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How to select portable fans
When looking for a compact and convenient device to aerate different rooms of your house, portable fans may become your solution. However, to select the perfect fan that will suit your needs and will provide you with efficient airflow options is really challenging, especially when you do not know where to start. This guide will help you know which features to consider when selecting a portable fan.
The first thing in selecting a portable fan is determining the type of the device you need. As you may already know, there are hundreds of options to select from. All of the portable fans that are sold today can be divided into the following types: desk, floor or handled devices.
Desk or tabletop fans are used to cool small areas like a working desk. Their size does not usually exceed 12 inches, making it possible to carry them around anywhere you go. Floor fans are much bigger and heavier and are perfect to be used with larger areas, for example, to cool the room that has had its walls recently painted. The most convenient type to carry around is a handled fan. It can fit in a lady’s purse and may go with you when you leave for vacation or a road trip.
When you have decided on the type of the portable fan you want, next step is choosing a device with the most convenient shape. This step is easy to complete since you can see the shape of the device when you order it and can always select the option that will fit your needs. If a round fan will not fit into your room you can always select a square one.
Size and weight are other important features to consider, especially when selecting a handled fan to carry around with you. You will not like carrying a heavy inefficient device, no matter how much coolness it will provide.
Portable fan velocity is something you should pay extra attention to. A fan can be small yet powerful, depending on the model you select. The more the velocity of such a device is, more power your fan will offer and the larger the area it will cool. However, purchasing a fan with high velocity may not be the best option for people who have dry eyes or are exposed to allergies. This is the main reason why household fans usually offer lower velocity.
Having a device with multiple speed options is something you might want to consider when using your portable fan during various weather conditions. Fast speed may help you during extremely hot summer days while a lower speed can be sufficient for less hot days. In addition to speed, do not forget about oscillation, since it helps distribute the air evenly and creates a more enjoyable environment.