Adjusting Your Ceiling Fan for the Winter

ceiling fans in san joseCeiling fans in San Jose are assets to homes year round, especially those that function as lighting fixtures or the main lighting sources in rooms. Like a standard table fan, a ceiling fan circulates air by drawing in from behind its blades and pushing it forward. This process creates the direct, cooling breeze that they are known for, which helps lower temperatures indoors and makes air conditioning systems more energy efficient. When temperatures drop, it’s still a good idea to have air circulating, but you don’t want to cool air blowing down on you.

Most modern models have switches that control the direction in which the blades turn. In the summer, ceiling fans are set to deliver a direct breeze. This means that the fan’s blades are spinning counterclockwise. In the winter, you should adjust your ceiling fan to operate in the reverse the direction. When the blades are moving clockwise, air is drawn upward. Since warm air naturally rises up, your ceiling fan will be circulating it back downward, improving the overall efficiency of your heating system.

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