Looking for cooling fan recommendations


Couldn’t see a post related to fans so apologies if there is one, please point me to it.
If there’s not then what fans can you recomend for someone who needs a decent bit of cooling but ideally with minimal noise. I know both don’t go hand in hand but there must be something out there that can do a better job than my current OEM fan. Turning that up just makes more noise, doesn’t increase it’s throughout particularly so I need a replacement…


This article has some fan recommendations for different price points:

I think they have talked about fans on the podcast but am not 100% on that.


I use this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00002N5ZB/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It’s loud-ish but has great throughput and keeps me cool even on warmer days - plus it’s cheap


@pixelcellar, when I had to place my fan on the same desktop as my computer, I would use one of these smaller Vornado fans: http://a.co/d/553lDz8, but in my new setup I have floorspace directly in front of the bike, so I use one of these Lasko floor fans: http://a.co/d/9T4iD68. Having a remote control to adjust the fan speed is great!


I use two of these and can’t recommend them enough

Here is also a couple of links from the Facebook group that discusses fans:


IF you want minimal noise, get yourself a furnace blower wheel and attach an ECM motor … super quiet and efficient, and nothing on this page will move more air over you.

The 3 pictures below show the Lasko pedestal fan on high and low, and the blower I described above on low. IMO, the blower on low moves more air than the Lasko PF on high, although I don’t have a way of confirming this.


Seconded. I have one, probably get a second one soon. I bought a $10 remote controlled outdoor multioutlet adapter so I can control on/off during warmup, etc. Fan’s been far better than any of the other ones I’ve tried.


Looks like a Lasko Max Performance Pivoting Utility Fan would be ideal but I can’t find anywhere in the UK to buy one!!! Going to have a look for something similar, wish me luck.


I struggled to find a decent fan in the UK. I went for this one - and it’s pretty good for the money:

It doesn’t take up much room when not in use, just slides alongside my desk. It’s not quiet, but everything else going on is noisier! I run on max and so long as it’s pointed in the right direction it does a good job.


I’m not sure if the Lasko brand exists in all countries. I’m in Canada, and it seems to go by the Stanley name. This is the one that I have:



I just got this one as well, from Ace Hardware. Its smaller than the other Lasko one, but works well.

I plan to get the Home Depot one and have 2 as different angles and positions.