Variable Speed Control Switch For Ceiling Fan - Well "they," say that you CAn't withstand a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature through the use of your fan in the inverse direction. I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not get a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, only too ignorant to think about using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you utilize 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, by the time this occurs, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, what if there clearly was a solution to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the lower levels where we reside. The heat unit wouldn't have to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill might be substantial. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us only turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it is going to go horizontal in all ways until it hits the walls. Then it will come down until it hits on the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, at floor level, back in toward the middle of the space.