High Tech Looking Ceiling Fans - Well "they," say that you CAn't withstand a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature by utilizing your fan in the reverse way. I wondered why the older ceiling fans did not get a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, just too dumb to consider using reverse in winter?
Before the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. But from the time this occurs, it'll be quite hot in the ceiling level.
But what if there is a solution to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit wouldn't have to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill could be substantial. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft made by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's just reverse the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go flat in all ways until it hits the walls. Afterward it'll come down until it hits on the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, toward the center of the space, back in at floor level.