As you may well know -- buying a new ceiling based fan can get pretty expensive with many models costing up to thousands and thousands of dollars. But really who wants to be paying such an amount in order just to keep cool? With just a bit of invested reasearch you can come across other ceiling fans of a similar quality and design for far less. In this account I aim to present you with such a showcase i.e some of the best roof fitted fans you can buy for under 300 dollars -- which offer you three important aspects: the style (design & looks etc.), the longevity (how long it lasts) and the overall quality (how well it does the job).

The 7861500 Contempra Trio (Three Light) by Westinghouse

For me, I have to consider the Westinghouse 7861500 by far one of the best bargains available online, coming well under the budget of $300. It not only functions like a sound ceiling fan but it also has the looks to match as well.

Quick key features to note are its "low profile", meaning it has been specially manufactured for use within rooms with a shorter ceiling height. Moreover, it comes with "reversible blades and switch", allowing you to choose which blades best suit the room decor as well as a 3 option speed setting on both an anti and a clockwise motion. You may have also noticed from the image below the added 3-fitted frosted light fixture.

(Available in a range of colour options)

The 52 inch Discus Blade Ceiling Based Fan by Monte Carlo

The Monte Carlo Discus is a rather gorgeous and modern looking ceiling fan with huge 52” blades, hence you will not be surprised to know that the Discus has the potential to move a whole lot of air rather quickly (so if it gets particularly hot, this a good option to be looking at). So if you are in need of a fan within the larger modern based room and are consequently in need a lot of air circulation then you will certainly appreciate this fan and its price coming at just over half the 300 dollar budget.

Once you install this ceiling fan you can turn it on and let go. This ceiling fan is designed to give you many years of use. The motor that powers the blades is extremely powerful, yet actually (& rather surprisinglyvery quiet.

(Available in a range of colour options)

Monte Carlo 5DI52BKD-L Discus 52-Inch 5-Blade Ceiling Fan, Matte Black Finish
Amazon Price: $195.80 $159.80 Buy Now
(price as of Aug 28, 2013)

The Concept II 44 inch Ceiling Type Fan by Minka-Aire

The Minka-Aire Concept II is a low-profile fan that is designed for primarily functionality having a wide range of settings & control; where it distributes air in a very efficient manner and makes it a great choice to use in any room. Moreover, it looks very sleek & modern too great for those style of housing, but really could fit anywhere to be honest.

The Minka-Aire Concept II also comes with a remote control so you can operate and change the fan seed and directions without ever having to stand-up. The Minka-Aire Concept II is very quiet when it is running and it is by far one of the best ceiling fans under $300.

(Available in a range of colour options)

The Caribbean Breeze Fan by Hunter Ceiling Fans

The Hunter Caribbean Breeze has a unique styling that can help this ceiling fan become almost like the center piece of any room. Not only does the Hunter Caribbean Breeze look good, but it is also very durable. This is one of the best ceiling fans under $300 because it will last a long, long time and is very energy efficient, runs quietly, and is easy to install.

Many fans that are cheap tend to vibrate a lot but the inexpensive Hunter Caribbean Breeze ceiling fan comes with the patented anti-vibration technology that Hunter uses on all of their ceiling type fans. This fan may vibrate much less than the old one you are currently using in your home. Because this fan does not vibrate as much as a regular fan the life expectancy on this fan is much higher than other fans.

(Available in a range of colour options)

A Few Tips

When you are buying a new ceiling fan it is important that you also consider the potential lifespan of the unit. Just because a certain model may be cheaply priced does not meant that it will not be that durable & could break easily. All of the models on here made the list because they have a decent longevity & sound history and you will find that often they will last far  longer than even some of the far more expensive units.

One last point is to make sure you shop online, you will more than likely find that the best bargains to be had are found on Amazon. As if you were to buy locally you will be likely facing a rather large mark-up on the ceiling-fans. Moreover, be sure to check what the guarantee & warranty is behind the fans (even if there is one) the industry standard is about a year, so make sure this is included when  buying one, especially if new.

If you have any questions, remarks or concerns regarding any of the models listed above please be sure to make them in the comments section that you will find just below and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.