It is hot here almost year round. Having a fan in the room is a better option sometimes than running an air conditioner all day, especially with the cost of electricity. A ceiling fan uses much less. Also a nice one, like a hunter ceiling fan, will add the décor of your home and yet keep you cook. I like ceiling fans that also have a light attachment, that way I can cool the room and light it at the same time. Keeping the air moving in a room is important to keeping the room you are in cool, a ceiling fan does this.