The 10 Best Fans of 2020

A fan is an almost necessary thing, if you live in a warm climate. Sometimes the heat becomes unbearable, and if you do not have a HVAC system, then there is no way to get rid of the heat. To mix the air up and replace the hot air with cool air, people buy a fan, which will move the air around and stir it up. Then the air becomes a few degrees cooler, and the temperature falls. Fans can stand on the floor, may be placed on desks or can stand on pedestals.

Fans are made with different levels of power, and while some are weak, and are used for small rooms, the more powerful models can easily ventilate a large living room or office space. Fans also are made by many different brands, in many different styles, and use different materials. So it takes a long time to pick the ideal model. Sometimes it is almost impossible to choose. To aid buyers in making a wise decision, we have put together a list of 11 best fans, including table, pedestal, tower and floor fans.

Tower Fans
Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Tilts
#1
Lasko Portable Electric T42951
9.7
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
Dyson Cool AM07
9.6
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#3
Honeywell QuietSet HYF290B
9.2
/
10
COMPACT TOWER FAN
Pedestal Fans
Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Tilts
#1
Rowenta VU5670
9.8
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
Vornado VFAN
9.6
/
10
UNIQUE DESIGN
#3
Lasko 1843 18″
9.4
/
10
MOST EFFICIENT PEDESTAL MODEL
Table Fans
Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Tilts
#1
Vornado 660 Large
9.7
/
10
BEATIFUL AND POWERFUL MODEL
#2
Vornado VFAN Vintage
9.4
/
10
Most Popular
Floor Fans
Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Tilts
#1
Lasko X12905
9.8
/
10
MOST POWERFUL FLOOR MODEL
#2
Lasko 3300 Wind Machine
9.7
/
10
RELIABLE STYLISH FLOOR FAN
Tower Fans
Lasko Portable Electric T42951
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.7
/
10

This model has three speeds, and the fan’s shape makes it perfect for putting near a bed. It is strong enough to move air around a whole room. The fan is strong enough to stir up the air in a large room. The device is notably quiet, and even when it is on high speed it will not make a lot of noise. The settings can be changed by pressing on the buttons on the fan’s body, but there is also a remote for changing the settings from a distance.

The height is 43 inches, with a base of 13 by 13. There are automatic settings for this fan that allow for making a schedule. The fan is so quiet on low that it can be used at night. It is equipped with a sturdy ergonomic handle. The model is shipped with a 1-year warranty. In addition to all its good points, it also has an affordable price.

Pros:

  • With a weight of 12 pounds it is very easy to move
  • Very small footprint – 13 by 13 inches – allows the fan to be set down almost anywhere
  • Has very good power that allows you to circulate all the air in a room in very short time

Cons:

  • Some people report a strong chemical smell, which lasts for the first few days of use

Dyson Cool AM07
#2
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.6
/
10

The device uses totally new technology – air multiplier. This allows it to push large amounts of air without interruption, and it does not use any spinning blades to do this. This makes the fan especially safe for pets and children as well. The technology used is also very quiet, so it will not disturb sleep, even at a moderate speed.

The airflow is very good – up to 500 liters per second. This is fully enough to ventilate a big room. There is a built-in timer than can make the fan turn on and off at any given time. The fan is equipped with a 6.6 foot cord.

The remote control lets you control the fan without having to get up. When the remote is not in use, it can be stuck to the machine, because of the magnet inside.

The model is shipped with a two-year warranty.

Pros:

  • Totally safe – no blades to move the air, so no hazards
  • The remote gives you full control over the fan from a good distance
  • The quality and stylish look make this a durable and beautiful model for any interior

Cons:

  • Fairly loud, especially on maximum power, may even be too loud to talk over

Honeywell QuietSet HYF290B
#3
COMPACT TOWER FAN
Editor’s Rating:
9.2
/
10

This model has 8 speeds, making it possible to precisely adjust the wind speed and noise level. The remote control lets you adjust all the setting without walking to the fan. The machine is notably quiet, and the highest speed is not too loud.

The sleek outer cover of the fan makes it a very nice addition to any interior. The energy draw is very small, and it will not tax your electric bill.

The buttons are located on a round control panel and are a great addition to the already stylish outlook of the model.

Pros:

  • Very easy to assemble – comes almost fully assembled and ready for work
  • Extremely quiet, and even on top speed it will not disturb sleep in the same room
  • The design is very nice, and the model looks nice in any room or interior

Cons:

  • The material is not very sturdy, and on manual inspection it gives off a feeling of flimsiness

Pedestal Fans
Rowenta VU5670
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.8
/
10

The 35 decibel sound level makes this one an exceptionally silent one, and it will not disturb office work or even sleep. The oscillating airflow delivers up to 2400 cubic feet of air per minute and this model is perfectly capable of ventilating a large room on its own. With a 16 inch head and 5 wide blades this machine can maintain a wide stream of air and ventilate a big room on its own. The fan has 5 different speeds, including turbo speed. The lowest speed is very quiet and also draws very little energy. The remote control, which is shipped with this machine, allows for distance control and also stores inside the fan’s body.

It is possible to use the timer to start the fan at a certain time.

The fan is not only great at doing its job, but also looks very high-end and futuristic, which immediately adds to the style in any room.

Pros:

  • The heavy base does not let the fan rock and wobble around
  • Great power – moves a lot of air and is fully enough for even a large room
  • Has a remote with a large array of available settings

Cons:

  • The bright blue light will be annoying when you are trying to sleep

Vornado VFAN
#2
UNIQUE DESIGN
Editor’s Rating:
9.6
/
10

This model, as all models from Vornado, uses special technology for moving a lot of air in a short span of time. The design is what makes this model stand out from the rest. It is built from sturdy metal parts and has a unique, classic style. The manual control lets you pick from three speeds. The height is also adjustable, and it can be adjusted from 42 to 55 inches. The head is tiltable, and can be turned in different directions.

