Can a Ceiling Fan Help Keep Your Illinois Home Warm?
Heating costs in Granite City can become very expensive, but a small change you can make to save money is changing the direction of the ceiling fan. Ceiling fans serve a dual purpose of helping cool your home during the summer and keeping your house warm during the winter. As your furnace heats your home, the warm air rises to the ceiling. The ceiling fan works by pushing the air back down into the room.
By flipping the switch on the motor casing, you reverse the direction of the fan blades from counterclockwise to clockwise. The airflow will then reverse from moving upward to downward.
Run the fan on the lowest setting so that it slowly recirculates the air, without creating a breeze. When you leave the room, make sure you turn the fan off so there is no wasted electricity. The only room that you will want to leave the fan on is the room with the thermostat. This will allow the thermostat to get a more accurate reading of the temperature in your home.
If you have an open staircase, you should also install a ceiling fan at the top to recirculate the warm air upstairs back downstairs.
There are several Edwardsville furnace repair companies, but none provide the level and quality of service that McFarland Indoor Comfort Services provides. If you would like more tips and ideas on how to save on your utility costs, or you would like to schedule maintenance or repair on your system, call us first!