15 Stylish Ceiling Fans Under $500 to Keep You Cool

Whether you're shopping for an outdoor ceiling fan or a low-profile option for your tiny home office, we share our top ceiling fan picks for every space, need and budget.

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June 21, 2022

Even if you're lucky enough to have a competent air conditioning system in your home, it's a good idea to consider installing ceiling fans. Fans are great for a few reasons: They allow you to control the temperature in a specific room, they're more energy-efficient than running the air conditioning and best of all, they'll allow you to save money on your monthly electricity bill.

Installing a Ceiling Fan

The process for installing a ceiling fan is straightforward and similar to wiring a light fixture, with a few modifications to accommodate for the extra weight and wiggle of the fan. You'll want to make sure that your fan installation is structurally sound. Don't forget; safety first! Before starting any ceiling fan installation, turn off the power to your light fixture at the source by locating the appropriate breaker and switching it to "off." Follow our step-by-step instructions to replace a light fixture with a ceiling fan in your home.

Check out our list of indoor and outdoor ceiling fans that are less than $500, and get ready for warm weather by shopping our top picks.

The Merwry ceiling fan from The Home Depot's Home Decorators Collection could actually fall into our Best Overall category, too. This affordable and chic ceiling fan features a dimmable integrated LED light, reversible motor for year-round comfort and remote control with six speeds and independent light and speed control. Plus, its DC motor means less energy consumption and more saving.

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This understated matte black fan will simply fade into the background. It's also super budget-friendly, so it's a great choice if you need fans for several rooms in your home and you want to keep them consistent.

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Make a statement with this beautiful contemporary ceiling fan. The fan features an LED light kit to provide years of cost-efficient and maintenance-free enjoyment. The small remote control lets you choose between various speeds and turning the integrated light on and off.

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You'll barely notice this ceiling fan that seamlessly blends into any contemporary-style room. Crafted from metal and coordinating wood blades, the fan features a reversible motor and integrated LED light and can be turned on and off using a handy remote control.

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This drum-style pendant ceiling fan will catch everyone's eyes because of its unique design and functionality. The housing is illuminated with two LED light strips that are fully dimmable. It also comes with a remote control that can independently control the light brightness and speed of the fan. Plus, its space-saving design makes it perfect for small rooms.

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This industrial-inspired petite ceiling fan works perfectly for smaller indoor and outdoor spaces, or you can line a few up in a row for larger areas. The oscillating fan ensures the entire room feels a cool breeze, and it comes in a stylish tarnished bronze or natural iron finish.

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This misting ceiling fan is designed to keep you cool in hot weather with its three cooling options — you can use the fan alone, the misting system alone or both together for maximum cooling. The fan is wet-rated for direct contact with weather elements, and the blades are designed to prevent mist condensation and dripping. Heads up that this ceiling fan requires an outlet for the water pump feeding the misting system and comes with a hose and spigot attachment to bring water up to the misting apparatus itself as well as an extension cord for the pump.

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Attention all small-space dwellers: We'd like to introduce you to the mini fan. With shorter blades, this fan is perfect for the small spaces in your house. This fan can be paired with an Amazon Alexa, SmartThings hub, Nest or Google Home so you can control it all from an app.

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Ideal for lower ceilings, this modern fan features an enclosed LED light and remote control. It's the tiny addition to your home you didn't know you needed.

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If you like traditional style but want a little touch of modern, this fan is the one. Its white drum shade adds modern appeal and complements the traditional-style blades.

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You can stay cool without sacrificing style with this streamlined ceiling fan, perfect for small or medium rooms. Plus, it comes with a remote control featuring both summer and winter modes.

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Perfect for a rustic- or industrial-style space, this unique fan features an Edison bulb cage light kit, sturdy iron base and reversible fan blades — one side featuring a matte-black finish, while the other is in a seasoned wood finish.

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The industrial 56-inch ceiling fan is durably constructed for a variety of industrial-style spaces. Well-recognized for its modern, mechanical appeal, this fan needs minimal assembly and includes a five-speed wall control unit and a sleek brushed nickel finish. Meant for cooling larger living spaces, such as lofts and high-ceiling rooms, this fan must be hung at least 10 feet above the floor.

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A tropical-inspired fan that works indoors or outdoors? Yes, please. The wicker blades on this ceiling fan are super stylish, but because they're reversible, they can keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In the winter months, you can reverse the direction of the blades to recirculate the hot air stuck toward the ceiling.

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This fan looks more like a chandelier than a fan. When you turn it on, the blades will stretch out, and when you turn off, the blades fold inside automatically. The motor technology and remote system ensure the fan cools the room silently.

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