Oversized Ceiling Fan Canopy - Well "they," say that you CAn't stand a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the reverse way. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, simply too dumb to think of using reverse in winter?
Before the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. However, from the time this happens, it'll 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 dwell. The heating unit wouldn't need to work as long and the savings on our utility bill might be substantial. The temperature would basically equalize at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft created by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. Then it'll come down vertically until it hits on the floor. Now it will go, at floor level, back in toward the center of the area and then back up to the ceiling fan.