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A Buyer’s Guide to the
Portable Cooling Fan
When you talk of a portable cooling fan, most people think of it in terms
of being light in weight and capable of being moved from one place to the
other. This is true but you first need to evaluate and determine the degree
How portable is the portable fan? In fact, some of the so called portable
cooling fans are part of the permanently fixed
decorative wall mounted fans.
The first thing you need to note is that there are various types of
portable cooling fans. In fact, your decision will be determined by your
personal preferences, budget and size of the room.
THE TYPE OF FAN
If you want easy and quick solution, you may have to go for the desk
fan for cooling your office or home environment. You simply need to
plug this fan and immediately you begin enjoying cooler air.
As compared to the desk fans, pedestal fans are larger in size and this
makes them ideal choice for the larger rooms. There are height
adjustable pedestal cooling fans which provide greater control and
These are a good choice for places where there is limitation of space
These are designed to suspend from the ceiling of your room. Most of
the ceiling fans are permanently fixed but others are portable.
THE FAN POWER
The power is an important factor to consider in choosing
portable cooling fan. In almost all the types of fans, the power is
determined by the unit size and speed settings as well. In general,
higher speed settings of fan make it easier for you to control it and
also make it capable of causing cooler temperatures. A bigger fan
usually can cool larger area than smaller sized one. All ceiling fans
derive their power from the motor so you need to check its power and
OTHER IMPORTANT FEATURES
In addition to the foregoing, other important features you need to look
out for include the following –
Remote control – it allows easy turning on and off the cooling fan.
Protective mesh/cage – important for the safety of pets and small
Timer – may include sleep timer and it allows you to set the
operating time after which it automatically stops running.
Tilt action – allows the maneuvering of fan in different directions.
Oscillating head – rotating head of cooling fan makes it capable of
cooling larger area.