Dayton Industrial Ceiling Fans - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you aren't able to withstand a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature through the use of your fan in the inverse direction. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, simply too dumb to consider using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you make use of 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 at the ceiling level and slowly work its way down toward floor amount. Until the temperature is comfortable at the low amounts of the rooms, the heat unit runs. But from the time this happens, it'll be quite hot at the ceiling level.
But what if there clearly was a method to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the low levels where we reside. The heat unit would not have to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill may be substantial. This mix would basically equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft created by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's simply turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go horizontal in all ways until it hits the walls. Then it's going to come down vertically until it hits on the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, toward the middle of the room, back in at floor level.