Reverse Your Fans

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Clockwise. Now's the time to reverse your ceiling fan's rotation for winter. Flip the switch at the base so that the blades rotate clockwise (that's when you're looking up at it from below). Bob Vila recommends it. So does Martha Stewart...

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By switching your fan's rotation seasonally, you can save 10-15% on your heating bill and as much as 40% on your cooling bill in the summer. We switched ours this weekend, even though it's been unexpectedly warm.

Here's AT's reminder for the summer counterclockwise setting: Reverse Your Fans

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.