Tuesday, June 19, 2018

KDK Fans for our Home - U48FP

[Product Review]

We had stayed in our current 3-room HDB flat for almost 2 decades already and had always relied on our air-conditioning for cooling. As crazy as it sounded, we had NEVER opened our windows EVER since moving in! We do have standing fans though, but I never knew how it felt to be sitting at home under a ceiling fan, or what comfort one would bring. We finally took the opportunity to install ceiling fans during our recent renovations after the purchase of our neighbours’ unit.

The right is the unit we just bought and renovated, while the left is my old unit.
The plan was actually to renovate my neighbours’ 3-room unit in phase one first so that we can move into it and follow up with phase two renovation of our current unit, so that we will finally end up with our own HDB jumbo unit! As of writing now, we have only successfully completed about 95% of our renovations, with some carpentry and minor touch-ups to go. It was a long wait, but totally worth it!

First time ceiling fan user

For the new unit we bought, I had initially planned on only getting just one ceiling fan for our living room and another in our junior master bedroom since we will be installing new air-conditioning system for the entire house anyway. But having stayed at the new unit for the past few months now, we came to realize that the installation of ceiling fans was truly one of our best decisions we made for our home. We may have been so used to having air-conditioning in the house, but I also had some of the best sleeps with just the ceiling fan turned on in the room these days too. The breeze generated by the fan, even on low speed, was cooling and surpasses any standing fans we had! Not to mention that we also had considerable savings in our utilities bill as well!

What was putting me off installing one?

I really have reservations about installing ceiling fans in the beginning actually. There is always this fear that the fan may drop, the blades may fly off or my kiddos may accidentally throw stuff into the turning blades! HDB ceilings are rather low too, and installing one can seem to be rather dangerous! So when we finally decided to try ceiling fans, we made sure we chose the safest, best-reviewed and most affordable there is. Hence it was not by chance that we finally decided on KDK!

My fingers would reach the blades if I tip-toed and stretched out. But otherwise it is pretty safe for the rest of my vertically-challenged family members.

So why choose KDK?

I must first quantify that I had never used any other ceiling fans before, but after using KDK fans for the past few months, let me now share with you some of the reasons why you should consider getting one too – 
  • We chose U48FP which is both a ceiling fan and a light as well! I did not like how dim our previous place was and hence had 8 down-lights installed in the room, even though we chose this model. Guess what? I ended up never turning on the down-lights at all! The LED light from the fan was bright enough to illuminate the entire room! Because my kiddos prefers some form of light on in the night, I could even dim it to the lowest brightness at night when we sleep! 
  • The remote controller was also user-friendly and intuitive to use. There were no need for guessing what the respective buttons were for. One can easily set the timer to turn on / off the fan or choose the correct speed out the available 9 speeds! 

  • Utilizing the fan is energy saving in more than one way. Its DC motor meant less use of energy and on days when we still wish to have air-conditioning in the room, we can set the air-con timer to turn off earlier too, leaving the fan on to continue keeping all of us cool! 
  • Do you have the fear of ceiling fans falling on you? To be honest, I do too but I am happy to know that KDK fans are all equipped with safety features such as the safety wire to prevent the motor from falling off, cut-off safety switch to ensure that the rotation stops when wear and tear of the shaft or bolt is detected, thermal safety fuse to protect the motor from power surges as well the safety hook to hold the blades in the unlikely event of breakages! 

We were so happy with the performance of the two U48FP fans we bought initially that we decided to get another two for the other side of our house even though they were not in the plan and would bust my renovation budget! With 5 kiddos to look after, you cannot really blame me for being super cautious when it comes to spending money right? I would often try my best to find the cheapest deals, and I even considered going across the causeway for this fan.

But at the end of the day, when it comes to household appliances, I really do not want to take any chances with safety. So I still got them from our local distributor for the peace of mind, and also because of the following official statement – 

 “Only Singapore KDK models that come with a Capital Distributors warranty meet stringent safety standards and are safe for use in your home. Ensure your KDK fan bears the SPRING SINGAPORE Safety Mark for your protection.”

KDK is committed to environmental sustainability and is REWARDING energy-efficient households who are using KDK fans and have utilities bills that are less than the national average, or had shown a reduction in energy consumption from previous months! You should check out their on-going promotion here

For those who are renovating and looking for a reliable ceiling fan, look no further because we have a special 10% off code "steven10" for you to make your purchase over at https://www.kdk.sg! Do note that the discount is valid from 20th June 2018 to 19th July 2018.

Disclosure: This blog post is in collaboration with Capital Distributors for a honest review of the U48FP fans. I wished the fans were sponsored but they were not, however we did get them at a discounted price! ;)

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