Ceiling Fans For Cottages - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you CAn't bear a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature through the use of your fan in the reverse way. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't get a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, simply too stupid to think about using reverse in winter?
The heating unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced amounts of the rooms. But from the time this happens, it'll be quite hot at the ceiling level.
But imagine if there was a solution to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit would not need to work long and the savings on our utility bill may be significant. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, meaning the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft made by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Then it'll come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it is going to go, toward the middle of the space, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.