Fans & Air Coolers
When the heat is on, you need a fan! Our range includes tower fans, pedestal fans, and air circulators to keep you cool and improve airflow around your room. You can also find evaporative air coolers - units which offer much more cooling power while still using a fraction of the power of an air conditioner.
Fans and Air Coolers to Keep the Heat Off
Fans are an essential item for both homes and businesses. They help us stay comfortable at home and productive at work on even the most blistering summer days. However, they’re not a one-size-fits-all item – different types of fans are better for different purposes. You might already know what you’re looking for, in which case you can browse our amazing range above. If you’re not sure what sort of fan you need, keep reading our buyer’s guide below.
Our most popular type of fan is the tower fan. As the name suggests, tower fans have a tall, slim shape with no exposed blades. As a result, they have a modern, understated sense of style that looks great at home or in offices. For many people, this is all they need, but tower fans have a lot of practical benefits, too.
For one, their compact design saves a lot of space. This means they make great additions to any room, even is space is at a premium. If you have a cluttered home office or bedroom that you want to keep cool and you don’t want to install a costly ceiling fan, a tower fan is your best option.
As the fan blades are on the inside of the unit, tower fans also tend to be quieter than other varieties. This is important, especially if you’re looking for a fan that will help you stay cool in the office without being too distracting.
Pedestal fans have been around for over a century, and for good reason – they really work! The timeless design is one you’re probably familiar with by now – they have a large, tilting fan head on top of a stand. If you want something simple but effective, a pedestal fan is a great choice. They’re often less expensive than other models, so they’re ideal if you’re looking for the best value for money.
Another big benefit of pedestal fans is the sheer variety that’s available. You can find a pedestal fan in almost any size to keep cool in a small or large area. If you only need a fan to keep yourself cool at your desk, pick up a small desk fan. If you want to circulate air around a larger area, just pick up a larger fan.
Air Circulation Fans
Wide-open spaces like warehouses and gyms often have quite poor air circulation. This means they can become swelteringly hot very quickly. Powerful air circulation fans are designed to get air moving around these large spaces, keeping the people inside cool and focused.
Air circulation fans aren’t really designed for use in office cubicles or bedrooms – they’re a little too powerful for that. However, they excel in business or industrial environments. Not only are they powerful enough to improve airflow around large rooms, but they also tend to be built more solidly. This means they can cope in hectic environments!
Fans will make you feel much cooler because, when air moves against your skin, some of your body heat is lost. Fans also move hot, stale air away and replace it with cooler, fresher air. This creates a cooling effect, but it doesn’t actually lower the air temperature itself. If you want more chill than a fan can provide, you’ll need an air cooler.
Air coolers are becoming increasingly popular as they offer more cooling power than a fan at a fraction of the cost of an aircon. They’re also much smaller, lighter, and eco-friendlier, so it’s no surprise they’re so popular!
Air coolers use a process known as evaporative cooling to chill the air. This is a natural process that people have been using to keep cool for centuries, so you know it really works! Evaporative cooling is what occurs when a body of water evaporates. As it does so, some heat energy is essentially sucked out of the air – it’s what makes the wind so cold as it blows over a lake.
Air coolers use the same process on a micro scale. Inside your air cooler, you’ll find a fan, a tank of water, and an absorbent pad. Fill the tanks and the pad will start to soak the water up. As the fan spins, it sucks warm air in through the back of the unit and through the soaked pad. The warm air evaporates the water in the pad and becomes much cooler, before being blown out into your room for a refreshing, natural chill!
If you want even more cooling power from your air cooler, you can add ice packs into the water tank for an extra chill. Our models all come with free ice packs for you to use, helping you stay cool on even the hottest summer day!
Where to Place Your Fan or Air Cooler
Fans and air coolers both work best when they work with the existing airflow of your room. This means you want to maximise the air circulation in a room before you turn your fan on by opening any doors or window. You should then place your fan or air cooler next to an open door or window to efficiently circulate a cooling breeze around the whole room.
Of course, if you only want to keep yourself cool, you might not need to worry about this. Just stick your fan down right next to you and feel the power!