Design Rooms With 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 through the use of your fan in the inverse direction. I wondered why the older ceiling fans did not get a reverse button. The people that designed those fans, only too stupid to think about used inverse in winter?
The heating unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms. But by the time this occurs, it will be quite hot at the ceiling level.
But what if there was a way to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the low levels where we reside. The heating unit wouldn't have to work as long and also the savings on our utility bill could be substantial. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft developed by the ceiling fans will 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. Then it's going to come down until it hits on the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, toward the middle of the area, back in at floor level.