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How to Switch Your Ceiling Fan in the Summer


ceiling fan summer Summary: Ceiling Fan Motor and Blade Rotation Settings In the summer, a ceiling fan makes the air seem as much as eight degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler.
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Summer Settings for a Ceiling Fan Motor and Blade Rotation


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Ceiling Fans can help Save Energy During Summer

To enjoy the full cooling effects of a ceiling fan, the fan should have reversible direction switch which is typically found on the center hub where the light fixture may be mounted.
Single-direction fans are generally useful only for cooling.
The air movement from a ceiling fan makes the occupants feel more comfortable. Ceiling fans cool in the summer by wind chill. In the summer, a ceiling fan makes the air seem as much as eight degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler.

The breeze of a ceiling fan can make a temperature of 78-80 degrees feel like 72, so the air conditioning thermostat can stay set at 78, resulting in a lower electric bill.

In Hot Summer Weather the Ceiling Fan Direction Blows The Air Down

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In Warm Weather


Airflow with forward rotation creates cooling breeze.
ceiling fan winter diagram

In Hot Weather


Downward airflow creates wind chill effect allowing you to keep the thermostat set for energy savings. 
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The location of the reversible direction switch to enable summer cooling.


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