6 Things to Keep In Mind When Buying a Pedestal Fan

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Are you in the market for a pedestal fan? If so, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 important factors to consider when purchasing a pedestal fan. So, without further ado, let’s get started!


One of the great selling points of a free standing fan is its light-weight, convenient design, so it makes sense that this is an important factor to consider when purchasing one. If you plan on moving the fan around often, you’ll need to make sure it’s light enough to carry. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure the fan is easy to assemble and disassemble.


This very much ties into the previous point. Because these types of fans are predisposed to constant moving-around, you want to make sure that you purchase a fan that is made of high-quality materials and has a sturdy base. Admittedly, there is something of a trade off here since plastic pedestal fans are easier to move around, but likely won’t be as sturdy and durable as their metal counterpart.


Size is another important factor to consider. If you plan on using the fan in a large room, you’ll need to make sure the blades are long and wide enough to provide adequate coverage. On the other hand, if you’re only looking to use the fan in a small space, you might want to consider a smaller model. Having said that, it’s just as important to consider how the fan will fit into a space and whether it conforms nicely and spatially to the size of the room or rooms you intend to use it in.

Noise Levels

It’s no secret that pedestal fans can be quite loud. If noise is a major concern for you, make sure to choose a fan with low noise levels. Some fans even come with built-in noise reducers or insulation to help muffle the sound.

Speed Settings

Another important factor to consider is the number of speed settings. If you want more control over how much airflow you’re getting, you’ll need a fan with multiple speed settings. The most common fans have three speed settings: low, medium, and high. Some even have a fourth “turbo” setting for maximum airflow. Beyond an individual fan’s speed settings, however, pedestal’s typically come in ‘Normal’ and ‘High’ speed models, with the former delivering around 1300 rotations per minute, and the latter producing 2100 rotations per minute.


Of course, affordability is always a major consideration when making a purchase. You’ll want to set a budget before you start shopping and try to stick to it as best you can. Luckily, pedestal fans are relatively affordable, with most falling in the $30-$60 range. It’s also worth keeping in mind that steel free standing fans are prone to rusting over time, while plastic ones don’t corrode as easily. This can be an important consideration when thinking about the longevity of your fan, and how long you’ll have before needing to purchase a new one.