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Ceiling Fan FAQ's

Q: Which direction should ceiling fans spin in the summer?

A: Rotate your fans in a counterclockwise direction to push the air down, creating a wind chill effect. Conversely, clockwise motion pulls cooler air up, which displaces the warmer air that is usually trapped near the ceiling. For additional info please refer to our Ceiling Fan Buying Guide.

Q: Are ceiling fans energy efficient?

A: Ceiling fans work best to supplement the HVAC system in your home, thus saving you energy. Ideally you can run your furnace or air conditioning at a lower setting with a fan. The level of efficiency also depends on the blade pitch and the size of the motor. Steeper blade pitches need bigger motors to move through the air. They move more air, but the bigger motor uses more energy. Ceiling fans generally cost less to operate than an average incandescent light bulb. Shop our assortment of Energy Star rated fans for maximum energy savings. Remember that ceiling fans cool people, not rooms. So turn off the fan when you leave the room.

Q: Can you mount a ceiling fan on a sloped ceiling?

A: Some fans come equipped with a bracket adapter that makes them easier to mount on a sloped ceiling with downrods that help it clear the wall. You'll still want to make sure your fan is the ideal 8 feet above the floor. If they don't have the adapter, they can't mount on a sloped ceiling.

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