Slow Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting - 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 utilizing your fan in the inverse way. I wondered why the older ceiling fans did not have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, simply too ignorant to think of using 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 in the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor amount. Until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced levels of the rooms, the heat unit runs. But by the time this happens, it will be very hot in the ceiling level.
But what if there was a strategy to get this hot air down to the low levels where we live. The heat unit wouldn't have to work long and also the savings on our utility bill may be considerable. This mix would essentially equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft created by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Until it hits on the floor, then it will come down. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel back in toward the centre of the space.