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Hello heatwave! The best fans for cooling your home, from tower fans to portable fans

Keep your cool this summer with these must-have fans

Temperatures have risen across the UK right now, with a heatwave happening - and it's expected to get hotter over the next few weeks. So there's no better time to get your hands on an electric fan - as they're selling fast. 

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Keep your cool with our roundup of electric fans with the best reviews, ranging from budget-friendly handheld fans to investment Dyson fans that you'll love for years to come.

Best cooling desk fans


12 inch desk fan, £20, John Lewis & Partners


This fan gets a massive thumbs up as it's one of the easiest around to assemble, and its great value too! It's flying off the virtual shelves at John Lewis, so hurry if you want to grab one before it sells out.


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Dyson Cool desk fan, £349.99, Dyson


Make your home working setup more comfortable with this Dyson Cool desk fan, a small but powerful silent fan that won't disturb your focus.


Swan retro table fan, £39.99, Amazon


Want something aesthetically pleasing as well as efficient? This retro-style fan is beautiful to look at, and even comes complete with a toggle switch.

Meaco personal cooling fan, £104.99, Amazon


This personal fan is great for placing on a desk while you’re working from home. It’s more silent than most similar offerings and is also energy efficient.

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Dyson Pure cool me purifying fan, £299.97, QVC


Another Dyson offering, this personal purifier fan is engineered to help improve air quality. It projects cooling, filtered air using an activated carbon filter to remove gases, and a glass HEPA filter to capture 99.95% of ultrafine particles from the air. It comes with 10 different settings and a two-year guarantee.

USB desk fan, £22, John Lewis & Partners


Thanks to its clever USB-operated design, this is the perfect desk fan. It has three variable speeds and the option to oscillate the cool air around the room.

Best cooling tower fans

Bladeless Smart Cooling Tower Fan, was £154.99, NOW £145.99, Amazon


This cooling tower is sleek, stylish and oh-so-cooling too. We love that it comes with a remote control and is quieter than other models, too - it even has a quiet sleep mode.

Tower Fan, £105, John Lewis & Partners 


The tower fan has an oscillating fan head for maximum coverage, with a wireless remote to control the setting from your seat. It also comes with a two-year guarantee.

Dyson Cool AM07 Tower Fan, £339, Argos


Dyson can do no wrong when it comes to new tech, and this fan is one of the most recommended on the internet. It’s certainly pricey, but with smooth, powerful airflow - and barely any noise at all - we think this is an investment worth making. 

EcoAir Equinox fan, £55.98, Amazon


For a powerful and quiet fan that's also energy-efficient, go for this one from EcoAir.

ANSIO tower fan, £65.98, Amazon


Ansio's oscillating tower fan has over 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, with customers praising it for its power and clever features, like a timer that can be set for up to 7.5 hours.

Daewoo oscillating pedestal fan, £22.99, Amazon


If cheap and cheerful is what you’re looking for, this Daewoo pedestal fan should do the trick. Amazon shoppers say it’s easy to build and has good airflow.

Keplin tower fan, £35.99, Amazon


This tower fan comes with three speed settings and a low noise design, making it ideal for putting on while you’re working from home.

Bionare dual blade tower fan, £64, Appliances Online


The Bionaire tower fan has a special dual blade system for a powerful airflow - and the quiet air flow makes it ideal for sleeping with. It's also controlled with a remote, so you can adjust the settings from across the room. 

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Best cooling portable fans

VersionTECH handheld fan, £20.99, Amazon


A handheld fan is useful for when you're sitting on the tube, the sofa, or you're out walking the dog. This one is charged via USB, so you won’t have to fork out on batteries.

Pink fan, £7, QVC UK


The Fan U is a lightweight, stylish mini fan that brings instant cooling with minimal noise, and it comes complete with a USB cable and a rechargeable battery. Compact enough to fit in your pocket or handbag, the Fan U is sure to become your essential accessory for hot weather days. Comes in an array of colours!

JISULIFE Portable Neck Fan, £29.99, Amazon


When you need to keep cool on the move but also want to free up your hands, this portable neck fan is revolutionary. The lightweight, battery-powered device has 78 air outlets to keep your body temperature down.

Handheld fan misting fan, £21.99, Amazon


For days when it's boiling hot, this handheld fan mists cool air - so refreshing.

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