Summer is here, and chances are, it is blistering hot at your home, as it is at ours. Last year at the end of the season, I was shopping in an antique mall, when I spotted a large industrial fan sitting in the corner of the room. Summer was over, and the fall weather was setting in, so things had cooled off quite a bit. I wasn’t sure if they would sell it to me, because store fixtures are almost always not for sale. I asked anyway, and the shop gal quoted me $20 dollars, so I bought it on the spot. I never knew how powerful it was until I got home.
The brand name is Patton, and the lowest setting is the highest setting on most fans. We place ours near the window at night to bring in the cool fresh air, and our home is cooled off within an hour using this fan. These fans are called “high velocity fans”, and are ideal for large shop use because they are so powerful. You will often see them in stores, or in industrial settings.
We have an 18 inch fan, and on it’s lowest setting, it keeps the house cool in the daytime, and it isn’t too loud that we cannot work. Ideally they are designed for large rooms, but you can place them in hallways, at the bottom of your stairs to force the cool air up to the upper levels of your home.
If you want to try out a small desk top fan, consider trying the Comfort Zone fan which sells for just $13 dollars and would work ideally for a smaller room to get the air moving. (Stick with the larger fans. After ordering the smaller one, I would give it .05 stars out of 5 stars… Terrible fan!
I will never go back to a normal table top fan after finding these high powered fans. Check out the attached video above to see the force of the air coming through one of these fans. You will be impressed! I couldn’t help pass on this little find from my house to yours! Stay cool!
Top Row, Left to Right
Lasko 2265QM 20-Inch Max Performance High Velocity Fan $59
iLIVING ILG8F12 3-Speed High Velocity Floor Fan, 12-Inch $34
Optimus F-4092 9-Inch Industrial-Grade High-Velocity 3-Speed Fan $30
Second Row, Left To Right
Lasko 3300 Wind Machine $31
Patton 20-inch High Velocity Fan $60
Comfort Zone 4″ Dual Powered High Velocity Fan Silver $13