Three Types of Oscillating Fans for Cooling Any Room

A portable fan is ideal if you don’t have the headroom for a ceiling fan, or you need to circulate air in different rooms.

Three Speeds

This model has a timer that can be set for anywhere from 30 minutes to 7 hours and 30 minutes. Lasko

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A tower fan is a great choice where space is a concern, but you still need to move a lot of air through the room. An oscillating action and adjustable fan speed mean greater coverage, and many tower units also feature a built-in ionizer that traps dust, pollen, and other airborne irritants to make household air feel fresher.

Change The Height

This option can be angled to blow air to a specific area and be raised anywhere from just over 3 feet tall to 4.5 feet tall. Lasko

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If you need more versatility, look for an adjustable-height pedestal fan. They are bulkier than tower fans but will reach hard-to-cool places like a workbench surface, the kitchen counter, or a top bunk.

Can Be Mounted or Stand Alone

This choice has a handle to make it easy to carry with you. B-Air

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While traditional box fans manufactured in a square frame were long the standard for home use, a modern floor fan is more likely to be built on legs that prevent it from rocking or toppling backward under the force of its own breeze. They can be positioned on a floor and tilted up or down, hung from a wall or rafter, and even used in a window. While floor fans don’t have the range of a pedestal model, they are more portable and therefore great for home or shop use, indoors or outside.