Indian summers are known to be unforgivingly hot and humid. You cannot spend a whole summer without any fan and cooling ventilation. Ceiling fans are comfortable options but they lack in providing good ventilation. Table fans are a great alternative but they are not as powerful as pedestal fans in terms of throwing air.
Pedestal fans are big in size compared to a normal table fan and have greater air throwing and ventilation capabilities. They are incredibly mobile and most of the modern versions even come with a remote control for you to control.
They give you a cool breeze, make you forget that it is even summer and you should be sweating. But how sure are you that every pedestal fan that you come across will guarantee you these results? No right?
Quick Guide to picking the best pedestal fan:
Before picking a pedestal fan, make sure that you have checked and answered the following aspects which make it a perfect pedestal fan.
- Affordability: Is the Pedestal Fan budget friendly for me? You don’t have to spend a lot of money on something that may not give you optimal performance later. There are ample fans which perform within your budget range. Pick wisely.
- Design: Is the design and height of the fan friendly and ergonomic to my house/bed room? Choose a design that is both stylish AND ergonomic to your living quarters.
- Timer: A timer on a pedestal fan helps you set a specific on and off period thus increasing the energy efficiency and comfort for sleep.
- Remote Control: Though not an important aspect, a remote control would add to the comfort and functional simplicity of a fan.
- Speed Options and Modes: Lastly, how many air speed options does this fan have? What modes of operation can it have? Breezy, Slow and Fast are the common and essential modes of operations.
To help you further understand the research and important points to consider while picking a great pedestal fan, we have attached a comprehensive “buying guide” at the end of the article. Be sure to check it out.
Now, without any further ado, let us dive into the top 7 list of best pedestal fans available in India
Top 7 Best Pedestal Fans in India
|Best Pedestal Fans||Build Type||Remote facility||Max Speed||Auto Shut off||Warranty||Buy Now|
|Usha Pedestal Fan||Plastic and Resin Blades||No||1280 RPM||No||2 years||Check the Price|
|Havells Pedestal Fan||Full Metal||No||1400 RPM||No||1 Year||Check the Price|
|V-Guard Pedestal Fan||Plastic and Resin Blades||Yes||1350 RPM||Yes||2 years||Check the Price|
|ANSIO Pedestal Fan||Plastic and Resin Blades||No||2300 RPM||Yes||2 years||Check the Price|
|American Micronic Fan||Plastic and Resin Blades||No||1350 RPM||Yes||2 years||Check the Price|
|Crompton Fan||Plastic and Resin Blades||No||1300 RPM||No||2 years||Check the Price|
|Orient Pedestal Fan||Plastic and Resin Blades||No||1350 RPM||No||2 years||Check the Price|
7 Best Pedestal Fan Reviews in India
USHA has been serving the Indian middle class for over 130 years now since its founding in 1889. The Usha Maxx Air 400mm Pedestal Fan has an amazing overheat protection module, economic pricing, incredible performance and lightweight.
Designed and manufactured to target the Indian Middle class segment, the Usha Maxx Air has a perfect airflow. It has a wide swinging and push angles which enhance the dispersion of cool air throughout the room the fan is placed in.
The fan has tilt-back feature AND the easy height adjustment features. This makes it incredibly easier to adjust the fan and use according to one’s convenience thus increasing the ergonomics.
Usha Maxx air has a jerk free motion and uniform oscillation which aid in the smooth and noiseless performance of the product. It has a unique oil reservoir lubrication which aid in the smoother running of the fan and thus improve the reliability and longer life of the fan.
Talking about the internal hardware of the fan, it is made up of high class motors and aerodynamically cut blades. These semi transparent blades are perfectly optimized and design consciously cut for improved spinning and greater air throw. Thus assisting in providing smoother and farther flow of air and also save a lot of energy. It operates on just about 60 watts of electricity. More cool air and thinner electricity bill. Win-Win!!!
Though the product is incredibly light in weight, we felt that there is a good room for improvement to the build quality of the product. But then again, USHA gives you a manufacturer’s warranty of 2 years for any performance or product damage.
- Overheat protection
- Unique oil reservoir lubrication
- Great tilt and height adjustment feature
- Jerk free motion
- Uniform Oscillation
- Noiseless performance
- 2 Years of product warranty
- Could improve on the build quality of the product.
