Hunter Ceiling Fan Extension Rods - What 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 you can equalize the air temperature by utilizing your fan in the inverse way. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, simply too dumb to think of using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you use 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 assemble at the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor level. The heat unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the low amounts of the rooms. However, by the time this occurs, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there was a strategy to get this hot air down to the lower levels where we live. The heat unit wouldn't have to work as long and the savings on our utility bill may be substantial. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft developed by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us simply turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it is going to go flat in most ways until it hits the walls. Then it will come down vertically until it hits on the floor. Now it is going to travel, at floor level, back in toward the middle of the space and then back up to the ceiling fan.