Ways to Use Your Ceiling Fans in the Fall

With fall and winter coming up, it is necessary to conduct some seasonal maintenance on your ceiling fans in San Jose. Ceiling fans are a necessary part of many homes’ air circulation systems. They can help make your home cooler during summer and warmer in the winter. Here is a look at different tasks to use on your ceiling fans this fall: ceiling - fan

Switch the Fan Direction

One of the first tasks to complete every fall and spring is to change the direction of your ceiling fans. It is suggested by Energy Star, which is a government-backed labeling program, to turn ceiling fans counterclockwise during the summer and clockwise during the winter. This will better facilitate the airflow of warm and cool air throughout the year. Coupled with an efficient heating and cooling system, you could experience greater energy savings and leave a more positive impact on the environment.

Dust the Fan Blades

Whether your ceiling fan is running or still, it is collecting dust, dander, and hair from the surrounding room and the people who enter. Dusting your ceiling fan blades should already be a part of your regular house cleaning and maintenance. With switching the direction of the fan, however, you may disrupt the collection of dust and dirt. To avoid dirty and potentially harmful dust from flying all over your house, clean your ceiling fans’ blades regularly and especially before switching the directions.

Conduct Seasonal Maintenance

In addition to dusting your fans’ blades throughout the year, it is necessary to conduct seasonal maintenance on the blades and fan itself. Over time, your fans may become wobbly or unbalanced. If you notice your fans wobbling or shaking, either when they are turned on or off, then ensure the connections are aligned. Some blade holders may be misaligned, causing the entire unit to shake. If the blades appear to be aligned properly, then you may need to use an included balancing kit to keep the fan unit steady.