Best Misting Fan

A misting fan combines a cooling breeze with a comforting mist so ideally, the best models will cool the air around you without making you wet. When looking for the best misting fan, take into consideration where you intend to use it; an indoor rated misting fan won't be effective outdoors, while an outdoor rated misting fan may drench everything around it. These best misting fans were chosen because of their effectiveness at cooling, versatile and hassle free operation, as well as their price.

Lasko Misto Outdoor Misting Fan Model 7050

The Lasko Misto Outdoor Misting Fan will produce a comforting, cooling mist in an exterior setting. This misting fan attaches to any standard garden hose and can be used anywhere outdoors to give a 25 degree reduction in temperature. The design will fit into any decor, it is easy to use and it is portable too. Read Full Review

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    With the Lasko Misto Outdoor Misting Fan, its three misting nozzles can reduce the temperature surrounding the fan up to 25-degrees, making it effective and ideal for use on your deck, patio or when you're working outdoors. Attach any standard garden hose to the included 9-foot hose, connect the GFCI rated three-prong grounded plug to any grounded outlet and turn on the unit to produce a refreshing mist. This portable misting fan features three fan speeds, automatic louvers that sweep the misted air back and forth and a unique design that looks as cool as it performs. It comes with a sealed ball bearing motor, and its chassis is weather, rust and UV resistant to extend the life of the fan. Simple, effective and easy to use at a good price.

    Lasko Misto Outdoor Misting Fan Model 7050

    Soleus HumidiBreeze Portable Misting System & Humidifier

    The Soleus Air MT1-19-32, Humidibreeze Portable Misting System ingeniously blows misted water off of a spinning disc for superior cooling. It's indoor/outdoor operation makes it portable, and it's no hassle operation makes it easy to use. Read Full Review

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      This is another uniquely designed mister, but the Soleus Air MT1-19-32, Humidibreeze Portable Misting System is as effective as it looks. This single speed unit has the novel operation of literally blowing the water off of a spinning disc. This is, no doubt, the most ingenious idea for a mister on this list. It has three mist settings and a 1-gallon water tank that can be used indoors or outdoors. Fill the tank, turn it on, choose a mist setting and forget about it. Take it on the patio or take it into the living room. There is little water build-up on the body, so it can be placed almost anywhere. For the best results, place it on a towel to absorb any moisture. If it had multiple fan speeds, it would have made #1.

      Soleus HumidiBreeze Portable Misting System & Humidifier

      Auramist AM11MF18-1 18-Inch Milo Misting Fan

      The Auramist 16-Inch Milo Misting Fan is a fully portable indoor/outdoor oscillating fan. It is fully adjustable for both misting and fan speed, it is certified for exterior use and has a 5.4-gallon tank that will keep the misters supplied for more than five hours. It is expensive but it is highly effective. Read Full Review

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      The Auramist 18-Inch Milo Misting Fan is a dry misting fan for both indoor and outdoor applications, and even though it is far and away the most expensive fan on this list, it may be the most effective. It stands more than 50 inches tall and has three misting nozzles attached to the grill face. It features three fan speeds, 90 degree oscillation, and is certified for exterior use. It also comes with a fully adjustable mist output to customize the amount of mist the fan produces. It has a 5.4-gallon water tank that will last more than five hours when full, and it can reduce the temperature surrounding the fan by up to 30 degrees. It creates a fine mist that won't collect on surrounding surfaces and doesn't leave the floors around the fan slippery or wet.

      Auramist AM11MF18-1 18-Inch Milo Misting Fan

      NewAir Evaporative Tower Cooling Fan AF-310

      The NewAir AF-310 Evaporative Tower Cooling Fan comes with an ionizer to purify the air, an ice tank for super cooled misting water and a multiple speed fan. It will cool a whopping 75-square foot room and it even comes with a remote control. Read Full Review

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        If you are looking for the most versatile mister available, then look no further than the NewAir AF-310 Evaporative Tower Cooling Fan. Not only does it distribute cool moist air, but the built in ionizer purifies the air too. Although this is only an indoor rated unit, it will cool up to a 75 square foot room and won't leave a water residue. It runs quietly so it won't be annoying, and the louvers oscillate to give full cooling coverage in any room. This is another sleek design that works as good as it looks which features multiple fan speeds, a one gallon water tank that will last for hours and it even comes with an ice tank to super cool the water before it is misted. For exclusive indoor use, this unit can't be beat.

        NewAir Evaporative Tower Cooling Fan AF-310

        NewAir AF-520 18-Inch Oscillating Outdoor Misting Fan

        The NewAir AF-520 18-Inch Oscillating Outdoor Misting Fan features a fully adjustable base for height, and a fully adjustable head for tilt. It cools 500 square feet, is rated for exterior use and has a hose attachment so you never have to fill a water tank. Read Full Review

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          The NewAir AF-520 18-Inch Oscillating Outdoor Misting Fan is an exterior grade with a hose connection, multiple fan speeds and a fully adjustable fan head with height adjustment. You determine the pressure at the nozzles by turning your hose on low to high. Too much water pressure makes this a great watering fan for your plants, but the right amount of water pressure will cool the air in the area without getting anyone wet. It has push button controls, will cool 500 square feet, and if it had a built-in adjustable nozzle pressure setting, it would have ranked higher.

          NewAir AF-520 18-Inch Oscillating Outdoor Misting Fan
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          2 comments
          • Steven Adams Steven Adams

          Thanks for putting together this great list of the best misting fans. What do you think is the best value? Does the NewAir AF-520 really cool 6x or 7x the area as the AF-310? That's an enormous difference! Please let me know if that's accurate, I am putting together info for http://mistingfan.org

          Posted on 3/4/2014 5:25 pm | Reply

          It's accurate, BUT, understand that that would be in an ideal situation. I mean, let's face it, in heavy winds blowing every which way, ANY misting fan is going to lose much of its effectiveness no matter how large the fan is. Also, humid days are going to make any misting fan less effective because the air is already loaded with moisture, and adding moisture into more moisture could be a recipe for a dripping wet mess. Hot dry days are when the cooling effects from a misting fan becomes ideal, so if you live in a desert community, with little or no wind, you can expect the ratings to be pretty accurate. In those conditions, the bigger the fan and the misting capability, the more cooling area that will be covered. We are also talking about a larger outdoor rated misting fan as opposed to an interior and smaller rated misting fan, and although that's not like comparing apples to oranges, it may be akin to comparing oranges to lemons. They are both citrus fruits, but one is a bit sweeter than the other, if you know what I mean. The best value? Unless you need something strictly for indoors, get the big dog daddy AF - 510. It will work best for yard and pool parties, and if you are just hangin' out on a porch or patio with a couple of friends, turn it on low and let it blow. Thanks for the question, and if there is anything else, please let me know.The Green Guy

          Posted on 3/4/2014 5:51 pm. In reply to Steven Adams | Reply