After comparing dozens of tower fans in the summer of 2018, we are happy to finally announced that the Seville Classics UltraSlimline is the number one choice for people looking to stay cool. Not only does this fan offer maximum airflow, but the space-saving design also reduces the amount of noise and disruption. Of course, we’re also quite fond of the Honeywell 8-Speed Whole-Room Tower Fan, which boasts a magnificent design for a reasonably steeper cost.

Through our research, we have discovered that tower fans are designed to provide an adjustable stream of cool air to effectively condition a hot room. The tell tale sign of a solid appliance is the increased comfort of a room’s inhabitants. Nevertheless, common concerns include poor coverage, lack of power, and unpleasant aesthetics.

To ensure our fans met or exceeded all of our expectations, we ran them through extensive trial runs to ensure they adhered to the benchmarks of our extensive checklist. To end result is a strictly vetted list of the most impressive tower fans on the market.

Best Tower Fan Overall:

Seville Classic Ultra Slimline

Key Features:

Rating:

  • Price: ★★★★★ (5 Out of 5)
  • Design: ★★★★ (4 Out of 5)
  • Noise: ★★★★ (4 Out of 5)
  • AirFlow: ★★★★(4 Out of 5)

The Seville Classics Ultra SlimLine tower fan is a sleek narrow appliance with a rear steel intake grill and black plastic housing. The fan takes up less than 1 square foot of floor space, yet it is capable of cooling an entire room. The tower oscillates in a 75-degree angle, offering extreme airflow every which way it turns. Beyond that, it boasts an integrated timer with an automatic shutdown feature. Meanwhile, operators have a choice between a battery-operated remote control and illuminated LCD screen to easily adjust the settings. An additional perk is the extra long (6.25-foot) power cord with a built-in fuse protector. Overall, this fan offers unbeatably quiet whole-room cooling for a reasonable price.

Compared to the Vornado 184’s plastic V-flow circulation system, the UltraSlimline’s steel intake grill seems to maximize airflow. There is simply less resistance and smoother bursts of cool air. While the UltraSlimline doesn’t have quite as long of a warranty, the 1-year limited protection against defects is adequate enough. Considering its low profile, this tower fan moves a profound amount of air and has a circulation pattern that can cover a large room. While it may appear outdated compared to the futuristic look of the Dyson AM07 Air Multiplier, its internal spinning blades generate far more power. In closing, this fan’s low price makes it a top-seller amongst most retailers.

Longest Warranty:

Vornado 184 Tower Fan

Key Features:

  • Come With The  Longest Warranty
  • Good design
  • Equip with V air Flow Technology

Rating:

  • Price:       ★★★★ (4 Out of 5)
  • Design:   ★★★★ (4 Out of 5)
  • Noise:      ★★★★ (4 Out of 5)
  • AirFlow:  ★★★★(4 Out of 5)

The Vornado 184  Whole Room tower fan has a stunning diagonal crosscut design that helps increase airflow. It also boasts four unique energy-saving settings so you can target that perfect level of cool air. The Vornado offers 500 cubic feet of airflow per minute with a whopping 100-foot radius. If that’s not enough to win you over, the push-button LED console and the integrated timer are worth a look. The tower is extremely sturdy, refusing to wobble or tip. Not to mention, it is barely audible beyond a whisper. Last but certainly not least, the icing on this tower fan has to be the extensive 5-year limited warranty.

When compared to other tower fans, the Vornado’s unique tilted grill stands out. This V-flow technology generates a wide span of airflow without the need for oscillation. In turn, the fan is less wobbly than other models, such as the Lasko Wind Curve and Seville UltraSlimline. Beyond that, the fan features an affordable price when compared to models such as the Honeywell Quietset. Unfortunately, you cannot adjust the height of this tower fan and it sits rather close to the ground. For this reason, it can be ineffective when used near a raised bed. To solve this problem, we recommend placing the fan on a raised surface six or more inches away from the wall. Finally, when it comes time to clean the fan, just use a vacuum to clear dust away from the grill (no disassembly required).

Quietest And Good Looking:

Dyson AM07

Key Features:

  • Air Multiplier Technology Is the Trademark of Dyson Fan
  • Good design
  • Easy to clean

Rating:

  • Price:        ★★(2 Out of 5)
  • Design:    ★★★★ (4 Out of 5)
  • Noise:       ★★★★ (4 Out of 5)
  • AirFlow:  ★★★★(4 Out of 5)

The Dyson Tower fan features an extremely sleek looking hollow tower with a black nickel finish. The appliance utilized a patented air-multiplying technology that creates a stream of air without the use of hazard-posing spinning blades. The tower boasts a built-in timer with short and long interval shutoffs. What’s more, it has a far-reaching 6.6-foot cord. The tower is easy to clean too. It even comes with a detachable remote control that offers 10 tailored airflow settings. The tower measures 53 inches high and occupies a minimal amount of floor space. While this fan will set you back a few hundred dollars, its attractive design and low purr make it the best quiet tower fan currently on the market.

