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How to Properly Use Your Fan in the Winter Months

A ceiling fan turning in a clockwise direction to help warm your home in winter.Staying cool and a fan go hand-in-hand. If someone gets overheated, one of the first offers to help them come by “fanning” the person, either with your hand, a piece of paper, or whatever is handy. Ceiling fans are a great way to keep cool in the summer, but they can also help to keep your home warm and comfy during the winter

It might seem strange that something typically used to cool down can also be used to stay warm. Not only that, but your ceiling fan can also help you save on your bills. Keep reading to learn more about ceiling fans and how proper ceiling fan direction can help your home this winter. 

All About Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans can help you cool down. The gentle breeze pouring down from above can help you relax by whisking away your sweat while cooling you off. A ceiling fan also helps to spread the air in a room, so one area doesn’t feel stuffy. 

Ceiling Fan Direction in the Winter

Ceiling fans aren’t just for cooling. Instead, you can use your ceiling fan to even spread warm air throughout a room and throughout your house. The big difference comes in the direction of the blades. A counterclockwise rotation will create a wind-chill effect, cooling the room. 

During the winter, you will want your fan blades turning in a clockwise direction. When you have your fan blades set to a clockwise rotation, your fan will pull the cool air up toward the ceiling, forcing the warm air (that naturally rises) out to the sides and down the walls toward you. 

Getting the Best from Your Heating System in Winter

Using your ceiling fan during the winter will help you evenly distribute the warm air that your furnace generated. So you will be able to be more efficient with the warm air you already have. Using the proper ceiling fan direction in winter will help you save money on your energy bills by being able to keep your thermostat lower while feeling just as comfortable. 

If you have any heating issues, call in the professionals at Heaney Plumbing & Heating. We offer emergency service to get your home back to being comfortable, especially when it drops below freezing.

Give our team a call today at (313) 371-3766 to schedule maintenance or for immediate emergency help.

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