Gyro Ceiling Fans Outdoor - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't have a reverse button. The people that designed those fans, simply too dumb to consider used reverse in winter?
During winter, when you employ 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 build at the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor level. The heat unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the low amounts of the rooms. But by the time this happens, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
But imagine if there is a solution to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the lower levels where we live. The heat unit wouldn't have to work long and the savings on our utility bill could be significant. The temperature would essentially equalize at ceiling and floor levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft created by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. Then it will come down until it hits on the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, at floor level, back in toward the center of the space.