One Blade Ceiling Fan - Well "they," say that you CAn't withstand a draft during winter months, but that it is possible to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the reverse direction. I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, just too stupid to consider using reverse in winter?
During winter, when you utilize 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 amount. The heating unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the low amounts of the rooms. However, from the time this happens, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, what if there is a solution to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the lower levels where we reside. The heating unit wouldn't have to work long and also the savings on our utility bill may be significant. The temperature would basically equalize at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft created by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Until it hits the floor, then it's going to come down vertically. Now it'll travel, at floor level, back in toward the middle of the space and then back up to the ceiling fan.