Small Modern Ceiling Fans - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not get a reverse button. The people who designed those fans, only too dumb to think of used reverse in winter?
During winter, when you utilize 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 at the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor level. Until the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms, the heat unit runs. But by the time this occurs, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
But what if there was a method to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heat unit wouldn't need to work long as well as the savings on our utility bill might be considerable. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, which means 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 only turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it is going to go horizontal in all ways until it hits the walls. Then it will come down until it hits on the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, toward the centre of the room, back in at floor level.