Outdoor Flush Mount Ceiling Fan Without Light - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not have a reverse button. Were the individuals who designed those fans, simply too stupid to consider using reverse in winter?
During winter, when you make use of 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. Until the temperature is comfortable at the lower levels of the rooms, the heat unit runs. But from the time this occurs, it will be very hot in the ceiling level.
But imagine if there clearly was a strategy to get this hot air down to the lower levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heat unit would not have to work long as well as the savings on our utility bill could be considerable. The temperature would basically equalize at floor and ceiling 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. So someone else said "well, let's simply reverse the ceiling fans and allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it is going to go horizontal in most ways until it hits the walls. Then it'll come down until it hits the floor. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will go, toward the middle of the area, back in at floor level.