The direction of your Kichler ceiling fan should be changed in the opposite direction in winter in order to move warm air around, as opposed to cooling. We need both hot warm and cool air to maintain the temperature of the room. While in summer, the fan runs in a counter-clockwise direction to provide cool and breezy effects in the air. So, you need to make sure that the direction of the blades gets changed as per the condition of the climate outside.
You’ll need to use the reverse switch for your ceiling fan, in order for it to change direction. Some ceiling fans have a normal switch on the light board while some ceiling fans are operated by cords or pull chains hanging around the center of the assembly. You need to pull the cord to adjust its functionality or can also switch the ceiling fan to reverse directly from there.
Don’t make any effort in stopping the fan blades with your hand or you will cause damage to your hands. It will not take much time to stop completely and that’s why waiting for a few seconds can be a good option to proceed with the work further.
You will need to find the switch of your ceiling fan that reverses the blade’s direction. If we talk about conventional ceiling fans, then there is always a switch around the cord that you can press and reverse the direction of the blades. But if you have a modern ceiling fan, then you will just need to use the switch on the remote control. Press the button, and reverse the blade’s direction.
Pushing the switch will change the direction of the blades in the opposite direction. In general, ceiling fans work most of the time for summer and we need to change their direction for winter only. Apart from that, some agencies or companies also recommend all the users run the fan slow in the opposite direction, especially in winters to save on utility bills.