Updated March 07, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Quiet Fans

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We spent 18 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Ever since humans first encountered that uncomfortable, stuffy feeling associated with oppressive heat, they’ve been on the hunt for ways to cool down. While a fan is one of the most effective tools for keeping your body temperature under control, some are simply too noisy for certain situations. This list of quiet models features options in an array of shapes and sizes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best quiet fan on Amazon.

10. Genesis Max

9. Opolar Personal

8. Dyson AM06

7. Genesis Convertible

6. Pelonis Pedestal

5. AC Infinity Axial

4. GreenTech PureFlow

3. Be Quiet! Silentwings

2. Rowenta VU2660

1. Lasko T42950

Editor's Notes

March 04, 2019:

Intentionally included a wide range of fan styles, from freestanding tower and pedestal models to portable tabletop options and case airflow fans. The GreenTech PureFlow is particularly unusual in appearance, as it employs a bladeless design to eliminate the risk of injury that is inherently present with bladed fans as well as minimize the accumulation of dust. Users who value clip-on functionality will want to consider the Genesis Convertible, which includes a sturdy clamp on the base that can be used to adhere it tightly to desks, poles, chairs or other surfaces. It can also be configured for use as a standard tabletop model. Noted that the Pelonis Pedestal has an adjustable height, which is a useful feature few models offer. Looked into including the Honeywell HS-1655, but discovered several user reports that it breaks down after only a few months of use.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on March 07, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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