Ceiling fan spin direction

Old 11-22-19, 02:03 PM
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Ceiling fan spin direction

I live in the northeast. Which direction should the fan blades spin to help make the house feel warmer?
Old 11-22-19, 02:14 PM
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In the summer you want the air to come straight down from the fan.
In the winter you want the air to be drawn up thru the fan and down the walls.

So that would be up in the winter.

It's really a personal preference though. I run mine both direction depending on how I want the room to feel. Either direction will force the heated air back down.
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I live in the northeast. Which direction should the fan blades spin to help make the house feel warmer?
Really depends on what type of heat you have, and where the fans are.

Traditionally, in summer you have the fan pushing DOWN to create a breeze on exposed skin, while in winder you have the fan pushing UP to mix the air.

However, in any room with forced hot air heating, where hot air will tend to rise up away from you and to the ceiling, you actually benefit from a DOWN draft.

Personal example, I've got a 2+ story converted barn that I use for a home office. During late fall, winter and early spring I use a desk on the upper floor / loft level because heat rises, and just based on passive heating the 2nd floor is about 10-20 degrees warmer then the lower level. However, the REALLY warm air is 8 feet above the loft in peak of the roof, so I have one ceiling fan pushing DOWN to push that warm air down to the loft level.
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Not sure whether all brands of ceiling fans use the same direction (clockwise; counterclockwise) for down flow or up flow. For downflow, the higher edge of the fan blade should lead; for upflow the lower edge of the fan blade should lead.

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