Use Your Ceiling Fan in Winter, Not Summer

Okay bloggers – the weather has been warmer the last few days here in Metro Atlanta. It’s awfully tempting to think it’s tomato planting season, but resist, I say, resist! We will be getting another cold snap (or two) before the weather changes for good. So if you have a broken furnace, you still have time to call and if you have a broken air conditioner, call ahead! So during this time of weather flux, here’s your Gwinnett HVAC Tip of the Week:

During warmer weather, turn off the ceiling fan! Most homeowners use ceiling fans in summer, the exact time they shouldn’t be used. In summer the cold air falls to the floor; this band of cold air is best left undisturbed for maximum comfort and efficiency. Using a ceiling fan to draw it up to the ceiling makes no sense. There it mixes with hotter air and your AC runs constantly, especially if you have a vaulted ceiling.

Now in winter, you want the warm air at the ceiling to come lower into the living space but make sure your fan is blowing the air towards the floor not drawing it up. Turn your ceiling fan on the lowest speed possible and mix up that air. You’ll feel warmer and may even be able to lower the thermostat temp. Just don’t cause a gale force wind in the living room or that could be a sign you need to slow it down a bit.

If you are new to this Holtkamp HVAC blog, allow me to introduce myself! Veteran bloggers, I’ll see you next time!

My name is Suzanne Holtkamp and my husband, Matthew and I own Holtkamp Heating and Air. As a professional HVAC company located in Suwanee, Georgia, we provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning services to Suwanee, Buford, Sugar Hill, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Duluth, Dacula, Oakwood, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Gwinnett, and the surrounding areas. Our technicians are NATE certified, EPA licensed and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide a Lifetime Warranty (backed by a Surety Bond on register with the State of Georgia) on new parts and systems we install.

Holtkamp Heating & Air is fully insured and licensed by the state of Georgia CN7948. In addition to furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, package units and ductless mini split systems, we also repair and install dehumidifiers, humidifiers, air filtration systems, zone control systems, CO2 Detectors, electronic thermostats, and UV Light Systems.

How’s that for a synopsis? Oh, and our chicken, Lucy has become quite famous on this blog as well. But more about that later…

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