Stay cool with a sleek-looking tower fan
Tower fans are a great option for cooling down hot air in large or small spaces. They run quieter than traditional fans with some coming with remote controls. Most tower fans have timers so you can set them and not worry about wasting energy. Our favorite is the HoneyWell QuietSet tower fan because it features eight different speed settings, runs virtually quiet, and doesn’t take up a lot of space.
Best overall: Honeywell QuietSet Tower Fan
The Honeywell QuietSet tower fan has five more speeds than most other tower fans. It runs very quietly and has a timer that runs longer compared to other fans. It is powerful to help circulate and cool down the air in your room and handles large spaces without a problem. It is several inches smaller than most tower fans, so it won’t get in the way as it’s working. It also looks nice and won’t stick out or detract from your room’s decor. The LED panel features digital touch controls, and the Honeywell QuietSet includes a remote control. There isn’t a way to dim or turn off the panel light, so it can be disturbing at night. Also, this tower fan is really difficult to clean. It doesn’t use filters and it isn’t advisable to open it.
- Features eight settings
- Remote control included
- Compact size
- Hard to clean
- LED lights are distracting
Best oscillating fan: Lasko Portable Electric Tower Fan
The Lasko tower fan stands nearly four feet high. It is the perfect solution for cooling down hot air at night because it reaches above most beds. It has a timer that can be set between half an hour and seven hours, which is a good way to ensure you don’t freeze partway through the night, and not have to worry about getting up to adjust the fan settings. This tower fan has an oscillating setting that circulates hot air around to help it cool down and your entire room. It will take some time to feel the full benefits since the Lasko doesn’t have a cooling element to chill air before circulating it.
- Tall tower fan
- Circulates air using oscillation
- Includes a timer
- No cooling element
Best remote control fan: Homech Whole Room Wind Curve Tower Fan
The Whole Room tower fan from Homech includes a remote control, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your couch, or get out of bed, in order to adjust its settings. It features three speeds and three modes, including a sleep setting, to help you find a combination that works for you. The tower fan oscillates, turning with a 65-degree angle, to cool down large areas of space in your home. Its automatic shut off feature kicks in when the room temperature reaches 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit and will turn on again when it warms up to 78.8 degrees. One drawback is when this fan gets dirty it is difficult to clean.
- Remote controlled
- Automatic turn on and shut off
- Hard to clean
Best air purifier fan: Dyson Pure Cool Fan and Air Purifier
Though this Dyson tower fan is on the pricy side, it is because not only is this a powerful fan for cooling and moving air, but it also purifies the air to help reduce the allergens and dust in it. Its filter will also pull odors, like paint fumes and other organic compounds so the air in your home smells clean, too. This fan has a heating element in it, so in the wintertime, it can be used as a space heater. It is Wi-Fi enabled and can be connected to your Amazon Echo for voice control. There are several settings on the Dyson Pure fan like night mode, oscillation, a sleep timer, and 10 speeds. For added safety, this tower fan will automatically shut off if it is tipped over.
- Air purifier
- Fan and heater in one
- Automatic shut off
Best personal fan: Honeywell Personal Table Fan
For small spaces, or for those who need a little more chill at night without freezing out their partner, this tower fan from Honeywell is a perfect size. The Personal Table Fan works just like a full-lengthen tower fan with options for oscillation, and four sounds and level settings. Plus, it automatically shuts off if it is tipped over. It sits only 13 inches high and looks sleek with a black finish, so it won’t stick out too obviously in a room. This fan is powerful enough to bring cooling comfort to a small room, but it really won’t make a dent in the heat in larger areas. For that, you will need a bigger, or whole-house tower fan.
- Personal sized
- Quiet mode
- Looks nice
- Not for cooling large areas
Prepare to be blown away
Unlike most tower fans, the Honeywell QuietSet has eight different cooling speeds instead of three. It stands 32 inches tall, which is great for cooling down large rooms, but you won’t be able to feel it as you sleep because it doesn’t clear most beds. But it is powerful and oscillates to ensure cool air gets to every corner of the room.
You don’t need to get up to adjust the speed of the Honeywell QuietSet, because it includes a remote control. It also features a timer with four different times between one hour and eight hours. It is hard to clean this tower fan when it gets dusty or dirty because you can’t open the fan to get to the blades. The best you can do is use a cloth or dust rag to remove dust and grime for exposed areas of the tower.
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Nicole Johnston writes for multiple Future Publishing brands, including TechnoBuffalo. She has over 13 years of research and writing experience in both the public and private sector, including seven years of testing and reviewing products including antivirus software, parental controls, kitchen appliances, and SAS. She draws on her experience as a mom of 10 to find the best products to recommend to consumers.
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