Ceiling fan direction in summer
To determine which direction your ceiling fan is spinning, stand underneath the fan and look up to watch the ceiling fan blades spin. If the ceiling fan is in summer mode, the ceiling fan blades will be moving from left to right (counterclockwise). If they’re not – or if you simply can’t feel a breeze while standing under the fan – then the fan is spinning clockwise.
Ceiling fan direction is important in the summer because it can help save you money on your energy bill. Ceiling fans cause what Hunter engineers and technicians refer to as the “wind chill effect.” Basically, when the air hits your skin, it speeds up evaporation of perspiration on your skin making you feel cooler. It’s a lot like when you have an open window in a moving car. So while you’re in a room with a ceiling fan, turn the fan up and the thermostat down to give you and your electric bill a little relief.