They make some noise, but they're generally quieter than pedestal fans. If minimal noise is a priority, second-generation Dyson fans (post 2014) use updated technology and claim to be 75% quieter than the original line up.
Dyson fans use jet engine technology to take in air, amplify it and then channel constant cooling air out of the iconic ring portion. Some top-of-the-range models can also purify and dehumidify the air, or heat the room.
The bladeless Dyson fan has a sleek design that's simple to clean and safer for young fingers. It boasts user-friendly features, such as adjustable settings and timers, but does have a hefty price tag. For affordability, a basic pedestal fan does the trick.
The upmarket design and fancy features have a price tag to match. For savings, shop the selection of used Dyson fans on Gumtree. Prices have typically started at just under $100, and there's usually a large range available for around $250 to $500.