My father prefers pedestal fans over all other cooling devices (be it air coolers, ceiling fans or even ACs). And, he has a great argument to support his thinking.
Air conditioners and ceiling fans are great for bringing the thermostat down but they have some limitations. Both these machines are not portable as they come with fixed mounting systems.
In a veranda or in other open places, the only solution to control the heat will be a pedestal fan. These machines are power efficient, portable and easy to maintain. Moreover, pedestal fans are quite affordable.
Below is a list of four pedestal fans that offer the best value for money.
Havells Sprint Pedestal Fan with LED Remote
Havells is quite famous for its TV Fan ads with subject – “Hawa Badlegi” (with a focus on changing the mood of politicians and government babus). You have probably watched the advertisements of Havells Sprint Pedestal Fan earlier.
The Sprint Fan comes in many variants but the one we are discussing here sports 400mm blades and offers remote control functionality. It is available on eCommerce sites for around 4,000 rupees, give or take 500 rupees.
Havells always tries to make its products as attractive as possible and this product is no exception. The combination of white, black, and red colors gives a great appeal to the whole setup.
It comes with a flat base, which does not create any hindrance. The height of the fan is adjustable (maximum- 1365mm).
This machine occupies much less space and is also lightweight.
The Havells Pedestal Fan hails a 3-blade design with sweep size of 400mm. These blades rotate at a whopping 1365 rpm. It is capable of cooling surrounding environment within minutes.
Users get to choose from three speed modes. The manufacturer has placed the control buttons just below the blade guard for easy accessibility.
It also offers 60 degree of oscillation. Customers can change the direction of airflow by tilting the blades up or down.
There is no need to go near the fan for changing the fan speed. Using the remote that comes in the box, one can change fan speed from the comfort of his or her chair.
Low Power Consumption
Energy efficiency plays a great role while purchasing a new fan and Havells also understands it.
The Sprint Pedestal fan consumes 50 Watts of power at the highest settings. Air delivery ratio of 72 cmm per watt is really impressive.
Assembly, disassembly of this Havells fan is much easy. Customers can themselves clean its parts after every season. Doing this will not only extend its life but also save you repairing costs in the long run.
Loose fitting of the motor results in high vibrations and as a result, this fan makes disturbing noise.
- Eye-catching design
- Good air flow
- Oscillation functionality
- Remote control
- Build quality is average
- Makes noise
The Havells Sprint is a perfect pedestal fan for those who love features. It also comes with a 2-year warranty. No other manufacturer gives features like remote control, adjustable height, and oscillation functionality at this price point.
|Power Consumption||50 Watt|
REDMOND RAF-5007 Pedestal Fan
Redmond is a small brand. It sells only a handful of products in the market and the RAF-5007 Pedestal fan is one of them.
The manufacturer claims it to be the best fan one can buy. Currently, it is available with a price tag of 2900 rupees.
Great Looks But Bad Build
I must say, this machine looks better than many pedestal fans out there. Redmond has done a great job on the design front.
Heavy base helps in giving a solid and stable platform. You might face a little difficulty in moving this fan from one place to another, as it weighs around 6.3 KG.
Its build quality is below my expectations. Blade guard sports cheap materials and is easily bendable. If the fan falls on any of its sides, many assembly parts will suffer damages.
Average Air Flow
Motor speed of 1250 RPM is not as good as what other fans are offering but considering the price point, it is manageable.
Three-speed modes let the customers use this fan more efficiently. I would like to point though you will not be able to save much on the electricity bill. It consumes 55 Watts of power but offers a low airflow of just 197 CMF.
Oscillation range of 0 – 70 degree will allow multiple persons to enjoy cool breeze simultaneously.
A Safe Product
This pedestal fan is safe for all types of scenarios. Its blade guard has a dense network of grills, which stop small children from putting fingers inside (customers should still take precautions stop toddlers from touching the fan).
Surprisingly, it also comes with a timer functionality. After a preset duration, the timer function kicks in and cuts the power supply to the motor. When used, this feature stops the motor from overheating.
- Good design
- Decent airflow
- Blade guard grille is detachable
- Not a power efficient product
- Use of cheap materials in the making
Although the Redmond RAF-5007 offers some interesting features like timer and detachable grille, there are some serious cons associated with it.
This fan will not last as its build quality is quite low. Moreover, it might not be the best option to go for in terms of power efficiency.
|Power Consumption||55 Watt|
Crompton Greaves Windmill Pedestal Fan
The Crompton Greaves Windmill is another great pedestal fan available in the market. Its price of 3400 rupees is a little high, though your money will not go waste.
The Aerodynamic design of blades helps this Crompton Greaves fan to blow a lot of air. It has an air delivery ratio of 77 cmm per watt, which is more than that of the Havells Sprint fan.
Blade sweep size of 400 mm provides the most efficient surface area to push the air without putting pressure on the motor. Every minute, its blades rotate about 1360 times. Multiple speed modes are also available.
Considering the high performance, its power consumption of 54 watts is quite reasonable.
Crompton Greaves has used high quality and durable materials while making this pedestal fan. Its blade guard is sturdy and does not suffer from flexing.
Transparent plastic blades help in reducing the noise and are more durable than metal ones.
Looks of this product, however, are not much attractive. It features a classic design and black finish body.
The USP of this pedestal fan is its adjustability. Customers can not only tilt it vertically but also adjust its height. A handle on the backside of blade guard helps in portability. Oscillation is another feature of the Crompton Greaves Windmill fan.
- Good fan speed
- Three speed modes
- Low power consumption
- Unattractive design
Unless you put design above performance, this fan will prove to be a great purchase. There is no need to think twice before ordering it.
|Power Consumption||54 Watt|
|Buy||Crompton Greaves Pedestal Fan|
V-Guard Finesta Remote 400mm Pedestal Fan
Are you fond of products with extra features? If yes, then the best product I can recommend here is the V-Guard Finesta Remote Pedestal Fan.
V-Guard sells some of the best voltage stabilizers and inverters. And now, this brand is trying to secure a place in the home appliance market.
More Features Than You Pay For
The Finesta Remote Fan comes at a price of 3000 rupees. I would like to mention though the features this fan offers are more valuable than its price tag.
Inbuilt thermal protector protects the motor from overheating. Users can set the inbuilt “shutdown timer” for up to 7.5 hours.
As the name itself mentions, this fan is remote controllable, which makes operating the controls safe for children.
At the heart of the V-Guard Finesta Remote Fan is a 55-Watt motor. It offers a high rpm of 1350 and generates airflow of 65 cmm per minute.
On the “high” speed mode, this fan can cool down a room much faster than a ceiling fan.
V-Guard has used a really weird design policy while making this fan. I do not get the point behind using a yellow color on it.
Build quality is also not up to the mark.
- Silent operation
- 4 speed settings
- Safety features
- Inbuilt timer
- Average build
- Weird design
This V-Guard machine is fast, comes with overload protection feature, and offers remote control functionality. What else would you want on a pedestal fan?
The only thing that will affect the sales of this fan is its unattractive design.
|Power Consumption||55 Watt|