Here’s a handy tip that has to do with your ceiling fans. Many of you probably already know that the little switch on the device itself allows you to change the direction of air flow. Some fancier new models even come with remotes that allow you to switch the fan’s rotation with a mere push of a button. Even though we commonly think of ceiling fans as only useful during hot summer months, they are also quite handy in the winter and will help keep the warm air flowing through the room. And, they have been known to help with keeping your energy costs down – saving just a few bucks each month will add up over the course of the year. The ceiling fan’s rotation should be set to “reverse” in the winter. We all know that warm air rises, so switching the fan’s rotation will help recirculate the air that is trapped at the top back toward the bottom. You also want to make sure that the fan speed is set to low, because you don’t want it to blow the air too hard and chill you instead of helping you circulate the warm air.
Now, here’s an additional tip for those of you who have high ceilings. While you also need to change the fan’s direction, you’ll need to set fan’s the speed to medium or possibly even high to generate enough speed to help recirculate the air back to the floor. In this case, you’ll have to be the judge of what speed will be most beneficial to you.
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