Staying cool helps you stay productive at work and at home. Sometimes serious heat needs serious fans or maybe you just some circulation in a particularly stuff room. Whatever the case, you'll find the perfect fan for your needs and budget.
If style is a big concern, Hunter's classic fan design wrapped in a brushed bronze finish makes this fan an elegant addition to your home or office. It's metal construction and three-speed motor makes sure you get just the right amount of cool, and the back handle makes the fan easy to move from room to room.
If you’re looking to circulate air in a larger room, a pedestal fan is a great option. This affordable and well-reviewed model from Lasko comes in your choice of black or white and can be adjusted from 38 to 54.5 inches height, as well as be tilted to better direct air where it’s needed most.
If you’re looking for a few more features, you can step up to the slightly more expensive Lasko 1843 model (), which is largely similar but adds a remote control and a programmable timer.
If design is your top priority, then Dyson has something for you. The company's vacuums are legendary and their fans perform just as well. We've been rolling with this one year- round, as it doubles as a fan and a heater. It oscillates and uses Dyson's patented air multiplier technology to move air. There are also visible heating elements, it just moves warm air when needed.
Personal fans can be just a couple dollars, but you’ll get a bit more versatility from this still-affordable Honeywell portable fan. It can be powered either by USB or by four AA batteries, and the fan’s foldable design lets it hang up, stand on a table or desk, and be easily carried. There’s just one speed setting, but Honeywell says it’s powerful enough to be felt from up to three feet away.
Tower fans work great in tight spaces and are effective at cooling small- to medium-sized rooms. They can be placed in the corner of a room, but the more circulation around the fan the better. There are no moving fan blades for little ones to stick their fingers into, and models like this Lasko can be controlled remotely. This fan can also be set on a timer with three different speeds to choose from.
A window fan may not replace an air conditioner, but they are a great way to pull in some fresh air from outside and push out hot air when necessary. This one from Bionaire is a bit pricier than some other options, but it’s consistently among the best-selling and best-reviewed models among Amazon customers. It has a programmable thermostat that can help to maintain a constant room temperature, which can also be adjusted using the included remote control.
The traditional box fan needs plenty of air behind it to be effective, but nothing works better than a box fan when placed in an open window sill or on the threshold of an open exterior door. The 20-inch blade diameter moves a ton of air. If you double them from each end of a room, you'll likely maximize the cooling effect.
This tiny powerhouse is available in 11- and 15-inch sizes. It works best for personal cooling near a workspace or in your kitchen, but it will also keep the air circulated in a larger room. The head pivots 90 degrees so it can hit most angles when mounted on the floor or table, and the price is tough to beat.
Cut the cord. The O2COOL portable fan is powered by two D-cell batteries, allowing you to bring this fan with you on road trips, camping excursions, or just into your backyard. The stand folds down making it easy to stash into a bag or store in the trunk of your car.
Workshops and garages can get steamy, so give yourself a break and grab this jobsite fan from Milwaukee. It's extremely durable and is meant to survive a little sawdust. It's powered by Milwaukee's popular M18 battery and can run on low for up to 17 hours straight on one charge of a 5.0 Ah battery.
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