A quality fan is that which can blow both you and your guests away – both figuratively and literally. It should be functional, in such a way that you can feel a difference between the low and high-speed settings, and you should be able to rely on the remote control and timer without fail. More importantly, it should be a solution to the high electric bills brought about by air conditioners.
Based on these aspects – and a couple of more discussed in detail after the reviews – I came up with a list ten of the best tower fans. All of them are quiet, durable, look great, and most importantly, deliver comfort.
Best Tower Fans to Buy in 2018:
10. Lasko 2519 Wind Tower Fan with Remote Control
Standing at 38 inches in height and a ten-pound weight is this wonderful solution to cool small to medium rooms. It has a simple tower design with meshes/grates at the front to let air out. The control buttons are located at the top to allow you easy access. They are simple and intuitive to operate.
It has three wind settings with varying wind speeds depending on the size of the room or the breeze you want to feel. If you want your room to remain cooled for a short while after you leave, you will love the auto-shut off timer. You can set it to switch off automatically in one, two or four hours.
The oscillating function is pretty cool and allows it to spread air around the room. However, it rotates at an angle of 90 degrees so it is best if set at a corner. At the top, there is a handle to allow you to carry it around the house with relative ease. It has a sturdy and durable design that will last you for years without breaking down.
9. Holmes HTF3110A-WM 31-Inch Oscillating Tower Fan
The Holmes HTF3110A-WM stands tall at 31 inches. Combining that with its slim design, you can easily tuck it away in any corner of the room. Its control panel is mounted at the top to allow easy and convenient operation, and it is easy to operate with its five buttons. The carrying handle featured at the back allows you to move it from one point to another with ease.
At its price tag, it offers great value for your money as it comes with three-speed settings for different needs and can oscillate at an angle of 90 degrees. At its highest speed setting, it can cool a room measuring 300 sq. Feet with ease. The two quiet modes make it usable in your bedroom as it won’t interrupt your sleep.
If you are looking for an economical way to keep your room cool, you will appreciate that it uses 60% less energy than standard tower fans.
8. Lasko 2510L #2510 Tower Fan
Just screw on a couple of screws to the large and stable base and you are good to go. The Lasko 2510 tower fan stands at 36.2 inches and 10 pounds so it may not be easily concealable compared to those with a height as short as 30 inches.
It is not usable in large rooms or in situations that need a lot of wind as users have reported that it produces a light wind. You will have to be really close to feel it. For small to medium rooms, however, it excels. It is not completely quiet in operation, as it produces an almost silent white noise which is actually good for sleep.
You will really love that this unit, instead of buttons and dials for the control panel, allows touchscreen operation. This is pretty convenient, and you can control it in the dark with ease. The inclusion of a remote lets you control it from the other end of the room to turn it on, off, switch between the three-speed settings, and set the timer. The timer can be set for 8 hours.
It oscillates around 90 degrees to increase the speed of cooling the room. Some users reported that there is no much difference between the second and third speed setting.
7. Honeywell HYF023W Comfort Control Tower Fan
The Honeywell HYF023W tower fan has an elegant and refined look that would make it the perfect addition to any office. With a relatively low profile of 32 inches, it would also sit well within your home and attract minimal attention. As it is white in color, it is prone to look unclean especially when placed in a dusty corner.
It is simple in design and has a wide base that makes it stable even on carpets. A recessed handle is fitted at the top to simplify moving it around, and thanks to its’ lightweight of 8.4 pounds, it won’t be that much of a hassle.
It has three-speed settings to achieve your desired temperature and the oscillating function distributes the heat evenly around the room. You can set it to turn off automatically after 1, 2, 4, or 8 hours. The four control panel buttons are intuitive and have a sturdy feel.
The Honeywell HYF023W tower fan produces much less noise than most in this guide. Coupling this with the mild LED lights, the fan can be used at night without it disrupting your sleep. On the downside, Honeywell decided not to include a remote control on this one. That means you have to haul yourself across the room to change the settings or turn it off/on.
6. Arctic-Pro Digital Screen Oscillating Tower Fan
This arctic-pro tower fan has a simple, yet modern design that is sure to look good in most environments. It takes up minimal space, with a 12-inch footprint and has two height configurations. You can choose to use it as a tower fan and let it stand at 42 inches, or attach it directly to the base to use a tabletop unit. The front grill not only makes it look cooler, but it also makes it safe for use around pets and children.
The highlight of this unit, however, is in its coverage and range. It oscillates around a mere 80 degrees which one may argue is too small compared to the others on this list. However, it blows lots of air lowering the temperature of the room in a whiff.
Unlike all the other models in this guide, this one comes with a night mode function. When you hold the “mode” button on the remote, the control panel screen turns off so it won’t disrupt your sleep. You have three-speed settings from which to choose from.
5. Lasko 2511 Tower Fan Three Quiet Speeds
This versatile Lasko 2511 tower fan is a perfect addition to any dorm room, living room, and even bedroom. This is so as it allows you to select from white noise, which is perfect for sleep and quiet circulation when you are relaxing. It stands at 36 inches and has well-created vents that add to the overall aesthetic appeal of the unit.
