Lapa Ceiling Fan White - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't get a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, just too dumb to consider using reverse in winter?
During winter, when you apply 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 heating unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the low amounts of the rooms. But from the time this occurs, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
But what if there was a way to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we reside. The heating unit would not need to work long as well as the savings on our utility bill might be significant. The temperature would basically equalize at ceiling and floor levels, meaning the heat would not be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft created by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us just reverse the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go flat in all ways until it hits the walls. Until it hits the floor, then it will come down. Now it is going to go back in toward the centre of the area and then back up to the ceiling fan.