How to Use Your Windmill Ceiling Fan During the Winter

Imagine this scenario: it’s a chilly October night, and you’ve got the heater in the house set to 80 degrees. You slip on your fuzzy socks, grab the nearest down comforter, and settle into your couch to catch up on your favorite Netflix series. Everything feels fine and dandy — until your spouse walks in and flips on your custom-made windmill ceiling fan.

“What gives?! It’s freezing now,” you scream as you race to cover your toes as quickly as you can.

Your friends here at The Original Windmill Ceiling Fan Company can’t blame you for the reaction. We know you love everything about that new fan you bought this past summer, but this doesn’t feel like the right time for it to be on. After all, who uses a fan during the winter? It certainly seems counterproductive, right? Surprising as it may sound, a lot of people do use their windmill ceiling fan during the winter. The trick is knowing how to use it correctly.

Imagine using your windmill ceiling fan to enhance your warmth and comfort

Everyone knows that a ceiling fan is perfect for cooling your home or barndominium during the summer months and taking pressure off your AC unit. Even outdoor fans like the ones we custom-build for your patio or deck, or larger ones for your industrial space, are strong enough to move the right amount of air even under the harshest of conditions. But they can be just as effective during the winter or even just a random chilly weekend.

Just a few benefits of using your windmill ceiling fan during the winter include:

  • Increasing warmth throughout your home or space
  • Providing well-deserved energy savings year-round
  • Reducing the possibility of stale air (continuous air movement is still a good thing)

Here’s how to use your windmill ceiling fan during the winter

As is the case with nearly every fan on the market today, your windmill ceiling fan will likely be set to spin in a counterclockwise direction. This pushes cool air down to the floor and creates the cooling effect. Obviously, you’ll know if you’ve got it spinning in the right direction if you can feel air while standing directly under the fan blades.

To use your windmill ceiling fan effectively during the winter, make sure your blades are spinning clockwise and at low speed. There should be a small button above the fan blades to switch the blade direction. When spinning clockwise, your windmill ceiling fan pushes warm air that was previously on the ceiling down to the floor. This makes the room you are sitting in feel warmer and make you less reliable on kicking the thermostat all the way up to 80 or higher.

So go ahead, use your windmill ceiling fan with confidence during the winter

At The Original Windmill Ceiling Fan Company, we pride ourselves on bringing authentic, historically-designed windmill ceiling fans to houses, bardominiums, and outdoor living spaces across America at a price worth every penny. We are the only windmill ceiling fan supplier that provides custom fans to match your personality and style.

And we guarantee they will keep you comfortable year-round!

  1. Quickly match the finish of your fan to the rest of your home
  2. A one-of-a-kind look and feel
  3. Not mass-produced
  4. Made in America
  5. Unrivaled strength and craftsmanship

Rather than sitting on a shelf in a factory warehouse, our fans are built to order, and our craftsmanship is catered to your every need. Call today at 972-834-5555 or visit We are here to help you!