Some days in summer can be as hot as hell; causing discomfort of the highest order most of the time. The regular ceiling or standing fans sometimes won’t cut it.
This is where a misting fan comes in. If you’re reading this article, chances are that you’re looking forward to buying a misting fan for your home. Misting fans blow water into the air intermittently and this water helps to cool the air when it evaporates.
In this article, you’ll find our expert opinion on some of the best misting fans on the market.
#1. Best Misting Fan – Lasko 7050 Misto Outdoor Misting Fan
To keep your surroundings cool, we present you the Lasko 7050 misting fan.
It is not the most beautiful mist fan. However, it does its job with relative ease and takes the hotness away with it.
The fan comes with 3 speeds that blow powerful air and mist from a surprisingly small frame.
There’s also the pivoting head which makes it possible for air to reach different angles, up or down.
Buying a Misting Fan: Things to Consider
Here are some notable things to bear in mind when shopping for a misting fan.
Type of Misting Fan
There are about three different types of misting fans.
They include the floor standing models which are otherwise called the pedestal oscillating misting fan.
This type often comes with a detachable base on which the fan is mounted.
Others include the wall-mounted misting fans which are mounted on the wall as the name implies and handheld misting fans which fit are small-sized and is good for taking along with you anywhere.
Let’s not fail to mention that there are misting kits; kits as these can be used to convert some regular fan to a misting fan. However, not all regular fans can be converted to a misting fan.
This is also important considering the fact that you would want a fan that can cover the area where it is installed. Take note of the size of the place you want the fan to blow over and buy a fan with enough cooling power for the area.
Size and Design
The bigger the fan, the more the area it will cover. More so, the blades too can determine the size of the area the fan will cover.
On the other hand, design can also affect the functionality and ease of use of the fan.
When you’re certain of the type of fan you want, then the power source comes into play. If you’re going to mount it on the wall, there needs to be a power outlet nearby.
You may need to extend a new outlet to the installation point if the need arises.
Your misting fan will probably be exposed to the elements even on that covered outdoor space you’ve placed it. Therefore, it is important to buy a fan that has a strong weatherproof rating.
Water is one thing that will most likely cause a lot of damage to the fan, hence, you should take note of the water-resistance rating.
If the build quality is poor, then it will be only a matter of months before the fan gets damaged. This is why it is important to get a fan-made with durable materials. This especially goes for the handheld misting fans as many of them in the market are made from flimsy materials.
Generally, most fans use either misting nozzles or centrifugal misting systems.
Both work well, however, the nozzle system can occasionally get clogged if hard water finds its way into it.
On the other hand, the centrifugal system may not get clogged like the nozzle system but the water released by the fan will be finer and drier. Both systems are good and it all boils down to the price of the fan you pick.
That said, let’s find out which misting fans made it to our list and what we think about them.
Misting Fans Reviews
Our review cuts across different sections and types of misting fans including floor-mounted, wall-mounted, and handheld models. We hope you’ll find it helpful.
#1. Best Misting Fan – Lasko 7050 Misto Outdoor Misting Fan
Type: Floor mounted
Features: 3-speed levels, powerful blower, pivoting head for directing airflow, weather-resistant and UV resistant build quality, comes with a GFCI electric cord.
The Lasko 7050 is our top pick in this class of mist fans. It’s a floor-mounted fan – needs no mounting, it’s just kept on the floor. The fan is made from quality plastic materials.
This makes it susceptible to easy damage if it drops but that is expected. We think the fan has strong build quality and packs a lot of fan power in its rather small frame. It shares a similar design with some of the industrial fans on the market.
The fan offers three-speed options which can be cycled through using the turning knob located by the side. In addition to that, the fan’s off and on button is also located on the same side.
To ensure better airflow, the Lasko 7050 Misto Outdoor Misting Fan is fitted with a pivoting head. The head pivots at a wide-angle and this enables it to have the ability to blow mist to a wide-angle with relative ease.
As we mentioned earlier, the fan has a strong build quality and is designed to be UV, rust, and weather-resistant. The absence of metal parts means there will be no rusts.
#2. Best Handheld Mist Fan – HandFan Handheld Misting Fan
Type: Handheld fan
Features: two color options to choose from, comes with a 17ml water tank, 7 different LED colors with quick button switch, 3-speed levels, 6 blade design, foldable up to 180 degrees, lightweight and very portable
If you’re looking for a portable mist fan, the HandFan Handheld Misting Fan is definitely a must-have. It features a small, ergonomic handle with a foldable hinge that makes it easy to fit the fan into your bag.
