Ceiling Fan With Drum Shade Light Kit - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not have a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, only too stupid to consider using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you apply 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 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 from the time this occurs, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
But what if there was a way to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we live. 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 wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft developed by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. Then it's going to come down until it hits on the floor. Now it's going to travel, toward the center of the room, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.