Vintage Industrial Ceiling Fan With Light - I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not get a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, only too stupid to think of using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you use 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 in the ceiling level and slowly work its way down toward floor level. Before the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms, the heat unit runs. But by the time this occurs, it will be quite 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 dwell. The heat unit wouldn't have to work long and the savings on our utility bill may be considerable. The temperature would basically equalize at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft made by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's only turn the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it is going to go horizontal in most ways until it hits the walls. Afterward it'll come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it is going to go, toward the center of the area, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.