“Summertime draws nigh,
That wretched time is here.
Air comes to a halt,
We all tremble in fear.
All things melt and burn
To dust, ash and sand.
Want to freshen up?
Here! Our best tower fans”
I’ll admit it is a terrible poem. Poetry has never been my strong suit, at all.
But I do have a flair for finding the right household appliances and sharing them with you, my beloved readers.
And today is no different. I have come with a brand new set of products I can hardly wait to show and tell y’all about. This time, we will cover the best tower fans out there on the market.
We often look forward to the summer, but sometimes forget it can be a dreadful period. Why is that?
I hate the standstill of the surrounding atmosphere.
My sweat-drenched clothes stick to my irritated skin.
I become more fatigued and more irritable than my usual self due to the unrelenting heat.
Urgh! It is infuriating, unbearable, and I hate it with a burning passion. Some days when it gets excruciatingly hot, I just feel like I could burst into flames, like The Human Torch in The Fantastic Four.
There is nothing I despise more than the stuffiness and suffocating grip brought about by the summer heat. It feels like my body is trapped inside a giant sauna that mercilessly dials up the temperature every 2 seconds.
So, what is your go-to method of warding off that scorching heat?
Of course, an air conditioner is often unanimously the consensus, but besides that, what else? Soaking yourself in the bathtub or pool all day long, while sipping a generous serving of your favorite cocktail chilled to perfection? Or cooling yourself down in front of a fans’ immense airflow?
An electric fan is undeniably much, much cheaper than installing an AC system. So this is definitely a sure-fire option for most people. Not to mention their proven eco-friendliness, portability, and energy-saving operation.
But this raises another question: which is better, a tower fan or a standing fan?
Tower Fans Or Standing Fans?
In a way, they are not that much different in function: alleviating the ruthlessly sweltering heat, freshening you up.
However, in other ways, they are worlds apart.
Standing fans, with their bulky heads, take up a certain amount of area. When on rotating mode, they expand their operation radius even further, requiring more space and clearance to maximize their capacities.
Meanwhile, tower fans’ slender design is a blessing for tiny spaces. Their compactness draws the attention of those looking for a small fan that can pack a powerful cooling capacity.
Thanks to the ultra slim, non-obtrusive design, they can fit almost anywhere, be it a tiny condo apartment or a cramped bedroom. If unused, it can be placed into any corner of the room, and you can rest assured that this cooling appliance isn’t going to block your way.
And I haven’t even mentioned how stylish and aesthetically pleasing these tower fans look. Their slim and futuristic appearance will complement almost any home decor and interior design.
Regarding functionalities, tower fans trump their competitors with in-built technologies, including programmable timer, a wider range of preset modes, speeds and settings, all controllable via remotes, associated apps, or even voice recognition.
Nowadays, manufacturers strive to integrate other advanced purification system technologies—humidifier with misting option, ionizer, HEPA filtration, carbon activated filter, just to name a few. These can immensely improve air quality in the desired area.
Using noise reduction technology, these tower fans are considerably quieter compared to standing electric ones. How much quieter? Some are whisper silent, others can let out the low frequency hum of white noise, so you will surely sleep like a log.
I once had an electric standing fan.
“Had”, as in “the past”, not now.
A friend’s 3-year-old toddler came way too close to touching the whirling blades before we could pull him back, just in the nick of time. Although there was no injury, that incident still sent a chill down my spine whenever I pondered over the thought “what if I was a second too late?”
Unlike conventional electric fans, tower fans have inaccessible blades. The cylindrical impeller wing is well designed behind the grilles. As for the bladeless tower fans, the wings are, *spoiler alert*, hidden inside the pedestal, significantly reducing the risk of freak accidents.
Manufacturers take safety concerns seriously, so they came up with innovations such as counter-tilting design and built-in electrical breaker to prevent any unwanted accident.
How to clean a standing fan? Disassemble the casing, remove the blade, give the parts a good scrub, let them dry, and put them all back.
Sounds tiring, right?
Cleaning a tower fan is rather simpler: a vacuum with a brush attachment, or a can of compressed air treatment on the fan’s grille should suffice. Under no circumstance should you open the protective casing, as this not only puts yourself at risk of electrical shock but also revokes your warranty claim.
What about the bladeless fan? You don’t even have to worry about the wings, at all. Just wipe the outer casing, and that’s pretty much all you have to do.
Things to consider before buying
The annual battle against the summer heat rages on from June until the end of August, and you ought to arm yourself well to even stand a chance. So, how do you do it?
Keep your eyes peeled and your head cool.
Just be calm, cool and collected.
