It's not the dog days of summer just yet, but when hell (er, summer) comes along, you'll be wishing for a cooling tower fan. Compared to air conditioners, fans may not be as cooling, but they definitely are more energy efficient. And when used in tandem with your air conditioner, your fan can better circulate cool air, requiring you use less of your AC.
Tower fans offer full-room cool breezes, so if you're looking for more personal cool air, a tabletop fan is probably the better bet. When shopping for a new tower fan consider a few features you may want, including oscillation, remote control and various fan speeds. If you want to get really fancy with your tower fan, you may even consider one that doubles as an air purifier or use it in tandem with a humidifier or dehumidifier (some even already offer this as a feature). Here are the eight best tower fans to consider buying in 2022.
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What to Look for in a Tower Fan
At a minimum, a tower fan should have three speed settings, ranging from low to high. Beyond that, you can find tower fans that cycle through multiple speeds — to mimic actual breezes — or have a wide variety of speeds. Generally, cheaper tower fans will have fewer fan speeds, but that might be all you need.
You can get a tower fan that's big enough to circulate a breeze throughout the room or a fan that's good for personal use, like one that can sit atop a table. Height usually doesn't correlate with the strength of the fan, but the size can dictate which one will fit in the space you're trying to fill.
A tower fan that lacks a remote can be a dealbreaker. While it's not that hard to get up and adjust the fan speed, it's also the same reason why all televisions come with a remote now. If you really can't be bothered to get up to adjust a fan, then make sure it comes with a remote.
The Best Tower Fans of 2022
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