If you are looking for a quiet fan option, then you’re going to want to stick around and read our next product review for the Ozeri Brezza Dual Oscillating desk style fan. There’s plenty to love about this attractive and powerful looking fan which not only is our first to feature a remote contour but it also had 4-speeds too. It’s fitted with dual oscillating motors so delivers both automatic vertical and horizontal motion to optimal cooling power. There’s also a 4-hour timer and easy push-button operation. It’s stylish and sophisticated, compact and space-space-saving too and it ships fully assembled and ready to use. Aero-dynamically designed, it delivers a low dB noise setting and with a convenient carry handle, is perfect for transporting with you from the car to your office desk and back home again to your home office. Find more great products for your home by checking out our guide to the best essential oil diffusers.
We’re back to Lasko for our next high-velocity fan and taking a look at their 20” version which features Quick Mount. The Lasko 20” can be used just as easily as a floor, or a wall mounted fan and pivots for fully directional air flow. With three speed settings, it delivers maximum air movement and comes with a convenient carry handle too so that you can easily transport your fan with you from one room to another. The wall mount is included so that you can quickly convert this high-velocity floor fan to a wall and still retain full control of those adjustable fan settings. It also features a patented safety plug and doesn’t require the use of any tools to assemble. Durable and robust, the metal fan cage design has been built to last and is strong enough to withstand use in most workplace environments.
Earlier we revised the Vornado 460 high-velocity fan, and now we’re looking at it’s bigger, more powerful brother, the Vornado 660 Large Air Circulator Fan. Featuring their patented and signature Vortex technology, it delivers complete through room air circulation for superior performance and cooling results. With deep-pitched blades, it can move air up to 100 feet and features a high speed of 1375 RPM and a low rate of 600 RPM. There are four-speed settings that are easy to adjust with the simple touch of a button plus the unit itself is easy to clean and is whisper quiet. It’s backed by a 5-year limited warranty and really is a great choice, available in either Black or White.
Our next industrial style fan is the B-Air Firtana 20X high-velocity fan which is a great multi-purpose option ideal for both providing cooling air as well as drying out garages, workshops, and kitchens. It’s versatile as well as being durable, and it possesses an adjustable tilt feature which enables the fan to rotate 350-degrees. Coming with three airspeed settings, it’s suitable for lots of jobs, whether that’s cooling a warehouse space or just blowing hot air out of your kitchen. It comes with a floor stand, but this can also be folded back giving you the flexibility to hang the fan conveniently to a wall if preferred. It’s a powerful air circulator, strong, sturdy and robust thanks to that durable metal housing.
Our Best Value high-velocity fan is up next, and while it might be compact, it sure is powerful. This makes it perfect for use on a table or desktop, especially if you go for the 4-inch blade version. Holmes Mini High Velocity Personal Fan still has all the power and performance of a high-velocity motor to deliver a targeted blast of cooling and refreshing air, but its small size makes it incredibly portable and great for personal use. No assembly is required, and the adjustable tilt head allows you to direct the airflow precisely where you need it the most. It also comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
With the option to go for either 14-inch, 18-inch or 20-inch blade sizes, this Patton PUF1810C-BM is a super effective high-velocity floor fan that expertly moves air around to deliver powerful results. With metal construction, it has been designed and built to last and to withstand the rigors of being used in many a harsh industrial as well as domestic environment. It’s an excellent fan for use in a workshop or garage of example. There are three adjustable speed settings as well as an adjustable tilt feature so that you can target the airflow exactly where it’s needed the most. With a carry handle too, it’s fully portable, and the powder coating finish means that the fan not only looks stylish, but it’s also durable too.
Last but by no means least, our final high-velocity fan is the Master Professional Mac 12F. It’s a robust and powerful fan that is versatile and dependable and will work in a host of settings from a garage to a barn, workshop to inside your home. It’s constructed from steeling can deliver a high airflow of up to 1500 cfm which is quite something. There’s a tilt adjustable angled head so you can direct the airflow exactly where you need it. This unit is really built for power with it’s long lasting and reliable direct-drive motor.
High-Velocity Fan Buying Guide And FAQ
How Do We Choose Our Selection Of High-Velocity Fans?
