I need a fan, on a stand that is not so loud

Old 07-07-14, 10:44 AM
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I need a fan, on a stand that is not so loud

I purchased a Utilitech Pro 20-in 3-Speed High Velocity Fan. I'll include a link too but I'm not sure if they get edited out here so I'll include a pic.

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I love the versatility it offers by being on this type of stand and powerful. I can aim it at things to dry them, I can aim it at my face when I'm on the treadmill, and about 30-40 days out of the year I use it to circulate air in my house (let me explain). On the hottest days of the year the central air unit in my house might only be capable of cooling it to 73 degrees. I like it 68 or 69 so I ran out to Lowes and bough the largest window AC unit they had that didn't require a different type of electrical outlet. I was surprised at how little cold air actually left the room with the window AC (I know, you arent surprised haha but I didn't know what I was doing) but when I put this fan in the doorway it works perfectly.

I rarely get lucky enough to buy something that serves 3 purposes and my house is cluttered to hell already but I can't stand the noise any more. It is unbearable to watch TV with the fan on low even if I am on a different floor of the house. It is pretty annoying on the treadmill too.

I cannot find a "low noise" fan that is on a stand like this unless it has something like 75% less air movement. If you could link me to a product I would be very appreciative.
Old 07-07-14, 11:57 AM
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I was thinking of the bladeless fans. They claim to be 30% - 60% quieter than bladed fans. I did not see any data on air flow. They are not cheap but may be an answer to your problem.
Old 07-07-14, 04:28 PM
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What you bought, basically, is a jobsite fan. They move a lot of air, but at a cost of noise. On jobsite, no one cares about the noise as long as it is moving air. Like Woody said, I don't think you will be able to find a bladed fan that isn't somewhat noisy.

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