Cirque Ceiling Fan With Light - 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 it is possible to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse direction. I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not have a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, only too stupid to think about using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you apply 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 build in the ceiling level and slowly work its way down toward floor amount. Before the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. But by the time this occurs, it will be very hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there was a strategy to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit would not need to work long and the savings on our utility bill could be significant. This mix would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning that the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft created by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us only turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it will go horizontal in all directions until it hits the walls. Then it's going to come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it will go, toward the center of the area, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.