Whether you need to cool your home or work space, a floor fan provides effective cooling at a reasonable price. It is a versatile cooling appliance that comes in a wide range of styles and power levels to suit different environments. A floor standing fan consists of three main components-the base or stand, the fan head and the electric motor that powers it. Some fans also feature a remote control. The size and type of fan you choose depends on the number of rooms you want to cool, the amount of air you need to move, and how much noise you can tolerate.
If you need to cool a large room, opt for a high-velocity model with multiple fan speeds and a maximum CFM rating. Alternatively, for smaller spaces and offices, you can opt for a more compact model that is less noisy but still has enough power to cool your space effectively.
It’s important to place your fan strategically to maximize its cooling and ventilation abilities. Ideally, you should position it near windows and doors to help facilitate the exchange of indoor and outdoor air. Doing so can help improve circulation and reduce energy bills in the long run.
Bob Vila, America’s Handyman, prefers this model from Vornado that he calls “strong and quiet.” It features a variety of settings including four speeds and an adjustable oscillation, as well as a timer that can be set at intervals from three to 12 hours. It also has a remote and can be controlled via Alexa. You can get it for $170 on Amazon.