How much does it cost to run a fan? Different types and their costs explained

A vintage cooling fan beside a plant
How much a fan costs to run is a key question when considering your cooling options (Image credit: Getty)

While we swelter in the heat, many of us will be wondering how much does it cost to run a fan. 

No doubt those who work from home in particular will be hoping the cost is low enough to keep those fans running all day, especially as temperatures soar to 30C.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.