Tilghman Aged Bronze Ceiling Fan - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you cannot stand a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse way. I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't get a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, just too stupid to consider using inverse in winter?
The heat unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms. But by the time this happens, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
But what if there clearly was a method to get this hot air down to the lower levels where we reside. The heat unit wouldn't have to work long and also the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. This mixing would essentially equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft created by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's just reverse the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it will go flat in most ways until it hits the walls. Until it hits the floor, afterward it's going to come down. Now it'll travel, at floor level, back in toward the middle of the room and then back up to the ceiling fan.