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Can a Ceiling Fan Keep You Warm This Winter?

You may not know this, but a ceiling fan is a crucial element for every room in your house. Not only will it allow you to raise your thermostat in the summer due to its “wind-chill effect,” but also it benefits you during the colder months. Read on to learn more.

The Benefits of a Ceiling Fan

During the warmer months, a ceiling fan will make the heat more bearable. It can make the room feel up to 8 degrees cooler which equates to saving money on your electric bill. In summer, the fan should be going counterclockwise. This pushes cool air towards the floor and evaporates perspiration. It also adds lighting, is versatile for any type of ceiling, and is available in different styles to match your décor. Newer versions are smart home compatible so you can control it from your cellphone or other smart home systems.

Did you know you should also use your ceiling fan during the winter months? When the fan is going clockwise at a low speed, cool air is pulled up and the warm air at the ceiling is pushed downward. A fan can redistribute the warm air in the room which makes it feel warmer than it is. All you have to do is reverse your ceiling fan to run in a clockwise motion. This simple step allows you to save up to 15% on your heating costs. It will also reduce clutter and electric hazards caused by added space heaters.

Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling the Woodsboro Electrician

At Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling, we value honesty and respect. Since 1977, we’ve been completing residential and commercial projects for clients in the Maryland area. Whether you need a panel upgrade, smart home lighting, surge protection, recessed lighting, renovations, or energy management systems, we do it all. For a free estimate or more information about our services, contact us today!

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