Lutron Ceiling Fan Light Dimmer - Well "they," say that you cannot stand a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse direction. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not get a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, only too stupid to think of 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 in the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor amount. The heat unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced amounts of the rooms. But by the time this happens, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
But what if there clearly was a method to get this hot air down to the lower levels where we live. The heat unit wouldn't have to work long and the savings on our utility bill might be significant. The temperature would basically equalize at floor and ceiling levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans will 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's going to come down. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go back in toward the middle of the space.