With the start of May comes warmer temperates. But just because the mercury’s rising doesn’t mean your energy bills have to.
This quick Weather Channel video shows how a ceiling fan can cool a 78-degree room by up to 6 degrees and reduce the costs of running an HVAC unit. The key is to have the fan’s blades rotating in the right direction.
- When the heating system is on, blades should rotate clockwise
- When the air conditioning is on, blades should rotate counter-clockwise
By changing a ceiling fan’s blade rotation, a homeowner can push heat back into circulation to warm a room, or create a downward draft to make a room feel cooler.