Ceiling Fans - Which Way?
Dated: July 26 2021
Is your ceiling fan being a friend or foe right now? Find out how to keep cool this summer with these tips!
So, which way SHOULD ceiling fans turn in summer?
Counterclockwise. Making ceiling fans turn counterclockwise allows them to push cooler air down toward you. That creates a local wind-chill effect on your skin, making it feel cooler in the room. (However, ceiling fans don’t actually make the room cooler like air conditioning does.)
Changing a ceiling fan’s direction isn’t too difficult. Usually, ceiling fans either have a switch on the fan itself or allow you to change directions using a remote control.
On top of helping you stay cool, ceiling fans can save you money. When you use a ceiling fan instead of your air conditioning, you can become more energy efficient. That could mean smaller electricity bills.