The right size for floor fans
We offer floor fans for small and big rooms, high and tall ceilings. Usually a floor fan covers an area of about 40 to 50 m2 or 100 m3. The Energy Smart floor fan by Vornado has an airflow of up to 1113 m3, with up to 30 m linear airstream. Like most of our floor fans this model is designed with an appealing exterior and suitable for living rooms. A floor fan for use at home is generally small, quiet and looks more appealing than an industrial floor fan.
⮩ If you need a device with an IP rating for large commercial or industrial environments, check out our wind machines. They have a a more powerful airflow rate than domestic appliances.
|Use in summer and winter
||Special circulators for summer and winter
||Provides air movement
||Mostly used in summer
|Distribution of air
||Some models with adjustable height, vertical tilt, oscillation
||Often with adjustable telescope bar, oscillation, vertical tilt of fan head
||Not adjustable, no tilt, few oscillating models
|Space requirements, width
||Starting from about 35 cm
||Pedestal foot starting from about 45 cm
||About 15 cm
not including industrial fans / wind machines
|Airflow reaches up to 30 m linear length>/td>
||up to 50 m2 room size
||up to 50 m2 room size
||Can be mounted to wall or ceiling, timer
||Some can be mounted to walls, cool misting feature
||Easy to store away, appealing design, timer
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Application of home floor fans
- Children’s room
- Dining room
- Living room
- Hobby room, garage
Our floor fans can be transported easily from one room to the other, some of them are even useful in summer and winter alike. Naturally, you can also place the fans on a desk, dresser or coffee table. Since the fan stand out from the interior, it is important to select a design that you will find appealing all the year round and that fits your style. The more you like the way your fan looks, the more obvious of a position you are going to choose to set it up. Tip: Make sure the lead wire is as long as possible before finalizing the purchase to ensure greater flexibility.
There are devices with a more practical design and those who are almost a piece of art. In order to cover all possible applications at home, a floor fan should have more than just a sufficient airflow performance. Forget plain and boring fans from the supermarkets and treat yourself to a chic appliance that you will enjoy for many years to come. A retro-style floor fan or unique
housing will also enhance the interior in restaurants or other representative rooms.
Light floor fan
Oscillating floor fan
There are floor fans that only have simple knobs for different speed levels. In order to feel the airflow around your head or in a different direction, you can tilt the fans or simply set them up on a higher position, for example on a desk.
Other floor fans have an adjustable fan head as well as an oscillation (swiveling) feature.
Modern floor fans usually come with 2 or 3 speed levels so the air movement can be adjusted between light breeze and strong draught. In most cases, the fans have a rotary knob on the base or head. Some producers include a remote control set with timer function.
If you want a more defined control we recommend the Vornado 6303 DC
. It has 99 speeds and allows for better adjustment of the airflow which can be reduced to whisper-quiet operation
Quiet floor fan
Floor fans are usually positioned near the user and should be operating as quietly as possible so as to not disturb work or sleep. The perceived noise level decreases the further the device is away from the user. 50 dB(A) or less are an acceptable sound level at home or around the office, so make sure to check the item description beforehand.
Where to position the floor fan
In order to prevent injury, fires or damage of the device, place your floor fan on a flat and dry surface without any dust or lint. That means you can also put it on a coffee table etc. as long as the surface is even and steady. The lead wire is laid in a way that it won’t be a tripping hazard. It should not disturb the footway, and should not be placed underneath the carpet, other appliances or furniture. Fan and cable must not be in contact with water, oil or heat. Avoid placing the floor fan near windows due prevent solar radiation, humidity and rain. Fans without splashing water protection are generally not suitable for outdoor spaces and rooms with increased moisture such as the kitchen or bathroom. Furthermore, unprotected units should not be used in the garage or basement.
Oscillating fans should have enough free space around them so the unit can swivel from one side to the other undisturbed. Lose small objects and textiles such as fringes on couches should not be within the air intake area. The protective grille must not be covered because this will impact the airflow. Even though the protective grille is there to prevent any accidents with the fan wheel, still avoid any contact with it, particularly if you don’t have any shoes on. Children and pets should be kept away from the fans.
Floor fan or circulator?
Air movements floor fan and Vornado circulator
A simple floor fan without oscillation blows out air in a certain direction. For a cooling effect in summer the airflow should be directed towards you. These models are not suitable for recirculation of heat in the winter.
A circulator moves air in a different, more complex way. The current of air is circulated around the room, meaning the overall temperature evens out. In the summer it remains cool and in winter you can recover heat that would be lost otherwise. This allows you to save heating costs all the year round.
In the summer months it is not necessary to use other climatization appliances, though you can choose to use the floor fan in combination with an AC unit. The moving air feels much cooler on the skin than air that is not circulated at all.
During winter you can choose a low speed to prevent any unpleasant draught. The gentle circulation of air towards the ceiling forces any stagnant heat from the ceiling down to the ground. This also helps to distribute warmth from a fireplace or heater better. Efficiently supporting a source of heat will save energy and money.
Floor fan and fireplace
Do not set up the device next to a source of heat!
Common floor fans and their lead wires must not be set up near heat sources due to safety reasons. This includes for example cooktops, open flames and sunlit windows. Surroundings with flammable substances must also be avoided.
Special circulators however are designed to circulate air and warmth throughout the whole room. They should be placed in a minimum distance of three metres to heat sources to protect the device from effects of heat. Read the instruction manual carefully and adhere to the guidelines of the manufacturer.
Floor fan for wall and ceiling mounting
Some floor fans and wind machines can be suspended from walls or ceilings. The required mounting material is usually included in the delivery, however make sure to check each product description carefully.