Napoli Ceiling Fan Light - Well "they," say that you aren't able to withstand a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by utilizing your fan in the reverse direction. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, simply too ignorant to consider using reverse in winter?
Until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced levels of the rooms, the heat unit runs. However, by the time this occurs, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there was a strategy to get this hot air down to the low levels where we reside. The heat unit wouldn't have to work long as well as the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. This mix would basically equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft developed by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's simply reverse the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it will go horizontal in all directions until it hits the walls. Then it's going to come down until it hits the floor. Now it is going to travel, toward the center of the room, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.