Zonix Wet Location Ceiling Fan - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not have a reverse button. The people that designed those fans, just too stupid to think about used reverse in winter?
During winter, when you utilize 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 in the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor amount. The heating unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the reduced levels of the rooms. But from the time this happens, it will be very hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there is a strategy to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit wouldn't need to work as long and also the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft created by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. Until it hits on the floor, then it'll come down. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel back in toward the centre of the area.