PSA: You Should Be Changing Your Ceiling Fan's Direction in the Summer
Ceiling fans can play a really big role in keeping your home cool (or warm), depending on the season (and that can help you cut your electric bills, too). But if you don't run your fan blades in the right direction, you could be making your home less comfortable in the process.
Fortunately, it's super easy to set up your ceiling fans for maximum effect. Here's everything you need to know.
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How to Change Ceiling Fan Direction
Depending on how your ceiling fan is set up, you may need to slide a switch on the main body of the ceiling fan to change it from clockwise to counterclockwise (or vice versa). Just be sure to turn it off first! Newer models may use a remote or an app to let you change the fan's direction without pulling out the ladder.
Once you know how to change your fan's direction, here's which way to turn it and when, plus tips on running your fan in general.