June 18th, 2020 by
Many of us are now working from home and whether you have a dedicated office space, have repurposed a spare bedroom, or simply made some room on the kitchen table, it is really important that the conditions in the space are conducive to focus and productivity.
Comfortable room temperature is high on the list of such conditions and little will sap your energy and concentration like a room that is too hot. Small rooms don’t require a lot of sunshine to become stuffy and areas such as kitchens with appliances going and people walking in and out can also become unbearably warm. Don’t even get us started on conservatories!
A fan, therefore, really is a necessity. However, before you run off and buy any old fan, it really is worth considering the specific requirements that a fan needs to have for an office space so that you can choose the best fan for the job.
Few of us are lucky enough to have lavish, palatial offices at home so wherever you work, space is at a premium. You, therefore, need a fan that is going to give you some bang for your buck: high performance in a compact unit. Ideally, this means something with a small footprint and a slimline design so that it can be easily accommodated on a desk or table but also won’t knock piles of documents or pen pots over as it oscillates.
If you are the type of person that thrives in a busy, noisy office, listening to the radio then you might not be too worried about noise from a fan (though it may be hard to play along with Popmaster!). However, if you need a quiet, peaceful environment in which to focus then the noise from a fan could potentially drive you round the bend. You don’t want to have to choose between ‘cool and quiet’. There is no such thing as a silent fan but a quiet one is a must-have for workspaces for many people.
If working from home is a relatively new thing and your otherwise decorative objéts have been cast aside for functional items like computers, printers and ergonomic office chairs then you may not want to add an ugly fan into the mix when you could choose something with a bit of style. Even something as practical as a fan has options for modern design and style so why settle for something less aesthetic?
The cost of the fan itself is important but so is the running cost. If you’re used to working from an employer’s office elsewhere, then the sudden cost of running a home office may see your energy bills increase. Therefore, a fan with very low running costs could help mitigate this.
So, which is the best fan for a home office?
MYLEK White Desktop Tower Fan
Price: £23.99Buy Now
Given all the criteria set out above, our recommendation would definitely be a tower fan. A model such as the MYLEK desktop tower fan can offer everything you’re looking for:
- It’s compact yet powerful and the slimline design means it’s a great space saver
- As with all tower fans, the blades are on the inside which helps to muffle the sound and makes it a really quiet unit
- It has a modern design and is available in a choice of black or white so you can choose something that will compliment your décor
- Running costs are cheap due to its low power consumption, plus its only £23.99 to buy so definitely won’t break the bank (plus, it’s actually really good for bedrooms, should your home office no longer be needed at any point).
All things considered, it ticks every box.
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