1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

November 16, 2008

:321 Winter Fan Blade Direction

Filed under: :321 Winter Fan Blade Direction — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:10 am

Take the 1:5:10:365 challenge: Do one thing – for 5 to 10 minutes – 365 days a year to make our home and planet environment better.

1:5:10:321EcoTip: If you use your home ceiling fan in winter – the direction of the fan blades should be reversed from the way it is operated in summer. This can help reduce your winter heating bill by helping to circulate the warm air so it doesn’t just sit up at the ceiling. You also don’t want the fan blowing down on you which increases the evaporative cooling on the skin and can make you feel colder. During the winter, operate your ceiling fan so that it is sucking air upward at a slow speed. To check to see if it is rotating in the correct direction – stand directly beneath the fan while it operates on high. If you feel a breeze, the blades are spinning in the wrong direction for winter.

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