Two girls lying down on a carpet, heads in hands, in front of a teal coloured blowing fan

Quick! What do Kelowna, British Columbia and Windsor, Ontario have in common? According to a recent study by Current Results, they rank #1 and #2 in terms of being the hottest large cities in Canada.

Montréal, Québec is the only non-Ontario city in the top 10 (other than Kelowna). As for hot summer nights? Toronto ranks #1. So let’s do what we can to help you keep your cool in the months ahead, shall we?

Many Canadians across the country are fortunate to have home air conditioning in the form of central air or a reliable single unit. However, if you break out in a sweat just thinking about the summer months ahead because your AC isn’t doing its job, you need to get in the know about the latest innovations. And, please don’t be that person who’s desperately seeking an air conditioner or cooling fan during the first hot spell of the summer! You could find yourself staring at a lot of “sold out” signs online or in-store. Be prepared and think hot thoughts now.

This 12,000 BTU window Air Conditioner does some heavy-duty cooling (up to 550 square feet of your house, condo or apartment), and—get this—it runs on a timer so it works only when you need it to. No wonder it’s Energy Star compliant! Have your place cool when you get home without running up your energy bill all day long when you’re not there.

TCL 12,000 BTU Window Air ConditionerTCL 12000 BTU Window Air Conditioner

This AC unit by TCL has a temperature variation of 16–31˚ Celsius. It features three cooling speeds and three fan speeds. It fits in a window 26- to 36-inches wide and a minimum of 16-inches tall. This model comes backed with a 1-year parts and labour warranty.

Maybe you’re looking for a smaller unit. This 5,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner from Danby might fit the bill and is less likely to blow your budget out the window while it’s working for you.

Danby Products 5000 BTU Window Air ConditionerDanby Products 5000 BTU Window Air Conditioner

This unit by Danby Products is suitable for an area of 150 square feet. It has two cool speeds, a two-speed fan and two-way air direction. It’s backed by Danby’s 12-month carry-in warranty.

If you’re more interested in the portability and versatility of a cooling fan, you’re in luck. Walmart Canada has more fans than a hometown team on a winning streak! They vary in size, colour and power.

Let’s start with one that has a rear-mounted carry handle for easier portability. It’s this 18-inch High Velocity Fan. This one might even be a great Father’s Day gift idea!

Sunbeam 18 inch High Velocity FanSunbeam 18-Inch High Velocity Fan

Tilt this 3-speed metal floor fan by Sunbeam to help direct airflow. Take advantage of its portability by moving it from workshop to garage to inside the home: anywhere you could use some ventilation, drying or cooling.

This 40″ UltraSlimline Black Tower Fan has plenty of, um, fans of its own (check out Walmart’s online reviews!). Maybe it’s the modern look, the low-profile slim black style or the way it can help add a cool breeze to almost any room.

Seville Classics 40 Ultra Slimline Black Tower FanSeville Classics 40″ UltraSlimline Black Tower Fan

This Seville Classics 40-inch UltraSlimline Tower is designed with quiet speed settings for use in your bedroom, a baby’s nursery or any room that needs a touch of cool. It’s so compact, it takes up just one square foot of space and measures only 40 inches in height. This fan comes with a timer feature and can be operated with an LCD remote.

The fans that seem to turn the most heads are the ones made by Dyson. Try not to let the price tag dissuade your purchase. Among the Dyson Cool AM07 Tower Fan’s greatest attributes are 10 airflow settings and a remote control that’s curved and magnetized to store neatly on the unit (no more searching for that darned remote!). Its biggest feature is what it doesn’t have: blades.

Dyson Cool AM07 Tower FanDyson Cool AM07 Tower Fan

Measuring nearly 40-inches tall, one of the many features of this attractive fan is its ease of cleaning. We’ve all seen fans that look like their blades are coated in dust (ew!), but with Dyson’s Cool AM07 Tower Fan, you simply wipe the unit with a dry or damp cloth. Less time cleaning indoors means more summer fun outdoors for you and baby!

Finally, if you have waited all year for warmer temperatures, don’t let hot or humid air stop you from enjoying outdoor time with baby. Instead, may I introduce you to this handy mister? No, it’s not a repairman … it’s an 18-inch Oscillating Outdoor Misting Fan! Seriously. Entertain or just chill even on the steamiest days with this backyard, balcony or patio beauty.

Newair AF-520B 18” Oscillating Misting Outdoor FanNewAir AF-520B 18 inch Oscillating Outdoor Misting FAn

Standing 55-inches tall, this adjustable-height outdoor misting fan by NewAir can be adjusted for height and tilt to help you enjoy refreshing breezes. This model is designed to cover an area up to 500 square feet. It offers three fan speeds to help provide cooler outdoor comfort for you and your family.

Whatever you need to do to keep cool this summer, Walmart is here to help. You’ll find just the right cooling system online or in-store that suits both your budget and lifestyle.