Fantasia Mayfair Ceiling Fan With Lights - What exactly is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you CAn't bear a draft during winter months, but that you can equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the reverse direction. I wondered why the older ceiling fans didn't get a reverse button. Were the people that designed those fans, just too stupid to consider using reverse in winter?
The heat unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the low amounts of the rooms. However, from the time this occurs, it'll be very hot at the ceiling level.
However, imagine if there is a solution to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we dwell. The heat unit wouldn't need to work as long and the savings on our utility bill may be substantial. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, meaning the heat wouldn't be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft created by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's just turn the ceiling fans and let the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go flat in most directions until it hits the walls. Afterward it'll come down until it hits the floor. Now it is going to go, at floor level, back in toward the centre of the space and then back up to the ceiling fan.