How does a ceiling fan cool?

Answer A ceiling fan rotating in the right direction can make a room feel much cooler on a hot day, even though the fan doesn't actually lower the room's temperature---just as a breeze on your face cools ... Read More »

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The Best Way to Use Ceiling Fans to Cool?

Which way should a ceiling fan blow air, up or down, to be most efficient? This is a common question of homeowners who aren't sure which way makes the most economical sense. The answer actually dep... Read More »

Which way should a ceiling fan spin to cool the air?

The vast majority of ceiling fans run counterclockwise in order to cool. Running counterclockwise pushes the air down, which feels cooler. If a direction switch is on your fan, switching to clockwi... Read More »

Which way should a ceiling fan run to cool a room?

Most ceiling fans can run forward or in reverse. In forward mode, the blades spin counter-clockwise and force air down into the room. This has no effect on air temperature, but creates a breeze tha... Read More »

Which way should a ceiling fan turn to cool the house?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, in the summer, a ceiling fan should turn counterclockwise as you are looking up at it. This produces a wind-chill effect that cools the space.Source:U.S.... Read More »