RUGGED IN RAIN
Evoking vintage seafaring style, the Minka Aire Rainman F582 can be used indoors or outdoors—even in wet locations. Handsome and rugged, it features stainless-steel hardware, 54‑inch blades, a caged light and a lifetime warranty. $450. (800) 375-3410; lightingdirect.com.
The motor heads on the stylish Matthews Acqua ceiling fan can be angled in 180-degree arcs for the most efficient air circulation. Finishes include polished chrome, brushed nickel or textured bronze. Comes with a three-speed remote control, a 50-watt light and a 20-inch down rod. $600. (877) 266-1144; pureairproducts.com.
Fill the room with island breezes courtesy of an Emerson St. Croix ceiling fan. With your choice of 44-inch or 52-inch blades, this handsome dual-motor fan can really move some air. Bonus: The motor has a lifetime warranty. Fan $999; blades $178 to $538; down rods $51 to $99. (877) 724-2326; emerson.lightingdirect.com.
NO BLADES, NO PROBLEM
Who says a fan has to have blades? Not the folks at Dyson. The company’s AM01 10-inch oscillating table fan provides a smooth flow of air, along with an attractive, radical design. Comes with dimmer switch control. $300. (866) 693-9766; dyson.com.
The Vornado 530B High Velocity Personal Fan is only 13 inches tall and weighs just 5 pounds, but its deep-pitched propeller churns air up to 65 feet away. Comes with three speed settings. $40. (800) 549-4505; sears.com.
Fans don’t have to look like fans any more—they can look like dogs, fish and even guitars. This elegant tropical fish fan by CC Home Furnishings looks like decorative art, but it contains a two speed, 30-watt motor to generate plenty of moving air. $107. (800) 609-9880; lnt.com.
The Sunpentown SF-1522 is a low-profile, 31-inch oscillating tower fan with a built-in night light, so you’ll keep your cool whether you’re sleeping or making a midnight bathroom run. It also features three speed settings and a two-hour auto-off timer. $44. (800) 201-7575; amazon.com.
Compact, yet powerful enough to cool off a medium-sized room, the Honeywell QuietSet Tower Fan HY-108 has eight extra-quiet settings for noiseless relief from the heat. Use the remote control (included) to adjust temperature, oscillation and the level of noise. $80. (800) 477-0457; honeywellfansavings.com.