Updated February 21, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Box Fans

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Best High-End
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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you're looking for an inexpensive way to circulate air throughout your home or office, then one of these convenient box fans should fit the bill. They offer small footprints and slim profiles, and come in an array of sizes to suit every need. Our list features powerful models that are perfect for putting in windows, ventilating your garage, or simply placing on your desk while you work. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best box fan on Amazon.

10. Holmes Personal

9. Air King 9723

8. Bionaire Twin

7. Lasko 3720

6. Holmes Comfort Control

5. Hurricane Classic

4. Patton High Velocity

3. Lasko 2264QM

2. OPolar Cooling

1. Vornado 270 Panel

Editor's Notes

February 14, 2019:

Box fans come in many shapes and sizes and have multiple applications, and although they don't have to technically be a square, they do need to have a grille or latticework enclosure. We added larger models like the Air King 9723, Lasko 3720, and Hurricane Classic for users who needed to ventilate or exhaust entire rooms, along with dedicated window, floor, and personal units. Placed the Vornado 270 Panel at the top spot due to its ingenious technology, attractive design (something that seems to go overlooked in the category) and durability. Because quality control tends to be hit or miss with myriad products across the field, we favored selections with warranties.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on February 21, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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