February 16, 2011

Daydreaming about ceiling fans


Ok, so I'm not exactly daydreaming about ceiling fans, but I am daydreaming about spring and summer. The temps have been hovering around 70 this week. It's been so nice. In the summer months, it gets really hot and humid in Memphis. Our house gets cool in every room except for the master bedroom. We're not really sure why. We have a ceiling fan in there, but I'm thinking we need an upgrade. It's a generic one the builder put in. I started looking around to see what's out there. Do you know what the most frequently asked question is when it comes to fans?

What direction should my fan spin during the summer and winter?


Please tell me I'm not the only one who didn't know this. I had no idea it mattered. If you did know, have you ever changed the direction your fan runs? I'm guessing most people are way too lazy to mess with it. Oh, wait... is that just me?

Anyway, you can find out who makes the best ceiling fans here, read up on which ones are energy efficient and ask an expert all in the same place. The website says the most common mistake is purchasing a fan based on looks and price alone. I guess they have a point. Who wants a pretty fan that doesn't work?

While looking around at Hansen Wholesale Ceiling Fans, I found these for the kids.




The kids would love these! The only problem is that I'm supposed to be shopping for fans for our bedroom not the kid's rooms. Do you think The Hero would let me buy a shark fan? Maybe if I bat my eyelashes and say, "Pretty please..."

20 comments:

Jewels said...

I did in fact know that it made a difference but I never switch mine from the summer mode...I never put it on in the winter...seems counter productive.

Ed said...

I knew. But I'm a dude. We know shit like this.

Shark fan is BADASS.

Olivia Carter said...

I had NO IDEA about the fans. Craziness! We have a fan that doesn't work in our room. We really need to fix that before the summer. It's snowing here right now. Boo.

Clare and Gary said...

Florida and we don't change the direction of ours either... and the not having run the aircon since mid Dec its nice to have some air 'moving' in the bedroom... 80f this weekend, so AC may have to come back on.. oh well at least we had two months of low bills ;-)

jennykate77 said...

That shark fan is awesome!!! I jut bought an "outer space" fan for Isaiah's new bedroom. He would love that shark one though!

I didn't know that about the blade direction, but it makes sense though!! Learn something new everyday.

Mighty M said...

I had no idea!

Jenn said...

I did know that you could reverse the direction for winter...but I couldn't have told you which way you were supposed to have it go. When I was younger, my parents decided to switch them back & forth...until they got too lazy to do it. That lasted all of about one or two winters. I personally don't think it makes that much of a difference and I don't use my fan during winter anyway.

That shark fan is the coolest thing I've seen, though. I think your son totally needs that! :)

Surfrgrl said...

Reverse blows the heat down. Most Southerners don't know that. Tip for you though: Hunter Fan sale usually happens the end of May down in Mississippi. Worth the drive! I got some fans and other things for really great prices. Ususally happens on a weekend. Keep your eyes open for it, cause it is open to the public but they don't really broadcast.

Life with the Websters! said...

I did know that, but we have lived in our house for a year and a half and I can't say I've honestly even thought about doing it! So, thanks for the reminder! :)

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Seriously? I need to change the direction of my fan??! I need to look into this when I get home.. HA!

I'm loving those kiddo fans, supa cute!!

Impulsive Addict said...

I knew only because my dad is a FREAK and changed ours every season.

That shark fan would just flat out scare me!! I guess I'm just a pretty in pink kinda girl! =)

Sherrie said...

Yep...we change our ceiling fans for the seasons. It really does make a difference. :) Those two kid fans are super cute...the pink is too cute for a girl (too bad I don't have one). LOL!

Have fun shopping for a fan...there are so many to choose from!

PBJdreamer said...

yeah well I am confused about how Cheap Car Insurance Quotes will help you with this?

Ceiling fans must be more complicated than I thought.

The kid ones are A D O R A B L E


that is all

Cathy said...

I did know. And I do change them. But I'm kind of a weirdo so don't feel bad.

As an Interior Designer I think I'm supposed to hate clg fans. All the designers on HGTV hate them. However, I love them. The one in our master bedroom is on 24/7.

Shark fan would be fun and unexpected. I like the hilarity of it. But like I said, I'm kind of weird.

Karen Peterson said...

I had no idea you COULD even change the direction of a fan, let alone the fact that you SHOULD.

Hotpants™, educating the masses since 2008.

Hutch said...

I had one that you could easily switch directions on but I didn't know what it was for. I should look at that when I get home.

Salt said...

I think I would have nightmares with the shark face propeller fan above my head, but that pink one is super cute!

MiMi said...

Oh yeah, we change the direction a lot. To help with the "air flow" or some crazy shit.
:)
And I wanna know, why DO most interior designers hate em?? Cathy's right! HGTV they FREAK about ceiling fans.

Deidre said...

I had no clue.

But then I've never had a ceiling fan...so can I blame my naivete on that?

Also the shark fan is awesome.

Janet said...

I knew you could change the direction of your fan, but I didn't know which way was which! We periodically switch ours and try to tell a difference, and it all feels the same to me.