Hunter Ceiling Fan Schoolhouse Light - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the older ceiling fans did not get a reverse button. The individuals who designed those fans, simply too dumb to think about used inverse in winter?
During winter, when you employ 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 at the ceiling level and slowly work its way down toward floor level. Until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced amounts of the rooms, the heat unit runs. However, from the time this occurs, it'll be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there is a method to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we reside. The heat unit would not need to work as long and also the savings on our utility bill may be significant. The temperature would essentially equalize at ceiling and floor levels, meaning that the heat would not be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Then it's going to come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it'll travel, toward the center of the area, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.