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5 Gazebo Fans That Will Keep You Cool On Humid Days

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Outdoor ceiling fans are heavenly! As much as I love eating out on a restaurant patio during the summertime, I'm always cautious about making sure there are shaded areas, misters — or the best option — a gazebo fan to keep me cool and comfortable. However, you can actually have a gazebo fan at home — and if you enjoy reading a book on your patio (or gazebo, if you have one — but most people use them for patios), then you're going to love these fans. Even though it can probably reach almost 100 degrees in your city, you can count on an outdoor fan to keep you nice and fresh.

We already know that ceiling fans are a must for indoors - some are extremely efficient and give you a chance to turn your AC off for a bit. They work just as hard outside, giving you a chance to enjoy some sun and fresh air without sacrificing cool air. When it comes to staying cool outside, one of these fans is a stylish way to go, and will enhance your patio or backyard area. They can also withstand damp weather and the elements, because they're created for outdoor use. Invest in a nice outdoor gazebo fan that's built to withstand the outdoors year-round. Some are even helpful in the wintertime to make sure the warm air from a heater circulates in your patio area. We rounded up our favorite stylish options — some are budget-friendly, and some are absolutely worth the splurge. See which one will look perfect for your backyard.

1. A Classic and Affordable Option

Honeywell 52" Blufton Outdoor Ceiling Fan, Bronze - Walmart, $69.88

Ceiling fans can be pricey, so keep things budget-friendly with this pick from Honeywell. This outdoor fan is perfect for covered porches, gazebos, or any other exterior space you like to hang out in. The fan doesn't have a fancy remote control, but it's still simple. Use the three pull-chains to adjust the fan speed for cool air that has a quiet performance. It's a classic fan, great for those who want to stick to a simple style. However, you can get creative with installing it — close, standard, or angled, and there are five reversible plastic blades (dark maple or ebony finishes) so there's some customization involved. You'll also receive LED bulbs with your purchase.

2. A Sleek, Modern Option 

52" Minka Aire Simple Silver Outdoor Ceiling Fan with Remote Control - Amazon, $389.95

Forget pull chains, this ceiling fan features a remote control, so you can keep cool with the push of a button (quite perfect if you have a high ceiling or you're short). There are three blades and six speed settings for top-quality airflow. The sleek design is gorgeous, and would be a perfect addition to a modern, clean patio.

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3. A Fan Compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa

Venus Indoor/Outdoor 3-Blade Smart Ceiling Fan - Amazon, $745.50

Modern Forms has a fantastic fan that is perfect for Amazon Alexa users. It's also compatible with iOS/Android systems through WiFi or cellular service. Just add voice control, and Alexa, Google Assistant, Ecobee, and Samsung Smart Things will control the speed settings and light bulbs. There are also two other ways to control it: the wall control and through an app. Seriously, this is so impressive. No more struggling to pull chains! The contemporary fan is very pricey, but the advanced technology is worth it. It's also equipped with an Energy Star Certified Efficient DC Motor — which is quiet, reliable, and up to 70% more efficient than AC fans. The wooden fan is suitable for indoor use as well.

4. A Tropical Option With Palm Leaf Blades

Honeywell Palm Island 52-Inch Tropical Ceiling Fan - Amazon, $131.48

Keep your patio cool with this gazebo ceiling fan — it's perfect for indoor or outdoor locations and has a bronze finish with palm leaf blade fans. Since tropical themes are popular for patio furniture, pillows, and more decor, this would be the perfect addition for a tiki bar or a retro backyard.  There are pull-chains, however, you can purchase a universal remote to control the four-speed reversible motor. The reversible motor is helpful in rotating warm air for winter use as well, so you'll get use out of this affordable pick year-round.

5. Best Compact Fan

18" Casa Vieja Mission Indoor Outdoor Ceiling Fan - Walmart, $219.95

We like this fan due to its compact size — if you have a small sunroom that doesn't need a large ceiling fan, consider this stylish fan for small spaces. The head can be adjusted manually to get airflow up or down. It is UL listed for damp locations. With five blades and wall control, you can easily get this fan's airflow to your liking. The oil-rubbed bronze finish is pretty and will match well with rustic or farmhouse decor.

This piece was first published in April 2021.