Crystal Chandelier Light Kit For Ceiling Fan - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't get a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, just too dumb to think of 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 level. Until the temperature is comfortable at the lower amounts of the rooms, the heat unit runs. However, by the time this occurs, it will be quite hot at the ceiling level.
However, what if there was a solution to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we reside. The heat unit wouldn't have to work long and also the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. The temperature would basically equalize at floor and ceiling levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft created by the ceiling fans will be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's just reverse the ceiling fans and let the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go horizontal in most directions until it hits the walls. Afterward it will come down until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel back in toward the center of the space.