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S ummer is coming. So does excessive heat that turns your house into a genuine sauna. Although an air conditioner can easily create the perfect conditions for comfortable living, it is rather expensive. Not to mention that the costs of constantly running it will easily overcharge your power bill. So what’s the alternative? An inexpensive, powerful and reliable fan.

Pedestal fans feature high airflows and oscillating heads that ensure the circulation of the cooled air on large surfaces. Moreover, many of them come with smart functions, remotes, LCDs and diverse cooling moods, so you can easily set the optimal parameters. Energy-saving and versatile, these wonderful machines will keep the summer heat away, and even smoke or cooking smells that sometimes invade your house.

11. Best Choice Products 16in Oscillating Fan




Specifications


  • Number of Blades: 3
  • Power Output: 60 W
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Fan Modes: 3

  • Max Height: 53”
  • Min Height: 43.5”
  • Head Size: 16”




Fitted with a dual-blade design that engages 3 small blades and 3 large, this unit offers a generous airflow, so your whole family can enjoy its benefits. The 16-inch head inclines and oscillates, spreading the refreshing breeze throughout the entire room, while the telescopic height adjuster allows you to fix it in the optimal position by choosing a height level between 43.5″ and 53″. Moreover, navigating through settings has never been easier, thanks to the user-friendly wireless remote control that gives you the possibility to operate it from afar, enabling you to turn it on or off, pick speed, mode, activate oscillation, or set the timer.

Whether you need it to run during the night so that you are kept comfortable and cool during sleep, or you want to find a perfect corner of coolness in your house after doing some errands through the hot summer air, you will find a mode that suits all of your needs. Not to mention that you can set the timer to power it off after 0.5 hours, 1 hour, 1.5 hours, and so on until 7.5 hours, so it doesn’t consume more power than the necessary.

PROS
  • ETL-certified for safety and performance
  • Sleek look and intuitive design
  • Easy to understand how to utilize the remote control
  • Dual-blade design increases airflow for better results
CONS
  • The warranty is only 90-day
  • The lights on the fan are bright and can be bothering at night
Verdict

In a nutshell, this is an affordable model with a sleek design and adjustment features that allows you to personalize your home cooling. It includes a remote control, so you will be able to switch speed settings, modes, set timer or activate oscillation from the comfort of your couch. ETL-tested, it is safe and efficient so you can purchase with confidence.


10. Lasko 2535




Specifications


  • Oscillation:
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Programmable Timer: 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours

  • Height: 52”
  • ETL-Listed:
  • Head Size: 14”




The simple design makes this fan easy to assemble, so if you don’t like spending hours trying to figure out where every little part goes, this is exactly what you need. The package contains the base, the pedestal, and the head, and all you have to do is put them together, a job that doesn’t require any additional tools, and is ready in just a few minutes. The intuitive remote control helps you customize every setting, featuring controls for the timer, fan speed, oscillation, and sleep mode. Besides that, you will be able to choose one of the 3 speed settings, reliant on the temperature in the room and your preferences. An LED display is at your disposal so you can check at any moment what variables are selected and follow the remote operations.

The built-in timer helps you save energy by shutting the fan off after the selected time. You can choose to let it run for 0.5 hours to 7.5 hours. Furthermore, the Sleep Mode is intended to ensure the best conditions for a good night’s sleep without draining your wallet, so it will automatically pause it after 6 hours.

It is compact, with a 14-inch head, but provided with a powerful motor and ready to generate an excellent airflow. The directional louvers allow you to shift air direction so it can always hit the hottest points. In addition to that, the height of the product can be adjusted from 41 to 52 inches, select between speed options or activate the oscillation function, all within seconds.

PROS
  • Easy to handle through the wireless remote control
  • Built-in timer reduces energy consume
  • ETL-certified, safe for every environment
  • Compact and adjustable, fits in tighter spaces
CONS
  • Oscillation angle is rather narrow
  • Mainly for small quarters
Verdict

Compact build and easy assembly, with many adjustment settings and wireless remote control to help you navigate through them, Lasko 2535 is a perfect option for small-size rooms where you cannot easily accommodate other models. The swing and directional louvers allow you to direct the wind wherever you need it most. Plus, the 1-year guarantee keeps you covered from a broad range of mishaps.


9. COSTWAY VD-54237HW




Specifications


  • Number of Blades: 3
  • Power Output: 3
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Oscillation Angle: 90-Degree

  • Max Height: 53”
  • Min Height: 44.8”
  • Head Size: 16”




90-degree oscillation, a strong-built remote control that permits you to navigate through fan settings from a range of up to 3.3′, and a digital LED display turn this fan into a high-quality, user-friendly machine, perfect for large rooms and families. It features an on/off switch, so you won’t have to unplug it each time you leave the house. Moreover, you can use the timer for customized wind blow sessions, as it allows you to automatically turn the fan off after 0.5 to 7.5 hours. The telescopic height adjuster helps you find the perfect level for the wind, with height settings between 44.8” and 53”, while the head tilts and oscillates for increased room coverage.

