Warm weather is coming if it hasn't already arrived where you are. Here in New England, believe it or not, there are more than a few New Englanders who don't use air conditioning at all. Our house has one air conditioner (not made in the USA, as we can't find any that are), and it does its job. However, it's our made in the USA fans that we love and use the most.

A Guide to Made in USA Fans

Save energy using American made fans

Ceiling fans, table fans, and window fans all use less energy than air conditioning. If you are a number person (which I am NOT) then check out the article “Window Fan vs. Air Conditioner: How Much Energy Do They Use” and do some math to find out how much energy you are using with your air conditioning.  If you are not a number person, skip to the end of the article (like I did) and you can see that in the example given,  one air conditioner uses more energy than four fans running simultaneously!

Here is a list of fans that are made in the USA in whole or in part and how to use them to lower your electric bill and save money while staying cool. Most of the fans listed below are assembled in the USA from foreign and domestic parts. We share these because at USA Love List we believe that any effort to keep manufacturing jobs in the USA deserves our attention!

Types of fans and how to use them

Window Fans

Window fans work best in places where it is hot during the day and cool during the night. While at one time you could find window fans made in the USA like the twin fan pictured below, we can no longer find any. Keep reading to discover other fans made in the USA, including the traditional box fans and pedestal fans!

Box Fans

Box fans save energy and work best when used in front of a window. Instead of turning a dial to switch the fan from the exhaust to intake (as described above), the fan is simply turned around. Lasko assembles fans, like the Galaxy box fan,  with domestic and imported parts in Tennessee and Texas.

How to stay cool this summer: Galaxy box fan by Lasko #madeinUSA

Pedestal Fans

Lasko also assembles pedestal fans in the USA. The 18-inch oscillating pedestal fan is powerful enough for larger rooms. It has a 4-speed remote control and adjustable height. Its light weight enables simple portability.

Air Circulators

Air circulators move air around the air around a room evenly distributing the temperature, as opposed to just blowing cool air to one spot.  Some styles of Vornado air circulators are assembled in Andover, Kansas with domestic and imported parts. We have two Vornado air circulators in our house and we love the fact that they are quieter than other fans, making them great for the kiddos' bedrooms. Please note: I have noticed this year that a lot more Vornado fans have been manufactured overseas. Read labels carefully!

Ceiling fans

Ceiling fans move air throughout the room, similar to the air circulator. Make sure your ceiling fan is moving in the counter-clockwise position in the summer to create a cooling breeze in the room.

Big Ass Fans makes residential and commercial fans in Lexington, Kentucky. The residential ceiling fans are high-end, innovative smart fans that connect to smartphones and can be voice-controlled. We like the Haiku fans that come in smooth, finished wood grains or metal. These beautiful fans become part of your home decor.

The Original Ceiling Fans company offers a variety of windmill fans for your home or other space. Made in Texas, the fans use USA-made components except for an occasional small part such as a wire sheath. The price of the windmill fan is determined by the size of the motor and the finishes on the fan.

Attic fans and whole-house fans

Attic fans and whole-house fans are both fans that are installed in attics. Attic fans are intended to keep attics cool by drawing in cool outside air and pushing out hot attic air. We don't have an attic fan, so my attic fan experience is non-existent.  Of course, I did research, but to explain what I read would take up its own post, so you can read it here yourself.   Just remember, attic fans cool the attic, while whole-house fans are in the attic but are intended to cool the whole house. I found several attic fans and one whole house fan that is manufactured in the USA.

Attic Breeze solar attic fans are manufactured in Texas using 100% solar power.

Sunrise Solar attic fans and roof vent fans are made in Warsaw, Indiana using raw materials and components made in the USA whenever possible -they even manufacture some of their own parts!

Quiet Cool whole house fans are made in California.

Tips on how to cool down with fans | Made in the USA fans and how to use them

Have you found an American made fan that you love? Do you have tips on using fans to save energy and keep cool?

A huge THANK YOU goes out to my hubby for helping me with this post! 🙂

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