Havells has been with the Indian electrical community for about 70 years now. The Havells V3 Turbo is entirely made out of steel and aluminium and is known for its durability.
As mentioned, the metallic build of the fan makes it incredibly durable and gives it a large life span. The 3 blades of this pedestal fan are also made out of stainless steel metal and hence add to the overall durability. They are about 120 cm in size and are powerful to give a 450mm blade sweep to reach a great length of area in the room.
Coming to the design of the product, it has a crisp and a retro design which is ideal for people looking for something to make them feel nostalgic. This fan has a basic functionality of 3 modes of operation and a 135 degree swing option.
A little higher than the USHA Maxx Air, the Havells V3 consumes nominal power (100 watts) it has a really powerful motor (Because the body is metal and it needs a powerful motor to rotate these blades). The maximum rotation power of the fan is a decent 1400 rpm.
The fan, like almost all the fans in this list, is easily cleanable thanks to the removable grill. But as the product is entirely made out of metal,it is advised to take certain precautions while cleaning. A detailed cleaning method for metal fans is given in the Buying Guide section of the article.
The fan also comes with a manufacturer’s warranty of 2 years for any product damage and a replacement can be ordered.
- Incredibly sturdy metal build quality
- Retro styled design
- Has a good 400mm blade sweep
- Powerful Motor
- Easy to clean blades and structure
- Ample height.
- Could improve on adding more functionalities and features.
- Could improve its energy efficiency
- Only 1 year warranty
V-Guard is known for their stabilizers and other electrical appliances but are equally competent in producing quality home appliances. The V-Guard Finesta pedestal fan comes with a remote control which sets it apart from most of the pedestal fans in the list.
This remote control makes your life easier as you can control the functionality, 3 modes of operation, the 135 degree swing and speed of the fan from any corner of the room. If you are lazy like me, then you would for sure love this fan.
Apart from the awesome remote control, its wing blades are big and thus give a great throw of air around the room. But here, we felt there is a room to improve the blade quality. The entire metal structure of the fan is coated with a unique rust proof powder coating which protects it from any tarnish and rusting.
Finesta has an inbuilt thermal overheat protector due to which you can stay relaxed for any ups or downs with the voltage of the house. Also, the device is extremely energy efficient as it works only on 55 watts of power. No more big electricity bills.
Furthermore, the fan is incredibly noiseless and this adds to the overall working feel of the product. The design of the fan is appealing and smooth in nature too. The colour and the finish would add great look to the overall decor of the room it is placed in.
The product has a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty which we felt could be upped to 2 given the awesome functionality.
- Remote control for easy accessibility.
- Inbuilt Overheat protection
- Rust proof powder coating
- Highly energy efficient (only needs operational power of 55 watts)
- Great design
- Incredibly noiseless
- Blade quality could be improved. It feels a little flimsy and delicate.
The most powerful pedestal fan, the ANSIO High speed pedestal fan has a timer setting and the highest RPM of fan speed in the list.
With upto 2 hours of timer settings, this can be utilized to automatically turn off the fan after a designated time. No more waking up in the middle of the night to turn the fan off.
The fan does not promise silence and tranquility as it is of high speed. The company even specifies this in all of their product’s description. So if you are someone who wishes to pick a silent fant, this this may not be your pick. But, if you are someone who is crazy about speed and air flow, then this is your best bet.
ANSIO high speed comes with a 30% extra air flow than any typical pedestal fan. Added to this is the incredibly high RPMs of the three available modes of air flow speeds for the fan. Even at the low mode,the fan gives a strong 1750 RPM speed. At mid range, it gives a 2000 RPM speed while at high level, it gives in 2300 RPM speed.
The motor of this pedestal fan is made out of 100% pure copper which assures quality, performance and longevity of the product as a whole. Even with that, there is a 2 year warranty on the entire product and for any damages .
This pedestal fan has a 1.6 meter long adjustable height, 80 degree swing and an easy to assemble DIY manual to help you with it.
A single probable downside for this would be its pricing but then again, if you are looking to supply enough air to big halls, this won’t be that big of a number.
