Why You Should Turn On Your Ceiling Fan During the Winter

Posted on February 17th, 2017 by DLWPO

heating repair knoxville | pipe wrench plumbing, heating & coolingLooking to warm up your home on a cool winter night? There is one trick that you might not have tried — turning on your ceiling fan! Despite what you might think, your ceiling fan has the ability to distribute both cool and warm air throughout your room. In fact, running fans during the cooler months can save you up to 10% on your heating costs!

How can your ceiling fan save you money and keep you warm?

During the winter months, your HVAC system produces warm air that naturally rises to the ceiling of your home, while the colder air sinks. By switching the direction that your fan blades turn, you can draw cool air to the surface of a room and push warm air back down. This can save you money, since your thermostat is located and a lower level in the room.

How do you switch the fan’s direction?

Most fans have a switch that allows you to reverse the direction that the fan spins.

Having trouble keeping your home warm this winter? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our professional heating technicians here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We can help ensure that you are heating your home efficiently all winter long. Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer or you can call 865-583-3957 to speak with a representative directly.

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