Rustic Ceiling Fans Lights - What's the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I wondered why the ceiling fans that were older didn't get a reverse button. The individuals who designed those fans, only too ignorant to think about used 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 assemble in the ceiling level and slowly work its way down toward floor level. The heating unit runs before the temperature is comfortable at the reduced amounts of the rooms. But from the time this happens, it will be very hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there is a way to get this hot air down off the ceiling, to the low levels where we live. The heating unit would not have to work long and the savings on our utility bill might be substantial. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at ceiling and floor levels, which means that the heat would not be wasted keeping the ceilings warm.
But then someone said that the draft developed by the ceiling fans would be too much for winter months. So someone else said "well, let's only turn the ceiling fans and let the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it'll go flat in most ways until it hits the walls. Afterward it's going to come down vertically until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go back in toward the middle of the space.