Are you fed up of lying awake on a warm night while a loud fan whirrr’s away? Or maybe you just want to ventilate out the stuffy summer air and enjoy a cool breeze instead? If either of these are the case – then a quiet pedestal fan is a fantastic solution.
Pedestal fans are a great way to keep cool and fresh for a bargain price compared to an air conditioner. They’re also far superior to a tower fan; which tries to move air over too big an area. A quality pedestal fan, though? We’re talking stronger and cooler airflow, wider oscillation, they can be placed anywhere, they’re totally portable and lightweight, and above all – they’re quieter! (or should I say: quieter…)
The Quietest Pedestal Fans: Overview
Need a Quick Recommendation?
My absolute top recommendation is the Rowenta VU551.
This ‘turbo silence’ fan is whisper-quiet. The uniquely designed blades were purpose-built for strong and silent airflow. Perfect to cool down on a warm day, without disturbing the conversation.
It’s noise levels have been proven by the manufacturer to be equal to library ambience at low/medium speeds [40-57dB].
It does need a higher budget than some cheaper fans, but the quality and quietness are so worth the extra dollars. If you’re after a quiet pedestal fan, you can’t get better than this model. Read more in the full review below.
Looking for an all-rounder?
Check out the COSTWAY 5-Blade Pedestal Fan.
If you’re just looking for a simple yet quiet solution, then the COSTWAY 5-Blade Pedestal is a fantastic all-rounder.
For a lower price tag you get a capable fan designed with quietness in mind. The modern functions are all still there: varying speeds, adjustable height, a remote control, and a shut-off timer.
While it’s not as fine-tuned or high quality as the Rowenta above, it’s a great option if you’re simply looking for a quiet and capable pedestal fan. Read more in the full review below.
Quick Buyer's Guide to Quiet Pedestal Fans
Before we dive into the full reviews, I wanted to give you a quick ‘buyer’s guide’ to Quiet Pedestal Fans.
If you know exactly what you’re looking for, skip ahead to see the best models on the market. But if you’re just generally looking, maybe this section can help.
There’s a lot of good fans out there. Lots! They all have slight differences, so finding the best one to suit your home means you need to know what you look for.
The following aspects vary from fan-to-fan. Have a read through, and think about which are most important to you.
Once you know what’s most important, it becomes easier to know which pedestal fan will be perfect for you.
1. Budget. Money talks! Having an idea of what to spend is the first way to filter down the options. With pedestal fans, there is generally cheap ($10-30), all-rounders ($40-70), and expensive ($100+) models. While each are different, I’d look for an all-rounder if you’re just needing a good and capable fan. If you really value quietness, then you’ll thank yourself for getting a higher end model.
2. Brand/Quality. Big companies don’t always mean high quality. Look for a brand known for producing fans (not just appliances), and evidence of parts that show quality all the way through (like a metal grille). All the main recommendations below are from great, reliable brands.
3. Features. Features are a big one – and what change from fan to fan. look out for the following:
- Remote Control – fantastic if you like adjusting speeds on the fly
- Shut Off Timer – great if you’ll be using the fan to sleep
- Digital Display – makes a world of difference in modernity/look
- Height adjustability – important if you’ll be putting it behind a couch or wanting air to flow over you as you’re laying down.
- Tilt angle – as above.
4. Weight. An expensive, fully metal fan may not be the best option if you’ll constantly be on the move!
5. Warranty. Generally, most fans are warrantied for a year. However, if you’re serious about long term purchases, the Vornado fan on this list has a 10-year warranty!
6. Looks. Lastly, just make sure you really like the look of a model. It will become a ‘part’ of your space, which can either make guests go ‘Wow!’ like the Rowenta model, or become a bit of an eyesore down the line.
The Quietest Pedestal Fans - Full Reviews
The quality of this Rowenta fan speaks for itself. With 5 uniquely designed propeller blades firmly fixed to a sturdy frame, this fan effortlessly provides you with a strong and cool airflow. All with surprisingly little noise.
The heavy frame works to hold the fan down and prevent any rickety moving or swaying. The fan head turns smoothly, quietly, and easily. Even when the blades are flying at the max speed, and in any direction, there’s only a modest, satisfying air noise.
You can also see the quality of the fan at first glance. So much so, that your guests will almost always be commenting on it. Mostly while they appreciate how well it’s working!
The control panel is designed beautifully, and the remote matches this.
|Super quiet and strong custom-designed blades||Pricey - but you get what you pay for|
|Extra stable frame|
|Powerful air circulation|
|Quality make - built to last|
If you’re after a fan that guarantees strong air flow, quiet operation, and great build quality – then hands down, this is that fan. The custom-designed blades are almost silent at lower speed levels – and still quiet even at full power.
It’s modern looks make it a great talking point with friends. The sturdy frame and ease of cleaning mean that this fan will keep you satisfied for years to come.
As far as pedestal fans go, this is the top dog.
This Vornado fan was not a model I’d planned to include on this list. It’s not cheap, and it’s not designed with a special focus on quietness. However, to put it bluntly – it’s one hell of a fan. This thing is true to the name; packing the power of a mini tornado if you need to call on it. The fan works by spiralling the current of air it produces, which is intended to bounce off a surface in all directions – circulating air throughout the entire room at once. And it really works.
