Should My Ceiling Fan Spin Clockwise or Counterclockwise?
Grogg’s offers ceiling fans that come with a reversible switch, allowing you to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
When it’s hot outside, the airflow should be downwards. This creates a cooling effect through wind chill when the fan is set on medium or high and the blades are turning counter-clockwise.
Yes, a ceiling fan’s direction does matter. The direction of the fan blade’s rotation can determine if a room is cooled or if warm air is circulated throughout the room by the fan. If you are trying to get your fan to circulate cool air throughout your room, you should have it set counterclockwise. If you would like your fan to move warm air throughout a room in the colder months, you should have it set clockwise. To find out more about what direction your fan should be set to, contact us today.
The correct way to rotate your ceiling fan depends on the function you want your ceiling fan to perform and what season it is. If you want your ceiling fan to cool a room in the summer, you should have the blades set counterclockwise. On the other hand, if you want your ceiling fan to distribute warm air in a room during the winter, you should have your ceiling fan set to clockwise so that it moves the warmer air throughout the room. To have your ceiling fan rotated, call us today.
Ceiling fans can be left on for long durations, but whether you should leave your ceiling fan on all the time will depend on your specific needs. A large ceiling fan can serve as a good way to circulate the air in your room and reduce energy costs. Although, if you plan on leaving your fan on all the time, you should account for the fact that your ceiling fan and its components may wear out quicker since it will be used more frequently. To learn more about your ceiling fan, give us a call today.
When the outdoor temperature is cold, the fan should spin the reverse direction (clockwise). This draws the air upwards, and forces warm air that has risen downwards.
Think of a ceiling fan like a lightswitch; it’s only useful while you’re in the room, so remember to turn it off after you leave the room to conserve energy. A ceiling fan doesn’t produce cool air, only making you feel cooler.