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The benefits of getting a good floor fan pretty much speak for themselves. When the weather starts getting warm, there is no doubting that you are going to want to find an economical way to cool down, and floor fans can definitely achieve that.
Of course, not all products are created equally. That is where we come in to help. Read on for a guide to buying the best floor fan!
- 1 Recommendation
- 2 What’s Out There: The Best Floor Fan
- 2.1 1. Lasko Wind Curve Fan
- 2.2 2. Holmes Blizzard Remote Control Power Fan with Rotating Grill
- 2.3 3. Lasko Wind Machine Fan
- 2.4 4. Holmes HTF3110A
- 2.5 5. B-Air FIRTANA High-Velocity Floor Fan
- 3 Buying Considerations:
- 4 Types of Fans (What are Available?)
We will be taking a look at a few fans today but before we get into the thick of things, it is worth mentioning that one of the fans on this list stands out to us a little bit more than all of the rest.
While all of the fans featured in this guide are really excellent at what they do the Lasko Wind Curve Fan offers a combination of features and value that are difficult to beat.
Of course, that is just our opinion. You can decide what fan you like best for yourself when we dive into the guide!
What’s Out There: The Best Floor Fan
You will probably recall the Lasko. Earlier we selected as our choice for the top option on this list and now you have the opportunity to find out why.
This unit features three separate power options that are optimized to provide you with a setting for every season of the year. The benefit of setting options are of course fairly obvious: the more settings that a fan has, the more use you are going to get out of it.
This unit also features a fresh air ionizer that is designed to circulate a feeling of outdoor air all throughout the room.
This feature is great for removing stale air and giving your house a nice fresh feeling that rivals that of the outdoors.
Last but not least, this fan is also designed to be very compact. The small, lightweight design is great for people who want a space-saving fan that they can move from room to room, or even take on the road with them.
This floor fan packs quite a powerful punch, circulating air in a large circle to cool off bigger rooms. This unit, in particular, is special for a variety of features that we will now explore.
Price fluctuates far too often to list a specific rate that you can expect to pick this fan up for, but I do think that it is fair to say that this is one of the most affordable units on this list by a pretty significant margin.
If you want to pick up a great fan for a great price this is definitely an option that you should consider.
The remote control feature on this unit makes operating it insanely convenient. With this feature, you now have complete control over the fan with the simple push of a button. Truly, it doesn’t get easier than that.
There is also a timer component featured on this machine that allows you to set a specific amount of time you want it to run for. Which means it can start or turn off when you’re sleeping or even before you get home.
This is an especially great feature for the person that likes to fall asleep to the sound of a fan but doesn’t want to have it run all evening or for those who want to cool off a space before they get home from work.The Lasko Wind Machine fan is made by the same manufacturer as our choice for the number one pick on this list but features a different design that makes it more versatile but also a bit more expensive. Let’s have a look.
This and all Lasko fans features what the manufacturers refer to as “the blue plug.” The blue plug is a feature that automatically kills power to the fan in the event that the machine detects unsafe electrical conditions.
It’s a simple but nice feature that is designed to keep you and your family safe.
By virtue of this fan’s design, it is probably the most portable and compact unit that is featured on this list. When talking about the first Lasko fan, I mentioned how easy it will be to travel with. While this is certainly true, it is probably even truer of the Wind Machine Fan.
Last but not least, this unit also benefits from plenty of versatility. The head features a pivoting component that will allow you to adjust the direction at which air is being circulated, and the fan also benefits from three-speed settings to ensure that you are comfortable at all times.
In addition, the fan can stay on the floor or be mounted on a wall if you want a higher breeze that you can feel on your face. This allows you to put it in any space without it getting in the way.
The second to last fan that we will be taking a look at features a nice, compact column design and a powerful motor that makes keeping your home cool a breeze. Let’s take a look at the features to see how it fits your needs.
By design, the body of this fan is extremely lightweight, which really does well to improve its level of portability. Yes, it will make this fan yet another good unit to travel with, but it also makes it easy to move around your house.
A good lightweight design allows you to move one-floor fan from room to room instead of buying several to stick in each area of your living space.
Easy to Use:
While fans are getting increasingly complicated with further reliance on digital components, this unit takes a much simpler approach. The controls are all analog, making it a simple unit that virtually anyone can use.
Finally, this unit features a timer so that you can set the fan to run as long as you would like without needing to worry about shitting it off later. It’s a small but very convenient feature.
Last but certainly not least, the B-Air FIRTANA. Let’s one last time take a look at some features to determine if this high-powered fan is right for you.
The B-Air is designed to be able to be mounted onto wall hooks for easy storage, and an alternative mode of use. Not only does the wall hooking component make storing the fan easy but it also allows you to run the fan at an elevated height to cover larger portions of the room.
360 Degrees of Rotation:
The fan also rotates at 360 degrees so that you can circulate air at just about every conceivable angle, which definitely serves to extend the versatility of this fan.
Three Speed Settings:
Last, but certainly not least, this fan features three-speed settings that will empower you to run the unit exactly the way that you want to. Speed settings are a simple but nice feature that helps to make a fan a little bit more versatile.
Now that you have a good idea of what is out there, here are a few buying considerations to consider as you make your ultimate decision.
- Price: As you probably noticed, there is a pretty wide range of prices when it comes to these fans. The good news is that no matter your budget you should be able to find an awesome option!
- Size: Size is another component that can make a pretty big difference. If you want something that will be great for circulating air in a single room, a larger fan might be alright. If you want the ability to move your fan around, something more compact would be appropriate.
- Type: Last but not least, different types of fans are able to accomplish different things. Consider how and where you will be using the fan before you make your decision.
Types of Fans (What are Available?)
Before we begin, here is a quick refresher course on a few of the types of floor fans you can expect to encounter as you begin the shopping process.
Tower fans are long vertical units in which the cooling element runs the entire length of the fan. They are efficient, portable, and relatively compact.
The table fan is designed to be compact enough to fit on a desk or end table. They are generally very small and are designed for personal use.
Box fans are bulkier floor fans that take the shape of (you guessed it) a box. They are generally a little bit larger than other floor fan options, but they also tend to circulate air a little bit better as well.
As you can see, there are plenty of really solid options out there when it comes to picking up a good floor fan.
You know our recommendation: As far as we are concerned the Lasko Wind Curve Fan takes the cake. But even if that fan didn’t really do it for you, the good news is that there are plenty of other really excellent options out there to consider.
Just pick the fan that is best for your needs, and stay cool this summer!