Ceiling Fan Sloped Ceiling Adapter - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you CAn't stand a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the reverse way. 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 ignorant to think of using reverse 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 assemble in the ceiling level and slowly work its way down toward floor level. Before the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms, the heating unit runs. But from the time this occurs, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there was a method to get this hot air down to the low levels where we live. The heating unit wouldn't need to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill might be significant. This mixing would essentially equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning 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. Afterward it'll come down until it hits on the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, at floor level, back in toward the center of the space.