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.

Fan in a bedroom
Some oscillating fans can clean the air as they cool.Lasko
Lasko Products Portable Electric 42" Oscillating Tower Fan with Fresh Air Ionizer, Timer and Remote Control for Indoor, Bedroom and Home Office Use, Blackwood T42950

Three Speeds

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

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.

Lasko 1827 18″ Elegance & Performance Adjustable Pedestal Fan, Black - Features Oscillating Movement Tilt-back Fan Head

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

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.

B-Air FIRTANA-20X High Velocity Electric Industrial and Home Floor Fan, 20"

Can Be Mounted or Stand Alone

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

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.