The sturdy base offers impeccable posture, so it won’t wobble, no matter if you decide to run it on low, medium, or high speed. Plus, the dual-blade design ensures a more powerful airflow, so you can place it in larger spaces like your living room or office. The front fan cover is provided with metallic rings, designed to prevent shocks and pressure while keeping the children from getting hurt. It is approved by the ETL and energy-efficient, featuring 3 operational modes so you can select the ideal atmosphere for your house. Hence, you can pick the normal mode for regular, daily running, nature mode, if you are trying to rapidly cool your house or eliminate some bothering cooking odors, or sleep mode, which offers a cool breeze at a lower noise level.

PROS
  • Electronic timer helps you save power
  • ETL-approved and safe to use around children
  • Dual blade scheme produces higher airflow
  • 3 speed choices and 3 operating modes allow you to select the perfect wind strength
CONS
  • Warranty is only 3-month
  • It may seem difficult to assemble to some users
Verdict

Overall, the value is great and COSTWAY delivers what it promises. You pay for strong wind and safe, user-friendly design and this is exactly what you get. Reliable and with a weighted base to keep it in place, it is perfect for families with children, as its safety features will keep them from getting hurt.


8. Honeywell HSF1640B




Specifications


  • Number of Blades: 3
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Noise Level: Low

  • Max Height: 48”
  • Airflow Options: Normal, Natural, Quiet
  • Head Size: 16”




Honeywell is already a renowned brand among appliance manufacturers and highly popular on the market due to its fairly-priced products. This model is one of its best, as it comes with a strong and stable base and a large 16-inch oscillating head, and was specially designed to cover medium to large spaces. It comes with 3 blades and can be adjusted in height to a maximum of 48 inches. Moreover, it features 3 speed settings that allow you to customize the airflow by choosing between normal, natural and quiet.

Besides the 3 speed settings, it features 3 breeze modes as well, namely the breezy, variable or constant option, and you can control them either through the control panel, which is placed on the fan or through the included remote control. Plus, you can let it running in the evening to keep you cool over the night and program it to stop in 1, 2, 4 or 8 hours when the temperature tends to drop.

Worthy to mention as well, it is quiet, therefore suitable for bedrooms. Plus, you won’t have any problems maintaining it clean, as the grille is removable to provide easy access for cleaning.

PROS
  • The head tilts and oscillates at a wide angle, being able to cover large spaces
  • Easy to control either through the built-in electronic panel or through the remote control
  • Multiple adjustment settings make it suitable for families, as every member will be able to adjust it to his/her needs
  • 8-Hour timer reduces the risk of overheating and prevents energy waste
  • Easy to clean due to the removable grille
CONS
  • Some customers complained that it is too powerful, even on the lowest speed setting
  • Poor assembly instructions
Verdict

If you are looking for a budget option from a reliable brand, we recommend this model. It comes with a 1-year warranty and customer support. Plus, it is strong built and adjustable, so you will be able to set it to meet your wishes and needs.


7. Pelonis FS45-18UR




Specifications


  • Number of Blades: 3
  • Oscillation Angle: 80-Degree
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Noise Level: 55 dB

  • Max Height: 48”
  • Min Height: 42”
  • Head Size: 18”




If you are looking for an option to keep your entire family cool over the summer, this model, with its wide 80-degree oscillation angle is exactly what you need. The large 18-inch head tilts and oscillates so every corner of the room gets the perfect amount of fresh air. Moreover, you can adjust the stand’s height from 3.5 to 4 ft. so the breeze disperses at the optimal level. With a strong, heavy-duty base that provides optimal stability even when it’s running at the highest speed and built-in overheat protection, it will provide consistent and safe cooling.

It features 3 speed settings that can be easily activated from distance with the help of the included remote control. Furthermore, a user-friendly panel is at your disposal so you can navigate through settings even if you happen to misplace the remote. Other practical features are the auto shut-off and the timer that can be set to power it down within an interval of 0 and 7.5 hours.

The high-quality motor provides great power, engaging the blades to produce strong wind for your entire room. Plus, the 1-year warranty and the good price are other attractive features that should be considered, which, combined with the excellent quality make this product highly popular among buyers.

PROS
  • Remote control helps you adjust settings from distance
  • Sturdy base provides stability throughout the entire cooling process
  • Tilt and oscillation function ensure a comfortable environment for the entire family
  • Affordable and backed by a 1-year warranty
  • Overheat protection keeps you and your house safe
CONS
  • A bit noisy, with a maximum noise level of 55dB
  • Cannot control oscillation settings with the remote
Verdict

Able to produce strong wind and equipped with all the necessary functions to keep your house safe and comfortable, this fan is everything you need to keep the summer sweat away. Plus, it is affordable and energy-saving, so you might even save some money in the long run.


6. Climatik CPF-100




Specifications


  • Number of Blades: 5
  • Oscillation Angle: 80-Degree
  • Speed Settings: 3

  • FCC-Approved:
  • Max Height: 52”
  • Head Size: 16”




Modern and with a clean look, CPF-100 is a great solution for small to medium spaces, as it will easily fit in a tight corner. The robust 55W motor engages 3 industry-leading blades to produce strong wind, while the 16-inch tilting head with an 80-degree oscillation function ensures proper air dispersion throughout the entire room. Depending on your preferences and the temperature in the room, you can choose between low, medium and high speed, thus adjusting the noise level and power consumption as well. Another practical feature is the touch-screen LED display that is intuitively designed and allows you to easily control the fan functions.

