Make sure your ceiling fans are set to cool in the summer

Ceiling fans are great for circulating air in a room, but did you know that they spin two different ways? That’s right, most ceiling fans are designed to turn one way to push air down, usually counterclockwise, cooling you in the summer, and to turn the opposite way to pull air up, usually clockwise, helping to evenly distribute heat in the winter. It’s important to make sure your fan is turning the right way for the desired effect, so you can stand underneath the fan while it’s on to see if you feel a breeze. If you still can’t tell, try blowing bubbles at the fan or using smoke from a candle or some incense to see which way the air is moving. For more energy saving home tips, visit  ]]>