Bathroom Ceiling Fan With Light And Heater - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you aren't able to stand a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature through the use of your fan in the reverse direction. I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't get a reverse button. The people that designed those fans, only too ignorant to think about used reverse in winter?
The heat unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms. But from the time this occurs, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
But what if there is a method to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heat unit wouldn't need to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill may be significant. This mixing would essentially equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft produced by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's only reverse the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it will go horizontal in most directions until it hits the walls. Until it hits the floor, afterward it'll come down. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, at floor level, back in toward the middle of the space.