ROTATE YOUR FANS?
I’m sure you have noticed, for the last several weeks it seems like everyone has “tips” to help you winterize your house: check insulation and weather stripping, caulk, get the heater checked, get a programmable thermostat, yadda yadda yadda….
One thing I rarely see on those lists though is a reminder that your ceiling fans can help you stay comfy during the heating season as well as cooling.
Don’t retire them for the winter, just flip the switch to reverse the rotation. In the summer you get cooled by the “wind chill factor” and in winter the heat that rises toward the ceiling is recirculated without feeling like a draft.
I think the best way to remember to make the switch is, whenever you change your system from cooling to heating or vice versa, change your fans too. Well, maybe not in the Houston area where we tend to have heating and cooling in the same day, but you get the idea…
BUT PLEASE USE A STURDY LADDER SAFELY!
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