When you have a lot of space to cool down, it may be worth considering an industrial fan. Home fans are smaller. They may be enough if you live in a small flat, are just cooling down one room, or cooling down a little bit. But if you want to cool your whole house or offices, it’s very hot, or you want to drop the temperature fast, then you need something heavy duty. Industrial fans are, by definition, heavy duty. They will cool large areas fast and last well. But how do we know which one is right for our personal needs? These are the top ten we’ve found and reviewed.
- 1 Top 10 Best Industrial Fan Reviews
- 1.1 1. GARRISON 2477842 3-Speed Industrial Pedestal Fan with 9500 CFM, 30″
- 1.2 2. Lasko 2265QM 20-Inch Max Performance High Velocity Floor/Wall mount fan, Silver
- 1.3 3. B-Air FIRTANA-20 18″ Multi Purpose High Velocity Floor Fan
- 1.4 4. MaxxAir BF24TFYELUPS 24-Inch High Velocity Air Movement Two Speed Portable Air Circulator, Yellow
- 1.5 5. Comfort Zone CZMC42 Industrial Drum Fan
- 1.6 6. Premium Large High Velocity Industrial Floor Fan 18″ Floor Stand Mount Oscillating – Cool Black & Silver
- 1.7 7. Lasko 3300 20″ Wind Machine 3 Speed Cooling 3300
- 1.8 8. Hurricane Pro High Velocity Oscillating Metal Stand Fan 20 inch
- 1.9 9. Lakewood 36-Inch Industrial Grade Drum Fan
- 2 Industrial Fan Buying Guide
- 3 The Best Industrial Fan
Top 10 Best Industrial Fan Reviews
1. GARRISON 2477842 3-Speed Industrial Pedestal Fan with 9500 CFM, 30″
Our Rating: (4.7 / 5)
This fan is at the upper end in terms of cost, but it is very powerful. It is a pedestal fan, that is, elevated above the ground, keeping the blades away from pets and children. The base is height adjustable. This also means it spreads a cool breeze at shoulder height, and can be used by a window for air circulation. It has a quarter horsepower motor and 9500 cfm air flow. It is completely made of stainless steel, so it is heavy and durable.
2. Lasko 2265QM 20-Inch Max Performance High Velocity Floor/Wall mount fan, Silver
Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)
This fan is a much more moderate price, but still very powerful. It is a fan which rests near the floor, but can also be wall mounted. However hanging it up means that moving it or setting it up by a window is not an easy option. It can be carried around easily when in floor mode. It has 3760 maximum cfm air flow. And it is completely made out of metal and heavy and durable. When on the floor it is sturdy. It is very noisy, which is a pro for some and a con for others.
3. B-Air FIRTANA-20 18″ Multi Purpose High Velocity Floor Fan
Our Rating: (4.1 / 5)
This is one of the cheapest industrial fans you can buy. It comes in a variety of sizes to suit different needs. Even though it is floor-based, you can adjust its angle to air the room, and it is easy to carry around. You can mount it on the wall with a little know-how. This means it can still cool a room well, even though it cannot be used to move airflow from a window. It is entirely made out of durable metal and comes with a one year warranty. It is very noisy too.
4. MaxxAir BF24TFYELUPS 24-Inch High Velocity Air Movement Two Speed Portable Air Circulator, Yellow
Our Rating: (3.8 / 5)
This much larger, slightly more expensive fan comes with four powerful blades for a strong airflow. It produces up to 4000 cfm air flow, and tilts 180 degrees. However it is too heavy to mount or carry easily. It comes with wheels for ease of transport. It moves air very well, but works best in open, unobstructed spaces like a cubicle office, basement, or garage workshop. This fan only has two speed settings. It is made out of durable stainless steel. It is very loud.
5. Comfort Zone CZMC42 Industrial Drum Fan
Our Rating: (3.5 / 5)
This more expensive fan comes in a range of sizes, all the way up to this forty two inch behemoth. It has three speeds, all of which very powerful, and is made of solid aluminium. This is a very powerful floor based fan, but you could in theory mount it on a wall with a good enough rig. It is seriously powerful, a great choice for airing a workshop, full house, or warehouse. It is not as loud as some other industrial fans, despite its size.
6. Premium Large High Velocity Industrial Floor Fan 18″ Floor Stand Mount Oscillating – Cool Black & Silver
Our Rating: (3.4 / 5)
This much cheaper oscillating fan is highly versatile. You can set it up to be based on the floor, on a pedestal, or mounted on the wall, depending on your needs. The structure means you can use it to air the room from a window. It has three speed settings and is fast and efficient moving air. The instructions it comes with are not very detailed so you would need to know what you are doing. It comes with a two year warranty, for peace of mind. It is a very quiet fan.
7. Lasko 3300 20″ Wind Machine 3 Speed Cooling 3300
Our Rating: (4.3 / 5)
This is another highly economical fan, but it only works as a floor fan. It is a smaller fan too, but this makes it light and easy to carry and position. It comes fully assembled, so there is no need to worry about assembly or instructions. This fan has three speeds and gives a nice strong, cool breeze. It does not oscillate and you cannot wall mount it, but it can be angled upwards to help cool the room faster. It is not built as durably as some of the other models we’ve seen.
8. Hurricane Pro High Velocity Oscillating Metal Stand Fan 20 inch
Our Rating: (3.8 / 5)
This is a slightly more expensive fan, but by no means too pricey for the average customer. It is a standing pedestal fan, which runs at 4500 cfm and has three great speed settings. It is height-adjustable and fully made of metal, for quality that will last a while. Some may find them far too noisy for everyday use, but this fan is perfect for warehouses and workshops.
9. Lakewood 36-Inch Industrial Grade Drum Fan
Our Rating: (3.5 / 5)
This fan is slightly more expensive again, but still a good choice. It has a half horsepower motor rather than the usual quarter horsepower, and the blades produce a 13,000 cfm air flow. It cannot be wall mounted or used to cool a room from a window. But the wheels make it easy to move around. It will cool down large warehouses, workshops, and protable offices very nicely. It is very loud.
Industrial Fan Buying Guide
When buying an industrial fan you need to ask yourself whether you want one to be used in a quiet or loud environment. This is because most industrial fans will be incredibly loud, so you will need to choose carefully if you want a quiet one. You must also consider space, as industrial fans are made for much bigger areas and you will need one that fits where you want it to go.
The next step is to ask yourself exactly what job you want it to do. Not all industrial fans move as much air, so you need to pick wisely to get one that moves a lot. Furthermore, you can’t always wall mount them, or set them up at a window. So make sure to check whether the fan you are choosing is going to work in these situations.
Finally, always consider that you need to get value for money. It can be very easy to pick a cheap fan, but then it may not do the job you want it to. Even in our reviews, we found that the cheapest models of a great selection are still cheap models. So if you can afford one, get a higher spec item. It will do a better job and save you money in the long run.
The Best Industrial Fan
Without a doubt we’d have to say that the MaxxAir BF24TFYELUPS 24-Inch High Velocity Air Movement Two Speed Portable Air Circulator, Yellow is the best fan on the list. It is a bit more expensive, but not prohibitively so. It is fairly powerful, and gives you some options where mounting is concerned. And it is a versatile, reasonably priced, effective, all purpose fan.