Top ceiling fans to help you beat the heat

Keep your cool indoors or out with these quiet, efficient home appliances.

living room with a ceiling fan
Take one of these fans for a spin.Helen Shi via Unsplash

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.

Hunter Fan Company Builder Deluxe Ceiling Fan
For maximum cool.Amazon

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.

Harbor Breeze Mazon Ceiling Fan
For modern home design.Amazon

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.

Westinghouse Lighting 7214100 Harmony Ceiling Fan
Makes a statement.Amazon

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.

Honeywell Belmar Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan
For any space.Amazon

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.