Garth Luke, Mullumbimby
If you are thinking of getting air conditioning in your home, shop or office but are concerned by the energy use it might be worth looking at HVLS (high volume low speed) fans instead.
The fans I have are 84 inches (2.1 metres) across and provide a gentle, quiet breeze in all parts of the room.
I have been amazed by how they have transformed our comfort. A two metre HVLS fan will move six to ten times the air of a conventional size ceiling fan, more quietly and without blasting air at you. I have no financial interest in fan sales, or any arrangements with fan suppliers. I just want to share energy efficient methods to cope with the heat.