Small Room Ceiling Fan Size - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you CAn't withstand a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by utilizing your fan in the inverse direction. I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't have a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, simply too dumb to think about using inverse in winter?
The heat unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the low amounts of the rooms. However, from the time this happens, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
However, what if there clearly was a way to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heat unit would not have to work long and the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft developed by the ceiling fans will 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, at floor level, back in toward the center of the space.