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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar. 12, 2006

    Default Ceiling fans-which direction?

    Is it counter clockwise for summer or winter? I put one in each bedroom, the living and dining rooms already had them. What a difference! But the ones I put in the bedroom turn counter clockwise and the old ones have always turned clockwise. Theres a switch on the lower unit of the fans, but my installation directions don't even mention it.
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 1, 2008
    Nowhere, Maryland


    There's a difference? I always thought that was just for personal preference.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May. 12, 2000
    NE TN, USA


    The direction of rotation will depend on the pitch of the blades. It varies, even among a given manufacturer's product lines.

    I set mine so the airflow is downward in the summer and the few times I use them in the winter, the airflow is upward.
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
    John Adams

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep. 24, 2004
    Piedmont Triad, North Carolina


    Either direction, the fan moves air from the ceiling to the floor. The difference is the "perceived" air flow on a person. Fan pitched down, a person feels the air. Fan pitched up, the air flows down along the walls of the room, person feels low if any air movement.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec. 21, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO


    I always though it was supposed to blow down in the summer and pull up in the winter, but I have never actually switched mine. I like to feel a breeze, so I keep it blowing down.
    "Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care." ~Jimmy Buffett

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