Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Broke - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not get a reverse button. The people who designed those fans, only too ignorant to think of used inverse in winter?
During winter, when you employ 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 amount. The heat unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms. However, by the time this happens, it'll be quite hot at the ceiling level.
However, what if there is a way to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the low levels where we reside. The heat unit wouldn't have to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill could be significant. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft created by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us only reverse the ceiling fans and let the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it is going to go flat in most directions 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 center of the room.