32. Use the reverse switch, located on the side of the
fan, to optimize your fan for seasonal performance
Using a ceiling fan will allow you to raise your
thermostat in the summer and lower your
thermostat in the winter without sacrificing comfort.
Important: Wait for the fan to stop before moving
the reverse switch. The reverse switch must be set
either completely left or right in order for the fan to
function correctly. If the reverse switch is set in the
middle position, the fan will not operate.
33. In warmer weather, push the reverse switch left,
which will result in downward airflow creating a
wind chill effect (Fig. 33).
34. In cooler weather, push the reverse switch right
and the fan to low, which will result in upward airflow
that can help move stagnant, hot air off the ceiling
area. By mixing the air, the heat may not have to run
as often and may yield energy savings (Fig. 34).