How to use a ceiling fan'?

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 21, 2021

    I am thinking you want to use your ceiling fan in summer to get cool and winter to get warmed:

    While a fan spinning in either direction can increase air flow, counterclockwise-turning fans push air down toward the room occupants because of the tilt of the fan blades. When the air flow is strongest as it hits people, they feel most comfortable.

    Winter fan rotation should be reversed

    In the winter, however, a little air flow can keep room occupants warm — as long as they don’t feel a breeze. To prevent a draft, a ceiling fan should be run on low and clockwise, so that air is pulled up to the ceiling and then pushed against the walls.


  • on Jun 21, 2021

    Ceiling fans really just cool the people in the room by moving the air - you can turn them off in empty rooms. :)

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 21, 2021

    Run ceiling fans on low in a clockwise direction during cold weather. Ceiling fans can produce the opposite effect in the winter by gently circulating hot air that is trapped near the ceiling. Since heat rises, the temperature near the ceiling is greater than at floor level.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 22, 2021

    I use mine to cool down in the summer then reverse and help keep rooms warmer in the winter. It saves quite a bit on your energy bill.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 22, 2021

    Hello. This link could be helpful for a comprehensive overview of ceiling fan use.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 25, 2021

    Hi Pat: There's a switch on the side of your fan. Turn it so that the fan turns counterclockwise (spinning away from you) in the summer and clockwise (spinning towards you) in the winter. Fans should also spin at a low speed. That way they pull cool air upward and pushes the warm air to the ceiling, down along the walls, and back to the floor. Reverse this in the winter.

    Hope this helped.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Jun 30, 2021

    Be sure the light switch is on and pull the string that goes with the fan part, if you have a string

  • Make sure the fan is running in the proper direction for the season. If it’s powered by a light switch, turn that on. If there’s a chain, pull it to change speeds or turn on and off.