Harbor Breeze Dual Motor Ceiling Fan - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you CAn't bear a draft during winter months, but that it is possible to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the reverse direction. I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not get a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, simply too stupid to think of using reverse in winter?
The heating unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the reduced amounts of the rooms. But from the time this occurs, it'll be very hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there was a way to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the lower levels where we reside. The heating unit wouldn't need to work as long and the savings on our utility bill could be substantial. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft made by the ceiling fans will be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us simply turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go horizontal in most ways until it hits the walls. Afterward it'll come down until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, toward the center of the room, back in at floor level.