The fans are notoriously unreliable and prone to being overloaded.
We also don’t want to put them in the wrong places, so we tried to make it easy to compare them across a wide range of scenarios.
We asked people who own the same house whether they would prefer to have the fans connected to the ceiling, wired, or either way plugged into the wall.
We found that the most common answer was wired, with fans connected in most cases.
When connected to a wall, the fans are also more prone to blowing out.
If you’re on a budget, consider using a cordless or cordless extension.
Most people prefer corded fans, so if you do decide to use them, make sure they’re powered on and working.
We then rated each fan based on their reliability and noise, with an “A” rating indicating the fan has a high likelihood of blowing out or damaging the components on the fan.
A “B” rating indicates that the fan is likely to fail at some point.
The worst fan on our list is the Corsair CX-450S, which can easily be damaged if it’s accidentally plugged into a wall or if it gets caught in a wall-mounting fan.
If it’s a corded fan, the fan can be easily damaged by accidentally connecting it to the wrong outlet or accidentally unplugging the fan when not in use.
For the rest of the fans, we rated them from a “B+” to “B-“, with the highest rating being rated “B”.
We also took a look at how long it takes for the fans to blow out after being connected to an outlet, so it could be a good idea to consider switching to a cord type if the fan isn’t plugged into anything.