High Power Ceiling Exhaust Fan - Well "they," say that you CAn't stand a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by utilizing your fan in the reverse direction. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, only too stupid to think about using reverse in winter?
During winter, when you employ 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 assemble at the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor level. The heat unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the low amounts of the rooms. However, by the time this happens, it'll be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, what if there was a solution to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we reside. The heat unit would not need to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill may be substantial. This mixing would essentially equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning that the heat would not be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. Until it hits the floor, then it's going to come down vertically. Now it is going to go back in toward the centre of the room and then back up to the ceiling fan.