Southwestern Ceiling Fan Pulls - What's 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 using your fan in the inverse way. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, only too ignorant to think of using inverse in winter?
Until the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. However, from the time this occurs, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there was a solution to get this hot air down to the low levels where we reside. The heating unit wouldn't have to work as long and also the savings on our utility bill may be significant. This mix would basically equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft made by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. Until it hits the floor, then it'll come down vertically. Now it is going to go, toward the center of the space, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.