Change Ceiling Fan Direction in Winter / Summer and Save Money and Energy

Save Money and Energy by Switching the Direction of Your Ceiling Fan in the Summer and Winter It’s getting chilly here in Kentucky, and we have already switched the heat on.  As I was walking though my living room this morning, I got a sudden chill.  I looked up and realized that my ceiling fan was on, but not moving in the right direction.  You may be thinking…hmmm?  What?  Why would you even have your ceiling fan on if it is cold outside?  Well, friends, I use my ceiling fan all year round…I just switch the rotation direction of the blades depending on which season it is.

Save Money and Energy by Switching the Direction of Your Ceiling Fan in the Summer and Winter See that little switch?  It changes the direction of the blade rotation.

Change the Direction of Your Ceiling Fan in the Summer and Winter for to Regulate Air Flow In the winter, you actually want that switch in the up position, and in the summer, it should be in the down position as shown above.

Switch Your Ceiling Fan to Clockwise Direction in the Winter In the cooler months, having the blades circulating in a clockwise direction will create an updraft.  This will force the warm air near the ceiling down into your living space which will save energy and money because you are actually using the warm air up there instead of having to turn your thermostat up!

Set Your Ceiling Fan to Move Counter Clockwise in the Summer During the warmer months, having the blades circulating in a counter clockwise motion will create a nice breeze which will make you feel cooler.  Then you can enjoy a breeze instead of having to turn your thermostat down!

This is one of the easiest ways you can save money and energy in your home…with the switch of a flip!

Do you have any handy tips or tricks you would like to share?  Leave a comment below!

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    says

    I am down to one fan in the house…replaced them all with chandys…we have the one in the great room with the 18 foot ceilings and it is always on the warm/up position as it is the only time we use it to draw the heat down…..this is a great thing to share Jessica!!!…

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    Garrett says

    I own a Haiku fan that is extremely energy efficient and also has a whoosh mode that changes speeds so it feels like a natural breeze rather than just constant wind. This is very effective at keeping the body cool.

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