Do you have a ceiling fan or two or three in addition to your air conditioner? In the south, we need all the help we can get to keep things cool in the summer. But are you using your fan correctly? Here’s what you need to know.
Benefits of a Ceiling Fan
Most people think of ceiling fans as cooling tools only, but they have other benefits.
- Air movement – fans help move the air in a room, keeping it from getting stuffy and stale
- Warming in the winter – fans don’t just cool, they can also help with heating in the winter by keeping the warm air circulating
- Lower your utility bills – by helping keep your rooms feeling warmer in winter and cooler in summer, you can save on your monthly energy bills by using a fan year-round
Changing the Direction of Your Ceiling Fan
Many people don’t know that you can change the direction of the rotation of your ceiling fan. Why? Because the direction of the fan affects the temperature of the room. In the winter, you want your fan to rotate clockwise, pulling the air up and helping keep it circulated throughout the space. In the summer, you want the fan to turn counterclockwise, pushing the air down and creating a cooling effect.
It’s hard to live without air conditioning in the summer, especially in the south. But there are some ways to make your AC more effective and more efficient. A ceiling fan is a great way to boost your comfort. Just make sure it’s rotating counterclockwise for the greatest cooling. For more information on how you can make your home cool and comfortable this summer, contact the team at G+S Heating Air Energy Services!