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Best floor fans

Amazon floor fan
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If you’re feeling uncomfortable in the heat, or you want to make exercising a less sweaty experience, a floor fan is a sound investment. They can create a light wind that’s truly refreshing. With a range of different styles and features on offer, we’ve found the best.

Best overall

Q-Connect KF00407 Tower Fan

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Q-Connect KF00407 Tower Fan

Cools large rooms

With the choice of a fixed flow of air or 90-degree oscillation, this model can make exercising a less heated affair, or cool down a large room. It offers three speeds and as a tower design, it’s a space-efficient option. 

Best budget choice

Generic 16 Oscillating Pedestal Air Cooling Electric Fan

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Generic 16 Oscillating Pedestal Air Cooling Electric Fan

Three speed settings

You will need to put this fan together yourself, but it’s a great value design. You can choose between three speeds of breeze depending on conditions. It’s height-adjustable, so can be set up to suit you when you’re at your desk, on the sofa, or moving around your room.

Best remote-controlled model

ANSIO Tower Fan

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ANSIO Tower Fan

Timer and mode and speed options

This sophisticated design offers a choice of speeds, but also modes normal, nature, and taper to enable you to get a fan effect you’re happy with day and night. It has an easy to use control panel, but there’s also a timer function and a remote to allow you to operate it at a distance. 

Best for home exercisers

Pro Breeze 20" Chrome Gym Floor Fan

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Pro Breeze 20" Chrome Gym Floor Fan

Tiltable fan head

This heavy-duty design can keep you cool when you’re working out at home. The industrial look is also perfect for loft-style interiors. Anti-slip feet will keep it in place, and you can pick from three speeds. The fan head can be tilted so it points to the floor, ceiling, or in between to suit what you’re doing.

Best for easy operation

Igenix DF0030 Oscillating Tower Fan

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Igenix DF0030 Oscillating Tower Fan

High, medium, and low settings plus a timer

Slim enough to fit neatly into small rooms, this tower design has simple controls and all the options you might need. Pick from three different speed settings, and set the timer for up to two hours. The oscillating function means it can cool a whole room, and it could even be quiet enough to leave your rest undisturbed, depending on how lightly you sleep.

Best pedestal

AmazonBasics 3-Speed Oscillating Pedestal Floor Stand Fan

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AmazonBasics 3-Speed Oscillating Pedestal Floor Stand Fan

Height adjustable and tiltable

Pedestal fans can offer fabulous adaptability, and this model makes the grade. You can set the height quickly and easily, plus tilt the fan head to adjust the direction of the breeze. It oscillates as well, and there are three separate speed settings to choose from.

Cool down

A floor fan is a flexible way to introduce a breeze that will make rooms feel pleasant whether you’re resting or active. The Q-Connect KF00407 Tower Fan has a compact footprint, yet can cool a large room, and the wind speed is adjustable.

The Pro Breeze 20" Chrome Gym Floor Fan has industrial good looks. Although it’s not on a pedestal or designed like a tower, the head can be tilted to get the cool air exactly where you need it.