Whether the temperatures are heating up or you can’t sleep without a breeze (you’re not alone), you can never have too many fans around the house to cool you down in a pinch. Or rather, make you feel like you’re somewhere far away on a tropical beach vacation. In seriousness, fans are a great way to add some extra wind alongside your air conditioning, or if you don’t have air conditioning, this will save you from sweating up a storm at home. One of the most powerful ways to get a good air flow is with a pedestal fan.
Aside from its size, a pedestal fan is going to offer way more power than a small desk fan or maybe even a tower fan. So, whether you need some air while you’re sleeping in a stuffy room or need to cool down and break up smelly air in an at-home gym, you can’t go wrong with one of these mighty tools. Below, we’ve rounded up the best pedestal fans to help you beat the heat.
This story was originally published May 13, 2020.
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1. Honeywell Fan
If you need a pedestal fan that really puts in the hard work, this efficient fan will do wonders (and help you keep your sanity in warmer months). The remote control allows you to adjust the breeze when you’re in bed, and the oscillation feature ensures that the entire room gets covered. Three power settings allow you to control how much air flow you’re getting, so you don’t feel blown away by the power or vice versa. As a bonus, using a pedestal fan more often can help bring that energy bill down.
2. Lasko Fan
Fans aren’t exactly something you want to be a focal point in your space, but due to their size, it’s kind of unavoidable. However, you can get a pedestal fan that’s more elevated than others, and this version does just that. The sleek black color will blend in seamlessly with your decor, unlike a stark white option you may already have at home. It’s ultra-quiet, so it won’t disturb you while sleeping or when you’re trying to focus. The best part about this fan is that it comes with an adjustable pedestal so you can change the height and tilt the fan back so you can get targeted air.
3. Rowenta Fan
If you want more options, this pedestal fan will give them to you. With four speed settings, this customizable fan offers more adjustments than most fans. While it releases a super powerful airflow, you won’t hear a peep out of it thanks to its turbo silence. The large oscillating head has five unique blades that can be set for stationery airflow or it can pivot 90 degrees in multiple directions for ultimate comfort. With manual and remote control features, you have options when it comes to adjusting it.
4. PELONIS DC Motor Ultra Quiet 16 Inch Pedestal
With five blades, this fan is half as loud as your average pedestal fan. You can choose from 12 different speeds and put a 12-hour timer on this fan. This oscillating fan is high-tech, it can rotate 85 degrees and can be 3 to 4 ft. tall, and has an LED display and remote control. You can control your fan from the couch. You also don’t have to worry about this fan burning itself out trying to keep you cool. It has built-in heat protection to turn the fan off if it gets overheated.
5. AmazonBasics Oscillating Dual Blade Standing Pedestal Fan
This dual-blade pedestal fan oscillates automatically. You don’t have to hit any buttons to get air evenly distributed. You can select from nature, sleep or normal to make sure your fan doesn’t interrupt your sleep cycle. There are also three different power settings to ensure you stay cool. You can control the fan with the digital settings on the base, which include a timer, or by remote control.
6. COSTWAY Pedestal Fan
This fan is equipped with a weighted base, so you won’t have to worry about it tipping over and jolting you awake. Plus, the fan is designed in a way that the user’s fingers don’t get caught. This fan has a total of six blades, including two sets of blades, providing you with a more aggressive yet silent cooling breeze. It can be adjusted to tilt back or forward. The fan can be controlled by a remote control or by an LCD screen on the fan base.
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