Since the Dyson is the only air multiplier on our list, it is hard to directly compare it to the other fans we reviewed. In terms of a warranty, no appliance beats its 2-year backing other than the Vornado Whole Room tower fan. Beyond that, the Dyson is an obvious pick for safety. There is no grill to fiddle with or internal blade to fuss over. We are happy to note that it does not get hot when we ran it for long periods of time either. The Dyson’s maximum airflow setting offers 500 l/s of airflow, which isn’t bad considering it tops our list for energy efficiency and low sound output.

Best Cheap Tower Fan:

Lasko 2551 Wind Curve Fan

Key Features:

  • Very cheap price
  • Easy to assemble
  • Best Seller On Amazon

Rating:

  • Price:        ★★★★★(5 Out of 5)
  • Design:    ★★★ (3 Out of 5)
  • Noise:       ★★★ (3.5 Out of 5)
  • AirFlow:  ★★★★(4 Out of 5)

The Lasko Wind Tower is a budget-rate fan with some impressive performance factors. It features a vented platinum-colored plastic housing with an easy-to-use push-button control panel. Operators have their choice between three fine-tuned airflow speeds and optional oscillation. Beyond that, the fan features a lengthy cord and fused safety plug. It’s a mere 42.5 inches in height, but size is hardly a factor considering the sizable bursts of cold air this fan is capable of producing. Beyond that, this system is incredibly quiet and can cool an entire room in a matter of minutes.

The Lasko tower fan is priced to sell compared to more high-end models like the Honeywell HYF290B Quietset 8-Speed Whole-Room Tower Fan. It’s small in stature and but quite heavy, with its extra weight lending itself to potential tipping mishaps. With that being said, it only produces a low whisper akin to that of the Vornado. Overall, if you don’t have much to spend on a cooling device, the Lasko offers convenience and power for a reasonable price.

Most Upgraded Pick:

Honeywell HYF290B

Key Features:

  • 5 different dim light selection
  • Slim Body
  • Light Weight

Rating:

  • Price:        ★★★★★(5 Out of 5)
  • Design:    ★★★★ (4 Out of 5)
  • Noise:       ★★★ (3.5 Out of 5)
  • AirFlow:  ★★★★(4 Out of 5)

The Honeywell Quietset is our number one pick for top-tier tower fans. While it is priced high for its excellence, this can feature a whopping eight push-button speed controls. It also boasts a battery-powered remote control that nests discretely in the back of the tower. The all-black plastic housing fits well in nearly any interior space and has a low square footage. The fan weighs just over 9-pounds, making it easy to transfer from room to room. What’s more, the powerful oscillating airflow reaches far distances. While it is not as powerful as an air conditioner, the soft cooling effect of the Honeywell’s generous airbursts is highly preferable. Thanks to its profound affordability and stellar performance, we are happy to name this the best tower fan for bedroom use. As a matter of fact, you’ll probably want to nab one for every family member.

Honeywell is known for producing quiet fans and this tower is no exception. It also boasts an extremely sturdy raised base that prevents tipping and helps increase waist-level air circulation. Like the Dyson, this fan features a push-button remote. However, it also features a LED-lighted console for easy nighttime adjustments. It is important to note that this is not the most powerful fan on our list, but it is lightweight and easy to assemble. Beyond that, it offers one to eight-hour automatic shutoff options, which help in reducing your electricity bill. On the downside, you’ll need to dissect this fan into two separate pieces if you ever plan on deep cleaning it. While this is an inconvenience, we still consider it to be a small price to pay for an excellent product.

Our Tower Fan Review Process

Our research began with a painstaking searching of current tower fans for sale by a wide range of online and brick and mortar retailers. As you can imagine, by casting such as wide net, we turned up quite a few possible contenders. To narrow things down, we only considered items that had been thoroughly reviewed and maintained a rating of 4 stars or greater. With a far greater product base to examine, we cross-referenced the qualities of each of these tower fans and attempted to surface any product recalls or other potential landmines. Finally, we put our final picks under a magnifying glass to ensure they met each of our final five criteria.

Read along to learn about the long quality and control checklist we used to determine our final picks. We are happy to note that each one of our final selections either meets or exceeds these criteria.

