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Old 06-01-2007, 12:50 PM
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So what is the definitive word on which direction ceiling fans should spin in the different seasons?

I always thought that when the AC is on they should spin to pull air up, thus pulling cool air from the lower parts of the room and home up to the warmer areas. When the heat is running they should push air down to help push the warmer air at the ceiling down.

This is polar opposite to what my ceiling fan user manuals say.
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Think convection Dan, think convection.

edit: I guess maybe I should expand that a bit. Dan if you do it the way you think you would be making the area directly under the fan the cool or warm area, whereas if you do it the way the manufacture states you circulate the air in the whole room to an equal temperature.
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Capt. Dan - 6/1/2007 12:50 PM

So what is the definitive word on which direction ceiling fans should spin in the different seasons?

I always thought that when the AC is on they should spin to pull air up, thus pulling cool air from the lower parts of the room and home up to the warmer areas. When the heat is running they should push air down to help push the warmer air at the ceiling down.

This is polar opposite to what my ceiling fan user manuals say.
We have the fans always pulling air up....the trick is to mix the air and that method works well in Hotlanta. Besides, who wants air blasting into your face when you are trying to sleep....that is a nice way to get a sore throat.
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The most important thing is that they be sturdy enough to hang from.
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Depends om whether you want your a$$ cooled as you hump or whether you need the suction help on the upwards thrust.
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HOTSPOT - 6/1/2007 10:09 AM The most important thing is that they be sturdy enough to hang from.
Or at least tie a cat too......
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Depends....Southern or Northern Hemisphere?
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The key here is “circulation” blowing up or down makes no difference at all. Just my considered opinion.

Qualifications for my opinion are US Navy schooling on heat transfer among other physics theory. Also three years selling heating and air conditioning systems for homes and businesses.

If the fan is at the right RPM, the difference in temperature, floor to ceiling, should be very close to the same.

Like with other bedroom activities, just adjust the speed until it feels good.



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Capt. Dan - 6/1/2007 11:50 AM I always thought that when the AC is on they should spin to pull air up, thus pulling cool air from the lower parts of the room and home up to the warmer areas. When the heat is running they should push air down to help push the warmer air at the ceiling down.
That's the same thing I always thought too.
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Tireless - 6/1/2007 1:07 PM
We have the fans always pulling air up....the trick is to mix the air and that method works well in Hotlanta. Besides, who wants air blasting into your face when you are trying to sleep....that is a nice way to get a sore throat.
Well, I have had a sore throat for the past week. I thought it might be TB since I've driven past the airport several times recently, but if I can attribute it to the fans I'm in much better shape!!!

The sore throat point is a good one, if circulating the air is really the goal, it shouldn't matter which way they blow. Although I WILL miss the cool breeze on my a**!
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You might get a sore throat the first night or two. After that ventilaion will make you more resistant to sore throats from the wind...indoors or out.

When we get sick hogs we increase the air moving over them.

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Tireless - 6/1/2007 1:07 PM
We have the fans always pulling air up....the trick is to mix the air and that method works well in Hotlanta. Besides, who wants air blasting into your face when you are trying to sleep....that is a nice way to get a sore throat.
Well, I have had a sore throat for the past week. I thought it might be TB since I've driven past the airport several times recently, but if I can attribute it to the fans I'm in much better shape!!!

The sore throat point is a good one, if circulating the air is really the goal, it shouldn't matter which way they blow. Although I WILL miss the cool breeze on my a**!
No problem......you can keep the air blowing down if you take the simple step of sleeping with a ball gag in your mouth.

To keep the arse windage up you should sleep with your butt against the wall....the dropping air follows the walls down.
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So what is the definitive word on which direction ceiling fans should spin in the different seasons?

I always thought that when the AC is on they should spin to pull air up, thus pulling cool air from the lower parts of the room and home up to the warmer areas. When the heat is running they should push air down to help push the warmer air at the ceiling down.

This is polar opposite to what my ceiling fan user manuals say.
Besides, who wants air blasting into your face when you are trying to sleep....that is a nice way to get a sore throat.
does that mean if u sleep on yur stomach you will get a sore bunghole
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Whoa there, no place in the instructions, that came with my bedroom fan, does it mention “bunghole”.



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PossumBoy - 6/1/2007 9:51 PM

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Capt. Dan - 6/1/2007 12:50 PM

So what is the definitive word on which direction ceiling fans should spin in the different seasons?

I always thought that when the AC is on they should spin to pull air up, thus pulling cool air from the lower parts of the room and home up to the warmer areas. When the heat is running they should push air down to help push the warmer air at the ceiling down.

This is polar opposite to what my ceiling fan user manuals say.
Besides, who wants air blasting into your face when you are trying to sleep....that is a nice way to get a sore throat.
does that mean if u sleep on yur stomach you will get a sore bunghole



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Old 06-01-2007, 10:09 PM
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Is it just me - or are there are number of people on this forum who keep remarking on how "others" might garner Adam's interest. It seems that they do it often enough that the interest might be on their part.

Bares watching. Not that there's anything wrong with that of course.
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Menzies - 6/1/2007 1:11 PM

Depends om whether you want your a$$ cooled as you hump or whether you need the suction help on the upwards thrust.
Menzies, why don't you go post this nasty perverted filth somewhere else. Its disgusting.
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:46 AM
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Fan should blow down on you in hot weather. The air movement makes you feel cooler (chill factor)and allows you to keep the thermostat at a higher setting while staying comfortable. Also makes any errant 'skeeters fly upwind to get at your "tender vittles" during nocturnal activities. Fan should pull air up in cold weather, circulates the warm air down the sides of the room eliminating dead air cool spots and the chill factor associated with a breeze blowing on you. Allows you to keep themostat lower in winter.
Not an expert, but I lived in Phoenix for 46 years.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:34 AM
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Thanks Jollymon, that seems to make good sense, now I need to flip the reverse switches AGAIN. To tell you the trugth, we had thenm blowing down the frirst week and now up since Friday, can't really say I've noticed a difference.
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"Fan should blow down on you in hot weather."

That is correct.
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