Surprisingly, a lot of people take for granted that all fans blow cold air. But in reality, fans are just fans. They simply recirculate the air that is already in a room without actually conditioning it. So a fan is just a fan unless it isn’t a fan…if that makes sense. What we mean is that there are actually fans that condition the air (cool it) as well as circulate it. And that is going to be the focus of today’s review. We will be looking at the best fans that blow cold air as well as addressing some of the most important questions you should consider when shopping for one.
Best Fan that Blows Cold Air Comparison
Best Fan That Blows Cold Air Reviews
Now this is a fan that truly conditions and blows cold air. It relies on water and a 3D cooling pad. The water passes over the pad and air is blown over it to produce a refreshing stream of chilled air. The reservoir tank needs to be replaced only every 8 hours when you operate the fan on medium so you can essentially get a full day of conditioned air with the Luma Comfort EC110S Evaporative Cooler. It is capable of cooling rooms as large as 250 square feet.
- A very portable, lightweight and compact fan that can easily be moved from room to room
- Great for camping too
- 3 different fan speeds
This is another fan that essentially operates like a swamp cooler: it uses water to cool down the air that passes through it. We used this fan in an office that was about 350 square feet and it worked marvelously. A full water tank will condition the air for about 5 hours when the outside temperature was roughly 81 degrees Fahrenheit. It lasted for a full 8 when the outdoor temperature was around 75 degrees. The NewAir AF-310 Portable Evaporative Air Fan can lower the temperature in a room by 15 degrees! It is in the shape and size of a standard tower fan and at its highest setting can blow at 310 CFM’s.
- Remote control operated with three fan speeds
- Three different cooling modes
- You can add ice to the water tank for longer-lasting cooling power
Full disclosure: this fan is in fact, just a fan. It does not condition the air like the following fans on our list. But we added it because of how extraordinarily effective it is. It really does feel like it cools the air in a room as it circulates it. The Dyson Pure Cool TP01 oscillates 70 degrees and has 10 fan speeds. At the highest fan speed, we calculated that it blows air as far as 15 feet! It operates very quietly and it even has a built-in HEPA filter for air purification.
- Activated carbon filter for eliminating odors
- Suitable for cooling large rooms
- Sports one of the most unique and attractive designs we have seen in a fan
What to Look for in a Fan that Blows Cold Air
To get the most bang for your buck, you should look carefully at the features of any fan you are thinking of purchasing. The best fans that blow cold air will have:
- A water tank or cooling pad
- Multiple fan speeds
- An oscillation function
Why use a Fan that can Blow Cold Air?
Investing in a fan that can actually condition the air, or one that is at least powerful enough to make it seem that it is conditioning the air can save you money on your utility bills. AC units can be expensive to run – especially when they are old, have not been maintained properly and are not working efficiently. Fans that actually blow cold air offer a more affordable, portable and low-maintenance alternative.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Dyson fans really cool the air?
Dyson fans like the one on our list don’t actually condition the air to be colder. But they do lower your internal temperature which is a more effective means of keeping cool.
How can I make my fan blow cold air?
You can use the old trick of placing a bucket of ice in front of a standard fan for conditioned air.
Does putting a wet towel over a fan make it cooler?
This is another trick you can use to condition the air but you may risk shorting the circuits in your fan and the effects don’t last very long.
We tested all the fans on our list and found them to be suitable alternatives to air conditioning units. They provided an ample amount of cool air to rooms up to 400 square feet. They are a great way to save money and beat the heat so check them out soon!