How to reverse ceiling fan rotation [October 2019]

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How to reverse ceiling fan rotation [October 2019]

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Today, we have taken out our time to reply to one of the most asked questions about ceiling fans “how to reverse ceiling fan rotation.” Ceiling fans move in an anticlockwise direction and reversing the ceiling fan means that the rotation will be in the clockwise direction. Before coming to the main point, first you must know that does reversing the ceiling fan help? What are the advantages of reversing the ceiling fan? So, we will cover all these things in this article about switching the ceiling fan direction.

Does reversing the ceiling fan help?

Yes, reversing the ceiling fan really works. In winter, reversing the ceiling fan helps in keeping the room warm. When you switch the direction of your ceiling fan, it reduces your energy use for heating and cut the bills from 10 to 15 percent by circulating warm air.

The next question that comes in the mind is that how reversing the ceiling fan keeps the room warm. When you switch the direction of your ceiling and it began to rotate in the clockwise direction, It pushes the air towards the ceiling and down the walls to recirculate the warm air. The ceiling fan clockwise rotation does not create a cooling wind effect.

How to reverse ceiling fan rotation / direction?

The tools that you will need to reverse ceiling fan rotation are step stool and a cleaning cloth. Most of the ceiling fans have an accumulated layer of dust and dirt. So it is better to wipe the dust off before switching the direction. If your fan is already clean then you don’t need to clean your ceiling fan. The step ladder/stool helps you to reach the ceiling fan.

First of all, switch on your fan and observe the direction of moving blades, Whether they are in the clockwise or counterclockwise direction. If the rotation of the blades is clockwise then you don’t need to switch the direction. And if the direction is counterclockwise then turn off your fan. Switch off the appropriate breaker and make sure that the power of the entire room is off. You can use some electrical devices like voltage tester to be sure.

Climb carefully to reach up to the ceiling fan. In the center of the ceiling fan, where all the blades are connected to the motor head, there should be a sliding switch. Turn the switch in the opposite direction. Switch on the breaker and then ceiling fan. Congratulations, your ceiling fan is moving in the reverse direction.

How to reverse ceiling fan direction no switch?

The next thing is “how to reverse ceiling fan direction no switch.” If your ceiling fan does not have any switch on the middle section which houses the motor. Then you can use its remote to reverse ceiling fan direction.

Take the remote of your ceiling fan, press the stop button to switch off the fan. Give some time so that it has stopped completely. Locate the reverse button on the remote and press it. Now, it’s time to turn on the fan and observe. It will be moving in the opposite direction.

Conclusion

This is all that we have from the “how to reverse ceiling fan rotation” article. We hope that you could get all the answers to your questions about reversing your ceiling fan. If you want to ask anything else then please let us know by commenting below. 

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