Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan Remote Receiver - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't have a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, simply too ignorant to consider using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you employ 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 level. The heating unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced levels of the rooms. But by the time this occurs, it'll be very hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there is a solution to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit would not have to work as long and the savings on our utility bill might be substantial. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning that the heat would not be squandered keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said that the draft created by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. Until it hits on the floor, afterward it'll come down. Now it is going to go, toward the middle of the area, back in at floor level and then back up to the ceiling fan.