The cost to heat and cool a home is becoming more expensive every year. We want to be comfortable but we don’t want to pay and arm and leg to make that happen, right?
Thankfully, using a ceiling fan can really help in reducing heating and cooling expenses! In the summer, a ceiling fan running at medium or high speed will help those in the room feel slightly cooler so you can adjust the thermostat accordingly. In the winter, running a fan at a low speed will redirect the warm air from the ceiling into the living space.
Turn your ceiling fan clockwise in the summer.
Set your fan so that it turns clockwise (this looks counterclockwise if you are looking up).
Turn your ceiling fan counterclockwise in the winter.
Set the fan to run counterclockwise (this looks clockwise if you are looking up).
There are all kinds of ways to clarify right and left. There’s stage left and stage right, driver’s side and passenger’s side and, my favorite, lefty-loosy, righty-tighty. Unfortunately, I don’t know of a catchy saying to help remember which way the ceiling fan should rotate. If you do, let us know in the comments!
By the way, while you’re up there changing the rotation of your ceiling fan, you might notice a little (or a lot!) of dust. Here’s a quick tutorial to show you how to easily clean your cleaning fan.