Why Would You Use a Ceiling Fan in the Winter?

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Are you using your ceiling fans the right way?

We all know that In the summer a fan can provide cooling breezes, but during winter they can also assist in circulating warm air through your home.  The trick is understanding the switch on the fan which controls the direction of the fan blades:

During the SUMMER months, the standard setting of COUNTERCLOCKWISE provides cooling down drafts.  During the WINTER months, the reverse setting of CLOCKWISE creates an opposing updraft, which redistributes the warm air which rises to the top of the room. By pulling cooler air up from the ground, the warm air is more efficiently distributed throughout the home.

Some fans have a wall switch or remote to control the fans direction, but most ceiling fans have a simple toggle-switch which flips to change the direction of the fan’s motor.

We like to help people with their questions about their homes and hope you find these tips helpful  Remember, if anyone you know is thinking about buying or selling a home in the Lehigh Valley to give us a call at 484-893-1234 or email us at homes@debandjoe.com!