Ceiling Fan Remote Kit With Reverse - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not have a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, simply too ignorant to consider using reverse in winter?
During winter, when you use 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 in the ceiling level and slowly work its way down toward floor amount. The heat unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced levels of the rooms. However, by the time this happens, it will be very hot in the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there is a method to get this hot air down to the low levels where we dwell. The heat unit wouldn't have to work as long and also the savings on our utility bill may be significant. The temperature would essentially equalize at ceiling and floor levels, which means that the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft produced by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us simply 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 on the floor, afterward it will come down vertically. Now it'll go back in toward the middle of the space and then back up to the ceiling fan.