Large Oversized Ceiling Fans - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you aren't able to stand a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by utilizing your fan in the inverse direction. I wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't get a reverse button. The people who designed those fans, just too stupid to think of used inverse in winter?
During winter, when you utilize the central heating system, the warm air coming from 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 gradually work its way down toward floor amount. The heating unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms. But from the time this occurs, it will be quite hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there clearly was a solution to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we dwell. The heating unit would not have to work as long as well as the savings on our utility bill might be considerable. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning that the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's just reverse the ceiling fans and let the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it is going to go flat in all ways until it hits the walls. Until it hits the floor, then it'll come down vertically. Now it will travel, toward the middle of the area, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.