A standing fan is a traditional fan set on an extendable pole attached to a base. The standing fan can be adjusted to move up or down for maximum comfort. Set in the corner of a room or in another advantageous location, a standing fan can have a greater affect on cooling a larger area than a table fan.
A standing fan usually has three wind speeds that range from a cool breeze to a hard blast. The head of the fan can oscillate 180° or remain steadily pointed in one direction. It can also tip upwards or downwards.
Anyone who has ever used a fan probably knows how annoying it is to get settled, only to find the fan’s breeze is rattling the pages of a magazine, directly blowing into your face, or missing you entirely. Getting it just right can take a few trips back and forth from your seat to the fan. No more! A standing fan can come with a remote control to make adjusting it as easy as changing the channel on your television set. Some models also come with a programmable pad that will start or stop the fan over a period of hours. This is a great way to keep the house cool for the pets while you are away at work.
If you’ll be using the fan in the house, look for a standing fan that is quiet. Bear in mind that the most powerful fans are often the noisiest, so if the room is not large, there is no reason to get an exceptionally powerful standing fan. Lower settings will produce less noise than higher settings, not just because the motor is not working as hard, but because the wind generated off the blades can also make noise. The shape of some fan blades make more wind noise than others. You might consider reading customer reviews to see which fans are quiet.
For warehouses and workplaces, power is usually more important than noise and a remote is probably unnecessary. A box fan might be a better choice for a warehouse. A box fan is much larger than a standing fan and moves more air. It is also noisier, but in a warehouse this shouldn’t be an issue.