5 of the Best Smart Fans for 2020

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Even with central air, it can be tough to keep some rooms cool, especially if you have many windows. When the sun streams in on a hot summer afternoon, it’s nice to know you can switch on your smart fan and get the air you need to cool off.

Here are five of the best smart fans for 2020.

1. Haiku Home L Series 52” Smart Ceiling Fan

This fan has a super modern look. It’s bright white, and the blades have smooth, clean lines. Plus, it’s Energy Star-rated. Not only is it smart, it’s also the most energy-efficient smart fan you can buy.

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You’ll have seven forward speeds to choose from and one reverse option. It’s as versatile as they come. Traditional “dumb” fans typically only have three speeds. It also has 16 brightness settings for the LED lamp.

Use the mobile app to control the light and the fan or connect it to your Amazon Alexa and control it with your voice.

Plus, with the thermostat integration, you can let your HVAC and your fan work together to keep your house cool without spending a ton of money on your cooling bill. You can also connect it to your Nest or your Ecobee.

Pros:

  • Seven speeds
  • LED light controls
  • Motion sensor
  • Integration with smart thermostat
  • Works with Alexa

Cons:

  • Expensive

2. Hunter 54177 Brunswick 60” Ceiling Fan

At 60 inches, this fan is slightly larger than the Haiku. It’s ideal for a large living room or master bedroom. With the rustic look, it is warm and welcoming and creates a cozy atmosphere.

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While it’s a little less efficient than the Haiku, it integrates with more smart home devices, so if you have a home full of automation, this may be the right choice for you.

You can control your Hunter fan with Google, Alexa, or Apple HomeKit, thanks to the use of SIMPLEconnect Wi-Fi. It also has a mobile app you can download on your smartphone. This gives nearly everyone a seamless experience.

The Hunter smart fan only has three forward speeds and one reverse, so it’s not nearly as versatile in terms of speed, but raw power consumption is generally low.

Pros:

  • Connects to many smart home devices
  • Supports Google, Alexa, and Apple HomeKit
  • Beautiful rustic design
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Mobile app is buggy
  • Power efficiency is lacking

3. Westinghouse 7203900 Techno II 72” Ceiling Fan

This is one of the largest smart ceiling fans on the market. It has a sleek, modern design with three simple blades. It’s powerful and can easily serve a 400 square-foot room. It’s not as efficient as the Haiku, but it’s still one of the more energy-efficient smart fans.

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Because it’s only rated at 31 watts, it draws less raw power and is much more power-efficient than many other fans of this size.

It has six forward speeds to cool your large room quickly, and you can use Amazon Alexa to control it with your voice. You can also connect it to any smart hub to power it with your other smart assistants.

Pros:

  • Scheduling
  • Energy efficient
  • Can cool a large room quickly

Cons:

  • No LED light

4. Honeywell 50195 Rio 54” Ceiling Fan

When it comes to reliability, Honeywell has always had their name in the game. It’s relatively inexpensive, but it’s not the most efficient. A fan this large should be able to tackle a large room, but this one will probably only do well in a mid-sized room.

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You have three forward speeds and compatibility with Alexa as well as other smart assistants via a smart hub. The great news is that LED bulbs will allow this fan to illuminate a pretty large room.

Pros:

  • Scheduling
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Not as efficient as it could be

5. Modern Forms FR-W1815-60L-MB/DK Windflower 60” Ceiling Fan

In terms of design, this is one of the most fun fans you can buy. It really looks like a wooden flower. It’s gorgeous and creates a statement piece in any room. Its large size makes it ideal for epic spaces.

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You can use this fan with Google, Alexa, Nest, and Ecobee. It’s one of the most versatile ceiling fans with all of these integrations. The Modern Forms app doubles as a remote control so you can manage all of your energy savings from anywhere.

It has eight blades, allowing it to deliver maximum airflow with minimum power consumption. As a bonus, this fan can also be used outside because it’s rated for wet weather conditions.

Pros:

  • Unique design
  • Thermostat integration
  • Scheduling
  • Energy efficient

Cons:

  • Expensive

The Verdict

These smart fans are ideal for anyone who wants full control over their home automation. They’re easy to control, many of them are incredibly energy efficient, and you can connect them to many smart home assistants. If you are looking for smart fans, these smart ceiling fans should be at the top of your list for purchase.

Image credit: Haiku ceiling fan with SenseME technology, Big Ass Fans, Hunterfan.com, Westinghouselighting.com, Honeywellstore.com, Modernforms.com

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One comment

  1. I mistakenly bought 3 Hunter Simpleconnect fans. They are Hunter fans so the quality is good. The only thing worse than the app is their support. They have no idea why you would want anything but a standard remote. And by the way, if the power goes out, it is a nightmare to get the remotes reconnected.

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