It’s of vital importance when compiling our selection of products for our comprehensive buying reviews that we provide a cross-section of brands with attractive price points that are realistically priced so that everyone can potentially find a fan that fits with their own budget. Our researchers spend hours reviewing product feedback so that you don’t have to! All you need to do is pull up a pew, grab yourself a brew and read through our easy to use selection of high-velocity fans and decide which one is best for you.
Features To Look For High-Velocity Fans
Below is by no means an exhaustive checklist but it does provide some valuable pointers in terms of the features you should be considering before you go ahead and invest in a new high-velocity fan.
Blade Size & Number-The longer and wider the blades fitted on your high-velocity fan, the more effective they will be at generating sufficient air flow to cool your environment. The same can be said of the number of blades too. The more blades and the bigger those blades are, the more powerful your fan will be, but that also means that it will also consume more electricity when in use too.
Air Flow & Space-Depending upon the space where you intend placing your fan will determine the velocity you end up going for and the more air flow that an area requires, the higher the required speed will be. If you are purchasing a fan for a shop or a garage, which will generally be hotter than a regular room in your home for example and have less in the way of ventilation, you will need something that is robust enough to really keep your environment cooler.
Noise Level-The more powerful and bigger the velocity of your fan is, generally speaking, the louder it will be when operating. These days manufacturers are far more aware of this issue and fans are being made specifically to fit within a decent decibel range, but it is something to be mindful of.
Speed Options-Most fans will come with multiple speed settings with three options being the most popular; low, medium and high. Again, it’s worth checking the exact specifications first before you invest, just to be sure that you really as buying the best high-velocity fan for your set-up and needs.
Portability-Ideally, you are going to want to quickly move your fan around from one location to another depending upon which area needs cooling at the time. Therefore, investing in something that is portable and adjustable makes sense. If you do want to move your fan around your garage, workspace or home, wheels are of course a great option as these make it far easier to move your fan around. Also look for things like swiveling heads, handles and even the overall size too, and it’s ease of storage.
Tilt-Not all high-velocity fans will necessarily be oscillating therefore you may want to tilt your fan into the best position instead. If you aren’t able to stretch the budget to a fully oscillating one, then at least check to make sure that you can easily adjust and direct the position of the tilt accordingly so that the air flow can be managed in the direction where you require it the most.
Types of High-Velocity Fans-There are two principal types of high-velocity fan, axial versus centrifugal. Axial fans typically have high flow rates combined with low pressure. Centrifugal fans operate with a lower flow rate but can deliver a steadier air flow. They do however require more power to run. An axial fan pulls the air through whereas a centrifugal fan moves the air radially, from the center and then spins that air outwards using centrifugal force.
High-Velocity Fan FAQ
Q: What is a High-Velocity Fan?
AA high-velocity fan is a heavy-duty often commercial style fan that is floor based and circulates air around the home, a workshop or garage. They are powerful enough to replace air conditioning units, but they do tend to be quite noisy although some people do use that sound to their advantage, employing a high-velocity fan also as a white noise machine. They provide a strong level of air circulation and are great for cooling, venting and even drying out damp spaces.
Q: What is the difference between fan and blower?
A: Essentially both fans and blowers are mechanical devices used to circulate air, however, whereas a dan can circulate area usually around an entire room, a blower is used to focus on a specific area only. A fan moves air whereas a blower contains a fan that channels and directs air to a particular point. Fans use less pressure overall to produce large amounts of gas whereas blowers use much higher amounts of pressure. A fan will also usually consist of a motor and blades which run on electricity whereas a blower will consist of a fan with an outer cover.
Q: How do I clean my fan?
A: Your high-velocity floor fan should be regularly cleaned to ensure it’s maintained in correct working order as it is likely to become quite dusty over time. The best way to do this is to either wipe it over with a soft damp cloth and some mild detergent if necessary or to use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to carefully remove any dust or lint. You can also clean your fan with a can of compressed air which works very effectively to clean dusty interior blades which otherwise can be quite problematic to access.
Q: Can I dry a room that has had a flood with a high-velocity fan?
A: Yes, absolutely, a floor fan can be very effective at helping to dry out spaces that have had recent water damage, helloing to avoid subsequent mold and rust from developing. Anything that moves air naturally around a room can be beneficial in this respect and if the room isn’t too humid and has windows and doors, get those opened first to help the air get circulating. Obviously, you don’t want to be operating any electrical items in rooms with physical standing water but you can direct a fan, blower or air circulator to high areas to help accelerate the drying out process.