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Office fans - a glossary


  • Desk fan. A fan that is small in size and portable so it can be easily moved around and placed on top of a desk without taking up too much space.
  • Pedestal fan. an electric, oscillating fan supported by an adjustable, detachable stand.
  • Tower fan. A tall and narrow fan which oscillate from left to right to maximize the cooling and circulating effects which they are designed for.
  • Speed. Literally, the speed at which the fan rotates. Fans with more than one speed give you more maximum temperature control.
  • Timer. A timer allows you to preset how long the fan is on for, thus preserving energy use.