Which direction should a ceiling fan turn during the summer to conserve energy?

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Which direction should a ceiling fan turn during the summer to conserve energy?

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Here is the usual advice. In summer you want to take th cooler air from down near the floor and bring it up to the ceiling where it is away from people. In the winter you want to take any heat that has collected up near the ceiling and bring it down to warm the people. Depending on how the fan blades are set by the manufacturer the pushing down might be either clockwise or counter- clockwise. Turn it on and see if it blows down on you. If so that is the standard winter setup and you will know how to select a direction. Some people don’t follow that rule because they want to feel a breeze on themselves coming down in the summertime. They think that is more comfortable. If the fan is in an air-conditioned room that blowing down in summer also mixes the high warmer air with the low cooler air and keeps people from being too chilly. You can choose either rule or ignore both and just go with how it happens to be set when you bought it.

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