In spaces with ceilings low or tall, fans work winter, spring, summer or fall.
Why We Love Fans
There's no question that we are real fans of fans. After all, there's no better way to maximize both your comfort and your energy cost dollar. In the summer, ceiling fans add refreshing circulation and can speed up the spread of cool air from an a/c unit. In the winter, that same circulation helps draw heat down from the ceiling and evenly distribute it throughout a space. As wonderfully energy efficient as they are, today's modern fans also make eye-catching design elements. A wide range of design styles--from ultra-contemporary to restoration fans to tropical ceiling fans--means you're sure to find a fan that suits your taste perfectly.
Where Fans Go Best
Ceiling fans are especially useful in spaces where people are apt to linger and relax, and will make them even more comfortable. As such, they are especially valuable in living rooms and dining rooms. In rooms with lower ceilings, such as the bedroom, use hugger ceiling fans or decorative floor fans or table fans. (In any of these spaces, if you need more ambient light as well as circulation, consider choosing a ceiling fan with light.)
Other Great Options
Fans are just as useful outdoors as they are inside. In porches, patios and gazebos, outdoor ceiling fans create comforting breezes when they're otherwise lacking. Indoors or out, the streamlined look of contemporary ceiling fans adds a sense of speed to modern decor. And if energy efficiency is your thing, the innovation of DC motor technology makes DC ceiling fans even more efficient. If you are wondering how to choose a ceiling fan, be sure to checkout our Fan Buyer's Guide for tips and commonly asked questions.