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.
See that little switch? It changes the direction of the blade rotation.
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.
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!
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!