Best air movers

Best air mover reviews

Air movers are not to be confused with regular old fans, as their power far surpasses that of a standard fan. Here we review some of the best air-movers from Shop-Vac, XPower, Dri-Eaze, and Stanley – each ideal for use in flooded homes and for drying carpets really fast.

Topics covered
  • What is an air mover?
  • The best air mover reviews
  • Dri-Eaz Sahara Pro X3
  • XPower P-230AT
  • Shop-Vac
  • Stanley 655704
  • Air mover comparison table

What is an air mover?

An air mover works similarly to a fan but with a few fundamental differences. Whereas a fan blows air over a relatively wide area, an air mover blows air onto a much more focused area and at a much higher velocity.

These machines have a wide range of applications and are most often used at industrial sites and by home restoration companies. Over the last few years, they have become much more compact, more affordable, and a lot more energy-efficient, which is why today they are also commonly found in regular households.

So what does an air mover do exactly?

It’s for drying things rapidly. It’s most often used for drying carpets, floors, walls, and even ceilings in homes that have recently undergone flooding. They can also be used to dry paint in a much shorter period or even simply for ventilation and cooling purposes.

The best air mover reviews

Dri-Eaz F351 Sahara Pro X3 TurboDryer 3-Speed Floor Dryer

The X3 TurboDryer from Dri-Eaze creates a powerful airflow that dries wet areas fast, thanks to its 0.33HP motor while still being extremely energy efficient. As a matter of fact, it’s so energy-efficient that the machine only draws a mere three amps on its lowest setting. Not only does this save you on electricity, but it also allows you to daisy chain a number of these onto the same circuit.

It also has three built-in positions, which allow you to dry carpets, staircases, walls, and ceilings easily.

The item weighs 27 pounds and has dimensions of 18.3 x 17 x 18.8 inches.

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XPOWER P-230AT Multi-Purpose Air Mover

The XPower-230AT air mover is compact and lightweight without compromising on power, but that doesn’t mean that it’s power-hungry because it draws only 2.3 amps on its lowest setting.

It has a 3-speed setting and four drying positions that allow you to dry everything from floors/carpets to stairs, walls, and ceilings. It’s also so compact that you can use it to dry crawl spaces, car interiors, or have it in a small-sized bathroom.

The item has dimensions of 10.7 x 12.4 x 13.6 inches and weighs 9.9 pounds.

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Shop-Air by Shop-Vac 1030100 Large Air Mover

Dry wet carpets and floors in no time with this 3-speed setting air mover from Shop-Vac. It can also be easily positioned to dry walls and ceilings too.

The item weighs 11 pounds, but moving it around is a breeze thanks to its convenient carry handle and rear wheels. It also has a powerful 1600 CFM motor and 30-foot long power cord.

The Shop-Vac 1030100 weighs 11 pounds and has dimensions of 23.9 x 23.9 x 18.1 inches. It also comes with a 1-year warranty.

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STANLEY 655704 High-Velocity Pivoting Air Mover

This 3-speed air mover from Stanley has a nifty pivot function that allows you to easily adjust it to blow carpets, stairs, walls, or ceilings dry.

The product comes fully assembled out the box and has a 10-foot long power cord. Its weight is 7.6 pounds and has dimensions of 12.2 x 8.7 x 12.2 inches.

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Air mover comparison table

Air Mover Size Weight Power Speed Settings
Dri-Eaz Sahara Pro X3 18.3 x 17 x 18.8 inches. 27 lbs 0.33 HP 3
XPower P-230AT 10.7 x 12.4 x 13.6 inches. 9.9 lbs 0.25 HP 3
Shop-Vac 23.9 x 23.9 x 18.1 inches. 11 lbs 0.50 HP 3
Stanley 655704 12.2 x 8.7 x 12.2 inches. 7.6 lbs 0.25 HP 3

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