Ceiling Extractor Fan For Shower Room - What's 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. Were the people who designed those fans, simply too ignorant to think about using reverse in winter?
During winter, when you employ 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 build in the ceiling level and slowly work its way down toward floor level. The heat unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms. However, by the time this happens, 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 reside. The heat unit wouldn't need to work long and the savings on our utility bill could be substantial. The temperature would basically equalize at ceiling and floor levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft developed by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Afterward it'll come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, toward the center of the area, back in at floor level.