Looking for a floor or stand fan for your home or office? Well, pedestal or tower fan will be the great option for your home but little confused which one to buy. Before making a decision which fan to choose, you need to consider several things like looks, space, performance, and efficiency. Fans don’t the cool the room as an air conditioner but they are still chill the temperature at a very low cost.
Types of Pedestal fan
Basically, pedestal fans can be divided into four:
- Oscillating Pedestal fan
- Rotating Grill Pedestal Fan
- Fixed Variants Pedestal Fan
- Bladeless Pedestal Fan
Types of Tower Fan
Tower fans can be classified into three:
- Oscillating tower fan
- Bladeless Tower Fan
- Ceramic Tower Fan
Comparisons between tower fan and pedestal fan
Nowadays, Flats or apartments are very expensive but small in size. So it is very difficult to place the right size appliance, furniture, and home equipment in this little space. If you have a space problem in your apartment, a tower fan will be the great option for you. As best tower fans are sleek and slim, it’s very easy to place the tower fan in your small size bedroom or living room.
On the other hand, pedestal fans need more space as upper body grill of a pedestal fan is very wide.
You are using a fan in your bedroom or office but the noise level is very high then it will be a nightmare for you if you are sleeping or working. Statics shows that tower fan is the quietest fan in the world. You can hardly hear the motor noise even if you take your ear closer to the fan.
Pedestal fans produce very loud sound when it is turn on. It’s very annoying and disgusting for a normal human.
Now everyone is very much cautious about the decoration of home or office. Tower fans are available in very sophisticated design and style. So you can choose any style or design which suit your home or office most.
Pedestal fans are old design and all the designs are almost similar to orthodox pedestal fans. If style or design is not a big deal, you can go with a pedestal fan.
The comparison between energy consumption of pedestal fan with tower fan proved that pedestal fans are more energy efficient than the tower fans. But the difference is very marginal. Running a pedestal fan will cost around 1-2 cents per hour. On the other hand, a tower fan will cost 2-3 cents depending on the models and features of the fan.
Let’s take a look the electricity consumption of pedestal and tower fan below:
First Pedestal fan
Normally the maximum output power rating of a pedestal fan is between 45W-75W. Suppose you have 3-speed setting pedestal fan with output watt rating is 70W. In both case study, we assume the peak hour electricity rate is 28.7 cents and used the fan 4 hours per day.
Approximate Cost in Low, Medium and High-Speed Setting modes.
|Speed Setting||Power ( in Watt)||Per Hour Cost||Yearly Cost|
|Low||35 watts||0.035x28.7=1 cent||$15|
|Medium||55 Watts||0.055X28.7=1.5 cent||$23|
|High||70 watts||0.07X28.7=2 cent||$29.5|
Lastly the tower fan
Usually, the output power rating of tower fan is 60W-110W in the highest speed setting mode. Let assume our experimental tower fan rating is 100 W.
Now calculate the cost
|Speed Setting||Power ( in Watt)||Per Hour Cost||Yearly Cost|
|Low||54 W||0.054X29.7=1.5 cent||$22.6|
|Medium||83 W||0.083X28.7=34.36 cents||$34.5|
|High||100 W||0.1X28.7=41.9 cent||$41|
- You will find the information about the output power rating of a fan in the box or user manual.
- Bladeless tower or pedestal fan consume less electricity than the traditional or normal tower or pedestal fan.
Cleaning a tower fan is very easy as you don’t need to disassemble the fan grills. Just use a vacuum cleaner brush to clean the outer parts of the fan. The blades of tower fans are hidden inside the grill and so the chances of getting dust and dirt are very low. But you can clean it monthly using compressed air can.
Cleaning a pedestal fan needs more time and hard work. First, you have to move the fan grille and then remove the blades of pedestal fan unscrewing the blade caps. After that, take the parts to your washroom or outside area and wipe down it using the solution of dish soap and warm water. Use a cloth to dry the fan blades and grille. Finally, reassemble the removed fan parts.
Pedestal fans flow the air in one direction so it didn’t cool the room. But tower fan circulates the airflow in multiple directions as the blade also moves when it is operating.
Pedestal fan is less expensive than tower fan. But brands of tower fan produce less expensive fan like Lasko tower fan, Honeywell tower fan etc. pedestal fans price range are between 30$-160$ and tower fans are available between 40$-400$.
Portability and Weight
Both the fans are portable. But tower fans are very easy to transfer from one room to another. Tower fans are made of plastic material. So they are very lightweight. What’s the reason they easier to carry?
Pedestal fans are made of steel or aluminum. So they are really heavy.
Performance and Features
|Discussion Topic||Tower fan||Pedestal fan|
|Air purifier||Tower fan purify the air||It doesn’t have air purifier|
|Auto shut off||You can set the timer in this fan and after the time passed it will automatically shut down.||Pedestal fan doesn’t have such kind of function.|
|Wind speed||Decent wind speed||Wind speed is greater than the tower fan|
|Adjustable height and angle||It doesn’t come with adjustable height and angle.||It’s height is adjustable and you can create angle according to you need.|
|Remote control||Most of fans have remote control||No remote control available|
|Display||It has a digital display for setting indicator||A pedestal fan does not have display but some model come with digital display and they are expensive.|
|Air flow||Direct air flow.||Can flow direct and indirect air.|
When it come to safety point, tower fan is safer than pedestal fan. The blades of tower fan are hidden inside a grill and small baby finger can’t through it. On the other side, pedestal fans blades also kept inside a grill but any size figure can easily through it. So there is a high chance of figure getting whacked with fan blades.
One of the renowned tower fans is Dyson tower fan and this is also known as bladeless tower fan. The reason behind it called so is that the blades of this fan hidden such that you can’t even see it.
Wrap it up
So what’s your choice? It’s totally up to you. But for me, tower fan is the winner as it safe, good looking and features are really outstanding. If you want to buy a cheap fan then go for pedestal fan. Investing little bit extra will give you better and stylish fan. This will value your money and will relief you from new investment cycle.