Most Efficient Ceiling Fan Blade Design - Well "they," say that you cannot withstand a draft during winter months, but that you are able to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse direction. I always wondered why the ceiling fans that were older did not have a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, simply too ignorant to think about using inverse in winter?
The heating unit runs until the temperature is comfortable at the lower amounts of the rooms. But by the time this happens, it'll be very hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there clearly was a method to get this hot air down to the lower levels where we live. The heating unit would not need to work long and the savings on our utility bill may be considerable. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, meaning the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But someone said the draft produced by the ceiling fans could be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let us simply turn the ceiling fans and let the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it will go horizontal in most ways until it hits the walls. Then it'll come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, at floor level, back in toward the middle of the area.