Hunter Original Outdoor Ceiling Fans - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't have a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, just too stupid to think of using reverse in winter?
During winter, when you utilize 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 assemble at the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor amount. The heat unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the lower amounts of the rooms. But from the time this happens, it will be quite hot at the ceiling level.
But imagine if there is a way to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we reside. The heat unit would not have to work long and the savings on our utility bill may be considerable. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft developed by the ceiling fans will be too much for winter months. Until it hits the floor, then it's going to come down vertically. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, toward the centre of the room, back in at floor level.