Monte Carlo Micro Ceiling Fan - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you cannot bear a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the reverse way. I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not get a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, just too dumb to consider using 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 in the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor level. The heat unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms. However, by the time this happens, it'll be very hot in the ceiling level.
However, what if there is a way to get this hot air down to the lower levels where we live. The heat unit would not need to work as long and also the savings on our utility bill might be considerable. The temperature would basically equalize at ceiling and floor levels, which means that the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft produced by the ceiling fans will be too much for winter months. Until it hits on the floor, afterward it's going to come down. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, at floor level, back in toward the center of the area.