Remote Control Outdoor Ceiling Fans With Lights - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the older ceiling fans did not have a reverse button. The people who designed those fans, simply too ignorant to think about used inverse in winter?
During winter, when you use 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 build in the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor level. The heat unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms. But by the time this occurs, it'll be quite hot in the ceiling level.
But what if there is a method to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the lower levels where we live. The heat unit would not have to work long and the savings on our utility bill might be substantial. This mixing would basically 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 the draft made by the ceiling fans will be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's simply 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 directions until it hits the walls. Until it hits on the floor, then it's going to come down. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, at floor level, back in toward the middle of the room.