Contrary to popular belief, you can use ceiling fans can for both cooling and heating your body.
Unlike HVAC systems, ceiling fans do not heat a home.
Instead, they create a wind-chill effect by moving air in your house to cool your body. It heats your body by circulating warm air. Essentially, the lighter warm air rises, leaving the cold air at the bottom. When you run your ceiling fan in winter, it pushes the warm air from the top level of your home to the lower levels to heat your body. When you combine a ceiling fan with an HVAC system, you achieve your heating and cooling needs quicker. The ceiling fan delivers instant heat and cooling effects to your body while the HVAC system adjusts your home’s indoor temperature to reach your ideal temperature. I used this logic in my home, and it worked fine until I had my first child. Before then, I was oblivious to the low light produced by the fan. I was also not alive to the noise it produces as it moves air in my indoor space. The noise, in particular, distracted my child from sleep. Additionally, the fan was hard to clean. It was placed high in my double wall house, for starters, which made it hard for me to reach it for cleaning. To clean the blades, I needed to make cleaning equipment that could reach the top and bottom of the blades. I also had to use a ladder to reach the ceiling fan for cleaning. It felt like a lot of work. I consulted an HVAC technician who advised me to uninstall the ceiling fans and upgrade my current HVAC system to a mini-split system. He also advised me to zone my home to ensure every room receives adequate air conditioning.