Winter Home Care Tips: Ceiling Fans

Did you know that the ceiling fans in your home can help reduce winter heating bills by as much as 10% by just flipping a switch?  

ceiling-fan_switchMost ceiling fans have a switch that controls the direction of the fan blades (see image to the right). In the winter you want to change the direction that the fan blades rotate from counter-clockwise to clockwise and keep the fan on a low speed.

By reversing the direction of  your ceiling fan you create an updraft, forcing warm air that has collected at the ceiling back down to heat your living space. Ceiling fans are especially effective in homes that have high ceilings.

Don’t forget to adjust your thermostat after switching the direction of your ceiling fans!

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