What to Know About Ceiling Fan Direction

Ceiling fans are a great way to supplement your home cooling system during the summer months. These multi-purpose fixtures can cool off indoor and outdoor living areas without driving up your energy bills. What about the distribution of warm air? Ceiling fans can also be used in the fall and winter months to spread warm air throughout an interior space. Learn more about how this process works!

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Change Fan Settings

Fanimation SpitfireIf your ceiling fan has a reversible direction motor, it can be set to run clockwise during cooler times of year. Typically, a ceiling fan runs counterclockwise to pull air down and cool a space. The opposite direction pulls cold air up and dispenses it throughout a room as warm air.

Using a ceiling fan in colder weather allows homeowners to set their thermostats lower and save money on heating costs!

How to Adjust Motor

First, make sure the fan is turned off. Manually, you can toggle the motor switch into its new position. More advanced models may be adjusted from the remote control settings.

Benefits of Year-Round Use

According to Energy Star, you can save 8 to 10 percent on heating costs over a 24-hour period for every degree back the heating system is set. Rely less on your home heat source and reap these significant cost savings with a ceiling fan!

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Beat the Heat with Innovative Ceiling Fans

The dog days of summer are upon us and everyone is looking for relief from the heat. Save energy and increase air circulation with stylish ceiling fans for your indoor and outdoor living spaces! Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut recently stopped by to see our Vice President, Todd Director, and our display of over 180 ceiling fans for every budget.

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Choosing a Ceiling Fan

When you come to Connecticut Lighting Centers, there are choices, choices and more choices! Where do you begin selecting a ceiling fan?

We have all different shapes and sizes for air movement and aesthetic appeal. We make the process easy for our customers, walking them through the different attributes of fans, including:

  • How much air it moves
  • Varying speeds
  • Light or no light
  • Reversible or not

These attributes are important to help you find the right ceiling fan for the right application.

Ceiling Fans on Display

At our showrooms, we’ve constructed an 8 foot ceiling with fans mounted to it, so you can get an idea of how a fan will look and feel in your home. We chose this height for its accuracy to the typical New England home specifications.

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Buying a Ceiling Fan from CT Lighting Centers

Looking to save on energy, but constantly find yourself running the A/C in the summer? Ceiling fans are not only a cost-effective alternative to keep rooms cool during New England heatwaves, but can be used year-round for air circulation. We have a huge selection of stylish and efficient indoor and outdoor ceiling fans. What are the benefits of choosing Connecticut Lighting Centers for your next fan?

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Kichler Ried FanLargest Display & Inventory

Our Hartford and Southington showrooms have over 180 ceiling fans on display, plus 1,000 more in-stock and ready to take home same-day! We have the largest display and inventory in New England, featuring top brands like Kichler, Monte Carlo and Minka Aire. We proudly carry indoor and outdoor ceiling fans for every style and price point.

Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty

At Connecticut Lighting Centers, we stand behind our products. We partner with brands known for their superior quality and craftsmanship. In the event your ceiling fan experiences a lapse in performance, we offer a limited lifetime warranty on the motor itself. Contact us for more information!

Expert Showroom Staff

Our showroom motto is see it, touch it, take it home. We display our ceiling fans from 8-foot ceilings to show how they look and function at average hanging height. Our staff is always on-hand to guide you in the right direction. If you bring your room dimensions, style preferences and budget, we can help you choose the perfect ceiling fan for your needs.

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Beat the Heat with Indoor & Outdoor Ceiling Fans!

Not a fan of the hot weather? You’re in luck! Connecticut Lighting Centers has the largest inventory of ceiling fans in the area. WFSB’s Scot Haney recently visited our showroom, with Vice President Todd Director, to explore the different indoor and outdoor fan styles we have on display.

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180 Ceiling Fans on Display

Our Hartford and Southington showrooms stock a variety of ceiling fans for every homeowner’s needs and design preferences. LED light kits make many of the models low-profile and sleek. One of our favorites, the windmill style, is 65 inches but has a small motor capacity and modern look.

Masculine Ceiling Fans

We also carry a selection of masculine ceiling fans, with cool two-tone finishes. This unique look would be perfect for a man cave or home office. Driftwood ceiling fans from Monte Carlo are another popular look. This brand features hand carved blades for a nice, updated appearance.

Tabletop and Wall Fans

Today, quality tabletop fans can be hard to come by. Fanimation has a whole line of tabletop fans; one style is modeled after the old Cadillac headlights! Kichler wall fans have also become popular, especially in three-season rooms.

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3 Tips to Save Energy with Ceiling Fans

With summer right around the corner, is your air conditioner ready for use? Some homeowners wait until the warm season has begun to request HVAC service but living in New England, you need functioning A/C from mid-spring to fall. At Connecticut Lighting Centers, we suggest the use of ceiling fans as a supplement to air conditioning for optimal cooling. Keep interior rooms comfortable and save money on energy bills with these 3 tips!

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Don’t Replace A/C

Minka-Aire ceiling fanWhile using a ceiling fan allows you to run the air conditioning less, it’s not recommend you shut down the A/C unit during summer. Running a ceiling fan does not lower the temperature in a room but helps circulate cool air from an air conditioner.

When the HVAC system and ceiling fan are run at the same time, you can raise your thermostat without losing comfort. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends increasing the thermostat four degrees when ceiling fans are on.

Find the Ideal Height

When you choose an energy-efficient ceiling fan for your home, it’s important to hang it at the correct ceiling height. If hung too high above the ground, you could lose the airflow and cooling effect. Whether you have average or high ceilings, the general rule of thumb is 8 to 11 feet from the blades to the floor.

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