It may technically be fall, but there’s still plenty of warm weather ahead. Even if you have air conditioning, a fan is a good thing to keep handy. It can be used to help circulate cool air from the A/C, so you can cool down more efficiently and spend less on the energy bill. And of course, if you don’t have A/C, a fan is a must.
There are a lot of different kinds of fans, and one of the best options is a pedestal fan. Pedestal fans are circular fans that are held up by a long stand. The benefit is that their height allows them to be better directed at face-level, compared with table fans or box fans which have a lower stature. Pedestal fans have big blades, so they can circulate more air than tower fans. Most of them oscillate as well, which helps to help cool larger spaces.
We’ve rounded up a few oscillating pedestal fans to help keep you cool. All of the included come with remote controls, so you don’t have to break a sweat just trying to turn the fan on.
1. Lasko Cyclone Pedestal Fan
This oscillating fan has an adjustable height and 3 speed settings. The remote control lets you turn the fan on and off, adjust the speed, and set a timer. A tilting head allows you to get the perfect angle for maximum cooling.
Pros: Tilting head, powerful airflow, adjustable height.
Cons: Several reviewers found it to be too loud.
2. Honeywell Double Blade Pedestal Fan
This simple pedestal fan from Honeywell has an oscillating head. The three power settings and three breeze settings can be controlled from the unit or with the remote control. Plus, the height is adjustable, and the unit features a timer.
Pros: Tilting head, dual-blade for greater airflow. Has 3-speed settings and 3 breeze options (variable, breezy, and constant). Reviewers found it fairly quiet.
Cons: Some reviewers were displeased with the quality of the remote control.
3. AmazonBasics Pedestal Fan
This pedestal fan has a dual-blade for greater airflow, and like the other options on this list, it has a tilting head. It has 3-speed settings and 3 modes, and a remote control is included. There’s also an energy-saving auto shut-off timer.
Pros: Good value, has a dual-blade setup for greater airflow and an auto shut-off.
Cons: Some found assembly frustrating.