#1. Airflow

 Airflow is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM). It is an easy way of determining how much air is being moved by a fan and how fast. As such, greater CFM measurement automatically translates to a powerful cooling effect. With a high airflow potential and multiple power settings, a tower fan has a solid foundation. However, there is far more that goes into making an effective appliance.

#2. Energy Efficiency

While a high CFM is imperative, a fan with one can dramatically increase your energy bill if it is not also energy efficient. Always check to see how much wattage a fan requires. Energy efficient appliances use smart designs to minimize the amount of energy spent.

#3. Oscillation

Most tower fans boast an optional oscillation feature. This means the tower rotates from side to side. The motion ensures that air is distributed across a wide area rather than blasting in one direction. Our research showed that most fans rotate between a 45 and 90-degree angle. If a fan does not oscillate, ensure it still offers a wide degree of air circulation.

#4. Noise

It is important to scrutinize noise levels, as anything too excessive can disturb your ability to relax or focus. Most of the fans we tested were audible on their highest settings. Yet, no one fan produced a disruptive level of decibels. It is important to note that the Dyson 300906-01 Air Multiplier AM07 Tower Fan demonstrated the lowest noise levels when put to the test.

#5. Lifetime

One of the main concerns of consumers looking to purchase tower fans should be how long they’re going to last. Electrical and mechanical components don’t last forever. While many minor issues can be resolved, most consumers aren’t willing or ready to delve into the realm of D.I.Y. fan repair. Therefore, it is a good idea to stick with a brand that is known for its longevity. Moreover, focus your search on new and proven designs that appear as though they will stand the test of time. Many customers insist that their Dyson fans last a lifetime. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the Seville Classic, which often stops working after a year.

#6. Warranty

Extended warranties provide in-depth consumer protection down the road. Of our picks, the Vornado 184 Whole Room Tower Air Circulator Fan offers the longest warranty package. Keep in mind that a long warranty is a wonderful thing, so long as the product is one you’ll want to stick with.

#7. Cleanliness

Dust is one of the main contributors to the breakdown of a tower fan. As such, it is important that it is both easy to clean and maintain. Because of the smooth hollow design of air multiplier technologies, fan’s with these are some of the easiest to wipe down. The Dyson, which is a bladeless fan, is by far the easiest on our list to clean.

#8. Safety

It is equally important to ensure a fan does not pose a hazard to small children nor pets. Grills with wide crosshatches provide enough clearance for small fingers and/or objects to be inserted into the blade area. Meanwhile, grills that can be easily bent pose yet another safety risk. Finally, it is important to ensure that the body does not get hot after extended usage. The Dyson is easily our safest fan as it does not contain a fast-moving blade.

#9. Size

One of the main perks of tower fans is their sleek vertical design. The slender devices should have a small floor footprint, despite their ability to send cool bursts of air far and wide. Most of the fans we reviewed weighed around 10 pounds, making them easy to move, clean, and ship. It is important to note that heavier models were often more susceptible to tipping and could pose a hazard to small children and/or pets.

#10. Design

Let’s face the truth; appliances aren’t always the most pleasant things to look at. We are big fans of black and silver colorways, as they blend well with most decor. The clean lines of air multipliers qualify them as one of the more stylish tower fan options. Of course, angular grills and clean lines dress up basic bladed tower fans too. When it comes to appliance design, our motto is less is more. Clean lines, simplistic color options, and compact devices are automatic preferences.

#11. Speed Settings

Speed settings allow users to adjust the rate at which air is pumped out of a fan. We prefer to have between four and eight optional speed settings. This ensures that can always tailor our settings to fit the particular conditions of a room. Too many settings can make a fan hectic to use, especially if the fan automatically returns to the first speed setting after being shut off and turned back on.

#12. Remote Control

A remote allows users to adjust the fans settings from a distance. If a fan includes a remote, it is important that it also features a place to nest the remote when it is not in use. Fan remotes are often small and easy to lose. Keep in mind that a remote should only be considered a backup method of controlling a fan. Therefore, it should not serve as a replacement for a standard control panel.

#13. Timer

Many modern fans feature programmable timers. These allow users to establish an interval of time in which the fan is automatically shut off. Some even possess automatic turn-ons. These features help save money on energy costs. We found that one half to one-hour intervals were the most desirable when it came to automatic overnight shutoffs. This wide range ensures that the user falls asleep prior to a scheduled shutoff.

