Southwest Style Ceiling Fans With Lights - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not get a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, simply too ignorant to think of using reverse in winter?
During winter, when you employ 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 amount. The heat unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the low levels of the rooms. However, from the time this occurs, it'll be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, what if there clearly was a way to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heat unit wouldn't have to work long and also the savings on our utility bill might be significant. This mix would essentially equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Then it'll come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it's going to go, at floor level, back in toward the centre of the area and then back up to the ceiling fan.