It’s officially that time of year: Mariah Carey has defrosted and is once again ready to tell us what she wants for the holiday season, and you’re likely trying to shake off the cold, too, without necessarily cranking up the heat and dialing up your energy bill in the process. Adding on layers of sweaters or wrapping yourself up in a blanket can certainly help. But if you’re still feeling that chill in your bones, there are also some changes you can make around your home to keep your space feeling cozy—like switching the direction of your ceiling fan for winter, if you have one.
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For the uninitiated, yes, the direction of your ceiling fan can be changed, and which way it’s spinning does make a difference in how cool or warm the room will feel. You might not think to run a ceiling fan at all in the winter, since fans are most traditionally used for co