Outdoor Fans

From NewlyPossible.org

Here are my notes on some outdoor-rated fans (mostly circa 2020) that we use to manage heat and mosquitoes. We connect these standing and wall-mounted fans to outdoor-rated smart plugs so that we can control them remotely. Make sure your outlets or circuits have GFCI protection.

Valley Vet

https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=431A0BC6-7B8F-4EE7-ADF6-309425103DFD (18")

https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=0f2d3dcc-a8ab-4350-a609-ec08230d5861 (14")

Pro: Powerful, not too loud, comparatively inexpensive, available in black and in white

Con: Does not rotate, must be mounted

Global Industrial


Pro: Huge, wide breeze, rotates

Con: Very loud, both settings are pretty high, GFCI needs to be replaced to use with a remote, must be mounted, cord needs guard against friction damage



Pro: Super powerful, rotates, good balance between power and noise

Con: Very expensive, must be mounted

NewAir Pedestal


Pro: Portable, comes with stand, rotates, nice range of speeds, quiet, comes with misting kit, great for a patio

Con: Built-in GFCI needs to be replaced to use with a remote, stand is prone to rusting if left outdoors

NewAir Floor


Pro: Portable, flexible, intermediate size (18" and 20"), has a floor stand, has a built-in GFCI that resets to on (so can be used with remote)

Con: Silver blades may be more visible

Lasko Pedestal


Pro: Attractive, remote control, rotates, powerful, freestanding, great for a patio

Con: Expensive

Some Others

(I have not tried most of these)



GeekAire Rechargeable Outdoor Fans (several sizes available through many retailers)