Sometimes we are not aware of the appliances we have at home. A fan is a useful tool both in summer and winter and can be the best ally. It is only necessary to move a piece to make it possible for the ceiling fan direction switch.

How to change the direction of the ceiling fan without a switch?

The first thing to do before you start looking at how to change the direction of your ceiling fan is to turn it off and wait for it to come to a complete stop. Depending on the model, you will have several options to change the direction. 

Chain fans

Fans with drag chains have a fan reversing switch that you will use to change direction. Here are the steps to follow.

  • Turn the fan off and allow it to come to a complete stop.
  • Locate the fan switch on the fan body or light fixture.
  • Slide the switch in the opposite direction.
  • Turn the fan back on; replace the light glass that you had to remove to get to the fan switch.

Kits are available with receivers to convert your chain fan to the remote control.

Changing the direction of ceiling fans with remote controls

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Fans with remote controls have an innovative push-button reversing option that makes it easy to change the direction of the ceiling fan without having to do it manually with a ladder. Just make sure your remote control is paired with your ceiling fan.

  • Turn the fan off and let it come to a complete stop.
  • Press and hold the fan button on the remote control. The light on the remote will flash when you get it.
  • Turn the fan back on.

Changing the direction of smart home ceiling fans

There are ceiling fans that can be operated from a smartphone, tablet, or voice.

  • Turn the fan off and let it come to a complete stop.
  • Activate the ceiling fan direction option in the app or use a voice command to reverse the direction of your ceiling fan on your smart devices such as Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant.
  • Turn the fan back on (via the app or voice command).

 Which direction should you turn your ceiling fan in summer and winter?

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Changing the direction of your ceiling fan according to the season is one of the easiest ways to get the most out of your ceiling fan.

In the summer, the fan spins counterclockwise (anti-clockwise) to push cool air down to the floor and direct the breeze, feel cooler. In winter, the fan direction rotating clockwise (clockwise) to create an updraft and circulate warm air around the room

We hope this information has been useful for both winter and summer and you know how to get the most out of this device.

Ceiling fan direction switch: Do-it-Yourself! was last modified: December 1st, 2022 by Vanessa Gallanti
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