Why should you use a ceiling fan in winter?

Even though ceiling fans do not lower the temperature of a room, they move air within your home causing a wind-chill effect on the skin that makes us feel cooler.

  • A ceiling fan is also capable of making you feel warmer, not with the wind, but by moving warm air near your ceiling down to your living space below.

Compared to an air conditioner or furnace, a ceiling fan is almost free to run since it costs significantly low amounts. It makes economic sense to use the ceiling fan to cool and heat your home throughout the year. Typically, the fan’s angled blades blow air downwards in summer as it rotates counterclockwise (forward). You will feel air blowing over you if you stand below your ceiling fan. Ceiling fans ought to run in a clockwise direction in winter for your fan to blow cold air towards your ceiling and send warm air from the higher levels of your home to the lower levels. If you turn your fan low for a continuous, gentle updraft, you will have warm air circulation from top to bottom. Running your ceiling fan in reverse can save you up to 10 percent on heating and air conditioning expenses. They enable you to lower or raise your thermostat’s temperature by about 4°F without compromising your indoor comfort. When your ceiling fan moves warm air downwards during winter, the amount of air escaping to your attic reduces. Ceiling fans also improve airflow and the overall indoor air quality of your home by circulating stale air and preventing moisture issues, such as mold.


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