Need a break from the heat of summer?

The official first day of summer is right around the corner, but the heat of the season has already made its debut.  Get ready for sunny days, cookouts and porch time with family and friends.

Although porches, decks and backyards create picturesque moments in our minds, in reality,  sometimes it can be a little too hot or humid to sit outside for an extended period of time. However, if you have a covered deck or patio space, a ceiling fan is a simple solution that will provide relief from summer temperatures.

Did you know that ceiling fans work just as well outside as they do inside? Ceiling fans are an excellent way to circulate air and provide lighting for your porch. Our friends at Lighting (a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication) have a few helpful tips when choosing the perfect fan:

  • For rooms measuring 200 square feet or less, a 36- to 52-inch-diameter blade sweep works best.
  • For rooms 200-400 square feet, two or more ceiling fans are usually needed to circulate air.

Check out Progress Lighting’s Crescent Heights ceiling fan, which was recently featured in the publication. We’d love to hear how you’re preparing your home and outdoor spaces for summer activities.

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