Top ceiling fans to help you beat the heat
Keep your cool indoors or out with these quiet, efficient home appliances.
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Air conditioners are expensive and evaporative coolers only work in certain environments. If you’re looking to cool down a room and add a pleasant breeze, ceiling fans are tried-and-true tools. They help circulate air through the house quietly and efficiently, making summer days and nights that much more comfortable. What’s more, ceiling fans are available in a near endless variety of styles and colors, and they can fit into almost any decor with ease. Here are four that blew us away.
This five-blade fan measures a healthy 52 inches to deliver powerful air flow. It features a multi-speed, reversible motor so you can switch to updraft mode during the winter months. It’s controlled by a pull-chain, and the height can be adjusted to ensure proper distance from the ceiling upon installation. The Builder Deluxe includes an LED kit housed inside toffee-colored glass with dimmable bulbs.
This sleek flush-mounted ceiling fan comes in a brushed nickel finish to fit any modern decor. The three-blade, 44-inch design provides air flow to accommodate rooms up to 100 square-feet, all in a compact package. The three-speed, reversible motor is activated via the convenient remote control unit, and integrated lighting can illuminate a room or be dimmed for ambience.
If you’re looking for something more than a little different, the Harmony ceiling fan features two 48-inch blades that sweep dramatically back for a striking, sculptural look. Despite it’s odd design, the fan can move enough air for a 225 square-foot room, and features a reverse function for both summer and winter use. The built-in, dimmable LED light kit is protected by frosted glass.
This five-blade, 52-inch fan from Honeywell is ETL damp-rated for use with patios, covered porches, gazebos, and other protected outdoor spaces. The quiet, reversible motor can run at three speeds. The Belmar features pull-chains to turn it on or off, but is also compatible with Honeywell remote controls.