Staying cool in the summer can be expensive but it’s essential not only for your comfort; but for your health as well. Being too hot on a consistent basis can lead to heatstroke and in severe cases, organ and brain damage. But how do you keep the rooms in your house cool without breaking the bank on utility bills? Regular box and tower fans are rarely enough to do the trick even though they are cost-effective. But there are certain types of modern cooling fans that will help you stay cool and healthy throughout the summer months. Here are the best cooling fans for rooms.
Perfect for Bedrooms
What to Look for in a Room Cooling Fan
If you are shopping fans for certain rooms in your house, you should be aware of the size of your rooms. Fans are only so powerful so the best cooling fans for rooms should have:
- Standard cooling capability measured in square footage
- High fan speeds
- Evaporative functioning
- Oscillation mode
Why use Cooling Fans for Rooms?
The most apparent answer to this question is the economy. Running a cooling fan 12 hours a day will be much less expensive than running a central or even a portable AC in your house. These cooling fans are inexpensive and they are really effective at reducing the ambient temperature in bedrooms, kitchens, dens, studies and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do fans actually cool a room?
Unless you are talking about an evaporative fan, then the answer is technically no. Standard fans don’t reduce ambient temperature but they make you feel cooler by blowing air on your skin.
Is there a fan that cools the air?
Yes. Evaporative fans do actually affect the ambient temperature in a room. Even the Dyson fan on our list which is not evaporative was effective for at least making the air feel cooler in the rooms we tested it in.
Is it bad to sleep with a fan directly on you?
Fans could kick up dust and allergens so it’s best to have the fan oscillate as you sleep.
There is a lot to consider when looking for the best fan for rooms – price, energy-efficiency, and performance just to name a few. But the fans on our list were a success in all those important areas. They didn’t raise our electricity bill by any significant amount, they lowered the temperature in the rooms we used them in and they are all reasonably priced. You owe it to yourself to stay cool and check these fans out.
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Frank is the chief editor and director at Specialty Air, where he oversees testing, research, and editing for all air quality-related articles. Frank is an expert in the air quality space with extensive experience testing, researching, and reviewing air purifiers, air conditioners, air filters, air fresheners, fans, and more. He also has over 4 years of experience with issues surrounding mold remediation, radon mitigation, moisture management, air duct systems, HVAC, and insulation.