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How Ceiling Fans Help When Heating Your Home

When you use your HVAC heating system in your Delaware home during colder months, the heat tends to rise. This might cause the warmth from the heated air from your furnace to settle near the ceiling, which can waste energy. You may save money on your heating bills in the autumn and winter if you direct heat to the floor level of your residence by making some simple adjustments to your home’s ceiling fan.

Set Fan at Reverse Setting

A ceiling fan typically spins in a counter-clockwise direction to circulate cool air, but you can set your fan to spin in a clockwise rotation and direct the warm air resting near your ceiling to floor level, where you and your family can better enjoy it. Choose the REVERSE setting option on your ceiling fan’s motor switch. This setting causes the ceiling fan to pull the room’s air upward, which pushes down the heated air from the ceiling, making a big difference in making your room feel more comfortable.

Keep Fan Speed Low

Circulating the heat from your HVAC heating system does not require much force. For this reason, set your ceiling fan on its lowest setting for improved air circulation. Only a slight updraft is needed to direct the warm air hovering near your ceiling to floor level.

Prevent Sweating Windows

Improved heat circulation via your Delaware home’s ceiling fan can also minimize sweating windows. Condensation on the glass in your windows, commonly caused by humid air from showering or cooking, can make it difficult to see out your windows in the winter. This problem becomes compounded if the condensation freezes. By using your ceiling fan to distribute the warm air from your furnace, your cold windows are less likely to steam up, which may allow the warmth of sunlight to have easier access to your home.

The ceiling fan in your Delaware home can be an important tool for keeping the heated air from your furnace from escaping the area where your family relaxes. As heat rises and rests near your ceiling, you can direct the heat to floor level by setting the ceiling fan to REVERSE and running the fan at its slowest speed. When you can better feel the warm air that your furnace produces, you may be less apt to increase your thermostat’s temperature, which can waste energy and cause higher heating bills.

Having warm air in your Delaware home during the colder seasons can make a big difference in improving the comfort level of your house, so be sure that your central heating system is well-maintained when you need it most. The dedicated HVAC professionals of First Class HVAC have been providing residential and commercial heating system installations and furnace repair servicing in Delaware, in cities including Smyrna and Laurel, and Maryland, in cities including Crisfield and Hebron, for more than 40 years. Contact us today to learn about cost-effective heating system solutions.

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