Top-rated fans to buy ahead of summer (when they'll likely all sell out)

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Get your home ready for the summer heatwave with these top-rated fans. (Getty Images)

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The warmer weather has had us ditching our winter woolly jumpers and boots in favour of summer dresses and Birkenstocks.

Some may be soaking up the sunshine in their garden with an Aperol Spritz in one hand and gripping book in the other, or basking in the sun’s rays on their spring walks.

While others who may want to escape the heat will be swooning over the clear blue skies from their window in a desperate bid to catch a breeze and cool down.

Either way a fan is an ideal household product that will see you through the summer months; from blazing hot mornings and balmy nights, to make sure you are at a comfortable temperature all day long.

After all, there is nothing worse than finding yourself overheating and feeling uncomfortable during a heatwave.

Or worse yet - struggling to settle when you lay down to sleep at night because of the humidity.

Some may prefer handheld devices to keep them cool while on the go, or a nifty fan to keep desk side especially when working from home.

However, others may be looking for classic standing designs to keep you from overheating when the temperature rises.

While others may be looking for a more permanent fixture like a fitted home ceiling fan to install in their home.

We have found a variety of top-rated fans to suit everyone’s needs and budgets to take the stress out of your shopping spree.

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Handheld and Foldable Desk Fan | £12 from John Lewis & Partners

Handheld and Foldable Desk Fan

For those in need of cooling down when working from home, this compact desk fan may be for you.

This handheld prop can be folded down to take with you when on the go, or to help stand it up on the table, all it needs is to be plugged into a standard USB port.

What we love most is the fan, which has three speed settings to suit your needs, is it claims to be quiet, so you won’t be distracted during your 9 to 5.

Honeywell HT900E Turbo Fan | £27 from Amazon

Honeywell HT900E Turbo Fan

The Honeywell Turbo Fan has received glowing reviews from customers, and it is no surprise as the wall mount means you can save on floor, as well as desk, space.

This fan has a three speed motor, which is quiet, and can be tilted up to 90 degrees to ensure you are kept cool at all times.

One customer review read: “All in all I love this fan....well worth the money and arrived on time. Comes in a neat little box and it's already made which some fans are not, it's strong and does the job it's meant to do. Has three settings and you can also hang it on the wall if you so choose.”

Dyson Pure Cool Me Personal Purifier Fan | £249 from John Lewis & Partners

Dyson Pure Cool Me Personal Purifier Fan

The Dyson Purifier Fan has been hailed a bestselling product, as it has received over 170 five star reviews.

This fan projects cool and filtered air, thanks to the fully sealed filters and in-built activated carbon filter, which is exactly what we are yearning for, especially when cooped up indoors.

This design has 70˚ oscillation so you can find the perfect angle to stay cool, an LCD screen to monitor the settings, as well as a sleep timer so you can stay cool for a 30 minute nap up to a full eight hour night’s sleep.

Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater | £399 from John Lewis & Partners

Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater

The Dyson Hot and Cool Fan Heater has been hailed a household essential all year round, as it not only helps to cool down a room, but also heat it up.

The device has a longe range setting for those wanting a direct blast of air, as well as a diffused mode for wider projection throughout a room.

Not only does it have a built-in timer and automatic cut out, this model also has intelligent thermostat monitors to help reach your chosen temperature.

Simple Value White Oscillating Pedestal Fan | £24.99 from Argos

Simple Value White Oscillating Pedestal Fan

The Oscillating Pedestal Fan is the classic design most customers are familiar with.

The 16-inch pedestal design can be adjusted to suit your height preferences, it also has an adjustable tilt, as well as three speed settings that can be controlled by push buttons.

Fans can’t get enough of the fan, which has received glowing reviews. One read: “For the price this fan is exceptional value, easy to assemble, stylish, effective and quiet. A great purchase.”

Challenge Chrome High Velocity Tilting Fan | £49.99 from Argos

Challenge Chrome High Velocity Tilting Fan

The Challenge Chrome has proved to be a hit with customers, as 94% of buyers would recommend it.

The design has three speed settings, an adjustable tilt, and can be left to free stand, placed on the floor or on a table top to feel the effects.

Shoppers have praised it for being powerful, yet quiet for its size. One review read: “The fan is very powerful on the highest setting and is also fairly quiet for a fan this size. Definitely recommended.”

Home Ceiling Fan | £35 from Argos

Home Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan is ideal for those looking for a more permanent fixture, and this model has not disappointed customers so far, as some have hailed it an “excellent product”.

The design features reversible white blades; one side boasts gold stencilling, while the other is a white rattan.

It measures 90cm in diameter and 43cm down, and has two pull switches to control it, although assembly is required to help erect this fan.

Duronic Wall Mounted Fan | £39.99 from Amazon

Duronic Wall Mounted Fan

The Duronic Wall Mounted Fan is the ideal design for those who want to save on floor and desk space, as this fixture can be fitted to the wall.

The design boasts five aerodynamic blades, which are encased in a protective mesh, and provides strong and quick blasts of air across three speed settings.

Plus it has a built in timer with four different time frames to suit your needs.