Have you had this discussion in your home? The age old argument about how a fan should work continues. Here are some good tips on how to use the fan for the summer!
Article From HouseLogic.com
By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon
Published: June 28, 2012
Make sure your ceiling fans rotate in the correct direction to cool you in summer.
We’re having a heat wave; so make sure your ceiling fans (http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/heating-cooling/installing-ceiling-fans-at-home/) are spinning in the right direction to move air around the room.
Most fans (http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/heating-cooling/ceiling-fan-home-cooling-benefits/) are reversible: One direction pushes air down, creating a nice summer breeze; the other direction sucks air up, helping you distribute heat in winter. There’s normally a switch on the motor to change the fan’s direction.
Is your fan turning in the right direction for summer?
•Stand beneath the running fan, and if you feel a cooling breeze, it’s turning correctly.
•If not, change directions, usually by flicking a switch on the fan’s base.
Typically, it’s counterclockwise or left for summer and clockwise for winter, but the best method is to follow the steps above.
Funny note: We read on Yahoo! that one clever person used bubbles to see which direction his fan was blowing.