Pulley Style Ceiling Fans - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not have a reverse button. The individuals who designed those fans, just too dumb to consider used inverse in winter?
During winter, when you make use of 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 slowly work its way down toward floor level. The heating unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced levels of the rooms. But by the time this happens, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
But what if there clearly was a solution to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we reside. The heating unit would not need to work long and also the savings on our utility bill could be significant. The temperature would basically equalize at ceiling and floor levels, which means that the heat would not be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft developed by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Until it hits on the floor, then it'll come down vertically. Now it'll travel, toward the centre of the room, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.