Which way should a ceiling fan turn for heat?

Answer Look for the "forward" and "reverse" switch which should be located on the side of the fan just above the blades. Go forward for cooler air--you will feel the air hit you if you stand directly unde... Read More »

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Which direction should a ceiling fan be going in the winter to circulate heat?

In order to circulate heat throughout the house, set a fan's rotation to clockwise in the colder months. Running a fan in the winter months will reduce heating bills by 10 to 15 percent.Source:Bob ... Read More »

Which way should a ceiling fan turn?

In the summertime, your ceiling fan should turn in a counterclockwise direction in order to create a breeze in the room. In the winter the fan should be set to run in reverse; this forces the warm... 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 »

In which direction should ceiling fans turn in the summer?

On One Hand: Pushing Down AirA ceiling fan's default position is "forward" which pushes air down, creating a wind-chill type effect in cooling a room. This is usually counter-clockwise, but that de... Read More »