A ceiling fan can be the perfect home appliance to keep your home comfortable in summer. However, you can also use your ceiling fan in autumn and winter to maintain comfort and adjust the thermostat and save energy. You can really use your ceiling fan in any season by simply changing the direction the ceiling fan is turning. By changing the way your ceiling fan rotates, you can save money while ensuring that your home is relaxing and comfortable.
Most homes across America are now taking advantage of air conditioning that uses a lot of energy and financial costs. Many homes also include ceiling fans in some rooms in the house, although their use for the immediate benefits of air conditioning may be overlooked.
Here at Best of Machinery we have put together all the information you need to get the most out of your ceiling fan. This allows you to customize how the ceiling fan rotates to the comfort levels you want to achieve in your home.
Use your ceiling fan in summer
During the summer season and in warmer climates, make sure your ceiling fan rotates counterclockwise. When your ceiling fan rotates counterclockwise, a downward wind is created that creates a cooling wind effect that is felt on your skin and can lower the room temperature by up to 8 degrees. By using the ceiling fan as opposed to the air conditioner, you can save up to 40% of your finances. This is achieved by pushing the cool air counter-clockwise onto the floor, evaporating the sweat and then creating a wind chill effect.
To check that your ceiling fan rotates counterclockwise and is fully suitable for summer, turn on the fan and stand under the fan blades. Make sure that the wings rotate. When the ceiling fan blades move counterclockwise, the blades should move from top left to bottom, then to the right, and then up again.
Another way to determine that your ceiling fan is moving counterclockwise is to stand under the fan and judge if you can feel the air movement. A good ceiling fan can also be useful outdoors on your porch or patio to keep you cool while soaking up the sun and to keep out unwanted insects and pests.
Use your ceiling fan in winter
During the winter and fall seasons, when the climate is much cooler, your ceiling fan can help you redistribute the warm air and provide comfort to your family. This is done by ensuring that your ceiling fan rotates clockwise, preferably at low speed, to draw the warm air upwards. The warm air is pushed by a gentle updraft that rises to the ceiling and then follows a path that flows down the walls and back to the floor. The result is that the room feels much warmer because it ensures that your ceiling fan rotates clockwise. Then the thermostat temperature can be reduced, which saves about 15% of your heating costs.
To determine if your ceiling fan is rotating clockwise, stand under the blades and examine the rotating blades. The blades should move in the same way that a watch’s hands naturally move from top to right, bottom to left, and back to top, and have a low speed to pull the air up.
Adjust the setting on your ceiling fan
Most modern ceiling fans offer easy-to-use wall controls or remote controls that let you change the direction of rotation of your ceiling fan. This way you can adjust the direction of your ceiling fan to the season and the temperature in your house. Adjusting the setting of your ceiling fan is as easy as touching a single button. However, remember to adjust your thermostat accordingly to save energy and money.
If your ceiling fan is an older model, it may not have a remote control or wall control. Instead, it has a toggle switch that hangs directly under the wings. This is the switch you need to press to change the direction of rotation of your ceiling fan blades. The exact method of choosing an upward airflow for a clockwise winter direction or a downward airflow for a summer direction counterclockwise, of course, depends entirely on the make and model of your ceiling fan. Be sure to read your manufacturer’s instructions.
However, if in doubt, try testing the button in both directions by standing under the ceiling fan blades and observing which direction the blades turn after you press the button in one direction and which direction the blades turn after Pressing the button rotates in the other direction. Once you understand how to get the most out of your ceiling fan, you can take advantage of it all year round, save money, save energy, and provide comfort to your family.