What Are the Best Fans for College Dorms?
Back to school after a long summer or winter break means stocking up on the essentials. They may include things like coffee, instant noodles, and, surprisingly, a fan. If you do not have a fan for the dorms, it’s a must have for your shopping list. The best fans for college dorms are those that serve multiple purposes, like providing a cooling breeze while refreshing the air or creating white-noise. A fan isn’t just for hot summer months, it can help year-round by making overheated dorms more comfortable during the winter months. Lasko offers a wide selection of fans that are perfect for dorm rooms and apartments. Use the helpful ideas below to find the best fans for college dorms.
The Space Saver
Dorm rooms are not known for their spaciousness. Most are sized for a twin bed, a desk, and not much else. Some larger rooms also hold one, two, or more roommates to share the space. The best fans for college dorms that are big on personality but small on actual size are table fans or tower fans. Table fans can fit nicely on a nightstand, desktop, or dresser. Fans like the Air Stik® Ultra-Slim Oscillating Fan or the Platinum Desktop Wind Tower® utilize a vertical design that is slender, compact and takes up very little surface space without sacrificing wind power.
For those who prefer an even smaller design, the personal 6″ Clip Fan and the Clip Stik® Ultra Slim Desk Fan attach easily to the side of a desk or bookshelf for out-of-the-way access to a cooling breeze. Another great option for very small spaces, that can actually also help you go to sleep better (or focus more) is the SlumberBreeze™ Fan and White Noise Machine. This great looking table fan also features five, pleasant white noise profiles to help block out distracting noises, helping you focus on studies or get some quality sleep.
Tower fans take up a small amount of space on the floor. Because tower fans are slim and vertical, all you need is a flat floor surface for the base and room to easily oscillate without hitting any obstacles. These powerful, attractive fans, like the Wind Curve® Tower Fan with Nighttime Setting, circulate air using multiple speeds and widespread oscillation. Try a low speed for a gentle, soothing breeze while sleeping at night.
The Window Wonder
Another space saver? Using the window instead of your floor or desk to hold your fan. If your dorm or apartment building allows it, a window fan can help bring in fresh air to a stale and stuffy room. The best fans for college dorms are ones that serve more than one purpose; a window fan like the Electrically Reversible Twin Window Fan with Bluetooth® offers dual fans that intake fresh air and push out stagnant air. The quiet, energy-efficient speed settings are perfect for late-night study sessions. Plus it has safe side panels are adjustable to fit most windows. The Electrically Reversible Twin Window Fan with Remote Control comes with a digital thermostat to maintain comfort levels in the room and a remote that allows for easy on-and-off operating without leaving the comfort of a bunk bed or desk.
The Classic Box Fan
What could be better than a fan that costs less than 2 cents per hour to run? Box fans offer high-performance airflow at a great value, and even come in bright colors to liven up a room. A classic box fan increases the airflow in the room when used on the floor, the desktop, or even in a window. For apartment dwellers, the energy-saving machine costs less than the A/C to run. Moreover, it can provide a stronger blast of a breeze than the typical air vent. Our series of 20″ Cool Colors box fans come in cool blue, modern black or bright purple to match your existing room décor or add a pop of color to space. The Air Flex™ 2-in-1 Box Fan and Air Purifier can fit into a window, bringing in more airflow without worry when the weather turns rainy; Weather-Shield® offers protection during sudden showers. Plus, this special box fan actually cleans the air as it creates a cooling breeze.
The All-Season Fan & Heater
The best fans for college dorms may be the fans that transition with you from season to season. If your dorm or apartment allows, try a sleek and modern tower fan and heater combo unit, like the All Season Tower Fan & Heater in One. This type of fan and space heater combination looks great in any space and it reduces your need to store away an extra item when it’s not in use. All tower fans utilize their vertical height to quickly and evenly spread fresh air through the room. The high-reaching design of the slender fan and heater is ideal for circulating air throughout an entire room.
Still, need more help choosing your perfect fan? For more on the best fans for college dorms, visit Choosing the Best Fan for Your Dorm Room or Create a Comfortable Dorm Room with the Help of an Electric Fan.