AS THE heatwave continues, scorched Brits are turning to electric fans to keep themselves cool.
But thanks to the “pingdemic” it’s not just food supplies that are running low.
Check out this mint retro style desk fan
Retailers are struggling to keep up with the demand for fans but we know where you can still pick one up.
It’s been so hot the Met Office has had to issue its first ever extreme heat warning.
If you still need a fan it may be worth buying one as soon as possible.
While the heat is set to subside this weekend, forecasters predict that the dip in temperature is only temporary with burning temperatures set to return with a vengeance in August.
We’ve put together a list of fans from retailers that allow you to check stock levels online before you drive anywhere to pick them up.
Small enough to fit in a handbag
If you’re looking for something small but powerful, a handheld fan could do the trick.
Currys has an option that comes in a handful of colours and is small enough to fit in a handbag.
Or, if you’re not lucky enough to work in an air-conditioned office, then a USB powered fan may be the best option for you.
- Currys STATUS Handheld Fan. Price: £2.00 – buy now
- Homebase 4 Inch Mini USB Fan Chrome. Price: £6 – buy now
Keep cool in the office with a USB powered fan
Argos Simple Value desk fan
Argos has come to the rescue with some excellent, well-priced desk fans.
Argos Challenge free-standing desk fan
If you’re looking for something a bit more stylish, check out this mint-coloured retro desk fan from Dunelm.
John Lewis Spectrum Circulator fan
If you want to cool a larger room or an office, then you’ll need a more powerful fan. This is where pedestal fans come in useful.
If you’re on a budget, try this large oscillating pedestal fan from Argos.
This sleek black tower fan from Rymans will fit right into a small space and cool a large room
If you don’t have much space or need a fan for the office, then a tower fan may be more suitable.
The Challenge tower fan is a customer favourite with a hundred five star reviews.
Even though these fans are in stock right now, it may be worth calling ahead where stores don’t have online stock checkers.
Don’t forget to be on the lookout for bargains. If you’ve got space to store an extra fan for next year, there may be discounts available once the heat wave is over.
The “pingdemic” has caused stock shortages in Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Sainsbury’s.
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