Reader Question: I thought ceiling fans were only for summertime use — why do you use yours all year ’round?
Ceiling fans bring great Feng Shui into your space by improving the air flow and comfort of your home 365 days a year.
But this is only true if the blades turn in the right direction for the season!
- In summer a ceiling fan cools you off by creating a breeze from overhead.
- In winter, when hot air rises, your fan pulls cooler air up to the warmth of the ceiling then recirculates it to keep you warm.
Here’s how to see whether the Feng Shui of your ceiling fan is creating the healthiest, most auspicious Chi energy flow, summer or winter:
Look at the blades of your fan and notice which edge is higher than the other. The edge that’s in the lead as the blades spin tells you if your fan is set correctly for the season.
- In Summer the higher edge of the blade leads to a blow a cooling breeze directly towards you.
- In Winter the low edge leads, pulling cooler air up and pushing warmer air downwards without creating much of a breeze at all.
Yes, it’s as simple as that.
Good air circulation means that ceiling fans improve the Feng Shui of your home all year ’round. Try it now and see if you can tell the difference!
Curious to learn more? Check out this link to an “official” site about ceiling fan direction.
(photo by ABG)