition was to add a hook to the ceiling and extend the fan down by around 2ft so that it can give as much cooling as possible while working at my desk. The other reason I posted this article is generally the fans I have seen start at around P1,500 upto over P4,000 when these very simple fans can do the same job in a lot of cases for a fraction of the budget.

Another use that Aprils father mentioned is market traders sometimes use them to keep the flies off food stocks as the flowing air discourages them to land.

4 comments for “Cheap electric ceiling fans in the Philippines

  1. Andrew_wearing_well
    June 28, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I find they are just not cool enough for the day time they are probably OK but the evening no way i need an ac i recently bought this unit thing that you put water in it and its uses that to chill the air a little before blowing it out at you. Great idea although not new this was the original way ac was created. Down side is it just isnt cool enough to sleep in, i passed mine on to my kid but she has given it the boot as well, still to hot here to do without ac.

  2. Tropicalpenpals
    June 28, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I think it really depends on location where it would be used. My desk is on the ground floor with an open roof on the 1st floor with a lot of air flow. So its not humid or too hot just needs some circulation when your sat still.

  3. Patrick
    June 29, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Philip Patrick Someone was telling me that the air coolers are a good way to go.. I do not think they are air con per say, they like take the humid out of the air… not sure , just heard about it…

  4. Chris Hughes
    June 29, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Keith Hughes We have one but it is only used as a fan. Works well if you load it with ice but that is an expensive & short term way of cooling. If just water then the water will soon get to room temp. The best are the outside fans that have small water misters around the edge to blow vapor. Very cooling. Anyone seen these for sale here?