Ceiling fans are a good approach to help make a home feel more comfortable through every season of the year, and are really cost effective. But, a lot of people aren’t clear on the right directions a fan needs to turn according to what one wants it to do. The right direction will make an impact on ones electric costs too.
Most ceiling fans are produced having a pull that should alter the direction the blades spin. Reversing the direction of the rotation while in the summer months and winter will go far in helping to make an area seem cooler or warmer.
Throughout the summer season while one would prefer to be cooler, the proper ceiling fan rotation is clockwise, while looked at from the ground. This will enable the fan to move the cooler air up from the ground and make the area seem much more cozy. Change the speed of the fan to regulate the power of the breeze. The ceiling fan isn’t going to actually change the temp in the area. Instead, the air flow movement can make it seem cooler.
Subsequently, through the winter months, change the course of the blades to counter clockwise. Decrease the speed a little as well, for they won’t have to rotate as quickly in order to keep warm air moving throughout the room. Because hot air rises, it will usually get caught against the ceiling. The fan will drive the heat back down the walls and keep the room more comfortable.
So, how can ceiling fans help decrease ones bills? Given that fans let one to lower or bring up the thermostat settings, according to the time of year, so that the air conditioning unit or furnace isn’t working as often, it can cost less to operate. Altering the speed and direction in which ones fans spin on a seasonal basis may help keep the home more comfy all through the year, all the while saving cash.
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