Ceiling Fan Air Conditioner Combo - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you cannot bear a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse direction. I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not get a reverse button. The people who designed those fans, simply too ignorant to consider used inverse in winter?
During winter, when you apply 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 level. Until the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. However, by the time this occurs, it will be quite hot at the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there was a way to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we reside. The heating unit wouldn't have to work long as well as the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's simply turn the ceiling fans and let the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it will go horizontal in all ways until it hits the walls. Until it hits the floor, then it'll come down vertically. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, at floor level, back in toward the centre of the space.