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What are the correct ceiling fan directions for summer and winter?

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During the summer, the ceiling fan should blow in a counter-clockwise direction, and during the winter, it should blow clockwise. One direction blows air straight down and the other raises air toward the ceiling.

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What are the correct ceiling fan directions for summer and winter?
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During the summer months, switching the ceiling fan to blow air straight down will help to quickly cool a room and keep it cool. Looking up at the fan, it should be running in a counter-clockwise direction during warm weather.

During the winter, turning a ceiling fan to blow in a clockwise direction will draw air toward the ceiling. This forces warm air down, gently warming the room.

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