Unlike regular ceiling fans, the Reiker Room Conditioner both cools and heats. With four ceramic heaters housed above the fan unit, it can heat a 20 x 20 x 10 foot room quickly and efficiently, operating for as little as a nickel an hour, the company says. Its computer-controlled transmitter senses room temperature and turns one or more heaters on or off.

Reiker Company, Shalimar, FL; 850-651-3260; www.buyreiker.com.

Publication date: 01/05/2004