Which way is my ceiling fan supposed to turn?

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  1. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    isn't there some rule about which way the fan is supposed to turn depending on whether you're running the heater or air-conditioner?
    something about blowing hot air down instead of up?
    yes, i'm bored... [​IMG]
    tia
     
  2. Sheldon

    Sheldon Stunt Coordinator

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    Clockwise in the summer will keep the cool air down while counterclockwise in the winter will circulate the warm air and prevent it from going to the ceiling.
     
  3. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

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    Do all fan blades angle the same direction? The rotation direction you want from the fan really depends on which way the blade tips. Basically, in the summer (when it's hot, duh) you want the air to blow down. This gives you more of a direct wind making you feel cooler. In the winter you want the air to blow up, circulating the air in the room, but not blowing directly on you. I think this really only applies if you have high ceilings and all the warm air gathers up high.
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    thanks guys! now that it's been explained to me i'm like "duh!"...
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Janna S

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    Gee, I thought it had something to do with where you were in relation to the equator . . [​IMG]
     

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