Clockwise or counter clockwise, that is the question. I have been receiving questions asking which way to run a ceiling fan. How fast to run it? When should I shut it off?
Counter Clockwise in Hot weather
Run it counter clockwise looking up at your ceiling fan.
You should feel it blow air down at you to cool you using “wind chill”.
Start a low speed and make it go faster as the temperature goes up.
Try 78 degrees low speed, 82 medium speed, 86 and up high speed.
If you have an air conditioner running, push the thermostat up two degrees when the ceiling fan is on.
Shut the fan off when no one is in the room to feel the wind.
Clockwise In Cold Weather
Run it clockwise to “stir up” the air. It should lift the air, let it spread out and slowly go down at the walls of the room.
Use the lowest speed so people do not feel a draft.
Let it run as long as anyone is in the house.
Turn the ceiling fan off and the thermostat down when you leave.
When you return home turn the thermostat up to where you want it and turn the ceiling fan on.