How We Tested the Tower Fans

As finite as science can be, we knew that the only reliable way to properly scrutinize these fans was to try them firsthand. To do this, we committed to standing these towers up against the sweltering summer nights of New England summer. We trialed each fan for 24 hours, carefully eliminating those that did not pass through our rigorous testing benchmarks. Those that were too noisy, wobbly, or weak were cast aside until we were able to develop a reliable final five.

While testing the towers, we made sure to fiddle with each and every setting. In doing so, we scrutinized the accessibility of the control panel, the contrast of the settings, and the angle of oscillation. We even ran vigorous safety tests to ensure the housing did not overheat, and small fingers weren’t going to be mashed to bits. In doing this, we made sure that our findings were comparable with any and all manufacturing claims and noted the times these differed.

Our research didn’t stop there either. We reached out to manufacturers to determine their quality of customer service. Then, we scanned through seemingly endless amounts of customer reviews looking for any reports of premature failure. We even went down the dark road of warranty fulfillment to see how companies handled defect claims and replacement processes.

We also scanned through countless other consumer journalism, press releases, and recommendations to get a better understanding of what everyday people were looking for in a cooling device. While we noted that the vast majority of consumers desired both budget and high-end options, we were also mindful of the fact that most of them didn’t want to make many sacrifices in the way of product quality (despite the price they were willing to pay). Over the course of our research, we also found that there were a handful of revered brands that stuck out in the mind of consumers. It helped for us to be able to focus in on these brands and highlight a small sampling of their finest products.

Our ultimate goal was to objectively unearth the best products on the market. To do this, we refused to overlook even the slightest shortcomings, even if it meant repeatedly starting back a square one.

How They Compared

To begin testing our tower fans, we focused on their CFM (airflow rate) and air circulation time. We knew that the greater the airflow rate was, the more powerful the fan would be. So, we were happy to discover that the Dyson AM07 has an airflow rating of 1,300 CFM. meanwhile, the Lasko 2551 and Honeywell tower fans dropped in at second with identical airflow ratings of 650 CFM. Finally, the Seville Classic and Vornado 184 demonstrated an airflow of 550 CFM. These ratings were well within the acceptable range, but far from the end of our comparison.

We used the fans’ airflow ratings to determine their air circulation time. Our test lab is 400 square feet (about the size of a small bedroom). In order to calculate air circulation time, we needed to divide the CFM by the number of cubic feet in a room. The ideal sum should be around 3 minutes. For the Dyson AM07, we calculated 3.25, which assured us this fan would work well in a larger room. The Lasko 2551 and Honeywell towers only had an air circulation time of 1.65 minutes. Finally, the Vornado 184 and Seville Classic had an air circulation time of 1.3 minutes.

After learning more about the fans’ power threshold, we wanted to inquire about there sound output. It turns out that all of the fans have a sound rating of 64 dB. They were all slightly audible at their highest speed setting. Nevertheless, the Dyson was the least disruptive as it produced a steady low hum rather than a sound with an alternating pitch.

We couldn’t conclude our testing without knowing how energy efficient each of these models were. To measure energy use we inquired about the number of kilowatt hours the fans used. The winner of this round was the Honeywell, which used a mere 0.03 KWH. This was followed closely by the Seville Classic, Lasko 2551, and Dyson AM07, all of which used around 0.05 KWH. Last but not least, the Vornado 184 used around 0.09 KWH.

We also wanted to run a comparison on the number of settings each fan had. The Dyson AM07 amazed us with 10 precision settings, while the Honeywell took a close second with eight. The Seville and Vornado each had four settings to fiddle with, while the Lasko had a mere 3. In our testing sessions, we found that four felt like just the right amount of options.

Final Thoughts

When we first set out to find the best tower fan, we knew we wanted to find a product that did an amazing job at cooling a room down. However, we never could have imagined how many additional details we would need to consider before making this decision. We encountered many impressive appliances, but none sustained our attention more than the Seville Classics UltraSlimLine. Not only does this fan boast a powerful cool burst of air, but it also oscillates 75 degrees to guarantee a whole room cool down.

We are also big fans of the Honeywell Quietset, which is a powerful, reliable upgrade for individuals willing to spend a little more. No matter what tower fan you opt for, we’re confident that each of our choices offers an abundance of cool air. We hope you enjoyed each and every tower fan review and are now on your way to a cooler home or office.

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Mohiuddin Shawon

Mohiuddin Shawon is the Chief Editor and Content Researcher of topcoolingfan.com. He is also the chief editor of The Blazing Home . Mohiuddin Shawon is a professional Electrical Engineer. He is the main pillar of Top Cooling Fan. His engineering skill and research help us to find the top quality fan for the general public.

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