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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

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.

Soleus HumidiBreeze Portable Misting System & Humidifier

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.

Auramist AM11MF18-1 18-Inch Milo Misting Fan

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.

NewAir Evaporative Tower Cooling Fan AF-310

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 AF-520 18-Inch Oscillating Outdoor Misting Fan

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.

Dale Y
Dale Y has been writing about home improvement and Do-It-Yourself projects for more than a decade, using his own hands-on maintenance, construction and facilities management experience as a guide. He has covered the gamut by writing about news and views, home and garden ideas, home and business maintenance, and property management. As an offshoot, he had his own sewing machine and small appliance repair business, and can tell an embroidery stitch from a stretch stitch, all the while cooking the best salmon fillet ever on a countertop grill, while making a smoothie in the latest bullet blender. In this capacity, he has used a wide variety of tools and equipment for every need, worked with products ranging from adhesives to solvents, sewed shirt sleeves with a #14 needle and finished leather appliqué with a #18 needle.
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