- High powered fan with high RPMs as 2300
- Durable body
- 30% Extra air flow
- 100% Pure copper motor
- Easy to assemble
- Ideal for large halls and big rooms
- A little pricey
American Micronic may be a new entity in the Indian market but never doubt their quality and the performance of their product.
It comes with an auto oil reservoir lubrication technology, much like the Usha Air Maxx atop the list. It improves the life of the motor and keeps it running smoothly for years to come.
The blades of this fan are aerodynamically designed to cut slice through the air and throw good amount of air with about 400mm sweep across the room. Thus more coolness.
Easy to adjust height and a uniform oscillation for the body, the fan has 3 modes of speed much like all of the pedestal fans in this list. Furthermore, the product comes with a maximum 2 hour long timer. Now switch on the timer and go to sleep. The fan automatically turns off after the predesignated time.
The operation of the fan is fantastic and is so silent. We also loved how great the customer service of the company was. So extra points for this.
Most importantly, the American Micronic AMI PFT is highly energy efficient as it works only on 55 watts of power. The product has a 3 year warranty on the motor and a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty on the fan. Such product warranties within this price range is tough to come across.
- Budget friendly
- Highly energy efficient 55 watt consumption
- Auto Oil Reservoir Lubrication technology
- 2 hours long timer.
- 3 years warranty on the motor and 2 years warranty on the fan
- Silent operation
- Could slightly improve on the build quality
Crompton has a 140 year history in serving the Indian market with quality large and home appliances. The Crompton Hiflo pedestal fan is the most energy efficient fan in the entire list that runs on only 50 watts of power.
This energy efficient fan is also light in weight and is thus easily portable in nature. It has a good amount of adjustable height too.
The fan has a 400mm sweep but has a maximum Rotation speed of just 1300RPM. Apart from that, the body of the fan is incredibly durable and is ideal for a small to mid-sized family in small rooms.
Coming to the functionalities, it has a basic 3 speed setting and a power button. Crompton’s LG pedestal fan comes with a heroic 2 year manufacturer’s warranty which, for a product of this price range is a great bargain.
- Most energy efficient
- Lightweight durable
- 400mm Sweep
- 2 Years manufacturer’s warranty
- Only 1300 RPM Speed
- Could add more functionalities
Last but not the least on the list is the Orient Electric Stand Pedestal. Orient is a very well established brand for home appliances in India.
The Orient Electric stand pedestal fan is a typical 3 bladed fan but these blades are ergonomically cut to slice through air and give a great thrust of air. These blades are made out of high quality resin thereby give ample performance and longevity.
Body of the fan is coated with an anti rust powder to prevent any sort of rusting and tarnishing. It also has a tilt mechanism with which you can adjust the tilt front or back for the air to travel up or down.
The height adjustment of the fan are pretty great too thanks to the telescopic adjustment ability. On an overall, it has a 90 degree oscillation which does not quite jerk.
Speed controls for this fan are pretty simple piano styled with 5 speed adjustments for air and a power switch. Motor windings of the fan are made out of great quality copper and it is also protected with a thermal overload protection system that’s inbuilt.
Incredibly energy efficient, this fan works on just about 53 watts of power. Along with that, the product comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty for any damages.
- Aerodynamic resin blades
- Anti-rust powder coating
- Inbuilt thermal overload protection system
- 90 degree tilt oscillation
- Highly energy efficient and works on just 53 watts of power.
- 2 Years of manufacturer’s warranty
- Could add more functionalities
- Could have more speed.
Pedestal Fan Buying Guide:
Now that you have gone through the list of the top pedestal fans available, you should now have an understanding of the important aspects that separate a good pedestal fan from an average one. Those are Pricing, Design, Blade Build Material, Remote accessibility, and Modes of operation.
In this buying guide, we will be delving deep into each of these aspects and figure out why are the above-mentioned aspects are the most important to consider while buying a pedestal fan.
It is no wonder that the first major important factor of a fan is its pricing. Most of the pedestal fans are budget friendly by nature. But still, there are a few fans which are humongously charged which provide no real value in reality.
You have to understand that bigger and more accessories that come with the fan, the more expensive the fan is going to be. Your budget should be dependent on your preferences, priorities and comfort.
