I like to tackle a thorough cleaning of my home during the middle of winter… In the Springtime, there is way too much to do outdoors. In the middle of January, the temperature in Lee’s Summit is respectfully in the teens, because of the cold freezing weather and snow, I am respectfully kept inside for six straight months. It’s the perfect possibility to move furniture around, empty cupboards, organize closets and launder all of the linens. I clean the tubs, toilets, baseboards and even the light fixtures. It’s a certainly satisfying process and gives me the possibility to make minor repairs and upgrades, this past winter, when I climbed on the ladder to clean the ceiling light in the study room, I immediately started to sweat. I realized that the temperature near the ceiling was several degrees higher than near the floor. The boiler was running just about always and using a tremendous amount of energy, because the heat was rising straight up! Since the air was only falling down to floor level once it cooled off, higher control unit settings were necessary. I decided to install ceiling fans. There is a nearly endless selection of options, with all different styles, sizes and prices available. I was able to match the decor of the certain rooms and install the new fixtures myself. In the winter, the fans rotate clockwise to create an updraft and circulate warm air more evenly throughout the room. I reverse fan direction in the Summer to supply a downdraft that creates a cooling effect. The fans are improving comfort and saving me money on my heating bills.