It’s that time of year again! Winter is just around the corner, which means you’re probably looking for ways to save on the costs of heating your home. I’ve got a tip for you that’s quick and easy! But first, let’s talk about some quick facts! We all know that heat rises. When heat rises in your home, it hangs out way above your head and close to the ceiling. So, warmer air is trapped near your ceiling all while you’re down below feeling chilly. What if you can pull that warm air down to the part of the house where you need heat? There’s a way to do that, and it’ll only take you 5 minutes! That’s right, 5 minutes to save on your heating bill! Check this out!

There’s something called a reverse switch on your ceiling fan. It’s typically located on the section where you would attach the light kit. This small switch can be reversed to make the blades pull air in the opposite direction. When you do this, the ceiling fan forces the hot air to the outer edges of your room, down to the floor to circle back to the middle of the room, and up to the ceiling fan. In other words, warm air is better able to circulate throughout the room.


  1. Turn the ceiling fan off and let the blades come to a complete stop.
  2. Clean ceiling fans before you reverse the direction of the blades; this will keep any dust from falling on your floors and furniture.
  3. Hit the switch to reverse the direction of your blades. Many ceiling fans have the reverse switch located on the housing assembly near the pull string. More modern ceiling fans allow you to reverse blades simply by using the remote control.
  4. Enjoy the comfort of your well-heated room while giving your heating bill a break!



A Trick for Saving on Your Heating Bill