Different Types Of Ceiling Fan Mounts - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you aren't able to withstand a draft during winter months, but that it is possible to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse direction. I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't get a reverse button. The people that designed those fans, just too ignorant to think about used inverse in winter?
During winter, when you utilize the central heating system, the warm air coming out of 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 amount. The heating unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the reduced amounts of the rooms. However, from the time this occurs, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, what if there was a solution to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the low levels where we reside. 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 floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft developed by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's just reverse the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it will go flat in all directions until it hits the walls. Afterward it's going to come down vertically until it hits 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.