Flyte Ceiling Fan With Light - What is the reason for having a reverse button on ceiling fans? Well "they," say that you aren't able to bear a draft during winter months, but that it is possible to equalize the air temperature by using your fan in the inverse way. I always wondered why the older ceiling fans did not get a reverse button. Were the people who designed those fans, only too ignorant to think about using inverse in winter?
During winter, when you utilize 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 at the ceiling level and gradually work its way down toward floor amount. Until the temperature is comfortable at the reduced amounts of the rooms, the heating unit runs. But by the time this happens, it'll be very hot at the ceiling level.
But what if there is a solution to get this hot air down to the low levels, off the ceiling where we live. The heating unit wouldn't have to work long and the savings on our utility bill might be significant. This mixing would basically equalize the temperature at floor and ceiling levels, meaning that the heat wouldn't 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 allow the air blow up until it hits the ceiling and then it will go horizontal in most ways until it hits the walls. Until it hits on the floor, then it's going to come down vertically. Now it then back up to the ceiling fan and will travel, toward the centre of the room, back in at floor level.