Be default, industrial floor fans are built to be stronger than any other type of fans, which implies that they use much stronger motors. Their great strength, however, comes with the price of bigger power consumption, which you should consider an industrial floor fan as a serious investment. This being said, a good industrial fan will easily do the work of two maybe three regular fans, which justifies the slightly larger bill and then some.
They also have a larger profile than regular fans, meaning that they provide a much stronger air flow, regardless of how large the room is. It has to be said, however, that such fans differ from one another either by construction, motor capacity, or noise. In this respect, we put together a list of the ten best industrial floor fans on the market for you to skim through. It may only take a few minutes, but trust us, it will save you lots of money in the long run.
10Air King 99539 Industrial Wall Mount Fan
This 3-speed oscillating industrial fan from Air King is powerful and quiet at the same time. Its blades, guard, and mounts are made from powder coated steel, which make the fan sturdier and considerably more durable in the long run. It also benefits from a heavy duty Direct Drive motor capable of developing 7450 CFM to control stuffiness and odors at will. As for the controls, you operate the fan through a rear mounted pull cord switch that is relatively easy to use.
9Pro-Temp 42″ Drum Fan
This 42″ high capacity barrel fan may only have 2-speed settings, but the powerful air flow it generates is astonishing. Speaking of strength, this industrial fan uses a 1/2 HP industrial motor that generates between 9,500 and 13,300 CFM, which is more than enough for any medium-to-large room or hall. The interesting part about this fan, as you may have already noticed, is its patented fold-out wheel design. This peculiar design makes the fan much easier to maneuver and store.
8South Eagle 18 Inch Performance High Velocity Stand Fan EF-45S
Unlike other industrial fans, this ETL listed fan has a much smaller power consumption without sacrificing air flow in any way. It is a 3-speed quiet fan that doesn’t require a lot of assembly to get it up and running, a fan that will also allow you to save space when storing it due to its thin build. Like we said, you shouldn’t think for a second that its compact profile affects its air flow in any way, as its 18-inch aluminum blades are more than enough to provide you with the cooling effect you desire.
7LASKO 3135 30″ Oscillating Industrial Fan
This industrial grade pedestal fan provides large-scale air circulation thanks to its 30-inch metal fan blades designed to operate as quickly yet as quietly as possible. It has 3 operating speeds regulated via pull cord controls, a tilt-back head, a steel body frame, a sturdy round base, a 10-foot cord, a 3 prong grounded plug and an adjustable height that ranges between 64 to 92 inches. Overall, it is an extremely easy to operate fan, but one that generates and impressive air flow at the same time.
6Air King 9312 Powder-Coated Steel Multi-Mount Wall Fan
Thanks to its interesting design, this particular fan can also be easily mounted on a wall should you choose to do so. It uses a 3-speed 1/25 HP electric motor that can generate up to 1360 CFM, which is more than enough for any medium-to-large room. ETL and OSHA compliant, the Air King 9312 fan was tested in accordance with AMCA standard 230.99, ensuring that it is just as efficient as it is safe and easy to operate.
5MaxxAir HVFF 20 UPS High Velocity 20-Inch Floor Fan
Equipped with an energy efficient thermally protected PSC motor, the MaxxAir HVFF 20 UPS will save you quite a bit of money in the long run. It features an adjustable-tilt fan head that benefits from a durable powder-coated steel construction. It also operates at 3 different speeds that generate up to 3150 CFM. We should also point out that it benefits greatly from a durable RoHS compliant powder coat finish that make it very durable and thermal resistant.
4Vornado 630 Mid-Size Whole Room Air Circulator
This particular floor fan is one of the strongest on the market right now, which explains its popularity. It uses a Vornado trademarked Vortex Technology that provides complete circulation throughout a room of almost any size. It also operates 3-speed settings that thanks to its deep-pitched blades can move air up to 70 feet. Furthermore, this fan benefits from a multi-directional airflow feature and a whisper-quiet operation.
3Air King 9230 Industrial Grade High Velocity Pivoting Floor Fan
Equipped with 30-inch powder coated metal blades, this floor fan is guaranteed to provide adequate air flow for any medium-sized room. It operates a 3-speed, 1/4 HP, 120 V, 1 phase enclosed ball bearing motor that is surprisingly quiet given its 4700 CFM. It also benefits from a pivoting head that allows you to direct air flow with ease and a steel blade guard for added safety and maneuverability.
2Lasko 2265QM 20-Inch Max Performance High Velocity Fan
The 2265QN industrial-grade floor fan from Lasko uses a patented fused three prong grounded safety plug that makes it very safe and easy to operate. It is an ETL listed fan that uses rubber pads to protect surfaces and a carry handle for easy transport. This being said, some assembly may be required before getting it up and ready, but not a lot of it. Interestingly enough, it also comes equipped with a mounting feature that allows you to transform this floor fan into a wall-based fan withing minutes.
1Honeywell Whole Room Air Circulator Floor/Table Fan
This particular fan from Honeywell is designed to save you up to 20% on energy bills every month thanks to its considerably reduced power consumption needs. However, don’t think for a second that its reduced energy consumption has any sort of effect on its overall capabilities, because it will provide air movement up to 32 feet. Furthermore, this 3-speed floor/table fan comes equipped with a removable grill that you can easily remove whenever you want to clean it.