Minka Aire Ceiling Fan Light Bulb - Well "they," say that you aren't able to withstand a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse direction. I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not get a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, simply too stupid to think about using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you use 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 assemble 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. But by the time this happens, it'll be very hot at the ceiling level.
But what if there clearly was a solution to get this hot air down to the lower levels where we live. The heat unit wouldn't need to work long and the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's simply reverse the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go flat in most ways until it hits the walls. Until it hits the floor, then it's going to come down. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, at floor level, back in toward the centre of the room.