Unusual Ceiling Fan Light Kit - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you CAn't withstand a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature through the use of your fan in the inverse direction. I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not have a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, only too ignorant to think about using inverse in winter?
Until the temperature is comfortable at the lower amounts of the rooms, the heating unit runs. However, from the time this happens, it will be quite hot at the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there clearly was a way to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit would not need to work long and the savings on our utility bill could be substantial. This mix would essentially equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning the heat would not be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft created by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. Until it hits the floor, then it's going to come down vertically. Now it will travel back in toward the center of the area and then back up to the ceiling fan.