You control it using the remote control included in the package, or the electronic touch screen control panel. The auto switch of the timer is programmable in 1, 2, or 4-hour intervals so it won’t use unnecessary power once you doz off. You have three speeds from which to choose from depending on your intended goal. Coupling this with the oscillation function, this unit is just as functional as its customizable.
It has an ergonomic handle at the top for easy transportation and a patented fused safety plug so you are assured of pet and child safety while using it.
4. Honeywell HYF290B Quietset 8-Speed Whole-Room Tower Fan
The Honeywell HYF290B tower fan was designed to be very quiet and offer the users an almost complete level of control over its functionality. It has a number of interesting features by which it achieves this.
Like the other models on this list, it comes with a small remote to give you control over its settings without having to move. It also incorporates the QuietSet technology that gives you control over the cooling performance and sound of the fan, making it usable in all rooms at all times. You will really appreciate the inclusion of a thermostat. It lets the tower fan keep the temperature of the room at a certain set level
The LED control panel is touch screen operated, and you can set a sleep timer in 1, 2, and 8-hour intervals. As it oscillates around 90 degrees, it distributes air around the room fast and evenly. However, the airflow is not as powerful when compared to other models so it is perfect for small to medium rooms.
What sets it apart from the rest, however, is the dimming feature. This allows you to set the brightness of the control panel in 25% increments so it won’t keep you up at night. It includes a remote “nest” at the back when not in use.
3. Ozeri OZF1 Ultra 42 Inch Wind Fan
When you order the Ozeri OZF1, it arrives in pieces so you will have to go through the manual to assemble it. However, it is pretty simple and won’t require any additional help.
The highlight of this unit is its ability to cool a large room quietly in a short while. This is made possible by the use of oscillating blades to distribute wind evenly, and the noise reduction technology to minimize noise as much as possible. Even at its highest speed setting (has six-speed settings), it will go virtually unnoticed. It also oscillates at an angle of 90 degrees.
This stylish fan features sleek controls at the top, which are covered by a translucent lid to keep dirt and dust away from them. At the front, just above the vents, is an LCD display to interact with you. It lets you know all the settings that have been used and displays the preprogrammed features. This reduces the need to waste time figuring out the ideal setting for every scenario. The display also lets you control it in the dark with ease.
It allows you to set a sleep timer for up to 12 hours in one-hour increments. More interestingly, you can adjust the 32-inch height to up to 42 inches.
2. Lasko 2554 Wind Curve Tower Fan
When designing Lasko 2554 tower fan series, Lasko decided that simple is better. They used only the necessary materials and as can be seen from the quality of its construction, they excelled.
Its simple design features a dark brown color surrounding the vents with a shiny surface at the front. This cool and classic design makes it the perfect addition to any internal decor as it goes literally unnoticed. It has easy-to-understand buttons at the front to control, and extra vents at the back that minimize the noise produced.
Lasko 2554 has a handle at the top to give you an easy and firm grip as you carry it from one corner to another. The long power cable means you don’t have to be constrained to one corner due to lack of a power outlet at the other. It also allows you to set the time you want it to turn off automatically from 30 minutes to up to 7.5 hours.
To further its convenience, 2554 comes with a simple and ergonomic remote. It uses 2 triple A batteries to operate so you don’t have to move all the way to the other side of the room to turn it on or off. You can use the remote to turn the oscillation on or off. Although the function is great, it is somewhat slow and may not be practical in large rooms. You don’t need any special tools or outside help to set it up once you order it. It arrives in halves.
1. Dyson Cool AM07 Air Multiplier Tower Fan
Standing at 39.6 inches in height and a 9-pound weight is this modern and sleek tower fan that will not only keep you cool but will also make you look cool. It features an innovative design, one that is unseen in all the tower fans on this list, hence taking our top position. Also, it does away with the need for grates or the rapidly spinning blades to generate wind, employing a pretty incredible technology and design that is sure to stop guests in their tracks.
Mores, it is this innovative design that makes it such a versatile unit. You can use it to cool your house without worrying about the dangers posed to your pet and/or kids by the spinning blades. The lack of blades means this tower fan will be able to keep you cool without screaming. In fact, it is up to 60% quieter than other tower fans. You can use it in your bedroom without it interrupting your sleep.
The Air Multiplier technology allows it to generate a strong airflow at minimum power. It uses 10% power less than other tower fans. Its versatility is heightened by the ten airflow settings for different temperatures and rooms, and the fact that you can set it to shut off after a while. You choose from 15 to 9 hours auto shut off time.
The inclusion of a remote lets you control it from the other side of the room with ease. What’s more, the remote is stored magnetically on the unit, minimizing the chances of misplacing it. You will, however, have to break the bank to acquire it.
Best Tower Fans’ Pre-Purchase Consideration:
By taking into consideration the factors below, you will be able to dig through the clutter and pick the best tower fan from the above with ease.
Though not a necessity, an ideal tower fan won’t just make you cool, it will make you look cool. There are a number of designs and brands that will match, or add to your internal decor. You don’t have to go for something that you’ll have to hide when you have guests over.
Above all, functionality and durability are very important considerations. Luckily, the top ten best tower fans listed above cover these and other not-so-basic features. Whichever selection you make, you will not be disappointed.