31 Oct '12, 3pm

It’s that time again: home winterization season is here. Check out the @USGBC’s tips on staying warm for less -

It’s that time again: home winterization season is here. Check out the @USGBC’s tips on staying warm for less -

Ceiling fans are everywhere in warm-weather climates. Their spinning blades move air around the room, providing relief from summer heat. Not all energy experts feel it's a good idea to use ceiling fans in the heating season (doubters says they cool the air too much), but the fans do help bring heated air down to earth in rooms with cathedral or high-sloped ceilings. However, that's only if you slide the reversing switch on the side of the motor housing to the winter (clockwise) position. Then run the fan at its lowest speed. If you can't reverse the blade rotation or if you think the fan is cooling the room too much, leave it off.

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