What every best Fans has:
- Good cooling performance.
- Easy-to-use controls.
- A reasonable noise level.
Despite its high price, the Dyson Cool AM07 is more popular with users than any other tower fan on the market. Owners love its quiet operation and its sleek, bladeless design, which makes it much easier to clean than most tower fans. They also appreciate its wealth of features, including oscillation, ten distinct speed settings, a sleep timer, and a remote control with a magnetic back that secures to the fan's base.
In professional tests, the Seville Classics UltraSlimLine 40" Oscillating Tower Fan is a top performer. It delivers strong airflow at both seated and standing height, while keeping the noise down to around 68 decibels. It's also very stable and offers a wealth of features, such as an oscillating mode, 7.5-hour sleep timer, and a remote control that works accurately from up to 13 feet away. The fan is backed by a one-year warranty.
With an airflow of 781 cfm, the Vornado 630 Medium Air Circulator packs enough power to distribute cool air throughout a good-sized room. It's solidly built and very easy to use, with three speeds and a pivoting head that can direct the flow of air wherever you choose. It's also fairly quiet, energy efficient, and much easier to clean than most floor fans. Vornado backs the fan with an impressive five-year warranty.
Professionals and users alike say the Dyson AM06 10 Inch Desk Fan is worth its high cost. Though it's small, its 569-cfm airflow is powerful enough to cool a good-sized room without making a lot of noise. It also has a wealth of handy features, including 90-degree oscillation, a 9-hour sleep timer, ten speed settings, and a magnetic remote control. Its bladeless design is stylish, kid- and pet-safe, and very easy to clean.
The Holmes HAOF87BLZ-NUC Lil' Blizzard is a lot of fan for a small price. In professional tests, this little fan moves 274 cfm of air, and the breeze feels smooth and steady. It also has an oscillation feature, a tilt-adjusting head, and a small footprint. The front grille is sturdy enough to keep out a poking finger and can be removed for cleaning. Holmes backs the fan with a one-year warranty.
The Bionaire BW2300-N is an electrically reversible fan with twin blades you can control independently to draw in, exhaust, or exchange the air in your room. In professional tests, it produces a breeze strong enough to be felt 30 feet from the window, besting all competitors in that trial. It's well featured, too, with a remote control and a digital thermostat. Despite some durability concerns, it’s well liked in both professional tests and user reviews.