Ceiling Fans in Winter? YES!
Did you know that ceiling fans should be used year-round? Summertime use is intuitive… obviously cool air forced down creates a cooler environment. Most people turn them off in September and forget about them, but it could save you as much as 15% on your heating bills if you keep it on when it is cold. Your ceiling fan helps distribute and maintain heat pumped out your furnace. Therefore, you can turn your thermostat down and still keep warm and save on your heating costs.
In the winter months, your ceiling fan should be spinning clockwise at a low speed. As warm air naturally rises, the gentle updraft created allows warm air near the ceiling to cycle downward.
First, clean your fan blades to get rid of the dust that has accumulated. Next, use a step-stool and locate the small switch on the mechanical housing. Flip the switch and be sure that the blades are going CLOCKWISE for winter and COUNTER-CLOCKWISE for summer. Call, text, or email me if you need assistance. #HandyManda is here to help you save money on your energy bills!