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After experiencing the national record-breaking temperature in June, you may want to stay cool indoors-installing a ceiling fan will help. In our guide to the best cooling fans, experts tell us that when our body temperature is higher than the indoor air, "heat will be transferred to the surrounding air", which makes us feel very hot. "A fan can take away heat from the air and effectively cool you down," explains Sabina Rebis, a physician at Yale New Haven Health Center.
There are many forms of cooling fans on the market, including tower fans and window sashes. Ceiling fans are another good choice: as the name suggests, these fans are permanently installed on indoor or outdoor ceilings. Some models are equipped with functions such as light bulbs and cables. Other ceiling fans have multiple speed settings or have remote controls. To help you discover some valuable options, we have collected seven top ceiling fans to meet various needs.
In addition to shopping readers' favorite stores such as Wayfair and Bed Bath & Beyond, well-known retailers such as Wal-Mart, Amazon and Target also sell ceiling fans. Popular home improvement stores such as Lowe's, ACE Hardware and The Home Depot, and furniture stores such as West Elm and Pottery Barn also have ceiling fans.
This ceiling fan topped our list for several reasons, the most notable being that it can be used indoors or outdoors. In addition to the convenient remote control with adjustable LED bulb and speed, this fan can also be installed in two positions: standard position and angular position. If you want to change the appearance of the fan from a light color to a dark wood finish, this model is also equipped with reversible blades. It has an average rating of 4 stars out of nearly 170 Lowe's reviews.
This ceiling fan costs less than $50 and is the most affordable option on our list. In addition to providing three speeds and zippers to turn the fan on or off, this ceiling fan also has a built-in LED light that you can use while working at home. It has an average rating of 4.7 stars and comes from more than 1,230 reviews on Amazon.
For those looking for a ceiling fan worth investing in, this option has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of more than 2,610 reviews from Home Depot. Kensgrove ceiling fans are designed for indoor and outdoor use, with eight weather-resistant blades in black finish. It is also equipped with a dome-shaped LED light and is equipped with a battery-powered remote control that can control dimmable lights and nine fan speeds.
Honeywell is the favorite brand of shopping readers. This top indoor ceiling fan uses industrial patterns, chestnut leaves and bronze hardware. Honeywell claims that this fan is equipped with three dimmable LED lights and can last up to 25,000 hours. This ceiling fan includes a remote control with three speed settings and a dimmer. It has an average rating of 4.6 stars and comes from more than 4,050 reviews on Amazon.
This indoor ceiling fan has nearly 2,090 reviews on Wayfair, with an average rating of 4.8 stars. A favorite furniture store for shopping readers recommends using this fan in a medium-sized room that is approximately 12 feet x 14 feet. In addition to the dark wood veneer sports blade, it is also equipped with three light bulbs and a hood, as well as a zipper controller and remote control.
Harbor Breeze ceiling fans are the only models on our list that are made in multiple finishes: brushed nickel, bronze, matte black and white (currently out of stock). The Beach Creek model is equipped with three blades and a built-in LED frosted light. Your order also comes with a remote control that can turn on the fan, control three speed settings and turn on the lights. It is available in two sizes and has an average rating of 4.1 stars from more than 830 reviews on Lowe's.
According to Wayfair, Darby Home Co's ceiling fan is safe to use outdoors because it is made of durable materials that can handle getting wet. Given its size, retailers recommend that you use this ceiling fan in a small space. It comes in three colors-white, matte black, and Roman bronze with walnut blades-and has an average rating of 4.6 stars from more than 100 reviews on Wayfair.
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Nicole Saunders is the former deputy business editor of NBC News Select, covering health and lifestyle.
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