Jellyfish Ceiling Fan Quorum - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't get a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, only too ignorant to consider using inverse 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 build in the ceiling level and slowly work its way down toward floor level. Until the temperature is comfortable at the lower amounts of the rooms, the heat unit runs. But by the time this occurs, it will be very hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there clearly was a way to get this hot air down to the lower levels where we reside. The heat unit wouldn't need to work as long and also the savings on our utility bill might be considerable. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us only turn the ceiling fans and let the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go flat in all ways until it hits the walls. Then it'll come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go back in toward the middle of the room.