Winter Tip: Reverse Ceiling Fan Direction to Save Energy

When heat waves are occurring across the nation, it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine many homes with ceiling fans operating at full speed. But what about when frigid temperatures hit? Does your ceiling fan remain dormant during winter weather?

Ceiling fans can be used in both the winter and summer months. Simply select a fan with reversible blades for the option to circulate cool or warm air.

Most fans come with a switch at the mounting base. Turn the switch so your fan rotates clockwise in the winter and then switch it back to counter clockwise in the summer.

The reason for turning it clockwise is that your fan will draw up the cold air that naturally settles on the floor, bring it up to the ceiling where warm air rises, and then push the warm air back downward for a well circulated room.

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