The most common mistakes made when installing a fan

A fan creates air movement and the appearance of cooling in the space. This is true only if the fan is installed properly, though. In order for the fan to be able to cool the interior, you should consider the following points when installing a fan

common mistakes when installing a fan
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In the summer, stuffy, heated air is a nightmare. They merely give you a limp, worn-out, demotivated, and powerless feeling. Many people think that a fan makes things better. But only if you take into account the following:

The afternoon and during the day are when it is the warmest outside. You should thus close the windows during this period. even though you crave fresh air. Only visible cooling is provided by the open window and fan. The small draught is what gives the illusion its shape. But this doesn’t make it any cooler. Only heated air is circulated by the fan.


It’s best to ventilate in the early morning, starting at three in the morning. Open all of the windows to accomplish this. Ideally, you ought to cross-ventilate. By turning on the fan, you can make the draught stronger. The fan is close to the window and is facing inside.

During the day, the fan shouldn’t be left on the window sill. because it brings warm air inside from the outside. In this manner, the room will warm up even more quickly than if the window were kept open all day without a fan. Additionally, setting it up on the window sill is inappropriate even when the window is closed. The window glass gets warm from the sun. Additionally, this radiates heat within. Therefore, if a fan is placed in front of a closed window, the heat that the glass emits is transferred farther into the space.

Place the fan closer to the door. The hallway is often cooler than the living room. The fan should also be placed on the floor because the air there is cooler than the air higher up in the room (warm air rises).

Compared to rooms with windows facing north or east, those with windows facing south or southwest typically have warmer interior temperatures. The cooler rooms heat up more quickly if the doors to the warmer rooms are now open and their fans are set up so that they exhaust the warm air from the space.

In rooms with windows not exposed to more intense sunlight throughout the day, keep the doors closed. The air from the corridor will then be directed by the fan into the somewhat warmer room. This indicates that the fan is facing into the space. You get a lovely wind as a result.