WHAT will save us from this heatwave? Only fans!
If you’re struggling to sleep during the warm weather, it could be time to invest in a cooling gadget.
With fans ranging from a couple of quid to hundreds of pounds, it can be tricky to know which to buy
But with fans ranging from a couple of quid to hundreds of pounds, it can be tricky to know which to buy.
We put a mix of standing and tower fans to the test to see if they can beat the bank-busting premium version from Dyson.
And the winner was a tenth of the price…
Dyson Purifier Cool Autoreact, Argos, £500
Noise: 3 Air flow: 4 Value: 2 Points: 9
Dyson’s upmarket fan is supposed to purify the air
THIS big brand one is supposed to purify the air but I can’t tell.
Perhaps someone with severe dust allergies might benefit though.
It’s not any quieter than many of the cheaper options.
The only useful bonus is the remote control.
Here, you’re paying for extra tech that most people don’t really need.
Princess Bladeless Cooling Fan, Dunelm, £99
Noise: 4 Air flow: 3.5 Value: 4 Points: 11
The Princess Bladeless Cooling Fan is lovely and quiet
LOVELY and quiet, it has an even spread of air coming out.
But it comes with a remote that I can’t get to work.
It has a really useful nighttime mode which quietly pulses air out in intervals, so a constant stream does not freeze you.
You can also set this to run for between one and 15 hours, and there is an eco-mode.
Habitat 16 inch pedestal fan, Argos, £100
Noise: 1 Air flow: 4 Value: 2 Points: 7
The Habitat pedestal fan is very powerful and moves air briskly across the room
VERY heavy, so not one to lug around the house with you.
It’s very loud, even on the lowest setting, so once turned up to three, it sounds like a plane about to take off.
That said, it is very powerful and moves air briskly across the room.
But definitely not one I’d want in my bedroom when trying to sleep.
Beldray Pedestal Fan 16 Inch, Wilko, £27
Noise: 3 Air flow: 3 Value: 4 Points: 10
Get the Beldray Pedestal Fan 16 Inch fan from Wilko’s for just £27
ALMOST a quarter of the price of the Habitat fan and significantly quieter.
It does the basic job but when you pull the stick out to keep it blowing in one direction, it wobbles from side to side a little bit.
It is very light so it seems a bit precarious and it doesn’t rotate as far as the others, providing more of a 90-degree flow.
Challenge 29 inch white tower fan, Argos, £45
Noise: 5 Air flow: 4 Value: 5 Points: 14
I found the Challenge 29’s quietness more than made up for it’s poorer coverage
SO quiet you could forget it was in the room with you.
It also has a timer switch which ranges from 30minutes to 120minutes.
While it doesn’t have the same coverage as competitors, I found its quietness more than made up for it.
This is perfect for keeping the room breezy when trying to sleep at night.
Honeywell turboforce power, Amazon, £24.89
Noise: 3 Air flow: 3 Value: 3 Points: 9
Amazon’s Honeywell turboforce power fan is a great price if you’re in need of a cool night’s sleep
DESPITE being much smaller this throws out an impressive amount of air.
It doesn’t oscillate but can be positioned to blast air upwards.
It’s not the nosiest but it’s not the quietest either.
However, its a great price if you’re in need of a cool night’s sleep on a budget.
Russell Hobbs 16 inch Scandi pedestal fan, AO, £79
Noise: 3 Air flow: 3 Value: 3 Points: 9
The Russell Hobbs 16 inch Scandi pedestal fan is stylish and practical
STYLISH and does exactly what it should: blows air smoothly around the room.
But when it’s blowing, you’re aware it’s on as you can’t get away from the noise it creates.
It’s clear you’re paying for the design rather than functionality as it doesn’t push air any further than the Beldray fan.
Russell Hobbs portable hot & cool fan heater, Currys, £49.99
Noise: 5 Air flow: 2 Value: 2 Points: 9
PRIMARILY a heater and you can really tell when using it as a fan.
While it is the most silent, there is hardly any air put out.
The Russell Hobbs portable hot & cool fan heater is just £49.99
While I can see the advantage of having something that can provide both hot and cold, sadly this is not going to save you from those sticky summer nights.
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