2. Size of the fan:
This again is no surprise right? A pedestal fan is usually the bigger sized fan of all the fans available (excluding a cooler).
Size of the fan you would be picking is dependent on the room where you would be placing this fan.This is the usual problem among many Indians.
Imagine you have a really small room and opt for a really big sized fan just because it was in your budget. This would end up ruining the ergonomics of the fan. You will have a high powered machine that interrupts your daily life flow.
For bigger rooms, choose a heavy duty big sized fan and for smaller rooms, choose something that is appropriate to the room.
3. Air delivery/Air throw:
I guess now we get to parts where you are not that familiar. Fear not, I shall walk you through. Air throw of a fan refers to the ability of the fan to deliver air. How much distance can the fan give out air?
Majority of the high end fans have a good air throw depending on their motor power and height of the fan. Depending on the size of your room and how windy you need the air to be, pick the appropriate fan.
4. Speed and Modes of operation:
Now let’s get to the important part. Speed of the fan. You have to understand that speed alone isn’t the main contributing factor for cool air. Any pedestal fans circulates air within a room to the room . For cooling effect, don’t place the fan in one corner. Place it in front of an open window or a door.
A typical pedestal fan comes in 3 modes of operation. Slow, breezy and windy. You usually should have about 3 or 4 speed options too.
Most new age pedestal fans come with advanced and more options for air which are good, but not necessary if you ask me. But you are breeze and draft conscious, go for a fan that has more modes and speed options.
5. Blade Material:
Ok this is an important part. The blade material decides the how much of energy efficient, powerful air throw and standard of the pedestal fan. Typically the blades of a pedestal fan are either steel or plastic. While steel blades have their own benefit, they are soon fading out of fashion.
Steel blades are durable, if maintained with paint and regular cleaning, they do not rust easily and can deliver fresh air. They tend to have longer life periods than a plastic blade.
Plastic blades are light in weight, they do not rust, and do not put a lot of pressure on the motor and are highly energy efficient.
Asking our expert recommendation? We say go for the plastic/fiber blades. They are good and are energy efficient.
6. Timers and Remote Control:
This is an additional accessorized newbie to pedestal fans. Timers enable you to predetermine when the fan will shut down.
This feature is of great use during the summer nights when the middle of the night may get chilly. Set the timer to a predetermined setting and then poof. Sleep well. It will shut down by itself.
Remotes are relatively new phenomenon in Pedestal fans. They are handy in controlling the speed, mode of operation, swing, timer and other power options of the pedestal fan. Not all fans come with a remote control option but for greater ergonomics and usability, pick a fan with a remote control.
We have placed this to the last because this maybe the last thing should look but, it is an important part. Aesthetics play an important role in picking a pedestal fan as you would be placing this fan in a largely visible area,
Modern pedestal fans come in a wide range of designs and shapes. But bigger and better designed models can prove expensive.
Depending on your budget, room aesthetics, choose a design of your liking. But at the same time, do not compromise on the performance and the build quality of the fan for a good design.
Benefits of a pedestal fan compared to other model fans:
I’m not straight out saying that the pedestal fan is the greatest there is (because we all know the Star Wars franchise is the greatest there is). But there are certain factors that differentiate a pedestal fan placing it top of the cooling fan-chain. Let us look at the facts that contribute to the same.
1. They are eco friendly:
Pedestal fans do not emit any Carbon Fluorocarbons (CFC). They are just fans with a power to rotate fast and deliver cool air. Hence all in all, you are actually contributing towards the betterment of the society and the environment.
2. They are cost effective:
Pedestal fans are cost effective. The top quality of pedestal fan does not cost you as much as a mid or an entry level tower fan or an air cooler and never as near as an air conditioner. They give you the same amount of air throw and with proper ventilation, they provide you with the same amount of cool air and wind as a typical air cooler.
You are, anywho , would be buying a single fan that would run along for at least a generation. Yes that’s how long a typical Pedestal Fan lives. That brings us to the next point.
3. They have longer life than typical.
How many of you have come across those gigantic metal pedestal fans in those Indian function halls? A big pedestal fan is enough to fan about half the room. They are also really old looking because they ARE OLD.