One of the best parts is that since the air is flowing around the whole room, it’s not just one small focused area that’s receiving the cool air. This means no fights over the fan direction, and no constant fiddling with the oscillating direction to get things just right. Plus, the speed variability is on a whole other level. The fan’s speed settings range all the way from 1 to 99. Adjustable via touch sensitive controls, it’s effortless to get the power level just right.
The build quality is also stellar. For such a quirky looking machine, the parts are all incredibly robust. But don’t just take our word for it – the model speaks for itself by having a 10-year warranty. If that isn’t a sign of manufacturer’s pride and confidence in their own product, I don’t know what is.
|Unique technology and design||Expensive|
|Energy smart efficiency|
|10 year warranty|
|LCD display and remote control|
For overall quality, you really can’t get better than this Vornado model. The 10-year warranty and unique air circulation technology speak for themselves.
There’s also so much air power packed into this fan. It’s so effective at quickly cooling down a room! Then with a few flicks on the touch-sensitive remote, you can bring the power down to a cool, quiet level. Unless you’re particularly after a traditional oscillating fan, I really can’t recommend this Vornado model enough.
And if you don’t like it? Well, you’ve got 10 years to return it!
This PELONIS fan is a very close second to the Rowenta model which I’ve placed as the very top recommendation.
It’s not quite as good, but it’s also not quite as pricey. A great mid-point between expensive and value for money.
It boasts 12 individual speed settings. 12! You can control them via a nifty dial on the modern control panel and remote.
As well as the lower price, this fan will save you money over time, too. It’s got excellently rated energy efficiency – using only 25 watts at even the highest speeds. Adding even more to the high value of this fan.
|12-speed settings||Parts not as high quality as Rowenta|
|Energy efficient||1-year warranty only|
|Fair price for high-end fan|
I like to think of this model as a ‘light’ version of the Rowenta.
It’s got all the great features you can ask for, and justifies it’s price tag a little above a mid-tier model.
The high energy efficiency is a great saver, too.
Overall, if you’re looking for a good balance between quality and cost – this could be a great option.
You wouldn’t think COSTWAY would be a fantastic fan manufacturer, but they’ve really nailed it with this one!
Though not the most well known, this fan has one of the best customer satisfaction rates on the market.
Why? I believe it’s because it’s such a great all-rounder.
5 large blades, self-timer, adjustable height, quiet operation, and a remote – all for a very, very fair price.
When you give people everything they want for a great price you get happy customers. And that’s what COSTWAY has here.
The model does fall short in terms of overall quality feel and only 3 speed levels, but in terms of delivery it’s just as good as the top models.
|Fantastic mid price-range option||None at this price range!|
|Fully featured; remote + timers|
|Outstanding customer satisfaction|
If you’re looking to spend a decent amount of money and get an incredible fan in return, this fan is the one for you.
It’s got all the features you need, the build quality is solid, and the price point is a bargain for what you’re getting. And while it’s not got the bells and whistles of my top two recommendations, but this fan will do you proud without too big of a hit to the budget!
The #1 Best Seller in Pedestal Fans on Amazon as I write this – this simplistic Lasko fan is proven to be outstanding if you’re looking for a simple yet effective pedestal fan. It’s large 18-inch fan gives that extra boost of airflow to provide extra cooling power. And with wide ranges of oscillation and tilt, you can get the air flowing exactly where you need it to.
Part of the attraction of this fan is that it doesn’t come with a ton of extra features. It’s just a simple, well-built, efficiently functioning pedestal fan. That also means the price is also much lower than it’s more function-loaded counterparts – making it ideal if you’re just looking for a simple fan solution that works.
|Large 18" size||Limited functionality; no remote|
|Unbeatable price for quietness and power||Plastic parts|
|Lightweight and easy to move|
|Amazon #1 bestseller|
With this fan, Lasko have topped the Amazon best seller spot for Pedestal Fans. And for good reason. It’s simple, easy to put together and use, works fantastically and quietly – all for a great value price. Our top recommendation if you’re not after a fan that’s got more technology packed into it than some computers.
While we all know the importance of having a quiet fan to blow your hot worries away, sometimes you come across a product that you can’t not share. This range of fans is one of those products. Designer Aire have come out with a range of pedestal fans that look like they’re straight out of movie sets. Now it must be said that they’re not cheap, or whisper quiet, but they do actually work well as fans and are more than capable of keeping a room cool. I’ve not seen any other fans that will look quite as cool doing so!
|Incredible looks, great centrepiece & talking point||High cost due to materials|
|Solid build quality - made of real parts, these aren't just replica parts||Not the quietest fans|
By the time you’re reading this text, you won’t need to read on any further.
Either you’ll have fallen in love with the looks of one of these fans (in which case you’re probably halfway to the check out line with it already!), or you’re thinking “Are you crazy?! I want a quiet fan, not one that looks like it’s out of a Western!”.
In either case, nothing I say will change your mind!
Whether it’s quietly keeping the room cool at night like an air conditioner or strongly saying ‘no entry!’ to that hot afternoon air – I’m confident that each of these fans will leave you happier, cooler, and calmer.
Each fan on our list has been curated down from the countless other products I’ve reviewed. If a product is on this list, then it has a personal recommendation that it’s be worth the money.