Colored Ceiling Fan Light Shades - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't get a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, just too ignorant 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 in the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor level. Until the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms, the heat unit runs. However, from the time this occurs, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there is a way to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heat unit wouldn't have to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill could be significant. This mixing would essentially equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us just turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it is going to go flat in all ways until it hits the walls. Then it's going to come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, at floor level, back in toward the center of the space.