Galvanized Metal Outdoor Ceiling Fans - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't have a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, just too ignorant to think about using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you use 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 assemble in the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor level. Until the temperature is comfortable at the low amounts of the rooms, the heat unit runs. However, by the time this happens, it'll be quite hot in the ceiling level.
However, what if there was a solution to get this hot air down to the lower levels where we reside. The heat unit wouldn't have to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill might be considerable. This mix would basically equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's just turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go horizontal in most ways until it hits the walls. Afterward it'll come down until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel back in toward the centre of the area.