Alpha Ufo Ceiling Fan - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you aren't able to withstand a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by utilizing your fan in the inverse direction. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not get a reverse button. The people that designed those fans, just too stupid to think of used inverse in winter?
During winter, when you make use of 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 level. Until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced amounts of the rooms, the heating unit runs. However, by the time this happens, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, what if there was a method to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we dwell. The heating unit would not need to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. This mix would essentially equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that 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 let the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it is going to go horizontal in most ways until it hits the walls. Then it'll come down until it hits on the floor. Now it is going to go back in toward the centre of the space and then back up to the ceiling fan.