In addition to the main function of a fan which is cooling your home in summer days, it also works to maintain ventilation around you, expels annoying warm air and also get rid of many kinds of toxic gases as well as repellent smell. Having a cooling fan is also a budget friendly alternative for those who can’t afford an AC or ACs in every room.
Before getting your money out of your pocket, take a look at these types of fans so that you can pick most suitable one for your situation. We’ve dedicated a guide for each fan type in which the best ones of each category is reviewed to make it easier for you to choose.
These fans come in many styles, sizes and shapes. The standard ceiling fan has five blades, other modern stylish ones have only three and all perform the task of cooling your indoor. There are also ceiling fans designed for outdoor usage and which are made of special materials to resist rust. You can also find fans with light and a remote control for ease of use.
Despite its very basic shape, most of the time rectangular, a box fan is able to change the whole atmosphere of your home or office. Box fans are most used in small spaces because of their relatively low airflow power compared to other bigger fans. They are portable, lightweight, easy to use and their most competitive advantage is their affordable prices.
Not very different of pedestal fans, tower fans have also a vertical shape lookin like their name suggest, a tower. Blades are not apparent and are hidden inside of the unit. Tower fans design is relatively more attractive and suits most of contemporary home styles. In addition to their oscillating ability (usually up to 90 degrees) , you can move a tower fan anywhere you want in your house.
As their name suggests, these fans are supported by an adjustable pedestal. This makes them flexible and able to circulate air to a wider area. Most recent pedestal fans, which are also called stand fans, come with a digital display and a remote control. One of the important advantages of this kind of fans is that they can oscillate and therefore distribute air more efficiently and towards the direction you use.
Table/ Desk Fans
These are the smallest fans of the list. They are transportable and can be placed on your desk, table or shelf. Their price and ease of use are no doubt what makes them so popular but their usage is limited and are more suitable to be used by one person and within small spaces.
Put on floor, these type of fans are used to cool small areas where you don’t want to place ceiling or wall-mount fan. They are mainly used to circulate air at foot level. The design of this types of fans allows them to be transportable and easy to manipulate. They won’t take as much space as a pedestal fan as well as not making your interior look busy.