Best Pedestal Fans

Discover The Best Pedestal Fan

The main purpose of a pedestal fan is to help keep a room cool by circulating air. Mainly these have been designed for an office but some people do use them in the home.  They are especially used in bedrooms to help create a gentle breeze when people are asleep. For that though you really do have to pick one that is very quiet.

Like any type of fan that uses a spinning blade you should know that this type will not actually lower the temperature in a room. They work by using a set of spinning blades, that create a breeze which can then circulate air and that helps cool you down.

The average price of these is between $35-55 but you can pay a lot more if you want more speed variations and want it be ultra quiet and perhaps with a remote control capability. There are plenty of different styles available and there is one to suit every type of budget.

Below I have completed a quick buying guide and below that is a Top 10 Comparison Table of the best pedestal fans available right now. Underneath that I have completed a short review on each of those.

A Quick Pedestal Fan Buying Guide

Room Size

When shopping for a new pedestal fan is that you should be aware of the size of the room in your house or in the office. Many people overlook this part and end up buying one that is too small to be effective in a larger room. Some people also buy a very powerful fan that is just to big for a smallish room.

To measure a room just multiply the length and breadth of a room to get the square foot size. For example a room that is 15 feet x 15 feet should be 225 square feet. For something like a ceiling fan this is more important, but even for these type it is still worth considering.

Directional or Fixed

Some of these fans have what is called a fixed head. That means it just blows air out in one direction depending on how it is positioned. This is fine if you just want to cool down a single fixed area. However if you want to cool down a slightly larger area, then ideally you want a head that moves forwards and backwards. So for example if you had one of these in a bedroom to keep you cool at night. You could simply have a directional one that could be adjusted to sweep the air backwards and forwards over the bed.

Similarly in an office environment if there were several people in a meeting room, the direction could be set to sweep around everyone in the room. If it was fixed it would just blow against perhaps one or two people.

Pedestal Height

The pedestal height is simply the height that the pedestal sits from the ground. With the better ones this can be adjusted up and down and allow you to better target the area, where you want the air to blow. To be honest I would not buy one that didn’t have this or wasn’t directional. They are two very important features.


Most of the fans use some form of wood for the blades such as plywood. You can get some that use steel or aluminium so please be aware that they will be more dangerous than a wooden blade. Some of the cheaper models use plastic blades. At the end of the day they spin and circulate air and there is no big difference in the amount of air that the blades will shift.

Tilting Head

You can get this type of fan with a tilting head. That means that rather then having air blow directly on to you, the head can be tilted upwards to deflect the air around you.

Controls and Remote Control

Mainly the controls are done by a pull switch and this usually handles on/off, and the speed settings. Many of the newer ones will come with a remote controlled unit to make your life that little bit easier.

Top 10 Rated Pedestal Fans 2017

Please note we use average prices. These change frequently, depending on availability, special promotions, and more. Please be sure to double-check the actual price before you buy. Please also note that the ratings we use are a summary of average buyer ratings and are based out of a maximum score of 5 stars. These can also change so make sure to check at the time of purchase
ImageFanRatingAverage Price
Rowenta VU5551 Turbo Silence 4-Speed Oscillating Pedestal Fan with Remote ConRowenta VU5551 Turbo Silence4.6$150
Lasko 1843 Remote Control Cyclone Pedestal FanLasko 1843 Remote Control Cyclone4.2$43
Lasko 1850 Remote Pedestal FanLasko 1850 Remote Pedestal Fan4.2$57
Lasko 1820 Performance Adjustable Oscillating Pedestal FanLasko 1820 Performance Adjustable4.0$35
Lasko 1827 Adjustable Elegance and Performance Pedestal FanLasko 1827 Adjustable Fan3.9$39
Lasko #2520 16" Oscillating Stand FanLasko #2520 16" Oscillating3.9$32
Air King 9420 20-Inch Industrial Grade Pedestal FanAir King 9420 20-Inch Industrial Grade3.8$150
Lasko 1825 Cyclone Pedestal FanLasko 18253.8$70
Lasko 2527 16" Adjustable Pedestal FanLasko 2527 16" Adjustable3.8$50
Honeywell QuietSet 16 Stand FanHoneywell QuietSet 16" Stand Fan3.7$45

Home Ceiling Fan Reviews

When considering a pedestal fan for your home, the main thing to consider as I have mentioned is room size. After that it comes down to the power of the motor, the number of different speeds, how quiet the fan is and most importantly how long it will actually last.

Rather than use expensive air conditioning one of these can save you money on utility costs as they are inexpensive to run. They do not need a lot of maintenance other than a clean once a month to get rid of any build ups of dust. That can gather in behind the cage and will need cleaned.

Rowenta VU5551 Turbo Silence

Rowenta VU5551 Turbo Silence 4-Speed Oscillating Pedestal Fan with Remote ConThis Rowenta model is the most popular in their range. It is also one of the most expensive on our list. You are buying a very high quality pedestal fan. If you can afford this one, then I would recommend that you go ahead and buy it.


