We back in Quad Cities today at 11 for Kyle’s weather classroom. As the temperatures drop heading into late fall and winter, there’s one household appliance that can help make your living space warmer and save you money – your ceiling fan. No matter the season, adjusting the direction your fan spins can have a cooling or warming effect.
In the summer, setting the fan to spin counterclockwise creates a windchill effect, making the room feel cooler. This allows you to raise the thermostat a bit. In the winter, switching the setting to clockwise pushes the warm air trapped near the ceiling down to the floor, increasing the average temperature of the room. While it may not eliminate the need for heating, it can make the room feel warmer, allowing you to lower the thermostat a few degrees.
Let’s see if we can expect any winter-like temperatures in the upcoming 7-day forecast. Stay tuned after the break..