The best electric fans you can buy
- When you're trying to beat the summer heat outdoors, a glass of lemonade at the pool works great, but beating the heat indoors works best with an electric fan.
- The best electric fan is the Vornado 660 Large Whole Room Air Circulator fan, as it provides a great mix of versatility, airflow, and quiet operation.
Most people love summer, but there are three little things that make it rough: Excessive heat, the stinky sweat that heat causes, and nasty tan lines. You wear high socks one time while mowing the lawn, and you have to live down the bad tan line all summer.
Fortunately, the best electric fans can help you with the first two problems. Electric fans move a volume of air around your body, allowing you to feel cooler and sweat less. When a larger fan moves air, it circulates the air throughout a room, eliminating hot spots and cold spots.Electric fans have been around for decades, but that doesn't mean they've stood still, just spinning their wheels … or blades. Even a simple home appliance like an electric fan has seen impressive gains in function and performance over recent years. With all of the available designs, finding a fan that can meet your specific needs has never been easier.
We've rounded up the best electric fans you can buy for any room or need. We've included highly rated normal fans, tower styles, personal ones, and other special fan designs.
If you're in the market for an air conditioner, too, you should check out our guide to the best window ACs on Insider Picks.
Here are our picks for the best electric fans you can buy:
- Best fan overall: Vornado 660 Large Whole Room Air Circulator Fan
- Best quiet tower fan: Rowenta Fresh 180 Tower Fan
- Best affordable tower fan: Seville Classics Ultra Slimline Tower Fan
- Best tabletop clip fan: Avalon Convertible Table-Top and Clip Fan
- Best quiet fan: Rowenta VU5670 Turbo Silence Oscillating Fan
- Best high-end fan: Dyson Air Multiplier AM06 Table Fan
Updated on 07/02/2019 by Les Shu: Updated selections, prices, links, and formatting.
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