Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Carol  Simenson
Ceiling Fan Tips

Ceiling fans cut energy bills up to 30%. Using a ceiling fan with an air conditioner will allow you to set the thermostat higher without sacrificing comfort. A fan’s breeze can make a 79-degree room feel like 72 degrees. 

•  Run ceiling fans counterclockwise on medium to high speeds during hot weather only when the room is occupied.

•  Run ceiling fans on low in a clockwise direction during cold weather to create an updraft. This will force the warm air near the ceiling down.

•  To change the direction of a ceiling fan, locate the switch that can typically be found on the motor housing.

Don’t currently have an indoor ceiling fan? Ceiling fans come in different sizes. Make sure to select the correct size for the size of the room you are installing it in. Determine the square footage of the room. Here is a guide to help you choose the right size:

       Room Size                           Blade Span

       Up to 75 sq. ft.                       29″ to 36″

       Up to 175 sq. ft.                    42″ to 48″

       Up to 350 sq. ft.                    52″ to 56″

       More than 350 sq. ft.           60″ or larger


If you have an outdated ceiling fan, consider updateding it with a more modern, or fitting style. Don’t forget to regularly clean your ceiling fan.