In my opinion this is the best one that is currently available. It has 5 blades that produce a lot of airflow and this one is super quiet. The manufacturer states that this one is even suitable for libraries, so you get the idea of how quiet this one really is.

It has an adjustable height from 42-54″, with remote control and comes with 3 settings and a turbo boost selection when required. The head pivots ninety degrees in all directions.

This one is simple to put together, easy enough to move around and easy to clean.

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Air King 9420 20-Inch Industrial Grade

Air King 9420 20-Inch Industrial Grade Pedestal FanThis fan from the brand Air King is like the one above a well rated product, but again an expensive option at almost $150. It is however classed as “industrial grade” and that in essence is what you are paying for.

This one is built to last and has a very powerful motor. It is a 20″ fan and the body of it is made from steel that has been coated to make it last longer. This one has been designed for places like garages, workshops, warehouses and offices.

It isn’t ideal for the home though some buyers to get one for their house, and mainly for the porch. It has 3 steel blades and three different speeds. Some people have bought this one because they got fed up with the cheaper versions constantly breaking down.

The head pivots and I do have to tell you the air flow from this fan is phenomenal.

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Lasko 1843 Remote Control Cyclone

Lasko 1843 Remote Control Cyclone Pedestal FanThis one does have a pretty cool name. It is a huge best selling product from this brand and it gets good ratings by actual buyers of the product. It is slightly less expensive than many and in the main that is down to the fact that it is made of plastic, with plastic blades.

It is the BEST SELLER over at Amazon. That is I think mainly down to its low $38 price point. Buyers rate this one at 4.2 out of stars, and for a product as cheap as this one, that does represent good value.

It has the tilt back feature, and what is really good about this one, is that you can program it to come on and off at set times. It also has a remote control and it does oscillate. It has low, medium and high settings.

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Lasko 1850 Remote Pedestal Fan

Lasko 1850 Remote Pedestal FanAnother similar one from Lasko. This one has three speeds, an on/off timer and again can be remote controlled.

It is quick to assemble and has an interesting “breeze feature” that you can set. It then works its way up through the speed setting and delivers a really nice breeze. There is a slight humming noise with this one according to reviewers, but almost all agreed it was a very powerful fan.

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Lasko 1825 Pedestal Fan

Lasko 1825 Cyclone Pedestal FanAnd yet another one from the very popular Lasko brand. This one is slightly cheaper but does not have the remote control function, which personally I find very useful.

You can adjust the height on this, and it does have three speeds and the tilt-back feature. Again the assembly of this is pretty basic and it does create a really strong air flow, which of course is the prime purpose of the fan.

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Honeywell QuietSet 16″ Stand Fan

Honeywell QuietSet 16 Stand FanAnother good brand for any type of electric fan is of course the Honeywell brand. This one is perfect for cooling an entire room quickly. It has 5 different speeds and it is a super quiet fan. It even has a “super quiet” mode setting. That makes this one a perfect choice for the bedroom.

There is a shut off timer on this one with 1-8 hour auto-shut off. The front panel also has soft LED lights, which look great, but some people did find these annoying.

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Lasko 2527 16″ Adjustable

Lasko 2527 16" Adjustable Pedestal FanThis Lasko model is available for less than $30 on Amazon right now. It has 3 speeds, tilt-back and you can adjust the height of the fan. This one is light weight and made from plastic. That has put some people off but it shouldn’t as it performs really well.

You can tilt the angle of the head to help with whole room circulation and we think for the price this is a good one.

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Lasko 1827 Adjustable Fan

Lasko 1827 Adjustable Elegance and Performance Pedestal FanThis is the best selling pedestal fan that Lasko produces. It can provide a wide degree of cooling and you can adjust the height. It also has the tilt back feature which I do like to see. There are not a ton of features on this fan and what you see is what you get.

Although this is a best seller, there are other ones on this page that I think are just better value for money. We rated this one as the 8th most popular choice but people clearly do buy a lot of this one.

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Lasko 1820 Performance Adjustable

Lasko 1820 Performance Adjustable Oscillating Pedestal FanThe 1820 model from Lasko is an 18″ pedestal fan and is in the $30-35 price range like many of this particular brand. You can adjust the height and it does have tilt back.

People again do buy this particular model but it is well down our list because it has an average rating of under 4 stars. It looks ok and is sturdy, but for value for money, we think the ones on the list above are better.

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Lasko 2520 Pedestal Fan

Lasko #2520 16" Oscillating Stand FanThis one costs under $25 and is made from plastic. It is what I would term a basic fan with not that many features. It has 3 speeds and a tilt back feature and you can adjust the height. This is an entry level fan that does the basic things really well.

It did make it on to our list and many didn’t but please remember this is a very basic version.

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How To Assemble A Lasko Pedestal Fan Quickly

Here is a really good video on how to assemble one of the Lasko types quickly.

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