Which Way Should Your Ceiling Fan Turn in Summer? The Cool Way!

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.

 

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I have over 25 years of electrical engineering and business management experience. I previously owned and managed a multi million dollar engineering firm. My work took me all over the globe, managing the construction of manufacturing plants where I built a reputation of providing superior service, getting projects done on time and within or under budget. My dedication to the fine details and logical approach to accomplishing tasks provide a huge benefit to my Real Estate clients. After selling my business and retiring to this area, I found a new passion in the Real Estate business and I bring to this business the same level of professional skill and conduct that has made mr successful in the past. My global exposure and extensive travel are also an asset when dealing with a customer base that is located worldwide. An avid boater, I have a thourough understanding of the waterways of East Tennessee and the intricacies involved in dealing with the TVA and the Army Corps of Engineers.
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