9 best fans for cooling your home 2021: From Dyson fans to tower fans and desk fans

Keep your cool this summer with these must-have fans

Abigail Malbon

An electric fan is a must for when the temperatures start to rise. When the heatwave hits they start to sell out so it's a good idea to get ahead of the game and make sure you have one ready.

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...

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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.

Dyson Cool desk fan, £249, Argos


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You can take this versatile fan everywhere thanks to its clever design that can be used both as a handheld and desk fan. The quiet device has three-speed settings and a fold-out stand within the handle, so it can be stood up next to your laptop at home.

Handheld and foldable desk fan, £12, John Lewis & Partners



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. 

Dyson Cool AM07 Tower Fan, £349, Argos



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, which works for us!

Oscillating pedestal fan, £17.95, Amazon



A handheld fan is useful for using when sitting on the sofa, or out walking the dog. This one is charged via USB, meaning you don’t have to fork out on batteries too.

Hand held fan, £10.98, Amazon


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Want something aesthetically pleasing as well as efficient? This retro-style fan is beautiful to look at, and even has a toggle switch to make turning on and off fun. 

Swan retro table fan, £25.99, 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, so even if you leave it on all night you won’t feel bad. 

Personal cooling fan, £94.99, Amazon



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.

Dyson Pure cool me purifying fan, £299.99, Argos



This tower fan comes with a 7.5-hour timer, making it ideal for putting on while you’re working from home. We particularly like the sleek design, which is easy to hide in the corner of any room, no matter how small.

Tower fan, £58.98, Amazon


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