Energy Star Outdoor Ceiling Fans With Light - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you cannot stand a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature by utilizing your fan in the reverse direction. I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not get a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, only too ignorant to think of using reverse in winter?
Before the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. However, by the time this happens, it'll be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there was a method to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit wouldn't have to work long as well as the savings on our utility bill may be significant. The temperature would basically equalize at ceiling and floor levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft made by the ceiling fans will be too much for winter months. Until it hits on the floor, afterward it will come down. Now it's going to travel back in toward the centre of the space and then back up to the ceiling fan.