Fans are great alternatives to using an air conditioner. Even pairing a well-placed fan with an air conditioner get the cool air circulated faster in your room. There are various types of fans on the market, each with its own advantages. In this guide, we will show you the different types of fans to help you tell them apart.
Pedestal fans are tall floor-standing, oscillating (side-to-side swinging) fans. They are usually more powerful than other home oscillating fans used at home. Some are also height and head-tilt adjustable. Companies like Air King produce industrial-grade pedestal fans.
Table fans need to be placed on a table or some kind of furniture to reach the height of a pedestal fan. Also like pedestal fans, many table fans can oscillate and are tilt adjustable.
Floor fans are usually intended for commercial and industrial users. They feature a strong base, wide fan blades and high speed air. They are usually tilt adjustable. They are quick at drying a wet floor or getting rid of odour in a room.
Box fans feature wide blades and big opening at the front and the back. The openings allow it to suck in a lot of air from the back and blow it to the front. Some users place them in a window to either suck warm air out of the room or suck in air from outside into the room.
Ceiling fans create a breeze by circulating the rising hot air in an area. Choose the size of a ceiling fan blade based on the size of your room. Some ceiling fans are also equipped with room lighting.
Window fans made to fix in a window. Modern window fans may feature reversible airflow (sucking or blowing air), expandable sides for window fit, an outside screen to keep debris from getting sucked indoors, and auto shutdown settings.
Misting fans work by producing quick-evaporating water droplets. They are used outdoors or in low-humidity indoor spaces. Misting fans need to be connected to a water source. They give cool breezes with minimal moisture.
Tower fans are slender and sleek-looking standing fans. Compared with a pedestal fan, they typically will not produce the air flow you may need to cool a large room. However, some models contain air ionisers which purify the air by removing air particles. People with allergies may fine this feature particularly useful.
Bladeless fans have blades, but they are hidden in the base of the fan. Surrounding air is sucked into the base and directed out through hole in the circular ring or hollow head. Bladeless fans operate quieter and produce smoother breezes.
Personal fans are tiny fans you can carry in your purse or pocket. Some are battery powered and other work with USB. You can use a personal fan at work, at home and on-the-go in your car.
Additional features you can also factor into choosing a new fan may include: - Multiple speed setting - Child-safety grille - Adjustable airflow - Adjustable angle and/or height - Programmable timer - Remote Control - Battery powered fans - Multimedia fans: Radio, USB ports, etc
The cost of buying a fan varies based size and features. Smaller fans like a personal fans cost much cheaper than bigger ones. Some misting fans, although sized like personal fans, cost more because of the added feature. Same way a tower fan with an ionising feature would cost more than one without it. Commercial grade fans and cost more than fans made for domestic use.