Hunter Polished Brass Ceiling Fan Light Kit - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the older ceiling fans did not have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, just too dumb to think about using reverse in winter?
Before the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. But from the time this happens, 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 heating unit wouldn't have to work long and the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. This mix would basically equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft developed by the ceiling fans will be too much for winter months. Afterward it will come down 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.