Our swamp cooler has a whole house fan integrated with it as part of the HVAC system. Each time the seasons change, someone has to go up on the roof and switch over the systems to/from heating/cooling. Most of the houses in this area also have that as well as ceiling fans in the individual rooms.
When I want to cool off after doing something strenuous, I just stand in front of the window that is cracked open for circulation. The airflow out the window is better than a portable box fan set on high.
If you shut all the windows your ears soon notice the difference in air pressure.