Strategically placed fans help reduce home energy cost as they circulate air to assist overworked AC systems.
Fans also provide a cooling function when air conditioning isn’t available.
Fans don’t actually cool the air in the home. But, they create airflow that moves across your skin to generate a cooling sensation due to moisture evaporation and body heat dissipation. Fans are available on the market in a variety of types and sizes. Options for airspeed and power settings vary among fans, as well as convenient features like remote control, automatic timers, and portability. Tabletop fans provide portable air circulation for optimal sleeping conditions. Place an oscillating tabletop fan on a nightstand, a dresser, a desk, or a table in the bedroom for a cooling breeze. Tower fans stand on the floor and tend to be larger than tabletop fans. They don’t take up much floor space either. Pedestal fans also stand on the floor, but their shape resembles a circular fan unit atop a vertical pole. With their large size and oscillating capabilities pedestal fans provide whole room cooling. Clip-on fans offer focused, directional airflow for individual comfort when clipped to headboards, tables, desks, or shelves. Bladeless fans operate via an air multiplier system that utilizes either moving blades or a brushless electric motor hidden in the base. These moving parts pull air in and push it through a tube, blowing the air at a high velocity from holes or slit-like vents. The blades are not visible and do not pose a safety hazard for children or pets. Bladeless fans come in both tabletop and tower styles. When considering the purchase of a quiet fan for a bedroom, shoppers might think about their available space and cooling needs. The dimensions of fans vary in their footprint and their height. Clip on fans are the smallest. Tabletop fans offer more widespread cooling than clip on fans and take up about a square foot of space. Tower and pedestal fans are the largest sizes. They are designed for floor placement and offer whole room cooling.