Minka Aire Flyte Ceiling Fan Brushed Nickel - Well "they," say that you cannot withstand a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature through the use of your fan in the reverse way. I wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, only too stupid to think about using reverse in winter?
During winter, when you make use of 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 amount. Before the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms, the heat unit runs. However, from the time this occurs, it will be quite hot at the ceiling level.
However, what if there was a method to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we reside. The heat unit wouldn't need to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill may be significant. The temperature would essentially equalize at ceiling and floor levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft produced by the ceiling fans will be too much for winter months. Then it will come down vertically 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 area.