Homeowners try all kinds of ways to make their heating stretch, but there’s a very simple way that can go a long way toward making your heating more effective: the installation of a ceiling fan. While ceiling fans are often associated with cooling more than heating, the truth is that a ceiling fan can be very effective in both seasons. This is why there is a switch on your ceiling fan to change the rotation of the blades. However, you can’t substitute any light fixture in your home with a ceiling fan. A ceiling fan is much heavier than a standard ceiling light, and it needs to be wired correctly right into your home’s electrical system. Instead, let the electrical pros from Bell Plumbing and Heating help you install your ceiling fan.
You’ve likely heard that heat rises, and this is very true. It doesn’t matter what kind of heating system you have – heat will always rise. If you have a forced air system, the air rises even more quickly than with a radiant heating system. But the bottom line is that heat resting at the top half of your rooms doesn’t do much in the way of heating the lower half of your living spaces, and this is where ceiling fans are extremely helpful. You want to make sure that your fan is turning clockwise during the winter months. This is because this direction pulls the warm air at the top of the room downward, forcing it to mix with the cool air that settles toward the floor. The mixing of the air makes for more even heating and comfort, and can feel good enough that you may be able to lower your thermostat a few degrees.
Ceiling fans need to be properly anchored to your ceiling and correctly wired into your electrical system. To ensure this, it’s always best to hire professionals for installation, repair or replacement. The electrical pros from Bell Plumbing and Heating are here to help you with all of your ceiling fan needs in Denver.