fanFans are a great way to stay cool during the summer months, but improper placement can make them less effective and keep you wondering why exactly you purchased the fan in the first place. With these tips you can keep your house cooler, and get the most out of your fan.

Things You Will Need


Step 1

Before you can set up a fan for maximum efficiency, you need to locate a fan to use. You might have some in your home put away in a closet somewhere, or you can always go to a store and buy one.

Step 2

Once you have a fan you are ready for the set up process. The best place to set up a fan is in the corner of a busy room. Find a room that has a lot of traffic and begin looking for suitable areas to set up your new cooling system. The big goal here is to find somewhere close enough that the fan will expose you to that nice cool air, but far enough away so that it doesn't interrupt your daily work and activities.

Step 3

Next you need to set the fan up high, on top of a cabinet or shelf. Hot air rises and cold air falls—so if you want better circulation in your home, place your fan up high. The last thing you want is nice cool feet while the rest of you is pooling with sweat, so try to find a place up high where you can set up your fan. Also, for safety reasons, you don't want children to go poking around in the fan or try to stick anything into it; similarly you don't want a curious pet to go sticking its nose into things.

Step 4

The final thing you need to look for is an outlet. You want your fan to be close to an outlet so that you don't have a cord running across your house. Don't place it on the wall opposite of an outlet either, that provides a potential tripping hazard and should be avoided. Try to find a nice location relatively high up with access to an outlet.


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