The cool breezes of a fan create a relaxing sensation. However, the loud buzzing noises fans often produce cut down on the otherwise relaxing effects and can be a distraction. For this reason, a quiet fan is the most desirable type of fan available on the market today. There are many varieties of fans to choose from, including tabletop fans for smaller surface areas, stand fans for larger rooms, and tower fans for compact spaces. All of these styles are available in quiet fan models.
Today, many quiet fans arrive with both on-board control settings in addition to a separate remote control for added convenience and versatility. Quiet fans have customizable speed and oscillation settings to produce different breeze variations for varying preferences. We’ve explored the best quiet fans available today based on the fans’ overall noise production, size, speed controls, oscillation capabilities, remote control inclusions and other qualities. Here are 10 of the very best quiet fans on the market right now:
As this fan describes in its name, the QuietSet Whole Room Tower Fan from Honeywell cools the whole room with an oscillating breeze, but keeps quiet while doing so. The tower fan has eight speed settings that are adjusted using the tower’s touch button controls or the included remote control. This fan even has different levels of quiet that can be adjusted with the touch of a button, in addition to an auto shut-off timer and an adjustable thermostat. This fan from Honeywell is the most customizable tower fan available.
Ideal for a nightstand or personal office, this ultra-slim tabletop tower fan from Honeywell cools quietly in no time. It has four unique controls that move the fan at different speeds. This tower fan has an oscillating feature for additional motion. As an added bonus, this fan’s special DC motor is energy-efficient, using half the energy of other fans available on the market.
Don’t let this fan’s silence fool you. What it lacks in noise it makes up for in power. Rowenta’s Four-Speed Turbo Silence Stand Fan is a great alternative to a ceiling fan in any room. It oscillates left, right, up and down for an ultimate range of cooling. This model has five blades which contribute to the fan’s overall silence during use. For any household looking to purchase one fan for multi-purpose use, this is the one. It has a sturdy base with a handle so it can be carried from room to room. Its convenient remote control makes it a perfect fixture. This stand fan from Rowenta is a quiet fan fit for any purpose.
The Wind Curve tower fan from Lasko is a stylish option for any seeker of a quiet fan. This tower fan has a cherry wood accent around its blades to fit in seamlessly with any interior design. Lasko includes a remote control to adjust the fan’s three quiet speeds and oscillation settings from across the room. The fan has a timer setting that allows it to cut off automatically after 30 minutes, or up to seven and a half hours. Lasko includes their Fresh Air Ionizer technology on this model, which cleans the air as it produces cool breezes.
This 36-inch quiet tower fan from Lasko has multiple settings for ample customization. The fan includes a programmable timer, three nearly-silent breeze settings and oscillation capabilities. All of the fan’s setting are controllable through the on-board electronic touch keyboard, which includes a light display to show the fan’s current settings clearly. This tower fan arrives in a sleek, modern black and silver design.
Perhaps the most quiet tabletop fan available on the market today, this Turbo Silence fan from Rowenta brings all the power with none of the noise. The fan has five blades that silently and consistently produce strong, cool breezes. Rowenta includes uncharacteristically customizable settings for a tabletop fan, including four speed settings and 90 degree oscillation capabilities. The speed of the fan’s powerful blade is adjustable using an intuitive knob at the fan’s base. There’s a 16-inch fan stand available from the manufacturer to convert this tabletop style into an upright stand style, making this quiet fan from Rowenta an extremely versatile choice.
This stand fan from Honeywell produces a powerful yet quiet breeze to cool an entire room in mere seconds. The fan has five unique speeds, oscillation settings, a shut-off timer and an adjustable base for personalized cooling capabilities. The on-board control buttons on the fan illuminate with LED lights to show the fan’s five speed settings when in use, and even includes a remote control for added convenience. This stand fan from Honeywell is available in white and black shades. It’s a terrific model for its price.
New from Vornado, this quiet fan has a unique tabletop design. The fan has a flat panel front in addition to the Vornado brand’s signature blade technology, which circulates its breeze evenly throughout the room using its deep blades that can push air forward up to 60 feet. This compact tabletop fan has three unique speed settings and can be adjusted into horizontal or vertical airflow positions. This airflow position feature is beneficial when the seasons change. During the warmer months of the year, the horizontal airflow position circulates the air to create an optimum temperature; during the cooler months, the vertical position pulls warm air down from the ceiling to efficiently circulate the heat in the room. This fan has a sleek, condensed design and comes with a five-year limited warranty from the manufacturer.
This tower fan from Ozeri has a unique aesthetic, resembling a contemporary speaker more closely than a fan. It has a thin tower body and a modern glass base. This unusual look is caused in part by the Ozeri’s signature passive noise reduction technology, using three small fan blades instead of one to generate a silent breeze. These three fans can be controlled individually at three different speeds, allowing for nine customizable cooling levels. Ozeri has already programmed three airflow patterns into the fan which they feel will support different states of living, including sleep, comfort and relaxation. The fan also oscillates gently to move its quiet breeze throughout the room in one wide sweep. It has a shut-off timer setting that goes up to seven and a half hours. Ozeri also includes an on-board LED button control panel in addition to a favorable remote control for versatile control capabilities.