Summer is a time when people work hard and play hard. Then they perspire -- a lot. Air conditioning has made the inside of our homes more comfortable, but it just doesn't work out in open-air or highly ventilated areas. A breeze blowing over your moist skin refreshes and helps lower your body temperature, but Mother Nature doesn't always provide one, especially if you are working in an area that isn't completely open-air or on a day when the air is still and overly warm. This is where a wall-mounted fan can be an excellent appliance to have around.
Advantages of Wall-Mounted Fans
A wall-mounted fan, like a ceiling fan, doesn’t take up valuable floor space. Many wall-mounted fans are wired in, eliminating trailing cords that can create hazards. Even if the wall-mounted fan needs an electrical outlet, it is less difficult to train the cord so that it is not vulnerable to water or in a position to cause someone to trip.
Differences Between Wall-Mounted Fans
Not all fans that can be attached to walls are the same. Some have elegant or beautiful fixtures, making them an excellent choice for your veranda or patio. Others are more utilitarian, appropriate for your garage, greenhouse or barn. Some are rated to be run in areas where damp is a problem – such as in a greenhouse, while others need to be protected. Fans of all sorts include those that blow in one direction, while others are oscillating fans that move to spread their breeze around. Wall fans are no exception. The amount of air they can move and its velocity also vary.
How Fans Help You Cool Off
Although it is sometimes considered impolite to say so, humans perspire to regulate their core temperature. The thermometer climbs, and your pores begin to exude a dew of moisture to help you feel more comfortable. A fan, unlike an air conditioner or even a swamp cooler, does not cool the air that flows through it. Instead, it blows across your moisture cooled flesh helping your perspiration to make you feel cooler. Here is a collection of wall-mounted fans, some decorative, some utilitarian, to make your summer work and play more comfortable.