What To Look For in a Pedestal Fan
For standard rooms, you’ll want a pedestal fan that has a motor of at least 50 W, with a wide oscillation angle.
To cool a large room, a fan with a motor of 60 W and an oscillation of at least 85° will be best. In general, for bigger areas, the wider the oscillation the better.
Pedestal fans are typically a bit more powerful and therefore sometimes louder than tower fans; however, most are still reasonably quiet. If you’re sensitive to noise, look for fans with sound-reducing features like specially-developed blades that are quieter.
You should look for multiple speed settings as well as different wind modes. Not only will these allow you to regulate the temperature better, but they’ll also give more control over running costs.
Another feature that can help control running costs is a timer function; the fan will automatically switch off after your chosen time period. Some will offer longer timings than others, so take this into account. For example, if you want to use the fan overnight, a timer function of at least four hours will be best.
The best pedestal fans will typically have an adjustable height, making them flexible when it comes to placement. Also, remote controls are useful if you want to adjust the fan’s settings from a distance.
After comparing a range of fans, my top choice is the Pro Breeze® 16-Inch Pedestal Fan. It has a 55 W motor and a 41 cm (16”) fan head making it suitable for most rooms. It has a timer, a clear LED display and a remote control, as well as three speed settings and four wind modes.
For more details about this pedestal fan, as well as some other excellent options, check out the reviews below.