Believe it or not, we don’t use AC in our home. A few tricks keep it comfortable inside even though it’s regularly in the high 90s throughout the summer. Using fans helps save a ton on cooling bills (or helps get rid of them completely like we did!). And even though fans get a bad rap for not being very pretty to look at, there are definitely some beauties out there! Here are a few of my favorite vintage & farmhouse style fans to help keep your home cool.
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Vintage & Farmhouse Style Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans get a lot of hate in the design world, but I’d love to have any of these in my house! And even if you still really hate the look of blades, there are options that don’t even look like fans like this chandelier fixture and this funky globe fixture. Ceiling fans are a must in our home, especially the bedrooms. They’re one of the reasons we don’t need to use AC at all! Good to know there are some beautiful farmhouse & vintage inspired options out there. This farmhouse ceiling fan is on my wishlist for our guest bedroom!
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Vintage & Farmhouse Style Floor Fans
Floor fans are great for circulating air around a room or putting in front of the windows in the evening to bring cooler air into your home. Unfortunately, the big plastic varieties you usually find at big box stores can really stick out like a sore thumb. On the other hand, these stylish vintage and farmhouse style fans can double as a unique piece of decor in any setting.
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Vintage & Farmhouse Style Desk Fans
I’m loving the retro vibe of these farmhouse style fans and like the floor fans above, they double as functional decor!
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Using Fans to Stay Cool
You’re probably skeptical about my claim that we don’t use AC in our house, but I promise it’s true! It actually still stays cool even when it’s in the 90s outside all summer. A lot of it has to do with our trees and how our house was built (high ceilings and lots of windows), but fans help a ton. Here are a few tips, but please be sure to read this post for more: 10 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without AC.
- Keep windows, blinds & curtains closed during the day. Use black-out curtains or UV-blocking film to keep out unwanted heat.
- When the sun goes down, open your windows to let the cooler night air blow in.
- Put fans in your bedroom window at night to bring in the cooler outside air. We put a floor fan in front of our bedroom window, but you can also set a box fan right into the window.
- Make sure ceiling fans are set to counter clockwise. This will help distribute air down and throughout the room.
- To add a chill to the air, place a bowl of ice in front of a fan. The ice cools the air and the fan helps circulate that cooler air around the room.