Which Way Should My Fan Spin During the Summer and Winter?

One of the more mind-blowing features of a ceiling fan is that it is designed to spin counter-clockwise or clockwise depending on the time of the year. And we say mind-blowing because many homeowners weren’t even aware their fans could be so multi-faceted until recently. 

Heck, some may be reading this article now and thinking, “Wait. What?”

It’s true! Your blades should spin counter-clockwise during the summer to keep you cool when it’s hotter than the surface of the sun outside. In the winter, don’t turn it off completely. Simply switch the direction and get some warmer air circulating.

Switching fan direction is as easy as a flick of a switch!

As is the case with nearly every fan on the market today, your Windmill Ceiling Fan will likely be set to spin in a counter-clockwise direction. This pushes cool air down and makes everything cold. Obviously, you’ll know if you’ve got it spinning in the right direction if you can feel air while standing directly under the fan blades.

To use your Windmill Ceiling Fan effectively during the winter, make sure your blades are spinning clockwise and at a low speed. A small button should be above the fan blades to switch the blade direction. When rotating clockwise, your Windmill Ceiling Fan pushes the warm air that was previously on the ceiling down to the floor. This makes the room you are sitting in feel warmer and makes you less reliant on kicking the thermostat up to 80 or higher.

Everyone knows that a ceiling fan is perfect for cooling your home or barndominium during the summer months and taking pressure off your AC unit. But they can be just as effective during the winter or a random chilly weekend.

Just a few benefits of using your Windmill Ceiling Fan during the winter include:

  • Increasing warmth throughout your home or space
  • Providing well-deserved energy savings year-round
  • Allow you to lower the temperature on your thermostat with no reduction in comfort
  • Reducing the possibility of stale air (continuous air movement is still a good thing)
  • Moving warm air downward minimizes the chance of escaped heat in the attic

Here’s where our Windmill Ceiling Fan is different!

Our 18-blade Windmill Ceiling Fan moves more air with significantly less effort because it has more blades than the standard 3-5 you might find on a store shelf somewhere. This unique design still rotates slower than the average ceiling fan — even with more blades to work with — thereby putting a lighter load on the motor and saving you money. 

You also don’t have to put it in reverse (clockwise) if you don’t want to. Windmill ceiling fans naturally move the warm air from the vaulted ceiling to the bottom of the room without any extra steps on your part.

Enjoy Your Custom Windmill Ceiling Fan EVERY Season!

At The Original Windmill Ceiling Fan Company, we pride ourselves on bringing authentic, historically-designed windmill ceiling fans to houses, barndominiums, businesses, restaurants, and outdoor living spaces across America at a price worth every penny. We are the only windmill ceiling fan supplier that handcrafts custom-designed fans to match your personality and style.

We guarantee they will keep you comfortable year-round! As a review Windmill Ceiling Fans:

  1. Quickly match the finish of your fan to the rest of your home
  2. A one-of-a-kind look and feel
  3. Not mass-produced
  4. Made in America
  5. Unrivaled strength and craftsmanship

Rather than sitting on a shelf in a warehouse, our fans are built to order, and our craftsmanship is catered to your every need! 

We are here to help you create your perfect custom Windmill Ceiling Fan; give Call Kelly today at 972-834-5555. Or you can visit www.windmillceilingfans.com.