Stained Glass Ceiling Fan Lamp Shades - Well "they," say that you CAn't stand a draft during winter months, but that it is possible to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse direction. I wondered why the older ceiling fans did not have a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, just too dumb to consider using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you apply the central heating system, the warm air coming from the registers, in each room, will naturally rise and because the registers are up high already, the hot air will build at the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor amount. The heating unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced amounts of the rooms. However, from the time this happens, it'll be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, what if there is a solution to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we reside. The heating unit would not need to work long and also the savings on our utility bill might be significant. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning the heat would not be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft developed by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Then it's going to come down until it hits on the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, toward the centre of the area, back in at floor level.