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How to Get the Most out of your Ceiling Fans in Winter

As Winter is settling in and temperatures start to drop, it’s safe to say that the last thing on your mind is your ceiling fan. We bet that at your place, this trusty appliance is most well known for getting you through those hot summer nights, us too.

But what if we told you that this same ceiling fan could help solve your winter blues too? The Service Today Heating and Cooling team will share with you this Home Hack to help you save up to 10% on heating costs according to the numbers provided by CHOICE

How? With the flip of a switch in your ceiling fans in winter!

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The science behind the trick

Most ceiling fans have the ability to spin in two different directions. Looking up at your fan (put it on the slowest speed setting to see better) you’ll notice your ceiling fan spins anti-clockwise.

We’ve all heard the phrase “hot air rises” so keep that in mind for this next part. When a fan rotates clockwise, it pulls air from the bottom of the room to the top, forcing the air that naturally sits near the top of the room to travel down the sides of the walls.

How does this help?

Remember what we said about hot air rising? Having a fan that spins clockwise in winter will help push that hot air that has naturally risen back down into the room. This helps distribute heat more evenly in a room and can even allow you to turn your heaters off at certain times, helping you save energy!

Plus it won’t have that “wind chill effect” either!

Adding a fan to the mix when it comes to heating your house this year can help boost your savings on energy costs. A fan that spins clockwise can help keep that warmer air right where you need it most. If you want to try it out, we’ll show you how!

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How to reverse the direction of your ceiling fan?

  • Turn off the fan
    Either from the switch at the wall, or by pulling the chain or cord on the fan, this will depend on your specific fan.

  • Use a step ladder or sturdy chair
    Look at the body of your unit. You should be able to see one switch. If you can’t see the switch you might have to unscrew any covers on the unit.

  • Change the direction of the switch
    This trick works best in a room that’s already been heated. If you want to make sure your heating system is up to scratch as Winter rolls around, or if you’re thinking about installing a new system, we can help! Please contact our electrical specialists anytime 24/7!

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