Hunter Light Fixtures Ceiling Fans - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you aren't able to bear a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse way. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not have a reverse button. The people who designed those fans, only too ignorant to think about used inverse in winter?
The heating unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms. But from the time this occurs, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
But what if there clearly was a solution to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit would not have to work long and the savings on our utility bill could be substantial. The temperature would basically equalize at ceiling and floor levels, meaning the heat would not be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft made by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us only turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it will go flat in most directions until it hits the walls. Afterward it will come down until it hits on the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, toward the center of the area, back in at floor level.