ATTENTION MINNESOTA HOMEOWNERS - If you have already turned your furnace on AND you have a ceiling fan in your house, there is a pretty important step you need to take this winter.

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One Thing Everyone in Minnesota Should Do to Their Ceiling Fans in the Winter

I've been in the middle of organizing my entire house.  And when I saw "entire", I mean all of it.  Obviously, change doesn't happen all at once but I've had a saying lately that if something doesn't have a home, it isn't staying in mine.  Basically, I realized that if I had less clutter around me, maybe life would improve a bit because quite frankly, I have a lot of chaos going on at the moment.  And so, the process of deep cleaning the house and eliminating clutter began.

I have been starting this cleaning/organizing process at the ceiling of the room and working down because it is easiest that way, and I remembered a tip about ceiling fans that I knew I needed to pass along.  If you have a ceiling fan, these rotate one way in the summer and another way in the winter.

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Check Your Ceiling Fans and Make Sure They Are Twirling in the Correct Direction in the Summer and Winter

If you are a newbie to this ceiling fan news, here's what you need to know:

  • During the Winter - your fan should turn clockwise.  This will bring the air up and help redistribute warm air.
  • During the Summer - your fan should turn counterclockwise.  This direction will help cool our homes.
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How Do I Change The Direction of My Ceiling Fan?

There should be a button or switch on the side of your ceiling fan.  If you need to switch the direction the blades are going, just move that while the fan is in the off position.  When you turn it back on, see if the fan starts circulating the other direction.

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