Which direction should a ceiling fan go in the summer?
I love him dearly, but my stupid dog keeps sitting on the remote for the ceiling fan in our living room and changing its direction. It always takes me a minute to figure out if it's getting cooler or hotter, which is the only way I know how to tell if it's going the right way or not.
Fans should spin counterclockwise in the summer. The counterclockwise rotation pushes cool air down, while clockwise rotation can be used at a low speed in the winter to pull cool air up and push warmer air down.
Keep in mind, though, that ceiling fans don't actually cool rooms—they just create a breeze that has a wind chill effect, making you feel cooler. So you can turn the fan off if nobody's home.
It should spin counterclock-wise. But depending on which way the wind is going, it can also go counterclock-wise.
During the summer you want the fan to blow air straight down, so your ceiling fan needs to run in a counter clockwise direction as you look up at it. The warmer it is, the higher the speed should be.
You want to run a ceiling fan counter-clockwise during
the summer. This will move air around the room, speeding up
evaporation of sweat on your skin and thus decreasing the apparent
temperature, making you feel cooler.