How to change direction of a Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan

Changing the direction of your Monte Carlo fan is essential. You'll want to accomplish this at the beginning of the seasons. When winter starts, or when summer starts, you'll want to be able to change the direction of the fan in order to save money on energy bills. A Monte Carlo fan can help to improve circulation of air in the home or business. In the summer months, less air conditioning will be required in order to cool the area. Comparatively, less heat will be needed in the winter to heat that same area.

Older fans may unfortunately not always have a reverse function. Even still, just because you have a newer fan does not mean there is a reverse switch either. You'll want to always check before making a fan purchase, if there is the ability to reverse the fan. While it may sound like a simple thing, it's not always the case that a reverse function or switch is present.

Ceiling Fan Direction
Were you aware that changing the direction of your fan in the winter or summer months will help to conserve energy, and cut down on energy costs?

You'll be able to locate the reverse switch on the fan motor, or on the housing. It may be located inside the switch housing or the switch cup. Flip the switch in order to change the direction. If you don't find a switch on the motor housing and there's no working function for it on the remote, then you may have a fan that does not reverse. Refer to the manual for your Monte Carlo fan in order to confirm.

Here's a step by step on changing the direction of your Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan:

  • Shut off the ceiling fan and wait for the blades to come to a complete stop
  • Using a ladder or step stool to reach the motor housing, locate the direction switch
  • Flip the switch in the opposite direction
  • Step down and turn the ceiling fan back on
  • Verify the ceiling fan blades are moving in the right direction