Ceiling fan and room cooling

Old 04-18-17, 12:08 PM
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Ceiling fan and room cooling

I currently have a ceiling fan that does not reverse in my bedroom. It's a one bladed fan, yes super modern and cool but again, does not reverse. The bedroom gets hot in the summer as the only vent is on the floor near the door to the bedroom and it does not provide much cooling. Having single pane glass on the large windows certainly doesn't help either. Dumb me i didn't realize until recently that when I turn the fan on it's blowing air down, not up which is what I want in the summer. So I may have been making the room actually hotter in the summer by having the ceiling fan on I guess? So my question is if I spend the money to buy a new fan that IS reversible would that have a large impact on the feel in the bedroom, i.e. it would feel cooler since the fan isn't pushing the hot air up above down onto me in bed? If it will make a good amount of difference I would spend the money to get a new one that is reversible. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
Old 04-18-17, 12:13 PM
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This is my personal opinion.... but a reversible fan won't change the heat issue much in the summer. Normally the fan would run down in the summer and up in the winter.

You just need the fan to circulate the air. Your real problem is getting rid of the heat in the room. Not having much cool air being delivered won't help either.

I'm guessing you're on the second floor. The insulation in the attic is critical to keeping the second floor cooler.
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The direction isn't really important, it's whether the fan is blowing air on you or you are in the path of the makeup air. If the fan is blowing down, you would be cooled by being under it so the air would be blowing across you directly.

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