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Casa Quickie: Be Ceiling Fan Smart

Thanks to AT: NY for reminding me that now is the time to switch your ceiling fan blades' direction so they are moving clockwise. Just flip the switch at the base so that the blades rotate clockwise (that's when you're looking up at it from below). By switching your fan's rotation seasonally, you can save 10-15% on your heating bill and as much as 40% on your cooling bill in the summer. Plus it will help to make winter feel a little bit cozier.


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JessNess JessNess 9 years
I had no idea you can change the direction of the fan. Thanks Casa!!!!!
redsugar redsugar 9 years
We haven't even turned our heater on yet!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i'll have to mention this to mu mom. thanks for the reminder!
splayer splayer 9 years
Wow, I had no idea that ceiling fans can switch direction! Like emalove, I also use my ceiling fan all the time. Ceiling fan + fresh air is so much better than air conditioning.
emalove emalove 9 years
I didn't know this! I will have my husband do it tonight...we use our ceiling fans all the time.
GlamourEye GlamourEye 9 years
We do this every winter. We have cathedral ceilings and all of the heat tends to rise to the top. Using the reverse-blades really helps keep the warm air down by us!
saritabonita saritabonita 9 years
yes. thanks :D will do later this winter... i dont think the cold weather is gonna last long in texas.
Home Home 9 years
Hey Saritabonita, by reversing your ceiling fan's direction, the warm air circulates better in your living space for the winter. Does that help?
saritabonita saritabonita 9 years
okay wait. so whats the point? if i make the blades go clockwise (for winter, right?) what will happen? it will make the place warmer? or i'm just confused :( jajaja sorry . somebody help me
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 9 years
ceiling fans are the best! Not recommended for people with real bad allergies, but you dont have to leave fans on for hours...just 30 mins makes a difference!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I :love: fans! They really do work wonders and keep the air moving too!
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