How cool, you may ask? Cool as a cucumber.
Also, don’t be swayed by anything distracting.
You are well-advised to keep certain things in mind when selecting a tower fan out there on the market.
The Price Tag
Depending on how thick your wallet is, you can either go for ones that do their intended job well for under 100 bucks (at least at the time this article is written), or all out splurge if money is no problemo for you.
It’s your money that you’re spending, so you make sure that you get one that’s worth every single dime and nickel.
What is the maximum hour you can set your timer to? How many speeds does it have? How loud can it be? Does it come with a remote control, or do you have to set everything manually? What else can it do, besides blowing air?
Do not be hesitant to blurt out questions like the ones above to store employees. Feel free to explore and enjoy the extra functions, controls and features.
Style and Color
Again, this is a matter of personal taste, but tower fans nowadays come in various color schemes and designs. Most of them are of the basic black, white, silver varieties, but some bold designers may break the mold and let their imaginations run wild.
In this article, you’ll stumble upon certain models with unconventional color schemes and alluring designs. Take a look and see if there’s anything your heart calls out to.
For house movers, on-the-move tenants, or those who like to rearrange the furniture a lot, moving a tower fan around or shifting its position can be either child’s play or a pain in the butt, depending on how heavy and how bulky it is.
Earlier I mentioned that a tower fan is more space-saving compared to a regular electric standing one, but it is still worth reiteration.
Sleek and slender they may be, some models still have heavier bases and smaller handles compared to those of others.
A conventional tower fan’s height ranges from 30 to almost 50 inches and anywhere in between, though certainly there are models that can go even further in both directions.
My advice: pick one that has a large built-in handle, or one light enough so you can single-handedly carry it elsewhere, should the need arise. When it comes to portability, you want something easy to maneuver and position almost anywhere and relocate with ease. Trust me on this.
Now that you know what to look for in the soon-to-be-yours tower fan, good luck hunting out there.
Or, maybe you don’t have to.
If you’re a TL-DR (that stands for Too Lazy- Didn’t Research, not your typical “too long, didn’t read”) kind of person, you can just jump straight to our carefully and thoroughly researched recommendations.
We did all of the heavy lifting ourselves, so you won’t have to.
Below is our shortlist selection of tower fans that will hopefully satisfy your cooling needs. We’ve cherry-picked nothing but the best for you!
Review Of The Best Tower Fans 2019
- Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room Tower Fan – Best To Buy In 2019
- Dyson Pure Cool TP04 Tower Fan – Best Oscillating Tower Fan
- Ozeri OZF1 Ultra Tower Fan – Best Tower Fan For Bedroom
- Lasko AC615 Remote Control Tower Fan – Best Bladeless Tower Fan
- Dyson Pure Cool TP2 Tower Fan – Best Air Purifier Tower Fan
- Lasko 2511 Tower Fan – Best Affordable Tower Fan
- Lasko T42950 w/ Fresh Air Ionizer – Best Ionizer Tower Fan
- Lasko FH500 Tower Fan & Heater – Best Hybrid Tower Fan
|Model||Height||Speeds/ Settings||Sleep Mode||Timer (Maximum Hours)||Warranty|
|Honeywell Quiet Set Whole Room Tower Fan||40” white,|
|Dyson Pure Cool TP04||41.5”||10||Yes||9||2-year limited warranty|
|Ozeri OZF1 Ultra||42”||3||Yes||12||1-year warranty|
|Lasko AC615 Remote Control Tower Fan||36.1”||4||Yes||8||1-year limited warranty|
|Dyson Pure Cool TP2||40”||10||Yes||9||2-year parts and labor warranty, lifetime support|
|Lasko 2511 Tower Fan||36”||3||No||7||1-year warranty|
|Lasko T42950 Wind Curve Tower Fan with Fresh Air Ionizer||42”||3||No||7.5||3-year limited|
|All Season Comfort Control Tower Fan & Heater FH500||41.88”||4 fan speeds, 3 heater speeds||Yes||8||3-year limited warranty|
1. Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room Tower Fan – Best To Buy In 2019
In order to pick out the winner for the “Best Tower Fan to buy” category, I had to make many, many heartbreaking cuts among my personal favorites.
- Widespread oscillation
- 5 lighting modes & auto dimming
- Easy-touch control buttons
- Slim & sleek, thus space saving
- Easy to assemble/disassemble
- No screen display
But at long last, here it is, the crown jewel, the best of the best, the cream of the crop, or as the French would say, crème de la crème: the Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room tower fan.
With the use of a long impeller equipped with forward curved blades, this air cooling beast is designed with high pressure coefficient.
