Ceiling Fan / April 24, 2018 / Glenna Gillespie
Take a walk-through of the nearest Home Depot. By walking up and down the aisles and looking at the various fans that are displayed on the ceilings above, you'll be able to see how much lower some fans hang than others do. By sticking with the options that hug the ceiling, you'll have your light and air circulation back and in working condition in no time. Many times you can get really good deals on low profile fans. When ceiling fans first came back into vogue, they were quite expensive. Now, however, they have come down in price even though their overall quality has markedly improved. You'll find that with a low profile fan you'll even have room to add a light kit if you choose. They also make types of lights that don't hang down nearly as far as other models do.
In its basic form, a ceiling fan suspends from the ceiling of a room and utilizes hub mounted paddles that rotate in a circular fashion. Air circulation is generated by the movement of the blades. This circulation provides a cooling or de-cooling effect as needed. To work as a cooling agent, ceiling fan blades move in a counter clockwise motion. In this direction, air circulation generated by the fan blades will evaporate sweat on the human skin cooling the body down. This in turns brings the room temperature down. The second use moves the fan blades in a clockwise direction capturing the heated air that has risen to the ceiling. As the heated air moves down the walls to the floor, the chill is removed from the room.