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Today I learned that, in the winter, your ceiling fan should be spinning one way to help you feel warmer while, in the summer, your fan should be spinning in the opposite direction to help you feel cooler.


Ceiling fans don't cool or warm a room, but they can circulate the air such that it feels warmer and cooler to you.

The trick is make sure your fan is spinning the right way:

* Clockwise in winter

* Counter-clockwise in summer

In the winter, that means the warm air up near the ceiling is pushed down by the fan. In the summer, the cool air near the floor is pulled up.

Turn on your fan and note which way it's spinning. If necessary, flip the switch which should be on the main fan drum near the pull chain.

Tweak Your Ceiling Fan

What did you learn today?


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Dec 14, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=404

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