Which Way Should My Ceiling Fan Turn During Summer?
CLOCKWISE OR COUNTER-CLOCKWISE?
Ensuring your ceiling fan is turning in the right direction can create cost savings for you and less wear and tear on your HVAC system. During the dog days of summer, ensure your ceiling fan is rotating counter-clockwise to create a downdraft
BENEFITS OF A CEILING FAN IN SUMMER
As the blades of your ceiling fan move from the top to the left, then down to the right, and back to the top, cool air is pushed down. This downdraft can make a room feel at least 8 degrees cooler. Doing this causes perspiration to evaporate and creates a wind chill effect. As a result, you can set your thermostat a few degrees higher and give your HVAC system a well-deserved break.
BRING A CEILING FAN OUTDOORS
Do you have a screened in porch or other 4 season room? Have you considered putting a ceiling fan out there too? This will allow you to benefit from fresh air without sacrificing comfort!