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Fans don’t lower the temperature. They make it seem cooler by making air currents move and evaporate moisture from your skin. The net effect of a fan is actually increasing room temperature over time as its motor dissipates heat.
The only solution to cool the room is to exchange chilled air for the room’s warmer air. The quietest conventional method of doing this is forced air central air conditioning. Next in line is a ductless mini-split, but be prepared for some blower noise. Last on the list is a portable air conditioner (get the dual hose type, as they use outdoor air to liberate heat from the condenser) or a window unit.
A less-conventional method could be running chilled water through a radiant system that is more often used for heating. The heat exchange might not be rapid, but with the right capacity it could do the job.
I have a Dyson tower but not the purifier version, it cools me which is what counts and isn't too loud at the lower settings, more effective than the conventional fan I had before but not very robustly made for the price. It's enough in the UK but I'm coming round to the idea of Aircon if we end up in Montpellier (south of France), which seems likely next year.
Vornado, hands down. The one I have, forget the model but the fan area is about a foot or so in diameter, whole thing sits maybe 16-18" high on the floor. You want it on the floor because that’s where the air is coolest. And you want it just big enough so it can sit a good ten feet or more away and blow a very gentle breeze on you as you’re listening. At this distance I can’t hear mine at all, nor does the breeze blowing past me create any audible noise since its so soft and angled mostly below ear level. Yet it is enough to keep me cool in my closed off room which with tubes and sometimes also projector generating a lot of heat would otherwise be extremely uncomfortable.
This is close to the one I have. https://www.vornado.com/shop/circulators-fans/633-medium-air-circulator
The beauty of it is on low like I said it works silent for listening, yet its also powerful enough on high to exchange the air blowing all the hot air out of the room if you want that. I’ve got another one similar but bigger, a real workhorse it stays out on the deck where its used to get my BBQ going when its not exchanging fresh air into the house. Had both of mine way over 10 years, never a problem and still just as quiet as ever.
Only thing I would do different if buying one today is go for one of the more expensive and stylish retro models. Now that I know how great their fans are the only thing that would be even better is if they look good. A doc here at work bought one on my recommendation a year ago, she loves it and says it looks great too.
If I were to get one today it would totally be this https://www.vornado.com/shop/circulators-fans/vfan-alchemy
In black. The retro style totally goes with the tubes. Sweet!