I run my fan at night all year long. i generate lots of body heat at night and feel stifled without the movement of air across my face and upper torso. I broke one of the blades on my cieling fan & need a new one but meanwhile I use a portable fan. I've never had a partner who complained about it running all night. If they did I think they'd probably find in a very short time just how much heat I put out and they'd be the one turning it back on.