A fan can create an irritating hum or background noise. You want to be cool in your home gym but without the noise? Here are the six best fans for you.
The 6 best quiet home gym fans:
- Rowenta VU5670
- Pureflow circulator
- Dyson AM07
- Dyson TP04
- KLARSTEIN Silent Storm
- Pelonis FS40-19PRD
These fans push enough air to cool you down in your home gym while not making a lot of noise.
Find more information and where to buy these fans down below.
The 6 best quiet home gym fans
Here are the 6 best quiet fans for your home gym. No fan is completely quiet and there will always be a tradeoff between airflow, noise and price. The fans on this list fall on different places of that trade off although they are all quieter than average.
The fans on this list are pedestal fans or similar. Table fans are not great for a home gym since they produce an airflow that’s too low to the floor. For cooling, airflow on the head and torso are better.
1. Rowenta VU5670
This is a high quality appliance. Not plasticy or cheap feeling like some other fans. The price is quite high for a normal fan but it’s worth the money if you’re looking for a high quality, quiet fan that pushes a very good amount of air, you can’t go wrong with this fan.
- 5 Speed settings
- 35dB(A) on low setting
- 2436 CF/M on high setting
- 16” rotor
- Remote control
- Great build quality
As you can see it’s a relatively standard fan except it pushes more air and is very quiet. It looks great for a standard fan but is sturdy at the same time.
2. Pureflow circulator
A very interesting fan. While normal fans only oscillate from left to right, this one also moves up and down. This creates airflow in places where a normal fan wouldn’t blow. This creates much better airflow in your home gym and prevents hot air from collecting near the ceiling. Especially if your gym has a low ceiling, that’s a pretty cool thing.
Besides that, the blade has two different blade designs in one rotor. The manufacturer claims that this helps create an airstream that reaches as far as 40 ft.
- 11 speed settings
- Horizontal and vertical oscillation
- 13 dB on lowest setting
- Double blade design that projects air further away
- 12” diameter rotor
- No CF/M number quoted but claims 7 times more air than a ‘normal’ fan.
It can be very quiet but move a lot of air especially for its size. The unique oscillation makes it interesting for home gyms.
3. Dyson AM07
The future is here. If you look at this ‘fan’ you don’t immediately understand how it even moves air. It looks like something from the future. The ‘fan’ is built into the base. Actually it looks more like a turbine than a normal fan. The airflow created by this turbine is then channeled through holes around the rim of the oval.
This way they can optimize the noise and turbulence without having to expose the blades to open air. The airflow of these fans isn’t the highest but they are pretty quiet. The biggest reason to buy this fan is the design and I have to admit it looks awesome to me. You pay for that design however.
- 10 speed settings
- No blades
- Great design
- 61 dB on HIGHEST setting. About 40 dB on low setting.
- 1271 CF/M
The airflow is high enough to keep you cool but by design, these fans aren’t great to push air from one space to another. If you’ve got a very modern looking home gym and are willing to pay for a great design, this is a good option.
4. Dyson TP04
Another Dyson fan and it looks like the last one. What’s up with that? I included this fan because it’s also a great air purifier. Some gyms or people really benefit from having an air filter in their gym. A gym is a place where you breathe a lot. Having fewer pollutants and allergens in the place you breathe heavily and deeply is a great thing for your health.
This TP04 is actually a great air filter combined with an average fan but with an awesome design.
- HEPA filtered air that filters 99.97% of dust, allergens, mold, pollen, etc.
- Display that shows speed and air quality
- 40-56 dB depending on setting
- 750 CF/M
- 10 fan speed settings
- Wi-Fi/Alexa enabled
If you don’t need a whole lot of airflow but want an air purifier as well, this can work very well for you. 750 CF/M is still plenty of air to cool you down and the filtering capabilities of this Dyson are actually really good.
It’s pricey but if you look at the prices of air purifiers with similar capabilities and add the price of a good fan to that, it’s not a bad deal.
