Thread: Ceiling fans and air circulation
December 17th, 2005, 05:55 PM #1
Ceiling fans and air circulation
I live in a small one bedroom apartment. I have a ceiling fan above the dining table. If i leave the fan on all the time will that help keep the warm air circulating around. Also, does the fan need to be blowing up or down?
Trying to keep the place heated and costs down."Life moves pretty fast, if you dont stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it." -FB
December 17th, 2005, 06:01 PM #2
I've found that in the winter if it's blowing down, it dries my eyes out. So I have mine blowing up, but running slowly.
And .... if you have high ceilings, the "Webster" has a slot for hanging it up that matches the switch size to reverse position of the switch.Obama: "If you like your Ebola, you can keep your Ebola!"
December 17th, 2005, 06:07 PM #3
A lot of fans have a reverse switch to circulate warm air in the winter. I can't say I have noticed any real difference.
December 17th, 2005, 11:09 PM #4
I can't tell either."Sometimes life is just what we make it."
December 18th, 2005, 12:05 AM #5
IN general, no moving air is better, to keep warm. You shoud prevent anythingfrom moving the warm air from around your body. You see, you have an envelope of warm air around your body. Moving air will disturb it and usually make it feel cooler to you.They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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December 18th, 2005, 12:11 AM #6
I usually keep our ceiling fan running on low speed. Hot air rises and it seems to me it is better to move it around. I think I am right but then again maybe not but that is what I do.“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
December 18th, 2005, 12:44 AM #7
thank you for the replies.
i keep my one low but i cant decide if it is supposed to be pulling the air up or pushing it down. But i do believe that you need to keep the air mixed up so that some of the hot air will circulate lower. Just curious as to what others do and what works for them."Life moves pretty fast, if you dont stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it." -FB
December 18th, 2005, 12:47 AM #8
Ceiling fans should rotate counter clock-wise in the summer (to generate a breeze downward to cool you off) and clock-wise in the winter (to cycle the warm air that rises to your ceiling.) Do not be afraid to run your ceiling fan in the winter. You can expect a 10-15% savings on your heating bill. You can save up to 40% off your cooling bill in the summer.
December 18th, 2005, 01:28 AM #9
Thanks for the links Gomer. i must have had a brain fart not to google it."Life moves pretty fast, if you dont stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it." -FB
December 18th, 2005, 02:16 AM #10
Up in the winter, down in the summer. And since you are in Reno which is very dry, you may want to do up in the summer there, also.Obama: "If you like your Ebola, you can keep your Ebola!"
December 18th, 2005, 06:59 AM #11
my kitchen fan runs nice clock-wise and at a decent speed on low but the one in the bedroom which is newer seems to fast even when set on low... It's low it like the kitchens medium. Hmmmm, maybe it's the size of the fans. Who knows
December 19th, 2005, 02:01 AM #12
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