Just for the electrical air fan you typically use at home, would you use luftgebläse? Would be useful word for this weather we are having!
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The German word here is Ventilator, used both for the ceiling variant (quite rare in Germany) or the little standing devices.
Gebläse is a bigger machine with more power and noise; usually for technical equipment.