You’ve seen most of the companies listed above give about 3 or 2 years of warranty for the fan. But these fans outlive their warranty periods, and then some more. A really good quality pedestal fan can survive even 10 years of usage.
It all breaks down to how well of a product you pick my friend.
They may seem or look gigantic but are actually pretty much easily portable devices. You can place one in your living room, pick it up and place it in the bedroom for the night.
5. Simple to use:
It’s no wonder. The functionality and operation of a pedestal fan is all the same like a table fan. Apart from the usual functionalities, a few high end pedestal fans even come with a remote control functionality. All the easier to control the fan.
6. Superior Air throw
Pedestal fans have a greater blade sweep and thus are capable for throwing air to greater lengths. Typical table fans may have good air throw but won’t have enough blade sweep to reach bigger rooms.
A pedestal fan, on the other hand, has the ability to reach farthest corners of even a small room. This superior air throw is attributed to another major aspect of the fan. That is…
7. Powerful motor:
You must have figured this one out by now. A pedestal fan’s top ally is its incredibly powerful motor.
A pedestal fan is expected to reach farthest corners of rooms and for this to happen, the blades of the fan have to spin faster. For the blades to spin faster, they need an incredibly powerful motor. You might wonder that this would result in more energy consumption and a fatter electricity bill. But actually, you’re in luck. Because….
8. Pedestal fans are energy efficient:
True that they come with powerful motors, but compared to the average tower fan or an air cooler or an air conditioner for that matter, Pedestal fans are incredibly energy efficient. They burn almost the same amount of electricity as a ceiling fan or a high end table fan. This makes it a pretty easy inclusion into your budgeted electricity bill.
9. Easily cleanable grills and structure:
The grills of the pedestal fan are easily cleanable. Sharing an almost similar anatomy with that of a table fan, the pedestal fan grills are removable to clean. But since most of these grills are made out of steel or other iron based metals, it is advised to clean them with a non wet cloth. It may result in rusting.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs:
1. How do you adjust a pedestal fan?
Pedestal Fans come with a self adjusting screws that need to be picked out. This will allow you to pull the rod within with the rod to adjust the height to your preferred required height.
2. What is the best way to clean pedestal fan blades?
The most simple way to clean the blades of a pedestal fan is to remove the grill, (using the snaps provided to the sides of the grill). Take a dry cloth and clean it. If there is sticky dust or dirt elements to the blades (steel or otherwise), use cleaning liquid or vinegar instead. Don’t wipe them with water. It may rust the steel blades.
3. What should I look for when buying a pedestal fan?
Before buying a pedestal fan, make sure that the build quality, sweep parameters, speed control, blades and rods are of good quality. Look for additional amenities such as remote etc., that will add to your comfort of using a pedestal fan.
4. Which is better tower fan or pedestal fan?
Both Pedestal and tower fans have the main objective. Room wide air circulation of a higher level. By default pedestal, fans have a superior air throw capability than a typical tower fan.
Pedestal fans have big blades and larger motors that aid in the improved air flow. But then, the improved air flow does not guarantee cool air.
A tower fan has smaller blades but then it has more accessories such as temperature control, remote control etc., and also, the air output is cooler than a pedestal fan.
5. Do pedestal fans use much electricity?
Not exactly. In fact, the the power consumed by a table fan and a pedestal fans are almost the same.
A study by Bijili Bachao has found out that on various different speeds, a table fan and a pedestal fan on an average, consume about 50-55 watts of power.
6. Does pedestal fan consume more power than a ceiling fan?
Yes and No. Pedestal fans consume less energy than that of a ceiling fan only when compared to standard quality.
But then this again is dependent on the star rating of the fan. 5 star rated fans from the BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) rating consume about 40 or even 45 watts of power while standard quality pedestal fans consume 55 watts.
7. How to get cool air from pedestal fans?
In order to get cool air from a pedestal fan, you can either place it near an open window or place a wet cloth (not wrung out) on the fan grill. (make sure that the cloth does not get stuck inside the fan’s blades). These small tricks may help you get cool air from pedestal fans.
With a superior build quality, overheat protection, oil reservoir, crisp design and an awesome performance, we found that the USHA maxx air tops as a perfect pick out of all the pedestal fans. While that was our pick, we’d love to hear your opinion.
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