Glass Lamp Shades For Ceiling Fans - Well "they," say that you aren't able to bear a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the reverse way. I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't get a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, only too stupid to consider using reverse in winter?
During winter, when you make use of the central heating system, the warm air coming out of 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. Until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced levels of the rooms, the heat unit runs. But from the time this happens, it will be quite hot at the ceiling level.
But imagine if there is a method to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the lower levels where we dwell. The heat unit wouldn't need to work long as well as the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft created by the ceiling fans will be too much for winter months. Until it hits on the floor, then it'll come down vertically. Now it is going to travel, at floor level, back in toward the middle of the space and then back up to the ceiling fan.