Electric fans offer versatility as well as cooling action
Not all electric fans are alike. Far from it – some are best for circulating air through large spaces, others move cooled air from outdoors or air conditioners to cool down your house in summer and some are high-volume blower appliances that work best in garages and workspaces.
But whether you’re looking for a space-saving pedestal fan to move air quickly through a small apartment or a personal fan that focuses on the workspace in your home office, they often share many of the convenience and safety features that will handle the job best.
Fans vary enormously in sizes, shapes, wattages and even styles. If they’re going to be an integral part of your energy plan this summer, they’ll most likely be used in a noticeable spot in your home. That’s how some interesting shapes in tower and table models have developed. Attractive fans now come in neutral colors as well as colorful hues to fit with either contemporary or traditional types of home decor. It’s the ideal combination of function and form, and homeowners will appreciate that they can have an appliance that looks as good as it works.
Versatile fan features
One of the conveniences of fans is having several speeds to choose from rather than having one setting with a strong gust available. Fans, like many appliances, have also become quieter so they don’t disturb TV viewing, distract during quiet times or interfere with music. Once you turn them on, you won’t even know they’re close by.
Oscillating fans can disperse air more quickly than other models, but whether or not one is needed in a particular space will depend on the size of the desired coverage area.
As with space heaters, fans that are intended for use on the floor or a tabletop should be placed on an even surface to prevent tipping. Wall-mounted models are great choices for families with pets and young children, so the fans can be kept out of reach.
Window fans are particularly versatile in both single- or double-fan models that allow homeowners to have reversible air flow that can exhaust hot air or bring in cooled air from outdoors. There are adjustable thermostats and expander panels to fit a variety of window sizes and energy-efficient speeds.
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