Getting your ceiling fan to spin in the direction you want can be done quickly and easily on many models. First, you’ll want to determine which way the fan is actually going. The best way to do this is to stand directly underneath it while it’s spinning slowly and watch which direction the blades are turning. Once you’ve figured out which way it’s going, you’ll know whether to switch it so it has either the cooling or warming effect you want to save power (the latter of which can be great for the winter).
If you find you need to switch the direction, first turn the fan off and ensure that it’s completely still. Then, look at the motor housing in the center of the fan to find a switch. If your fan has one, you can flip it to change the spinning direction of the blades. Once switched, turn the fan back on to make sure it’s spinning the way you want (via Home Depot). If you enjoy using this ceiling fan trick, you may want to invest in a remote-control fan or a fan with a wall switch to get the most out of it.