High Velocity Ceiling Fans - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't get a reverse button. The people that designed those fans, only too dumb to think of used inverse in winter?
During winter, when you apply the central heating system, the warm air coming out of the registers, in each room, will naturally rise and because the registers are up high already, the hot air will build at the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor level. The heat unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms. But from the time this occurs, it will be very hot at the ceiling level.
But what if there is a method to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the lower levels where we live. The heat unit wouldn't have to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill might be considerable. This mix would essentially equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said the draft made by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Then it will come down until it hits on 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.