A problem with this is that so many products are made of such cheesey materials. I “inherited” my grandfather’s old oscillating fan. It’s really heavy, made entirely of very generous metal, and it’s powerful. It’s probably at least 70 years old but it still works just fine. It is put together with screws so a person could take it apart to repair it if needed. Even the finish is nearly pristine.
On the other hand, if one goes into, say, Lowes, and buys a fan, it’s mostly made of plastic. You can’t get inside it even if you wanted to. It’s extremely light and rather weak for its ostensible purpose. If something breaks, let’s say a fan blade, it’s “game over” because you can’t take it off and repair or replace it.
Yes, the Lowe’s fan probably uses less electricity. But it’s also just one more thing that will end up in a toxic landfill in very few years, possibly less, while my grandfather’s fan just keeps on working.