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These Are the Highest-Rated Cooling Fans for Summer
Even if it's 90°F outside, the inside of your apartment can still feel like a breezy oasis with the right cooling fan. While it's a true blessing to have an air conditioner, sometimes the budget just doesn't allow for one. Cooling fans, on the other hand, are a cost-effective way to lower the temperature in your home by creating a constant airflow with little-to-no installation.
We've rounded up a number of affordable, high-quality fans on the market to keep your room cool, your body temperature low, and your anxiety at bay. With various speed and height settings, quiet features, and add-ons like remote controls, these cooling fans will help you find instant relief during the hottest days and nights.
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1) Honeywell TurboForce Air Circulator Fan
With more than 23,000 positive reviews on Amazon, you can guarantee this tiny but mighty fan will keep you cool. While it won’t blast temperature-controlled air in your face, it easily makes any room more comfortable. Available in black or white, it’s compact, lightweight, and mountable, so you can position it however you please. Reviewers also love how quiet this cooling fan is, even when powering at full speed.
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2) Lasko 20″ Weather-Shield Performance Box Fan
At 20 inches wide and three different speeds, this Lasko box fan is as powerful as it gets. The simple, sturdy design can cool an entire room, whether you put it in the window sill or on the floor. It’s louder than its smaller counterparts, but if you’re someone who needs a bit of white noise to drown out your environment while sleeping, this is the fan for you.
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3) Lasko Wind Curve Fan With Fresh Air Ionizer
This powerful (yet quiet!) tower fan is strong enough to cool an entire apartment with no air conditioning, even when the air gets humid. It stands tall at 43 inches, so you can enjoy the 3-speed settings as you lay in bed. With four finishes to choose from, a multi-function remote, and simple assembly, the widespread air circulation is just another bonus. One reviewer wrote: “This is the fan I’ve been dreaming of for years. It is whisper-quiet and unobtrusive, while pushing out a lot of airflow.”
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4) Dyson AM07 Cool Tower Fan
If you prefer a sleek design and incredible power, look no further. This tower fan from Dyson has it all: strong airflow, family-safe features (no blades!), a sleep timer, and minimal sound. Because of its blade-free design, this lowers the temp in large rooms fast with the brand's Air Multiplier technology, which produces a constant stream of cool air without choppiness.
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5) Rowenta Oscillating Fan with Remote Control
If you like a subtle pop of color, then you’ll appreciate this standing floor fan from Rowenta. Its vibrant cobalt blades can be set to blast cool air at three different speeds and oscillation settings. You can adjust the tilt and height up to 16 inches and control everything with a portable remote control. Bonus: It’s pleasantly quiet, easy to clean, and painless to put together.
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6) GreenTech Environmental pureFlow QT7
With 90-degree vertical and horizontal oscillation, the bubble-like design of the pureFlow QT7 is unique compared to other cooling fans. Because it has no blades, the energy efficient fan is a safe option to power on around your children and pets. Plus, 12 different speed settings make it quite easy to achieve a cool and comfortable temperature.
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7) Dyson AM06 10" Cool Desk Fan
This bladeless, tabletop fan is made for hot sleepers who get bothered by the slightest amount of noise. The patented Dyson Air Multiplier technology provides constant cool air with up to 10 airflow speed settings. Though fairly pricey compared to other cooling fans, reviewers say this bestselling Dyson is definitely worth the investment. The 10-inch design takes up little space, is easy to clean, and has an easy-to-use remote control.
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8) OPOLAR 4 Inch Mini USB Desk Fan
If you need a desktop cooling fan that makes work more comfortable, but isn’t too distracting, this two-speed model is the perfect option. It’s not too big, provides a gentle breeze, and won’t shake your table or desk. One reviewer raved: “On its low setting, I can feel the breeze hitting my face from about two feet away. On its high setting, it blows a ton of air, and while it does make some noise, it is extremely minimal, and barely noticeable. My coworker didn’t even know I had it on.”
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9) VersionTECH Mini Handheld Fan
Is there anything worse than constantly sweating while on the go? Avoid sweat stains, keep cool, and boost your mood during the hot summer months with this convenient handheld fan by VersionTECH. The cooling fan provides instant relief with three speeds and, as a fun perk, comes in several vibrant colors. Charge it with batteries or a USB port. “Powerful, rechargeable, compact. What’s not to love?” one Amazon reviewer raved.”
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