I love summer. I love sweet corn and strawberries. I love lazy weekend evenings at home after a satisfying day in my garden. I sit on our porch, feet up, listening to the birds, and feeling the gently cooling breeze of my ceiling fan.
After a winter of cabin fever, we burst outside in summer. Morning coffee on the deck. Sweetcorn suppers on the porch. A glass of wine with the neighbors under the stars. There’s only one tiny little issue and after the rotten winter we just had I hate to even mention it. But, there are these Wisconsin summer days when the air does not move.
Summer is a breath away. A close, warm, and possibly humid breath. Bedrooms get so stuffy in summer, don’t they?! At a time of day when I want to sleep comfortably on cool sheets, windows open, crickets chirping, I get restless sleep and wake up to close the windows and turn the AC on. Crabby? You got it!
Even with the air conditioning running customers tell me they can’t get comfortable, are more wakeful, and just kind of miserable trying to sleep at night. It seems that a ceiling fan in the bedroom is a comfort a lot people just won’t do without.
Suppers on the screen porch. Heaven! But when the breeze stops blowing you head for the house. Think about it, you could enjoy your porch just about everyday with a soft breeze, so add a ceiling fan for damp locations.
Growing up we didn’t have central AC. Mom and Dad had a room air conditioner in their bedroom, but there were fans everywhere else. And most nights we ate dinner on the porch because the breeze cooled us. We dined out there in the dog days, too, when the air didn’t move. That porch got our family “away” each evening, if just for a little while.
It’s a lot of fun, sitting on the front porch and watching the world go by. Play a game of cards with one of your kids out there. Read the paper, online of course. The single thing that makes it work in Wisconsin is a ceiling fan for damp locations.
If you think ceiling fans should be tucked up near the ceiling and unseen, think again! Today’s ceiling fans are all about décor. The blade style, the motor housing, the finishes, it can all add up to a beautiful statement that’s mesmerizing when you stare up at it.