Tower Fan Review

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Why Buy a Tower Fan?

Tower fans are a great way to get the air in your home or office circulating. Nothing is worse in the summer than stifling, unbearably hot air. Tower fans can help you cool down, and they can get the air flowing better in rooms your air conditioner or swamp cooler doesn’t seem to reach. Tower fans are designed to take up minimal space, fitting easily in corners or out-of-the-way places, unlike large pedestal or box fans. Some are even so quiet that you forget they are on.

Instead of sweating to death on your bed this sweltering summer, consider a tower fan to help you stay cool and keep your cool. On this site, we review some of the best tower fans available, such as the Dyson AM07, the Crane EE-5607 and the Vornado Tower Circulator. This site also has informative articles about tower fans and how to keep cool.

Tower Fans: What to Look For

Store shelves are filled with a multitude of fans in all shapes and varieties. When you are looking for a tower fan to reduce the heat in your home or office, take into consideration the size of the room you want to cool, your price range, how much room the fan can take up and if it will clash with your décor. The following criteria are what we used to determine the best tower fans, and you can use them to help you make an informed decision.

Features
We first looked at the available features of the tower fans we reviewed and compared them according to how many fan speeds they had, how far the fan can oscillate (rotate) and if the manufacturer backed their products up with a good warranty. We also took into consideration how flexible the sleep/timer functions were and if there was a remote control included, enabling you to relax and adjust the tower fan from afar. Many tower fans come in series, with each successive model including more features and power as the price goes up.

 Design
While a fan with a full range of features is optimal, it’s equally important to choose a fan that is attractive, powerful and easy to use. As we compared the various models of tower fans on our lineup, we considered the size, power and noise levels of each fan. The soul of a fan’s functionality is how much air it blows and at what noise level it’s doing it. The CFM of a fan, or cubic feet per minute, measures the volume of air a fan can potentially move per minute.

If you are sensitive to noise or need a quiet fan for the bedroom or office, you should look for a fan that has a lower decibel (dBA) rating. Some fans blow extra quiet on their lower settings and can turn into jet engines when on high. Be sure to read our reviews to see if the model you are interested fits this profile.

Larger towers fans don’t fit everywhere and may be over powered if you're cooling a small space; while smaller fans lack the oomph you need and fail to provide the necessary airflow in a large space. Be sure to choose a tower fan that fits your sense of style and gives you the cooling you need.

Help & Support
It would be nice if all tower fans lasted for decades, but problems will eventually surface with any fan. We took into account the availability of each manufacturer’s support channels and discovered which companies respond the best to their customers. The best tower fans have support by email, phone and live chat as well as downloadable manuals and answers to frequently asked questions on the company website. 

With a vast assortment of designs and features, it is important that you assess your specific needs before purchasing a tower fan to make your home or office a more enjoyable place. By using the above criteria when choosing a tower fan, you can determine which unit is perfect for you.

 
 
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Features
Speed Settings 10 3 3-4 3 8 3 3 3 3 3
Maximum Oscillation Angle 90° 180° Circulator 90° 90° 90° 90° 90° 90° 90°
Minimum Timer Setting 15 minutes 2 hours 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour
Maximum Timer Setting 9 hours 8 hours 8 hours 12 hours 8 hours 8 hours 7 hours 7 hours 8 hours 7 hours
Available Colors Iron,White,Black Silver Black Black Black, White White Gray Gray White Gray/Wood
Remote Control
Built-in Remote Control Storage
 
Energy Star Compliant
         
Design
Maximum Noise Level (dBA) 64 52 55 55   68     
Maximum CFM 1271.3 2500     1100 2421 867   634
Cord Length (feet) 6.6 3 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 6
Power Usage (watts) 56 40 72 40 40 42     
Integrated Handle
Help and Support
Warranty 2 Years 1 Year 5 Years 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 3 Years 1 Year
Phone
Email
FAQs
Online User Manual
Live Chat  
       
Dimensions
Height (inches) 39.62 49.6 29-41 32 or 40 39.76 38.4 26.5 48 36 42.5
Width (inches) 9.12 7.5 11 10.75 11.81 11 8.85 13 6 13
Depth (inches) 9.12 12.6 11 8.23 11.81 11 11.3 13 6 13
Weight (pounds) 6.3 17.4 6.8-9.7 12.8 10.95 14.3 11.02 13.6 10 13.6