While I was having my screened porch built off the back of my house, I could envision myself enjoying the porch all the time. I wanted nothing more than to sip my morning coffee while skimming the paper and drinking a glass of wine while reading a good book. These dreams I had for screened porch came to a screeching halt when construction began in the spring and finished in the summer. By the time everything was done, it was too hot and humid to sit outside at all. I had a portable fan that I placed in the corner to try and move the air around, but it wasn’t big enough for the space. I had to sit directly in front of the fan in order to feel any relief from the heat. I couldn’t connect the ductwork for central AC and there was no sense adding a ductless mini split system since the air would escape through the screens, but I wanted to enjoy the screened porch. This is why I contacted an electrician about installing a ceiling fan. It was a simple procedure, so the fan was up and running within a few days. However, as I stood under the fan, I couldn’t feel the breeze. The fan was spinning around, but it wasn’t moving the air around. This is when I realized that the electrician had installed the fan the wrong way. The blades were going the opposite direction, which was pushing the air up, not down. Thankfully he was able to reverse the blades so the air could be pushed down and around.