Mercer White Ceiling Fan - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not have a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, only too ignorant to think of using reverse in winter?
Until the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. But from the time this occurs, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there was a way to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we dwell. The heating unit would not have to work long and the savings on our utility bill might be considerable. This mixing would essentially equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat would not be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft made by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us only turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go horizontal in most ways until it hits the walls. Afterward it will come down vertically until it hits on the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel back in toward the centre of the area.