Chandelier Ceiling Fan Combo - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you aren't able to stand 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 older ceiling fans didn't get a reverse button. The people who designed those fans, only too dumb to think of used inverse in winter?
Until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced amounts of the rooms, the heating unit runs. But by the time this happens, it'll be very hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there is a strategy to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit would not need to work long and also the savings on our utility bill might be considerable. This mix would essentially equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft developed by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's only reverse the ceiling fans and let the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go flat in all directions until it hits the walls. Until it hits the floor, then it'll come down. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel back in toward the center of the room.