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Here’s How To Set Fan Rotation According To Seasons

Ceiling Fans

Not many people know but the ceiling fan rotation should ideally be different for different seasons. Why? Because it helps to maintain the room temperature better.
So, to start with, some ceiling fans can work in two directions: clockwise and anti-clockwise. The direction of the rotation blows air upwards and downwards respectively. While normally, all the fans are set to blow air downwards, their rotation being anti-clockwise, there are some fan that offer the reverse rotation, feature too.
So, which rotation is best for which season? Read on to know.

Fan Rotation In Summer:
During summers, we need our fans to keep us cool, don’t we? So, during summers, it is best to have the fans spin anti-clockwise. This direction of rotation causes a downward draft of air, directly blowing air across the room. Due to the fast circulation of air in the room, a breeze effect is created and we feel cooler.

Fan Rotation In Winter:
The majority of regions of India, the winters are so cold that we rarely use fans during winter. But then there are some rare days when you feel cold and want air circulation but not cooling. So, when those rare days come, make sure your fan is spinning in a clockwise direction. The clockwise rotation of the fan blows the air trapped near the ceiling downwards. Why is the trapped air important? Because warm air is lighter than cool air. So during winters, the warm air inside the room keeps on saturating near the ceiling, while the air below makes us feel cold. Use your fan in a clockwise rotation to keep your room warm. Additionally, you can also turn off the heater and save on your electricity bill.

How To Check The Fan Rotation Direction?
Use this easy method to know the direction. Stand under the fan and notice the direction of fan blades. When the fan is in an anticlockwise rotation, the fan blades should be spinning from your right to your left. Similarly, if the fan is spinning from your left to your right, it means the fan is set for clockwise rotation.

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