Maxx Air Industrial Grade Air Circulator

Last updated date: December 30, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

The Maxx Air Industrial Grade Air Circulator is a heavy-duty appliance designed for big spaces. It has 22-inch large blades with a two-speed adjustable motor. In our analysis of 101 expert reviews, the Maxx Air Maxx Air Industrial Grade Air Circulator placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 30, 2019:
Checkout The Best High Velocity Fan for a detailed review of all the top high velocity fans.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
387 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This fan of theirs is the largest high-velocity fan on this list is great if you want to cool off a large area of space. Unique brackets of this fan allow it to be put on the floor, hung on a wall or even ceiling. You can be free of worry when buying this fan, as it is made from high-quality powder-coated steel, which is rust-free and guarantees to work as intended for years to come.
- All Top Ten Reviews
July 12, 2019 | Full review
Combines the ability to move air up to 4,000 cubic ft per min. with a 180 degree tilt to provide maximum airflow. The 24" design is ideal for whole-house or workshop use.
- BestReviews
October 1, 2019 | Full review
This box fan involves high-quality stainless-steel construction for durability. The unit also comes along with a 22-inch large blade with the two-speed adjustable motor. Moreover, the unit comes along with two inbuilt wheels from easy transportability. The powder coating of this fan makes it resistant to rust and harsh elements. This industrial-grade unit is perfect for hour home, shop, patio, and more other places.
- iPerfect List
June 29, 2019 | Full review
The Maxx Air is the perfect outdoor fan if you’re looking for something that packs a lot of power. It isn’t as portable as the next fan on our list (which is battery powered), however, it’s built to last an is ideal for keeping you cool whilst working outdoors.
- The Appliance Guide
August 1, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The low setting doesn't put out as much air as expected, but the high setting is impressive. Wobbles if not placed on a balanced surface. Expensive.
- BestReviews
October 1, 2019 | Full review
The packaging needs to improve.
- iPerfect List
June 29, 2019 | Full review
Unfortunately, there are only two speed settings so you will have to make do with either high or low. The high speed setting is a little on the loud side too. This biggest problem we’ve come across is that it shakes quite a lot, particularly on the highest settings.
- The Appliance Guide
August 1, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The MaxxAir Tilt fan is perfect for all of your small and medium sized ventilation needs. It can be used in small workshops, on patios, in garages and in warehouse stations. This fan is also useful for drying carpet when tilted 180 degrees. The 24" tilt fan has non-skid positioning legs, roll-around wheels for mobility and a rugged 22-gauge steel housing for durability, as well as OSHA compliant, powder-coated grilles. The fan is shipped completely assembled, to operate simply plug into a standard outlet. The product is backed by a 2 Year Limited .

Overall Product Rankings

1. Lasko Oscillating High Velocity Tower Fan
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 15
2. STANLEY High Velocity Blower Fan
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 16
3. Lasko High Velocity QuickMount Floor/Wall Fan
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 15
4. Maxx Air Industrial Grade Air Circulator
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Hurricane High Velocity Stand Fan
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 9
6. STANLEY High Velocity Wall Mount Fan
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
7. B-Air High Velocity Electric Floor Fan
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 15
8. PMX High Velocity Floor Fan
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
9. Tornado High Velocity Metal Drum Fan
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 4
10. Patton High Velocity Fan
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 16

An Overview On High Velocity Fans

If you work in construction or need to dry out a room fast, then a high-velocity fan is right for you.

According to Vicki Liston, host of “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show, “High-velocity fans dry out carpet and flooring after a flood, decrease the amount of time it takes for paint to dry and can even cut down on the amount of time you run your air conditioner.”

She also notes that, unlike regular fans, high-velocity fans can get a bit noisy. “While they’ve been historically louder than the traditional box or tabletop fans, manufacturers have come a long way in decreasing the amount of operational noise,” says Liston, “If you are considering a high-velocity fan, your focus is likely on airflow output rather than the amount of background noise it generates.”

When you’re purchasing a high-velocity fan, you need to keep in mind the size of the space you’ll be using it in. Also, consider the kind of task you want the fan to accomplish.

“CFM, or cubic feet per minute, measures the airflow output,” says Liston, “The higher the number, the more robust your gale force.” If your fan will typically be used for air circulation and cooling in a smaller room, say between 150-200 square feet, 2,000-2,500 CFMs may work just fine, says Liston. Rooms in the 200-250 square foot range would find around 3,000-3,500 CFMs to be a respectable amount of airflow. Larger rooms, between about 300-350 square feet, should opt for a higher number, like in the 4,000-4,500 CFM range, Liston notes.

