We put our house up for rent last week, and we're in the process of looking for another house to buy. One of the things I've been noticing is that ceiling fans are very popular in the the newer houses. Since we are trying to go green and live more ecologically-sound lives, I do think fans have their place in our home. In the summer, they help to draw down the cool air, putting less of a demand on the central air, and in the winter, they can be switched to push down the warm air and requiring less fuel to heat the house.
I decided to look for some styles I might like, and found these craftmade ceiling fans that I rather liked. Then I found these fanimation ones, and I was sold. Some of them are very stylish and unique -- I like the idea of putting up a whole row of fans, or installing the "air shadow" style that expands and retracts (and is pretty in both positions). I've definitely got some thinking to do before I buy anything, but I would loe to get our fans in before winter so that we can save money (and propane) by conserving our heat when the weather outside gets frightful!