The best pedestal fans
The Airdynamic by Breville is a conventional fan with blades, but it has several features that make it an ideal addition to the bedroom. It features a DC motor (which makes for more efficient and quiet operation), and can be controlled from your smartphone - meaning you don't have to get up to switch it off if you wake up shivering in the middle of the night.
If you’re after high speed airflow, nothing beats a pedestal fan. This Kambrook features sturdy blades and an oscillating head with three speed settings. Sometimes, simplicity is all you need.
The best tower fans
Removing 99.95 per cent of ultra fine particle pollutants like pollen, bacteria and pet dander from the air, this Pure Hot Cool air purifier does it it all as an air purifier, cooling fan and heater. Plus, with its smooth oscillation, you know it's a smooth operator.
With three speed settings, an eight hour time, a remote and oscillation, keeping cool air flowing in the room is made simple. Featuring a slim design, this tower fan will also fit well in any home space and décor.
De'Longhi's tower fan features 360 horizontal oscillation for even air distribution, three fan speeds and three wind modes (natural, eco and temperature sensing) for maximum comfort on balmy nights.
The best desk fans
This bladeless fan from Kogan is a great option for desk workers. Not only does it boast a small footprint, quiet operation, and a remote control, it also has voice activation capabilities compatible with Google Home and Amazon Echo.
If your office doesn't have aircon, this portable desk fan might be a slight and simple solution to feeling stuffy behind your desk. Light and compact, this pint-sized model has three speeds, and can be powered via USB or battery.
This antique-inspired desk fan is a timeless addition to any desk, features four blades and three speed settings.
Can a tower fan cool a room?
For their compact size, tower fans produce a significant amount of air flow; and as many are oscillating, they're particularly useful for cooling down smaller rooms.
Are 3 or 5 blade pedestal fans better?
The amount of blades your pedestal fan should have really comes down to your priorities. Fans with fewer blades (such as three) are slightly more efficient at circulating air, while fans with more blades (say, five) might be slightly more quiet.