Although one of the best things about a ceiling fan is how much it can add to a rooms personality, there is also the other benefit they are known for. You can make a room more comfortable and cooler in the summertime. In the winter, just reverse the direction of the fan to gain benefits from running the ceiling fan in the wintertime.
When the fan is in the forward position, you will feel a breeze when you stand below the fan. For the warmest of days, you can run the fan on high to get the maximum benefit.
In the winter, reverse the fan direction. You can tell you've done this correctly if you turn it on but don't feel any stirring of air when you stand below the fan. The fan is working on the warm air that has collected at ceiling level. You can't run your fan on high in reverse. This can actually cool down the warmed air which is defeating the intention. So run it on low or medium. This can help to take a chill out of the air and help to make every corner of the room warmer and more comfortable.