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There should be a switch on your ceiling fan's motor housing below the blades. Make sure your fan is turned off and flip the switch to reverse the direction of your fan. This quick and easy adjustment makes your fan usable no matter the season.
If your fan has a remote, it might have a button to reverse the direction of the fan blades.
In the hottest months of the year you want your fan to cool you. For that to happen, you need your fan to push air down. This downward airflow causes a cooling, wind-chill effect that's perfect for summer.
To confirm your fan's current setting, stand underneath it while it's running and check which way the blades are rotating. If they're rotating clockwise, turn the fan off, wait for it to stop spinning and flip the switch. If your fan is rotating in a counterclockwise direction already, you're all set.
In the winter, you don't want cold air blowing on you. Because of this, most people instinctively turn their fans off. Reversing the direction is an even better option.
When you want a warming effect, your fan should be rotating in a clockwise direction. Instead of pushing cool air down, the clockwise rotation pulls it up, forcing the warm air near the ceiling (remember, heat rises) back down. Stand underneath your fan while it's turned on to check the direction. If it's rotating the wrong way, turn the fan off, wait for it to stop spinning and flip the switch.