A pedestal fan may be better than a table fan, depending on an individual’s cooling needs. Pedestal fans have a much greater cooling power and range than a table fan, so they are optimal for large areas.
Table fans are more appropriate than pedestal fans for small areas. Their compact size makes them convenient and mobile, while a pedestal fan is much larger and less mobile.
A pedestal fan features an attached stand so that it reaches high areas and does not need to be set on a surface for support. A table fan is kept on a flat surface such as a desk, shelf or table.