Rustic Looking Outdoor Ceiling Fans - Well "they," say that you aren't able to bear a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature through the use of your fan in the reverse direction. I wondered why the older ceiling fans did not get a reverse button. The people who designed those fans, only too dumb to think of used reverse in winter?
During winter, when you make use of the central heating system, the warm air coming out of 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 gradually work its way down toward floor amount. Until the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. But by the time this happens, it will be very hot in the ceiling level.
But what if there clearly was a method to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the lower levels where we reside. The heating unit would not need to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill may be significant. This mix would essentially equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, meaning the heat would not be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft developed 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 is going to go horizontal in all ways until it hits the walls. Then it'll come down until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, at floor level, back in toward the middle of the room.