Tower Fan Review

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Why Buy a Tower Fan?

If your home doesn't have air conditioning, or you're looking to save on the power bill, a fan can become a needed ally. But what kind is best for your needs? Tower fans generally are a reliable choice to help you in your ongoing fight against hot, stagnant air. There are also similar pedestal fans and box fans to choose from out there. So, it’s good to know the differences between pedestal and tower fans.

Tower fans have a less obtrusive profile in a living space, are quieter and still move a significant amount of air in comparison to pedestal or box fans. They also provide an impressive array of features as well as diversity in design, so you can find one that will move into your home and fit right in with your current decor.

Finding the perfect tower fan can be more challenging than it might seem at first. Don’t worry; we’ve got all the information to help you decide which will suit you best. After all considerations, we have determined the top contenders as: the Dyson AM02, the Crane EE-5607 and the Vornado Tower Circulator. For more information, check out our articles on tower fans.

Tower Fans: What to Look For

Finding that balance of features, functionality, aesthetic and support is paramount to a long-term, happy purchase. The marketplace is full of fans that run the spectrum both in terms of price and features. Since you can spend a lot on a tower fan, you want to be happy with your investment, so consider all the elements below to make sure you have the right product for your circumstance.

Features

Underscoring the modern fan's distinguishing characteristics is a unique and innovative set of features. Gone are the days when fans simply chop air in a desired direction. Most of the competitors we reviewed include many features like a variable speeds, oscillation, an ionizer or a simple-to-use LED electronic control. You should also look for a remote control for ease of use, and a timer is handy to save money and trouble.

Functionality and Durability

Modern plastics are quite durable, and most tower fans are a hybrid of plastic and metal. Most are also designed to be impact resistant, which will help keep your tower fan twirling after it takes an inevitable tumble. What’s more important to durability than these other considerations, though, is the integrity of the engineering. You need a design that has proven itself to be reliable long-term. For this reason we've limited our list of the best tower fans to those that have a history of reliability.
The soul of a fan’s functionality is how much air it blows and at what noise level it’s doing it. Our side-by-side comparison chart above shows you which fan manufacturers provide this information and how the fans compare to each other. Of course, the best fans will move a lot of air, and do it quietly.

Design

Not only do you want an attractive addition to your home or office, but you want it to be easy to use. That’s why size and design are likely to have an impact on your choice. Some of the best fans utilize visible space better than others. For instance, a fan only 3 inches wide and with a depth of 9 inches will be so much more subtle in a room than a fan that is 9 inches wide in front and only goes 3 inches back. Look for this kind of logic in your design. Additionally, look for design elements, like a built-in handle, that make the fan easy to use.

Your choice will also be based on your individual need. Larger towers fans won’t fit everywhere, or may be over-powered if you're cooling a small space, while smaller fans will lack the oomph you need and get swallowed in a large space.

Help & Support

When you’re spending so much of your hard-earned cash, you want some protection. You will find most manufacturers offer a warranty of one to five years. While a one-year warranty is the industry standard, a five-year warranty instills greater peace of mind and confidence in the product. The manufacture's website should provide a detailed FAQs page and contact information for customer support. Many manufactures allow you to simply download the manual if you lose yours.

With a vast assortment of designs and features, it is important that you assess your specific needs before purchasing a tower fan. We have reviewed the top fans on the market to help you decide which unit is perfect for you.

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Features
Variable Speeds
Oscillation
Circulator
Programmable Timer
Remote Control
Ionizer     
 
  
Functionality
dBA 64 52 50-68 68 Not Available Not Available Not Available 70 Not Available 33-45
CFM 1271.3 2500 228-505 1100 425 - 634 680 - 818 1871 - 2421 1300 Not Available 455-815
Design
Integrated Handle
 
Height 39.65 49.6 29 - 41 34 42.5 48 26.5 33 39.76 40
Width 7.48 7.5 11 11 13 13 8.85 12 11.81 12.5
Depth 4.33 12.6 11 11 13 13 11.3 12 11.81 12.25
Weight 7.01 17.4 6.8 - 9.7 9 13.6 13.6 11.02 12 10.95 12
Help and Support
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