Ceiling Fan Direction & Reversing
In This Article: Direction for Summer | Direction for Winter | Reversing a Pull Chain Fan | Reversing a Remote Control Fan | Reversing a SIMPLEconnect WiFi Fan
In Summer: Counter-Clockwise
Running a ceiling fan in the proper direction all year round can help save energy and keep you more comfortable. In the summertime, run your ceiling fan counter-clockwise to push cool air down. To make sure it is set correctly, stand directly under the fan blades and watch the blades rotate. The blades should move from the top left, then down to the right, and then back to the top.
In Winter: Clockwise
During the winter, a clockwise rotation will move the cooler air off the floor and push the warm air down the walls without the strong draft. The blades should move like a clock's hand - from the top to the right, then down to the left, and back to the top - at a low speed to pull cool air up.
Reversing Direction on a Pull Chain Fan
Check your ceiling fan’s housing and light fixture for the reversing switch. You will likely have a reversing switch if you have a Hunter ceiling fan with pull chains. With a reversing switch, slide it to the opposite direction, and then you can restart the fan.
Reversing Direction on a Ceiling Fan with a Remote
Many of our ceiling fans with remotes come with a push button reverse option. If you don’t see a reverse switch on your fan’s body, you’ll be able to reverse the ceiling fan direction with the handheld remote or wall control. Simply press and hold the fan button on the remote or wall control; you’ll know it was successful when the light on the control blinks.
Reversing Direction on a SimpleConnect WiFi Fan
If you have a Hunter SIMPLEconnect® WiFi® ceiling fan, you can change the ceiling fan direction by using the push button reverse on the remote, toggling the ceiling fan direction option in the SIMPLEconnect app, or by giving the command to reverse your ceiling fan direction through your smart home device.