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Do fans really cool you down?

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Fans do not typically cause the temperature in a room to drop. It is possible to use a fan to create a wind-chill cooling effect under certain circumstances. A person without air conditioning may only circulate hot air when setting a fan in the center of a warm room.

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Do fans really cool you down?
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One way to improve the cooling effect with a standard fan is to spray water on one's face. A fan with a build-in mist sprayer helps as well. Ceiling fans should move counter-clockwise during the summer months. In this direction, the fan pushes the air down, which creates wind-chill cooling. In an air-conditioned room, the cooling effect is greater.

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