Soccer Ball Ceiling Fan - 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 it is possible to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse way. I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not get a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, just too dumb to think about using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you make use of 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 in the ceiling level and slowly work its way down toward floor amount. The heating unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the low amounts of the rooms. However, by the time this occurs, it'll be quite hot in the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there is a method to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit wouldn't have to work long and the savings on our utility bill might be considerable. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft made by the ceiling fans could 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 is going to go flat in most ways until it hits the walls. Until it hits on the floor, afterward it's going to come down. Now it'll travel back in toward the centre of the area and then back up to the ceiling fan.