Via tiny inlets on the fan’s sides and back, the air is drawn inside and compressed. As it traverses through the internal guide to the vertical shaft, the air decompresses and pushes through the grilles. Therefore, this fan improves the airflow and ventilation while still saving energy.
Thanks to its vertical design and powerful motor, the fan is capable of delivering even more ventilation compared to normal standing fans. Thus, the atmosphere in the room will be well-ventilated, revitalized and freshened up.
With 5 different settings (Sleep, Calm, White Noise, Refresh, Power Cool), it is a perfect match for almost all types of rooms, from tiny bedrooms to spacious living quarters. Using high velocity and wide angle oscillation air pump instead of directional louvers, this fan can distribute airflow even further compared to its opponents.
In addition, a remote control will come in handy when you’re too comfy in your bed or on the couch, watching Netflix and relaxing. The last thing you want to do is leave that comfort zone. Or when you’re all drowsy, you don’t have to get up and adjust the fan. A lazy click of a button is all it takes.
It should be noted that Honeywell’s ingenuity in design is on full display with the fused-safety plug, addressing any safety concerns among users. Furthermore, the fan’s elegance will grace any room with its presence, accentuating the current decor and interior design.
If it were up to me to design this fan, the only thing that I would correct is the lack of a display screen. But hey, nothing is ever perfect, and I’m just nitpicking.
For those looking for the same model but with a darker shade, along with more setting options, you may want to check this one out.
2. Dyson Pure Cool TP04 Tower Fan – Best Oscillating Tower Fan
All fans can oscillate 45 degrees. Most can do 90. Some can manage 150. Few can surpass 180.
- Nice, clean look
- Sensor detection
- Voice recognition
- HEPA and carbon activated filters
- Backward airflow mode (purify without cooling) + fan mode (purifying and cooling)
- Easy to clean
- Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly
This bad boy can rotate an eye-popping 350 degrees, providing more air dispersal and circulation coverage than any other fans can dream of.
And that’s not the only impressive feature of this tower fan. What else can it do?
77 gallons per second of smooth, powerful airflow surely will bring about a desired breezy feeling.
Still not impressed?
How about its impressive 10 settings, each with a distinct function and calibration?
Or that it can be controlled via smartphone app, or a simple “Alexa, turn on/off/set timer for…” voice command?
With its revolutionary design, users can breathe a little bit easier, knowing that the chance of getting their fingers cut or their hair caught in the whirling blades has been reduced to zero. So safe, this fan earns the PTPA seal of approval. You can even clean it while in operation!
Granted, its cost may exceed the regular customers’ price range, but if you are looking for a fan that well exceeds its originally intended purpose, this is a worthwhile investment.
3. Ozeri OZF1 Ultra Tower Fan – Best Tower Fan For Bedroom
It seems some nights it is already hard enough trying to catch a wink of sleep during this insufferable heatwave, particularly in warmer regions of the country. Just imagine a greasy hamburger: you are that burger, and the sweat-drenched bed sheet is the unfortunate wrapper. Not a pretty sight and nobody wants that.
- Noise reduction technology
- Sophisticated, stylish, space saving design
- 3 airflow patterns
- 90 degrees oscillation
- Screen display, color coded, with buttons on fans
- Slightly costlier than others
As if dealing with the burning sensation isn’t enough, you also have to deal with the noise and the choppy airflow from the regular fan.
Well, that is not the case for tower fans. Not for the Ozeri OZF1 Ultra.
Its high velocity speed will provide extra room circulation, alleviate the stagnant sensation, circulate air inside that stuffy sleeping chamber, and freshen you up. When you’re drowsy, you can then count on a soothing, ambient, quiet low speed to lull you to sleep.
This fan is engineered to generate more air velocity with less noise on a foot-per-minute to dB basis, setting a new benchmark for noiseless airflow. It will enable you to sleep like a baby. Your beauty sleep will not be interrupted and your sweet dreams will just keep on going regardless of what speed it is set on.
The timer plays a major role in why this tower fan is a bedroom must-have. With the nighttime mode adjustable to a maximum of 12 hours, sleepyheads can now rest assured that they will not be woken in the dead of night just to change the setting, hindering their peaceful snooze.
Before you drift off to dreamland, just hit the Night mode, and the fan will do the rest for you. It will automatically make adjustments to keep the room well ventilated and breezy, while being quiet and dimly lit.
4. Lasko AC615 Remote Control Tower Fan – Best Bladeless Tower Fan
Fun fact: Bladeless fans do actually have blades, it’s just that they are “hidden” inside the pedestal. But “hidden blades fan” does not make a good marketing name, so “bladeless fan” came to be.
