- Klarstein free standing fans: coolness made easy
- What to consider before the purchase
- Stand fan vs tower fan
Klarstein free-standing fans: coolness made easy
Stand fans have always been among the go-to choice against the heat and summer temperatures, thanks to their affordable price and ease of use. Their efficient performance, portability and immediate fresh feeling make them the perfect investment for home and office, especially when installing an air conditioning system or ceiling fan is impossible.
In the Klarstein shop, you will find various models of floor standing fans, with different sizes and power levels, specially designed to last and offer a pleasant flow of fresh air combined with a modern and discreet design fitting into the decor of your home. Suppose you still don't have a clear picture of the best device for air conditioning in your home. In that case, we invite you to consult our air conditioning buying guide, where we compare the main characteristics of air conditioners, fans and evaporative coolers. If you already decided to buy a floor standing fan, read on for more information and to understand the main features you need to pay attention to before finalising your purchase.
Buying a stand fan: what to consider
Fan power output
Floor standing fans are known for their powerful air output, measured by calculating the air volume pushed out per minute (cubic meters per minute, or CMM). The more air the fan can produce, the greater the flow and the cooler feeling it makes. The optimal value essentially depends on the space where you use your device. For example, for large rooms, your floor-standing fan should reach 3,000 CMM or more, but if you're looking for a fan to use indoors, the optimal range is between 60 and 100 MCM.
Pedestal fans have different speeds, measured in rotations per minute. As for the CMM, the faster the fan rotates, the faster the cooling is. On the market, you can find two types of pedestal fans available: normal and high speed fans. A pedestal fan with 1300 RPM is considered normal, while those capable of reaching 2100 RPM are considered high-speed fans. However, a suitable RPM range for domestic use is between 1300 and 1400 RPM.
Materials and durability
One of the main factors determining whether a pedestal fan will stand the test of time is the material it is made of, usually plastic or metal. Plastic fans are lighter, making them easier to move from place to place, while metal fans are more robust and durable but just a bit heavier and bulkier. We recommend that you consider the hours of use, the risk of rusting and maintenance requirements before making your purchase.
When choosing a floor-standing fan, it is essential to keep in mind the physical space it will occupy in your home. When considering where to place the fan, always check the sweep and height of the blade. The sweep is the diameter of the circle created when a fan spins, and the size and height of the fan should match and fit comfortably in any room where you intend to use it. You should also consider the size of the room in which you intend to place the fan. If the room is larger and the fan needs to cover a larger area, you should adjust the height accordingly.
Heavier and more powerful fans tend to make more noise, forcing you to choose between performance and quietness. Remember, therefore, to test the fans on several speed modes to see if they are too noisy for your needs or not. For example, some newer models like our Silent Storm stand fan come with mute technology and an automatic shut-off timer, making it perfect for use at night.
Pedestal fan or tower fan?
Stand fans have always been seen as a simple appliance with little or no scope for aesthetic and functional improvement. Thanks to newer, more innovative technology, Klarstein offers you the latest generation of pedestal fans combining high performance, efficiency and design at an affordable price. Thanks to their portability and size, they can also be used in outdoor areas all year round, unlike tower fans, which are more suitable for indoor use by virtue of their characteristics. Tower fans (also called column fans) have a long rectangular air outlet located closer to the floor, although their top section can still blow air at a reasonable height, and some have louvers to direct the airflow up or down.
Pedestal fans, on the other hand, rest on a height-adjustable stand and are pretty efficient when you need the air to be directed at a certain height above the ground or a particular point in the room - for example, to blow directly onto your face, the surface of a bed, or angled towards the ceiling for an indirect breeze. Unlike ceiling fans, you can place free-standing fans almost anywhere a stable surface is available. Several models come with extra features such as variable speed settings, remote controls and timers. Finally, they can come in handy when you want to clear the air in a room because of a damp carpet, wet paint or smoke from a burnt dinner. To conclude, let's compare the main features of these two types of fans in the table below:
|Features;||Tower fan||Stand fan|
|Aesthetics||Attractive and elegant design||Simpler design, often with little attention to details|
|Size||Reduced footprint, due to compact size||Takes up more space, due to the size of the pedestal and the larger rotation range|
|Power||Less powerful||More powerful|
|Airflow control||No control on height and direction||Easily swivelled, in height and horizontal rotation|
|Noise emissions||They have a noise-cancellation function||They are generally a bit noisier|
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