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Best Standalone Fans

Investing in a portable fan like a pedestal fan or tower fan is a tried-and-tested, affordable way to keep everyone in the house feeling refreshed in the hotter months. Continue Reading...

Fan Buying Guide - How to choose the coolest tower or pedestal fan for you

If you’re looking for a way to avoid melting this summer, a fan could help. But with so many types on the market, how do you choose the best fan for your home?

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Vornado 660

Vornado 660

4.4 from 83 reviews
Number of Blades3
Number of Speed Settings4
TypeDesk

As one of the more premium offerings in the Vornado Air Circulator range, the Vornado 660 aerodynamically moves air around rooms up to 30.5 metres squared.

Price (RRP) $249.00

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (12)
  • Value for Money
    3.9 (12)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (10)
  • Noise Level
    3.6 (12)
  • Power
    4.2 (9)
  • FeaturesOscillating
  • Blade MaterialPlastic
  • Body MaterialPlastic
  • Blade Diameter258 mm
  • Colour / FinishBlack or White
  • Power56 W
  • Cord Length1.8 m
  • Dimensions 380 x 343 x 298 mm
Sunbeam Infinity 40cm FA8900

Sunbeam Infinity 40cm FA8900

3.9 from 96 reviews
Number of Speed Settings6
TypePedestal

As the highest-rated pedestal fan, the Infinity Fan provides all-over oscillation, which Sunbeam describes as moving air ‘up, down and all around.’ But what exactly does this mean?

Price (RRP) $169.00

Price from$135.00The Good Guys

  • Build Quality
    4.2 (16)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (15)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (14)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (15)
  • Power
    4.5 (12)
  • FeaturesOscillating, Remote Control and Timer
  • Blade MaterialPlastic
  • Body MaterialMetal and Plastic
  • Blade Diameter400 mm
  • Colour / FinishChrome/Black
  • Cord Length2.7 m
  • Dimensions 469 x 207 x 626 mm
Kmart High Velocity Chrome Fan

Kmart High Velocity Chrome Fan

4.0 from 39 reviews
Number of Blades3
Number of Speed Settings3
TypeFloor

As a heavy-duty floor fan, this unobtrusive $49 Kmart High Velocity Chrome Fan will keep you comfortably cool – while letting you receive change back from a $50 note.

Price (RRP) $49.00

  • Affordable at $49

  • Powerful airflow for a standalone fan

  • Can be noisy on high settings

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (2)
  • Power
    4.0 (2)
  • Blade MaterialAluminium
  • Body MaterialMetal
  • Blade Diameter400 mm
  • Colour / FinishStainless Steel
Dyson Pure Cool Tower

Dyson Pure Cool Tower · includes 2 listings

3.9 from 39 reviews
TypeTower

With its signature Dyson style, air purification abilities and data about air quality delivered straight to your smartphone app, the $799 Dyson Pure Cool Tower has certainly won itself a few fans.

Price (RRP) $799.00

Price from$599.00The Good Guys

  • Highly effective air purification

  • Powerful airflow

  • At $99 per year, filters are expensive to replace

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (35)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (34)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (35)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (33)
  • Power
    4.0 (22)
  • Body MaterialMetal
  • Colour / FinishBlack Nickel and White Silver
  • Cord Length1.8 m
Convair 120cm Axial Tower Fan CTF07

Convair 120cm Axial Tower Fan CTF07

4.2 from 28 reviews
Number of Speed Settings3
TypeTower

With multi-fan technology proffered by three independently operating fans, each of which have three speed settings, this Convair fan effectively allows you to choose from nine customisable settings.

Price (RRP) $159.00

  • Three independently operating fans in one, to help customise your airflow

  • Effective air circulation

  • FeaturesRemote Control
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 1160 x 168 x 345 mm
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What are the benefits of a standalone fan?

  • The wide variety of standalone fans on the market makes it easier to find a fan that suits your space, room size, cooling requirements and lifestyle preferences
  • Standalone fans are an affordable alternative to portable air conditioners, both in terms of purchase price and running costs
  • They’re more lightweight and portable than their portable air conditioning counterparts, making them easy to carry from room to room.

Types of standalone fans

  • Pedestal Fans: These traditional portable fans are also called stand fans, as they’re supported by an adjustable vertical stand. The fan section uses spinning blades to cool down a room.
  • Tower Fans: Also known as column fans, these fans have a long rectangular or cylindrical shape. They’re powered by impeller blades inside the unit, which push air through an air outlet that runs from close to the base to the top.
  • Desk Fans: Also called table fans, these personal fans live on your desk, and can be as small as 10-15cm in blade size. They’re great for the office or work-from-home spaces - or both.
  • Floor fans: These sit squat, close to the ground. A high velocity floor fan will also push air more powerfully at a longer distance across the room.
  • Box Fans: Also sitting low, these fans are boxed into an enclosure with a grill, housing the blades on the inside.
  • Wall Fans: Wall-mounted and similar to the top section of pedestal fans, these use 3-5 blades to spin on an 180-degree axis.

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