The fan also features a 17ml water tank from which the nozzles draw water. It also features a lower foldable part that that has an extendable stainless steel leg. This allows you to rest the fan on its handle and slightly elevate it when it’s positioned 180 degrees flat.
The fan has three-speed options; hi, low, and medium speed. In addition to that, the 6 blades of the fan help it push a good deal of air and mist around when you’re using it.
The HandFan Handheld Misting Fan also features an LED light which can change to 7 different colors. It does add a bit of flair to the fan especially if you’re using it in a dark place.
In addition to that, it kind of reminds us of this outdoor solar light that can change its color.
Unfortunately, the fan can only be controlled using a single button. It made it a bit difficult to get used to the fan out of the box.
#3. Best Pedestal Mist Fan – OEMTOOLS 23978 20″ Misting Pedestal Fan
Type: Pedestal/Standing fan
Features: IP44 rating, lightweight for easy movement, solid base, 3-speed motor, dedicated water hose, tilting design.
The OEMTools Pedestal Mist Fan is our top pick for mist fans in this category. Made from a combination of plastic and steel materials, it looks every bit like the conventional standing fans.
It does have a twist to its design as it offers a tilting fan frame which can be locked into position. This makes it possible to tilt the fan to the desired direction without the fan disturbing what you’re doing.
The OEMTOOLS 23978 20″ Misting Pedestal Fan is a lightweight fan, weighing just about 14lbs and has a 20” fan width. It sits atop a round solid base as large as the fan’s blade guards.
Getting the fan up and running out of the box is as easy as ABC. It comes with a water hose connector that snugs tightly with your water hose and delivers water to the fan.
The fan is louder than we expected. However, it’s not noisy – in our opinion. There’s a three-speed motor which is easy to adjust the fan speed.
This particular fan also has a closely related sibling which measures 30 inches and lacks the tilting capabilities of our review model.
Type: Floor mounted
Features: 3-speed options, easy setup, it is lightweight, comes with a 7ft power GFCI power cord, made of ABS plastic, can be used indoors and has an induction motor blower.
The XPOWER FM-48 Cooling Misting Fan is one of the few mist fans you can use indoors when you turn off the mist fan. Indoors it works well for drying paints and floors.
But that’s by the way.
It’s a powerful mist fan with the ability to produce up to 600 CFM of air. The fan is lightweight and it is made from ABS plastic. It shares similar looks with the Lasko 7050 Misto Outdoor Misting Fan which we reviewed earlier.
As expected, it has a 3-speed motor that pushes an ample amount of air and mist into the atmosphere to ensure your comfort. Out of the box, it needs a standard garden hose and a power source to start working immediately.
The fan has a strong build quality and it’s made for tough weather. It includes a GFCI power cord measuring about 7ft. The power cord itself is tough enough to withstand constant impact.
This XPOWER FM-48 Cooling Misting Fan gives you the option to increase the mist you get from your fan. However, you need to purchase a misting kit which is sold separately.
In all, this is a good alternative mist fan. It’s targeted at individuals who need the power of a blower and mist fan combined together.
Features: it comes with mounting hardware, features a 3-speed motor, weighs about 28lbs, measures about 24” and has an IP44 water-resistant motor.
This misting fan is the wall mount version of the OEMTOOLS 23978 20″ Misting Pedestal Fan we reviewed above. It shares similar features with its other siblings although some parts are missing.
The OEMTOOLS 23980 24″ Misting Wall-Mount Oscillating Fan is designed to be wall-mounted. It doesn’t come with the tilting frame saw on its other sibling. However, it features an adjustable angle hinge at the back.
OEMTOOLs includes the mounting hardware for this fan in its packaging. It’s easy to install – just screw it onto a wall and connect it to a water and power source and you’re good to go.
As expected, it has an IP44 waterproof rating and should be able to withstand tough weather outside.
The OEMTOOLS 23980 24″ Misting Wall-Mount Oscillating Fan has 3-speed options and is able to produce an airflow of about 7200CFM, thanks to its 3 blades which move the air without any hassles.
Remote control would have been a nice addition to this fan. Nevertheless, it’s still great without a remote.
Having a misting fan in your outdoor space in the summer can reduce the amount of time you spend inside the house because of heat. And considering the fact that there are reports of recent heatwaves in many parts of the world, having it will save you a lot of stress.