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5 Best Desktop and Pedestal Fans for Summer 2021

16th July 2021
A white desktop fan sitting in an office showing a computer behind

Hoorah for the sun coming out - English summer has finally arrived!

Whilst this is perfect for spending time outdoors in the garden (or beer garden), it can be all sorts of uncomfortable when you're stuck inside, whether that's at home or in the office.

This is why we have put together our top 5 picks for indoor fans for you, which include both desktop fans, pedestal fans and air conditioning units, so you can easily find a fan that's actually worth buying!

Say goodbye to feeling sweaty and uncomfortable in your own home or workplace, as our selection of fans can keep you cool and calm all day, as well as assisting you with a better nights sleep. You can thank us later. 

1) Duux Black Whisper Flex Ultimate Fan - £249.00

A black pedestal and desktop fan side by side

  • Whisper-quiet (literally) at 13dB
  • 30 fan settings for excellent temperature control
  • 15 metres reach
  • Smart control
  • Horizontal and vertical swing
If you're looking for an all-singing all-dancing device that has everything you possibly ever want from a fan, and don't mind spending a little extra to get it, then this is the fan for you. It's called the ultimate fan and there's really no wonder why.

The Duux Whisper Flex Ultimate can easily transform from a pedestal fan to a desk fan to offer you extreme versatility and keep you cool wherever you are. What's more, it even has a battery pack for up to 30 hours of portable coolness. So not only is this fan perfect for the living room and the home office desk, it can then be taken on camping trips too!

This fan takes quietness to a new level with just 13dB, to put this into perspective it's about the same volume as breathing. 

One of the most impressive things about this fan is its smart controls. The LED display makes it so simple to measure and adjust settings. Plus the detachable remote and smartphone compatibility means you can easily control speeds and modes from a range of spots in the room, perfect for those lazy mornings where you don't want to get out of bed.

What's really awesome though, is its compatibility with voice assistants such as Alexa and Google Hone, making it a fan that integrates seamlessly into your smart home ecosystem.

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2) Meaco MeacoFan 1056P Pedestal Air Circulator - £134.00

A white pedestal fan
  • Quiet Mark approved 
  • 12 speed settings
  • Remote & Sensor touch controls
  • Multi-directional airflow
This is the successor of the multi-award-winning fan the 1056... introducing the 1065P! This fan offers the same brilliant features that were present on the desktop range but in pedestal form. So you can stay cool as a cucumber and enjoy chilled air circulating throughout the entire room, thanks to its stand and both horizontal and vertical airflow.

Don't let hot and stuffy air interrupt your evening with friends, workout or workflow. The versatile design on this means it can be placed anywhere from your conservatory to your home office, home gym and more, to keep all areas chilled. 

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3) Meaco MeacoFan 1056 Air Circulator - £95.95

White Fan

  • Ultra-quiet
  • Multi-award-winning and loved by customers
  • Nightlight included which can be switched off
  • Beautiful design with Faux leather detailing
  • Timer and remote control
Of course, we couldn't mention the 1065p without mentioning its award-winning predecessor, the 1065, a fan that has blown its customers away - not literally!

This fan encompasses the same benefits as the above but in a compact and elegant desktop design. With the Meacofan 1065, you can enjoy impeccably quiet sound at just 20dB. If you're wondering how quiet 20dB actually is, it's the same sound level as a person whispering from 5 feet away, so yes, it's super quiet! With such little noise, it's no surprise this home appliance has won the prestigious quiet mark award.

Its eco mode is a fabulous feature as the fan regulates itself, so you can enjoy consistently cool temperatures with peace of mind that you won't end up with a hefty bill.

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4) Duux White Whisper Fan - £119.00

A white pedestal fan
  • Timer
  • Lcd display & Remote
  • 13dB quiet
  • Natural mode
Another superstar from Duux is the white whisper fan which is also incredibly quiet at 13dB, making it perfect for using anywhere from dinner parties to movie nights. 

It's an ideal choice to pop on when you're going to sleep as not only is it so quiet as you'll barely know it's there, it also has a timer that you can set to automatically switch off the fan at a certain time through the night, ensuring you don't get too cold in the night and saving you money on bills!

Both horizontal and vertical airflows on this fan can help to keep your entire room feeling cool because rather than blowing air directly at you, the cool air bounces off the walls and ceilings to bring the rooms' temperature down. 

With 26 speeds, you can be sure you'll be able to find the perfect setting for you on this fan. It even has a 'natural wind' setting that ebbs and flows between strong fan speeds and soft speeds for a natural feeling breeze...awesome right?

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5) Tower Scandi 16" Grey Pedestal Fan - £56.99

A grey scandi style pedestal fan

  • Beautiful Scandi design
  • Topple resistant base
  • Multiple fan speeds and tilt functions
  • Excellent price
Looking for a fan that oozes style? You got it! This Tower combines timeless scandi style with efficiency, for a fan that will keep your room feeling cool and looking even cooler.

The Tower pedestal can keep you at the perfect temperature at minimal cost, as it comes at a brilliant price when compared with the other recommended fans. It also has adjustable height and tilt functions to allow you to have a cool breeze wherever you need it most. 

Carrying is made easy with a handle that allows you to easily move it to any spot in the house - from the scorching conservatory to the toasty living room. Plus it's topple proof base gives added security from unwanted falls or breakages.
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Air conditioning Unit - £448.95

A white small air conditioning unit

  • Unmatched cooling capabilities compared to fans
  • Can cool rooms up 35 metres
  • Timer and Remote Control
  • Relatively low sound pressure at 53dB
Looking to really kick things up a notch? Are fans not giving you the coolness that you need? Fear not as there is always a solution at Box!

Check out Meaco's portable air conditioning unit which is sure to keep the air cool and crisp in any room you decide. The portable design combined with light weight of just 31Kgs makes it easy to carry from your bedroom to the kitchen for humid-free air all around the house. This portable air conditioning unit may even be an excellent option for eliminating stuffiness in office workspaces too!

Allow the cool air temperatures to help you sleep better, knowing you can set the air conditioning unit to switch off via a timer to ensure you don't get too cold in the night. You can also enable sleep mode which is designed to produce minimal noise, keeping it even quieter at night-time.

This portable air conditioning unit is sure to provide the next level of cool and crisp air to any space.

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So whether you're looking for a super stylish fan, a fan that will work with your Alexa or Google home, an ultra-quiet fan or even an air conditioning unit, we're sure to have something for you!

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