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How to Switch Your Ceiling Fan in the Winter


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Summary: Ceiling Fan Motor and Blade Rotation Settings In the winter, a ceiling fan makes the air seem as much as fifteen degrees (Fahrenheit) warmer.

Winter Settings for a Ceiling Fan Motor and Blade Rotation




Ceiling Fans can help Save Energy During Winter.

To enjoy the full warming effects of a ceiling fan, the fan should have reversible direction switch which is typically found on the center hub where the light fixture may be mounted.
Ceiling fans warm in the winter by re circulating warm air (which rises).

The difference in temperature between warm air at the top of a room and where people move around can be as much as 15 degrees (Fahrenheit).
By redistributing the warm air, ceiling fans help heat up the occupied portion of the room.

In Cold Winter Weather the Ceiling Fan Direction Blows The Air Up

ceiling fan winter diagram

In Cold Weather


Airflow with reverse rotation re circulates rising warm air.
ceiling fan winter diagram

In Cold Weather


Upward airflow re circulates raising warm air allowing you to keep the thermostat set for energy savings.
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The location of the reversible direction switch to enable winter warming.


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