How to buy a standing fan

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What to consider before you buy a standing fan


Standing fans are popular for their portability. Unlike ceiling fans, standing fans can be moved around easily. They rotate horizontally from 0 to 120 degrees, and possess three-level speed options just as ceiling fans do. Standing fans may come as smaller table top fans or as full length floor standing fans. They may also come as bigger industrial fans which generally require more power. The buyer’s choice of standing fan should depend basically on aesthetics, power consumption and product durability. In this regard always check the product level of the fan you want to buy to identify the energy requirements of the fan as this will impact your energy bills.

It is noteworthy that standing fans are more susceptible to physical/mechanical damage than ceiling fans, as a result of their portability.

Power Consumption

Ultimately, and just like ceiling fans, the power consumption of standing fans is determined by the length and the speed of the blades. Floor standing and table fans generally consume 50 to 75 watts of power. However the industrial fan will require, sometimes, higher than 150 watts of power.


Always remember to check for warranty. The duration of the warranty determines the confidence the manufacturer has in the product. Therefore the longer the warranty, the more confident the manufacturer is that the product is durable. Never buy an appliance with no warranty! Finally, you should buy from an authorized dealer to ensure that the warranty is valid.


There are many dehumidifier brands in the market. Always check for the SONCAP and Energy Star certificates, as well as the warranty (as said above).

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