- Affordable pricing
- Safer for children & pets, no visible blades
- Easy to clean, no grilles
- Sleek design
- Energy efficient
- Widespread oscillation control
- ETL listed
- Blue Plug Safety Fuse technology
- Loud whirring noise
I know—should have put up a “spoiler alert” sign.
The answer to why this fan draws so much attention to itself lies within its futuristic outer appearance. Such an unorthodox configuration sets itself among other countless tower fans.
Besides its revolutionary design, it packs much more cooling capacity compared to conventional fans, all thanks to the patented whole-room cooling Exclusive Cool Channels™.
Not only donning an unusual look, this fan also eliminates any potential injuries stemmed from the whirling blades.
Parents with young children and pet owners can now feel less anxious whenever the fan’s in operation, knowing that their loved ones will not hurt themselves, even if they put their hands through the outlet gap.
Servicing this fan would be a breeze (no pun intended), because the EZclick™ filter is washable and reusable. Whenever you feel like the fan is clogged with dust, just wash the filter with water or vacuum it to your heart’s content, and it’ll be just as good as new once again.
The one issue needs addressing is the noise when the fan’s running. However, excluding the bedroom, this fan should fit other rooms, where the background noise from other appliances can neutralize it.
In short, this fan is the result of engineering ingenuity in design, function and safety. It is highly advisable to obtain one for yourself while stocks last, because a fan this well-made won’t be available for too long if you hesitate.
5. Dyson Pure Cool TP2 Tower Fan – Best Air Purifier Tower Fan
This is not just a mere tower fan. It’s a lung for your house.
- Exotic design
- Dual functionality: purifier + cooler
- HEPA and activated carbon filters
- Certified Asthma + Allergy friendly
- Safety feature: automatic shutoff if tipped over
With the use of HEPA and activated carbon filters, this fan blocks up to 99.97% of allergens and pollutants down to the size of 0.3 micron. It will trap mold spores, dandruff, lint, unwanted particles, and get rid of undesirable odors like paint fumes and other allergens.
You are guaranteed not only fresh breezes but also a better atmosphere in your home or work space.
Once the purification process is complete, a sensor will scan and monitor the air around the fan. After that, it will send you a real-time air quality report via an associated app—provided that the fan’s connected to wi-fi—with rich details and insightful analysis.
Dyson has tirelessly made sure to minimize any potential risks that could take place when the fan is in operation. They have given it an automatic shutoff mechanism in case of tilting, and they relocated the whirling blades into the fan’s pedestal.
That’s how this brand has gradually earned more and more of new buyers’ recognition and frequent buyers’ sense of trust.
For sure, though the initial cost could place some frowns upon potential customers’ faces, the benefits this tower fan offers will undoubtedly be worthy of every cent you spend on it in the long run.
6. Lasko 2511 Tower Fan – Best Affordable Tower Fan
If you’re looking for a fan with merely a cooling function, well, here it is.
- Blue Plug Safety fuse tech
- ETL listed
- Remote controllable
- Occasional clicking noises
This fan is the very definition of simplicity, both in terms of look and purpose.
For such a low cost (well, at least as of now), Lasko 2511 does its intended job well enough. Found among the customers’ product reviews are pleasant surprises regarding its straight-to-the-point features and longevity.
The one thing that I wish the manufacturer would improve is its range: I can barely feel any air movement sitting just a couple of feet away from it.
That said, this fan is still a great find for the most price-conscious customer.
Do not let the price tag cloud your judgement . “Inexpensive” does not equal “low quality”. Fans of this value won’t be left hanging around waiting if you take too long to decide!
7. Lasko T42950 w/ Fresh Air Ionizer – Best Ionizer Tower Fan
This one stands above all the tower fans featured in this article.
- Fresh air ionizer
- High-reaching tower design, maximum airflow (42.5” height)
- Blue Plug safety fuse technology
- ETL listed
- Widespread oscillation
- Large, open carry handle
- Unusual color scheme (potentially a con)
- Small screen
No, literally. With its staggering height of almost 43 inches, this one delivers the most airflow.
But powerful ventilation isn’t the main attracting feature of this fan.
Equipped with a built-in fresh air ionizer, this fan emits negative ions to reduce static electricity. It also traps fine air pollutants like pollen, mold, and dust, thus freshening the surrounding environment.
Though its futuristic design will surely attract the gaze of passersby, I personally think the color combination of black and brown may negate its stylish look. However, this unusual color scheme may be appealing to others – we all have different taste! Another minus point is the tiny display, which can prove troublesome for elderly users and those with visual impairments.
