It's time to turn your ceiling fan in another direction

2021-11-24 04:58:47 By : Mr. David xu

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If you have a ceiling fan, turn it on and look up at it. In which direction does the blade rotate? If they go counterclockwise, it's time to change direction.

You may have noticed that your ceiling fan blades are slightly angled. This is for a reason! They are designed to move the air in the room in a certain way, depending on the direction in which the fan rotates.

In summer, a ceiling fan rotating counterclockwise will push the air down and out, creating a cool breeze.

In winter, a low-speed ceiling fan rotating clockwise will suck in air and circulate it to mix it. The warm air rises, so it will take advantage of the warm air above your head.

To change the direction of rotation of the fan, check the manual to ensure correct operation. Most likely, the switch is located on the main body of the fan fixture or inside the bulb. If your fan has a remote control or wall panel, please check if there is a fan direction button there.

This little trick to run ceiling fans in the right way can also reduce your energy bills. Since your fan is returning hot air, you may find yourself turning the thermostat down.

Another note: make sure your ceiling fan fits the room.

Ceiling fan blades work best when they are 10 to 12 inches below the ceiling, 7 to 9 feet above the floor, and at least 18 inches from the wall.

Fans with a diameter of 44 inches or less are suitable for circulating rooms up to 225 square feet. Larger rooms should use larger fans, usually 52 inches or larger.