Streets Of Paris Ceiling Fan - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you CAn't stand a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature through the use of your fan in the inverse direction. I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not get a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, simply too ignorant to think of using inverse in winter?
The heat unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the reduced levels of the rooms. But by the time this happens, it'll be quite hot at the ceiling level.
But imagine if there was a way to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heat unit would not have to work long and also the savings on our utility bill may be significant. The temperature would basically equalize at ceiling and floor levels, which means that the heat would not 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 the floor, afterward it'll come down vertically. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel back in toward the centre of the space.