Suddenly it’s a million degrees outside. Okay, maybe not a million, but it has gotten into the upper 80s, which ain’t so cool when you don’t have central air.

As much as I complain about the lack of a thermostat in my abode, truth be told, I actually prefer it. We have FREE heat (yes, you read that right!) in the apartment through the radiators, but have to supply the cool air through the eye-sore that is a window unit. But free heat and window units make for teeny tiny energy bills, so no complaints here.

Well, except for the kitchen. I refuse to purchase a window unit for the kitchen because I don’t spend enough time in there to justify the cost, so last summer I had a little desk-sized fan going most of the time. But it’s time to upgrade. Because as small as that little fan it, it sounds like a commercial-grade fan whenever it’s on.

OK, enough with the chit chat. These are some of the options I’m looking into getting. High marks if it oscillates.

vintage table fan

clockwise: 1. Retro Fan 2. Hunter Fan Classic Table Fan 3. Minka Aire F300-RD 4. Vornado VF20 60th Anniversay Classic Table Fan

The Vornado is almost $300, so it’s a total splurge. Pretty on the eyes, but if you’ve learned anything from this post, it’s that I’m cheap. Moving on … it’s either a toss-up between the Minka-Aire and the Hunter.


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