Double Prop Ceiling Fans - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, only too stupid to consider using inverse in winter?
The heating unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms. However, from 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 off the ceiling, to the lower levels where we live. The heating unit wouldn't have to work as long and also the savings on our utility bill may be significant. The temperature would essentially equalize at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft made by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us only reverse the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it is going to go horizontal in most directions until it hits the walls. Until it hits on the floor, then it'll come down. Now it'll travel, toward the middle of the room, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.