8. Lasko FH500 Tower Fan & Heater – Best Hybrid Tower Fan
In need of a fan that can be used all year long, in colder and warmer months, in both summer and winter?
- 2-in-1 functionalities of fan and heater
- 3-speed ceramic heater, adjustable AutoEco electronic thermostat
- 4-speed fan
- Slim and simple design, tall for maximum airflow (41.88”)
- ETL listed
- Easy-to-clean filter
- Slightly over the average price
- May overheat if unserviced in the long run
Well, look no further than this All Season Comfort Control Tower Fan and Heater FH500.
For winter, this fan can keep you from curling up freezing when the temperature drops in the dead of the night. The warm air radiated from the fan will create a toasty sensation so irresistible that you’ll never want to leave its side.
Once you’re comfortably tucked into bed, snuggled in a fuzzy blanket, there is nothing more irritating than having to get up and adjust the fan’s setting. Lucky for you, you don’t have to, as a remote control’s click will suffice.
During muggy nights in July, you can quickly fall asleep thanks to the gentle flow of cool air from the fan, ensuring a deep, comfortable slumber.
On scorching hot days, this fan can blow the heat away, as well as blowing other competitors out of the water with its immense capacity.
Just like all its Lasko brethren, this fan here is equipped with safety measures to protect the users, including tip-over safety switch, and overheating protection.
Who knew something this small could pack such a powerful blow? (no pun intended)
Well, that concludes our show-and-tell here today. Thank you for your precious time and patience.
If you think that my team and I have left something unsaid, let us know! Your input is highly appreciated.
What are you currently using as a shield against the heat? And how do they compete against our choices? Let us know in the comment section below!
Best Tower Fan Brands
This is rather a matter of personal preference.
Unfortunately, with countless brands and models out there, sometimes things can be much too confusing, or even misleading if you are not well-informed.
Heck, even the ads are sometimes unbelievably and shamelessly biased! And the salespeople aren’t helping either, as they always try to woo you into buying one of their recommendations.
Don’t sweat it! That’s why I wrote this article: to help you pick out the best tower fan.
Sure, you are completely and wholly entitled to your own choices, but it will be more reassuring to spot one of these logos or names on the product stickers, knowing that they are of the highest quality.
Brand 1: Lasko
“Get comfortable. It’s a Lasko”.
No slogan can get any more succinct than that. Enough said. Keep it short, and let the products do the talking, just like the good ol’ American way.
Founded in 1906 by Henry Lasko, this establishment has positioned itself among other major players in the field. Known for its patented Blue Plug™ safety fuse technology, Lasko has long earned customers’ trust and favors, and probably will continue to be a fan-favorite (no pun intended) in the long run.
Previously Pennsylvania-based, Lasko has now expanded its reach worldwide, offering a diverse range of ETL listed indoor and outdoor appliances, including a wide variety of cooling and heating devices.
Brand 2: Dyson
This innovative brand originally comes from across the pond. Dyson manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, heaters and hairdryers. But the products that best represent this company are their bladeless fans.
With their patented Air Multiplier technology, Dyson fans guarantee a smooth, uninterrupted flow of freshness.
Also noteworthy is their revolutionary design: engineers at Dyson have taken a seismic step in giving the fans a complete makeover. This further guarantees users’ safety, earning a big thumbs up.
Not only donning a futuristic outer appearance, these Dyson fans also reign over others with their superior turbulence reduction technology, as well as treating the surrounding air to top-notch quality via various built-in filtration systems.
Until other competitors can catch up, Dyson is still second to none in the bladeless tower fans manufacturing race.
Brand 3: Honeywell
Aw, here’s a familiar name.
Honeywell’s history is as rich as America itself: a small, humble company, always striving to improve everyone’s daily lives, now turns a multinational conglomerate that furthers itself in various fields and areas above the ground, including aviation and space exploration.
Part of Fortune 100 companies, Honeywell has long earned the trust of consumers not just in the States, but globally. Their products are of the American essence: initiative, creativity, and diligence. And their fans are no exception.
Needing no introduction, any fan stamped with those red letters will always be found at the front of the row of any supermarket or retailer.
Honorable Mention: Ozeri
Now, this name may sound a bit strange to the ears.
Though not as nearly recognizable or well-known as the names mentioned above, Ozeri is still striving to catch up. With new electrifying designs and unorthodox modelling, this brand is fast closing the gap between itself and its competitors.
Using built-in noise-reduction technology, fans manufactured by Ozeri will deliver the freshest gusts at the quietest sonority, even on the highest speeds.