In addition, you’ll need to consider whether you’re using the fan to dry out moisture or circulate air.

“Jobs that require more focus, like drying out carpet and flooring, should automatically go with a higher CFM,” says Liston. “Most high-velocity fans have three standard settings: low, medium and high, with the high setting reflecting the CFM number.”

In addition to the CFM, you’ll want to look at the kind of frame and mount your high-velocity fan comes with. This will affect how you use the fan and where you keep it.

“High-velocity fans come in either frame-mounted, pedestal-mounted, wall-mounted and window-mounted options,” says Liston. “The frame-mounted are the most common and usually the most versatile.” Attached to a metal frame, these fans can be angled with precision and easily moved from task to task, Liston says. “I don’t recommend any frame-mounted fan that has a tilt angle of fewer than 120 degrees,” says Liston. “Anything under that minimizes your flexibility and airflow focus.” A 360-degree tilt angle will allow you to adapt to any direction you choose, explains Liston. You’ll also need to take a look at the frame itself to make sure it reduces noise. “Ensure the metal frame comes equipped with rubber pads to minimize sliding, cut down on noise, and absorb the fan’s vibrations,” she says.

When you’re looking to circulate air above floor level, you need a different kind of mount. “Pedestal-mounted fans stand several feet off of the floor and are best only when the situation absolutely requires the airflow level to be higher. The tilt angle is much lower on a pedestal fan; however, they usually compensate for that drawback with adjustable height and oscillating features,” says Liston. When using a pedestal fan, you need to keep safety in mind at all times. “While they are weighted down, the potential to knock over a pedestal-mounted version is still present so take extra care while operating,” warns Liston.

You’ll also find some wall-mounted high-velocity fans on the market. “Wall-mounted fans are usually stationary, have some tilt angle flexibility and are best for circulation and cooling,” says Liston. “Some frame-mounted fans actually have a wall mount option, so I’d recommend considering these for their multi-surface application,” notes Liston.

Those with large windows can consider a window-mounted high-velocity fan. “Window-mounted are just that — they sit in a window frame. Select a model that installs on the frame but doesn’t hinder your ability to open and shut the glass as needed,” says Liston. “You shouldn’t have to haul the fan out in order to close the window. While they don’t offer tilt angle as a feature, they do have the unique capability of reversing the airflow. You can choose to bring in fresh air when your home is stuffy or blow out existing air when someone burns the popcorn.”

DYWM Fun Fact

Are high-velocity fans good for everyone? There are some specific uses where a high-velocity fan is necessary. One of the most common places you’ll see a high-velocity fan being used is on a construction site. A high-velocity fan is useful for circulating the air and ensuring no harmful particles are being breathed in by the workers. If you’re in the carpet cleaning business, then a high-velocity fan can help you remove any excess moisture from the carpet after cleaning. If there has been a flood in your home, then a high-velocity fan can help you rapidly dry out the floor, walls and ceilings.

The High Velocity Fan Buying Guide

  • When finding the best high-velocity fan for your needs, you’ll want to pay attention to the blade size.“Look for a high-velocity fan with long, wide blades. The longer and wider they are, the more air they can crank out,” says Liston. “Fan blades normally range between about 12-20 inches with some as long as 24 inches. With the same size motor, a 12-inch fan blade will definitely move the air around but a 20-inch will blow you away in comparison.”
  • Make sure that the fan you’re interested in has the speed you need to do the task at hand. The Lasko Oscillating High Velocity Tower Fan has three powerhouse speeds, which give this tower fan the power of a high-velocity blower fan in a streamlined tower body. The STANLEY High Velocity Blower Fan is a small but powerful machine with three high-velocity speeds. It also has a wide pivot angle so you can aim the air where you need it to go. The Lasko QuickMount Floor/Wall Fan also has three powerful speeds and has a fully pivoting head so you can direct air up, down or to the side. The Maxx Air Industrial Grade Air Circulator is a heavy-duty fan, perfect for the toughest conditions.
  • When buying your high-velocity fan, keep convenience in mind.“I recommend looking for two additional features when purchasing a high-velocity fan: a long power cord and an intelligently-placed control panel,” says Liston. “Do you want to have to pull out an extension cord every time you need to run your fan? If not, look for one with a 10-foot power cord. You may still need that extension in some instances, but 10 feet is normally more than enough for many tasks.”

    The placement of the control panel will also make your life easier. “The control panel should be located anywhere on the body of the fan except one place — the back. Even a small panel placed on the back can impede the incoming airflow, which is exactly what you don’t want in a high-velocity fan,” explains Liston.