Velo Ceiling Fan Hugger - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, only too stupid to think about using reverse 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 assemble at the ceiling level and slowly 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 happens, it'll be quite hot at the ceiling level.
But what if there was a method to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we dwell. The heating unit wouldn't need to work long and also the savings on our utility bill may be significant. The temperature would basically equalize at ceiling and floor levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft made by the ceiling fans will be too much for winter months. Until it hits on the floor, afterward it's going to come down vertically. Now it'll travel, toward the center of the space, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.
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