Blade Basics

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We don't have to tell you it's hot around here at this time of year. If you're like us, you're sleeping under a ceiling fan in hopes of catching some decent Zs. But did you know that its blades need to be turning counterclockwise in order to function properly? It's true: Ceiling fans have winter and summer settings. In winter, blades turn clockwise to force warm air down. In summer, they do exactly the opposite. 

If yours are spinning the wrong way, get yourself on a stepladder (careful! and turn the fan off, for pete's sake!) and check for a toggle switch on the body of the fan. Flip it, step down, and enjoy a much cooler breeze as you snuggle off to sleep.

-Erika Howsare



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