We’ve had a look at fans for your home, from the $15 department store specials to expensive brand name models. See the results in our fan review. We also have a fan buying guide to explain the different types and features.
If you have a cooling fan, what type and brand do you use?
We mainly use a Moretti 40cm pedestal fan. I chose it for its efficient (important as we are off-grid) DC motor, just 26W (+ only a few watts lost in the plug pack). It is also very quiet. It is quieter and more efficient than a Click brand 40cm fan rated at “ONLY 50W”, and it has a slightly better airflow, so the Click rarely gets used these days, except when a 2nd fan is rquired.
I purchased a 120cm Omega Altise Model OT120B last January from The Good Guys ($129 back then), despite some bad reviews (noisy, insufficient air flow). It is great. I wouldn’t call it noisy, I have to set it on slow speed at times (it is about 4 metres away from the lounge), and it has a tiny remote controller and a digital temperature display to indicate the room temperature. A couple of weeks later I went back to get another but they had run out and everywhere I searched on the internet they were either very expensive (in relation to The Good Guys) or none in stock with no delivery forecast. Going to The Good Guys for a new printer one month ago, I had to pass by their fan display area. Lo and behold, they had the fan back in stock (now $119). I bought one, as well as the printer. Now I have two of the fans. Both quiet, both giving great air flow and I can point the remote controller at either to get that particular fan to do what I want. Expensive, maybe. But I am completely happy with the product.