As summer heats up, we've revisited our top ceiling fan choices (ceiling fans aren't just for summer, of course; in the winter months they recirculate ceiling heat to the floor areas). Here are some good options:
Above: The Industry Fan by Modern Fan Company in galvanized steel; $360 from YLighting.
Above: Designed by Giulio Gianturco for Boffi, the Air Fan is available with black varnished or natural wood blades; to source in the US, contact Dzine in San Francisco.
Above: The 48-Inch Ceiling Fan by Emerson is $159 at Lumens.
Above: The well-priced Westinghouse Lighting's Industrial Ceiling Fan in Brushed Nickel is $63.99 at CSN Lighting.
Above: The Zonix Satin Nickel Ceiling Fan is available in four finishes (three with wooden blades and one with satin nickel blades); $319 at Lumens.
Above: The simple Extraordinaire Ceiling Fan with 360-degree orbital motion is available in satin nickel or oil-rubbed bronze (shown); $399 at Lumens.
Above: The Acero Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire features a 52-inch blade span; $369.95 at Ylighting.
Above: The Artemis Ceiling Fan in maple (eight other finishes are also available) is $549 at Lumens.
Above: The Lapa Ceiling Fan is a good choice for rooms with low ceilings; $360 at Y Lighting.
Above: The Energy Star-approved Velo Celing Fan is currently on sale for $416.50 at DWR.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 15, 2011.