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Windmill ceiling fan… How it can help circulate the air so not too hot during the winter months

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Most people think that winter is a time when the ceiling fan gets a rest. After all, it’s usually cold outside, and cold inside too, so there’s no point in using a fan to get even colder, is there? Well, no, but your ceiling fan can be used to help circulate the warm air coming from your room heater. This will quickly and efficiently equalize the room temperature to eliminate hot spots and cold spots.

The Windmill ceiling fan is designed to circulate air, and it does this in a highly efficient manner. Most ceiling fans have three or four aerodynamically designed paddles. This design works well and looks elegant, but it is not the most efficient design for displacing air. The Windmill ceiling fan is based on the design of the American multi-blade windmills that became popular around the mid 19th century, starting out in Texas and used in every part of the country soon after.

The multi-blade design allows the fan to operate at a lower revolving speed than the more common three or four blade versions, while still retaining a high degree of air movement efficiency. This makes them ideal for equalizing the room temperature in any size of a room, whether you are using an air conditioning unit on a hot day, or a room heater on a cold day. It will even work well if the main heat source of the room is an open fire.

Heating rooms in winter can be an expensive undertaking, but usually a necessary one too. Hot air rises, so it is usual for most of the heat to go straight up to the ceiling where no one can benefit from it. In order to maintain the desirable degree of warmth in the room it then becomes necessary to keep putting out heat in the hope that the lower parts of the room will eventually warm up too. This can be where money is largely wasted, but there’s a better way.

If you switch on your ceiling fan at the same time as your room heater, and keep it as a gentle means of circulating the air, the room temperature will quickly equalize. The warmest air that would normally rise to the ceiling and stay there, will be pushed down again to mix with the cooler air in the lowest parts of the room. The air will also tend to revolve around the room, because of the fan’s motion, helping to equalize mini hot and cold spots, wherever they may be found.

We all tend to put out too much heat from our room heaters in the winter. Your ceiling fan can help to counteract this tendency, allowing you to ease back on the heat output, thereby saving money on your heating bills. It’s true that the ceiling fan will cost money to run, but the efficiency of a Windmill ceiling fan, especially, will more than offset any additional costs you may incur. This is the best way for the whole family to enjoy a cosy winter at home.

Ready to install your very own Windmill Ceiling Fan this winter to help circulate the hot air in your home? Each fan is handcrafted and shipped directly to the customer ready to install. Your home can become efficiently warmer this year. 

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