The device complies with all safety requirements, uses USA voltage and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Pros:

  • The fan is very sturdy and heavy – it is almost totally made of metal and it weighs 24 pounds
  • The unique style is something many reviewers liked and took note of
  • Very powerful – can lower the temperature in a room in already 15 minutes

Cons:

  • Some fans of this model start making a ticking noise after being on for a long time

Lasko 1843 18″
#3
MOST EFFICIENT PEDESTAL MODEL
Editor’s Rating:
9.4
/
10

This very quiet and efficient model has three speeds, and it is ideal for placing in a bedroom or living room. It is also good to put near an office desk, because it is so quiet. The versatility of this model is amazing, because its high setting gives great power, so it can be put in a hot kitchen. On the other hand the slow setting is good for a bedroom, because it is almost impossible to hear.

The height and head tilt of this fan are also very modifiable, and the head can even aim at the floor or ceiling. The oscillation ability lets the fan move its head side-to-side, so that a large area is ventilated. The assembly is very easy, and you do not even need any tools to complete it. The wireless remote, which ships with this model, makes control very easy from a distance. All the settings can be changed from the remote, including the timer.

The programmable timer shuts the fan off in a given amount of time. The device is shipped with a year-long warranty.

Pros:

  • Very powerful on high setting – perfectly capable of cooling a large kitchen with working ovens
  • Moderately quiet on low setting – will not even disturb a sleeping person, but makes enough white noise to be comfortable
  • Very easy to assemble, without a need for any tools

Cons:

  • The adjustable leg does not always stick when you adjust it, and slides down eventually

Table Fans
Vornado 660 Large
#1
BEATIFUL AND POWERFUL MODEL
Editor’s Rating:
9.7
/
10

This model works with a patented Vortex technology that allows effective usage of energy. Not only is energy saved, the motor is also going to make better air pressure. The fan has a button control panel with 4 speeds, and they are located at the top of the circulator. The gliding bar is made of chrome, and it can be used to direct the air anywhere. The deep blades are inside an enclosed air duct, and the air can go up to 100 feet from the fan.

The brand gives a very long 5-year warranty with this model. The exterior is glossy and will look excellent in any office or home room. The device uses US voltage only and is built with the highest safety and quality standards.

Pros:

  • The patented technology allows the small fan to create extreme air pressures, so it makes for great air circulation
  • Very small – will easily fit on an office desktop or computer desk
  • Excellent stylish look – glossy, futuristic and unique

Cons:

  • Is pretty loud, especially in the first few days, but it eventually goes away

Vornado VFAN Vintage
#2
Most Popular
Editor’s Rating:
9.4
/
10

As all models from this brand, this one can boats excellent performance and the memorable vintage design. The styling goes way back to the first model from 1945. The controls allow for 3 speeds, and the tiltable head can point just about anywhere. The device is shipped with a 5-year warranty.

The machine is very tough, as all Vornado fans. It is made almost solely of metal parts, and will work for a very long time. The model is available in silver and green coloring.  All parts and materials pass multiple quality and safety tests.

The fan’s style blends in with any vintage interior, and will fit virtually anywhere.

Pros:

  • Very quiet, and at the same time very powerful – fully enough to circulate the air in a whole medium bedroom
  • The adorable vintage styling is another great reason to buy this fan – it looks nice in any style room
  • The solid, heavy build of this fan makes it look and feel expensive, and also makes it very durable

Cons:

  • Some of these fans might come with a slight deformity that causes ticking. It subsides in a while

Floor Fans
Lasko X12905
#1
MOST POWERFUL FLOOR MODEL
Editor’s Rating:
9.8
/
10

This model has a very high maximum velocity and is equipped with three speeds. The high power allows you to use it for many purposes, including quick drying of clothes and circulation of air in large rooms. This is also a good model for ventilating a damp basement. The power is also plenty enough for a small shop or garage.

The model looks acceptable – it is not ugly and it agrees well with most interiors. The device is shipped fully assembled and nothing needs to be done to start it up. The electronic controls allow you to switch between the 3 fan speeds. The fan is connected to a 120 volt outlet, and it has a second outlet on its body for connecting accessories. Also has 2 USB ports.

The device, being only 11 inches tall and 9 by 12 inches at the base, is very compact and can be stored anywhere.

Pros:

  • Extremely powerful airflow is enough for a big room or an entire basement, and also makes the machine good for drying clothes
  • It is possible to aim the machine in the needed direction, so the airflow goes exactly where needed
  • Very good price – cheap for being so powerful

Cons:

  • Hums loudly when on medium or high speed

Lasko 3300 Wind Machine
#2
RELIABLE STYLISH FLOOR FAN
Editor’s Rating:
9.7
/
10

This is a very powerful, yet compact model with three speeds. Its 5 blade fan gives it excellent torque and it can easily circulate air in a large room and even quickly dry out a big basement. The head can pivot in any direction, allowing you to cover any needed area in the room. The fan comes with a comfortable handle that allows you to easily carry it around.

The model is 23.4 inches tall, with a large base, 25 by 7 inches in size. The cord has a length of 6 feet, and the fan is of a manageable size and shape. It will fit well in any room, and its power is plenty enough for cooling off an entire gym. The fan does not make a lot of noise, but does provide good white noise for better sleeping.

All the materials come from the USA and the assembly is done there too. The model looks great and is liked for its stylish design.

Pros:

  • Very powerful and not very noisy either
  • Large fan – pushes large volumes of air and can circulate the air in a room quickly
  • Very reliable, as the reviews show

Cons:

  • The body has an outside made of thin plastic, and sometimes it gets cracked without significant impact