What to Look for in a Tower Fan
The three models selected for review here are three of the most popular models sold on Amazon. They provide all the must-haves listed above, and depending on the model, some of the nice-to-haves as well. You will find below a comparison of the three selected models followed by detailed descriptions and recommendations.
Comparing the Three Selected Tower Fans
Honeywell HY-048BP , Lasko 2554/2551, and Ozeri 42 Ultra
Notes 1 to 6 from Table Explained:
Note 2: The ionizer function helps the air stay clean and fresh throughout the room.
Note 3: The Honeywell auto shutoff timer is programmable for 2, 4, and 8 hours time intervals. The Lasko auto shutoff timer can be programmed up to 7.5 hours in 30 minute increments. The Ozeri auto shutoff timer can be programmed up to 12 hours in 1 hour increments.
Note 4: The operation of all three tower fans is surprisingly quiet given the amount of power they deliver, and all three fans are almost completely silent at lower speeds. At top speeds, the Honeywell and Lasko fans are quieter than the Ozeri. But when the ionizer function is turned on, the Lasko makes a faint buzz.
Note 5: The Ozeri Ultra comes with a removable extension column that extends the fan's height to 42 inches.
Note 6: The prices shown above are List Prices that were in effect at the time this article was written and may have changed. To see exact prices, please refer to the Amazon section below. Note that Amazon often provides a discount on the List Price. If a discount exists, it will be shown when you click the Amazon product links in the Amazon section below.
You will find below a detailed description of the selected tower fans:
HONEYWELL Fresh Breeze HY-048BP Tower Fan
The unit comes equipped with a programmable digital thermostat as well as a remote control. The thermostat allows temperature selection, and the remote control has 5 buttons: (1) oscillate/ionizer, (2) up, (3)down, (4) breeze and (5) power/fan speed. Note that the thermostat and timer control buttons are on the unit itself. The auto shutoff timer feature is programmable for various time intervals (2, 4, and 8 hours). On the back of the remote, there is a flashlight button and instructions for using the remote as a small flashlight. This fan is equipped with an ionizer that cleans the air and provides relief from allergies.
Regarding noise, the fan is almost completely silent in the lower speed settings which still have enough power to cool you off if the unit is not placed too far from where you are. At the higher speed settings, though it is not silent, it is much quieter than other fans at similar speeds.
The fan comes with a 1 year limited manufacturer's warranty.
Note that this fan was the number 1 seller in the tower fans category at the time this article was written.
LASKO Wind Curve 2554 & 2551
They utilize minimal space while providing maximum air distribution. They come with 3 quiet speeds and a timer function that can shut off the unit after a programmable interval of time of 0.5 to 7.5 hours (in 30 minute increments).
These units are capable of 90 degrees oscillation for better air distribution, and are equipped with an ionizer which can help the air stay clean and fresh throughout the entire room. They also come with a remote control equipped with buttons for all the unit's functions. When not in use, the remote control can be conveniently stored on the unit. Various operations such as selecting the cooling speeds, setting the shutoff time, turning on the ionizer, or selecting the oscillation mode can be done from the unit's built-in panel or using the remote control.
Note that these units are not quipped with a thermostat.
Because of the partial wood finish, the Lasko 2554 tower fan exudes a sense of class and sophistication that will enhance the decor of any room, but best of all it is is virtually silent.
These fans come with a 1 year limited manufacturer's warranty.
OZERI Ultra 42 inch Wind Fan
It comes with a removable extension column that can increase the fan's height to 42 inches. It is designed to produce powerful air circulation while generating little noise. It comes with 3 speed settings, 3 built-in airflow modes (for sleep, relaxation and comfort), and a 12 hour timer function that can shut off the unit after programmable 1 hour increments.
This unit can be set to oscillate 90 degrees for better air distribution. It is equipped with an intelligent multicolored bright LED screen with room temperature display and a light-dimming night mode, and a thermostat. Various operations such as selecting the cooling speeds and the airflow modes, setting the shutoff time, and selecting the oscillation mode can be done using the unit's built-in control panel buttons or using the extended-range remote control that conveniently stores in the fan.
This unit boasts stylish ultra-slim space-saving tower design that enhances room decor. Note that no built-in ionizer is specified for this unit.
A warranty card is included in the shipment.
Some points to keep in mind before you choose:
You will find below, on Amazon, the three tower fans compared in this review.
Compared Tower Fans on Amazon
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