5. KLARSTEIN Silent Storm Pedestal
The fan with the highest airflow on the list. If you’re in a hot garage or basement and need air from another space to be pushed into your gym, this is your best bet. It’s a simple design but modern and sleek. Another benefit is that it’s really quite energy efficient. The motor uses 35w in the highest setting which pushing an amazing 2735 CF/M.
- 12 speed settings
- 16” rotor diameter
- Height adjustable
- Only 35w power consumption on highest setting
- 2735 CF/M
- No quoted noise levels however most reviews mention it’s quiet for the amount of air it moves
6. Pelonis FS40-19PRD
The cheapest option on this list. Because of its Brushless DC motor technology (like the KLARSTEIN one), it works pretty quietly, not far behind some of the more expensive options. It’s a solid fan without many bells and whistles.
- 38-50 dB depending on setting
- 12 speed settings
- 12 hour times
- Solid build quality
- Low power use
If you’re looking for a simple and relatively cheap fan, this is the one for you.
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There are tons of options for fans. Thousands of options will try to get your attention if you just Google for “fan”. Above you can find the best QUIET options for fans. Of course there are fans that can push more air or do it cheaper, those options won’t be quiet however.
What to look for in a home gym fan
There are thousands of fans available out there. How can you choose one that’s right for your home gym? Here are some guidelines to help you select the correct fan for your home gym.
- Enough airflow.
- Reasonably quiet.
- Size that works in your space.
- Format or mounting that works in your space.
A fan in a home gym has to do two main things. Keep you cool and move fresh air into your gym to keep the air from getting stale. Keeping you cool doesn’t require too much airflow if you’re sitting still. However, when working out your body produces a lot more heat which requires more air to cool down.
For pushing fresh air into your gym space you certainly need a lot of airflow. A little fan won’t really make a difference in the amount of air that’s being pushed into your gym.
This post is about quiet fans but you might want to sacrifice some noise for more airflow. Usually those two are a tradeoff.
Get the biggest fan (diameter) you can fit in your gym without it being in the way. You want to stay cool and fresh but not at the expense of too much space. Bigger fans will move more air and be more efficient doing it. In general a bigger diameter fan will push more air while spinning slower than a smaller fan. This means less noise for the same amount of air being moved.
Finally it’s a good idea to get a fan in a format that works. That really depends on the layout of the gym. For just cooling a ceiling or wall mounted fan is good. If you want to push fresh air into your gym, a pedestal or blower style fan is better because you can move it around.
Fans can’t be completely quiet
Fans move air. Noise are simply vibrations in the air that reach your ears. A fan moves air from one place to another. This is almost impossible to do without any vibrations and therefore, noise. There will always be some sort of trade off with airflow vs. noise. In general, fans that move more air, will be noisier.
All fans will produce some level of noise. There are big differences in the design of fans however. Different designs or even technologies can very different results in the way of airflow and noise.
Most normal fans have blades. This type of fan is super simple to produce, the materials are simple and the technology is about a century old. This makes blade fans very cheap.
The blades can look different and the amount of blades can range from 2 to +-6. The number and shape of blades has consequences for how efficiently a fan moves air and how much noise it creates. However, by design a blade fan will always create a considerable amount of noise. The edges of the fan blades create turbulence when slicing through the air. That turbulence translates to noise when it hits your ears.
Some producers have found ways to limit that turbulence with different blade and shroud designs. Less turbulence means less noise and higher efficiency. But, while good blade fans are significantly quieter than badly designed ones, to make fans really quiet, you need a completely different design. The DYSON fans you can find on this list use a completely different technology but that comes at a price.
Is air quality important in a home gym? Yes, doing exercise in a closed room can deteriorate the air quality very quickly. In a room where you breathe a lot and deeply, this is not good for your health. Improving the ventilation or getting a air purifier can help a lot.
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