Keep Guests Cool Using Fans & Misting Fans
Outdoor events can be absolutely stunning, but there’s one downside — the weather can’t be controlled. If guests are uncomfortably hot, that’s exactly what they’ll remember about the event. Not the gorgeous backdrop, the scenic location, or the amazing food. Luckily, you can provide relief from hot weather by renting fans to keep guests cool. Did you know that misting fans can lower temperatures up to 27 degrees?
If you’re ready to find “fan rental near me” or “misting fan rental near me”, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above. Be sure to talk with local rental store professionals about your event to ensure you find the best option for your specific needs. If you need a little more information before you reserve a fan or misting fan, read on.
Pedestal & drum fans
These are the simplest types of fans — the ones that plug into an outlet, have rotating blades that provide air movement, and can be used indoors or outdoors (as long as it’s not raining). Pedestal fans sit on various-sized shafts to cool air higher up in the room, while drum fans sit on the ground. Drum fans can be pointed up at an angle to provide a similar effect as pedestal fans.
Misting fans differ from traditional pedestal and drum fans in that they require a water supply. When the fan is turned on, it pulls from the supply, and releases water through small vents in the fan. Then, to create the mist, the fan’s blades break up the water as it’s blown into the air. After the mist has been released, it evaporates and in turn, cools the air to a more comfortable temperature.
Evaporative cooling fans
If you want efficiency, go with an evaporative cooling fan. This type of fan draws air into the fan and into special pads that are soaked with water. Then, the air is cooled by evaporation and released back into the room, lowering the ambient temperature.
Frequently asked questions
Can mist fans be used indoors?
Absolutely. Misting fans can be used in homes, garages, and warehouses, as well as outdoors — as long as there is proper ventilation in place. If you’re using the fan inside and moisture begins to build, turn it off and reevaluate the ventilation system before continuing use.
Are industrial fans better than other types of fans?
The space you’re cooling will determine what type of fan is best. Industrial fans are more heavy-duty and built to operate longer, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best choice for your rental application.
If you’re on the fence about renting a fan for your event, your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store can provide pricing and guidance to help you make a decision. To locate your nearest fan rental, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.