Harbor Breeze Leaf Blade Ceiling Fan - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't get a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, simply too dumb to consider 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 gradually work its way down toward floor level. Until the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. However, by the time this happens, it'll be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there is a way to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we dwell. The heating unit wouldn't have to work as long and the savings on our utility bill could be substantial. This mix would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft created by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Then it will come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, toward the center of the space, back in at floor level.