A multifunctional remote control is included as well, so you can easily set the right parameters from your couch or bed. Easy to assemble, as it doesn’t require any tools, it will be cooling the air in your house in no time. Furthermore, the metal grille is powder-coated for extra protection against corrosion and rust. FCC-approved, and with a timer included so you can set the optimal running time, it saves energy. Not to mention that it is covered by an excellent 3-year warranty so you can purchase with confidence.

PROS
  • Clean, simple design goes with any home décor
  • Powder-coated metal grille for increased durability
  • Touch screen display for easy operations
  • Wide 80 degrees oscillation ensures cool air for the entire room
CONS
  • The light produced by the display is too bright
  • User’s manual not included
Verdict

All in all, if you are looking for a performant fan that can keep you cool throughout the entire summer or help you remove cooking odors or smoke from your house, all at a good price and without overcharging your energy bill, Climatik CPF-100 is a smart option. Provided with a clean look and a user-friendly LED display, it will only improve your house’s appearance.


5. Hunter 90439




Specifications


  • Number of Blades: 3
  • Oscillation Angle: 80-Degree
  • Speed Settings: 3

  • Max Height: 52.5”
  • Min Height: 37”
  • Head Size: 16”




Industrial décor is trending again, so why not add a bit of heaviness to your favorite room? Hunter 90439 comes with an onyx copper finish and matte black legs to create the perfect retro atmosphere. All-metal, and equipped with rubber feet that provide great stability, it can be set on any surface and it won’t leave unesthetic marks or scratches. Besides that, it is extremely easy to use, with a speed selector placed in the rear side that allows you to choose between low, medium and high speed. The head measures 16 inches in diameter and comes with an oscillation function that widely spreads the cold air throughout the entire room.

The powerful motor engages the 3 metal blades, generating an excellent airflow that can cover any medium or large room. It comes with a telescopic stand that allows you to adjust the height between 37 and 52.5 inches. Moreover, although it is all-metal and seems heavy, it is actually easy to maneuver and put together, so you will get it set and ready to work in no time. The warranty is 1-year and covers both labor and components. Plus, the price is fair, and it is energy-efficient, so we would call this a good long-time investment.

PROS
  • Onyx copper finish provides a nice retro look
  • Easy to adjust, with a rear-access speed selector
  • All metal structure for better durability
  • Oscillation function ensures an even distribution of cold air
  • Telescopic height adjuster for customized height settings
CONS
  • It may sound loud to some users
  • Cord is running outside the stand
Verdict

To summarize, this chick, retro-looking fan will bring some color into your house and get you rid of insufferable summer heat. Whether you place it in the living room or the kitchen, it will keep its balance as the rubber feet keep it from sliding off surfaces. Moreover, it comes with a 3-speed motor and telescopic height adjuster so you can customize it exactly as you like.


4. KLARSTEIN Silent Storm




Specifications


  • Number of Blades: 5
  • Ventilation Modes: 5
  • Speed Settings: 12
  • Energy Consumption: 35 W

  • Max Height: 47.6”
  • Min Height: 53.9”
  • Head Size: 16”




Beautifully-designed, with a sleek black finish and a large 16-inch head, this fan will bring a cool, refreshing breeze into your house without messing with your carefully-arranged décor. A built-in, auto-dimming LCD screen is at your disposal for quick speed adjustments and, for even more freedom, a battery-powered remote control is included. You will be able to choose between 5 operating modes, clever-thought to cover as many situations as possible. The natural wind simulation mood is the strongest, generating a powerful airflow to easily cool a large room of up to 850 sq. ft. The night mode activates the auto-shutoff function, helping you save energy, while the extra-quiet mode keeps you comfortable through the night without disturbing your sleep. Furthermore, for a more customized run, the temperature-adjusted mode generates the perfect amount of cool air to chill any type of environment.

The robust base ensures perfect balance, while the telescopic stand allows you to adjust the height in increments of 6 inches. The head is flexible with a tilting and oscillation function that ensures an even distribution of cold air. Moreover, it is energy-saving, with a maximum power consumption of only 35 watts. Worthy to mention as well, the 1-year warranty covers both the brushless motor and components.

PROS
  • Versatile, features 5 operating moods
  • Brushless motor provides a longer lifespan
  • Energy-saving, operates on maximum of 35 watts
  • User-friendly, with a remote control and easy-to operate LCD included
  • 12 fan speeds for optimal customization
CONS
  • Poor assembly instructions
  • It makes a noise every time the head oscillates
Verdict

Sharp-looking and robust, this fan is a great purchase for every large room. With 5 modes and 12 fan settings available, it provides the optimal versatility to meet the standards of every member of your family. Besides that, it is energy-efficient, consuming less than 35 watts on the highest speed level, so it will even help you save some money in the long run.


3. Hurricane 736472




Specifications


  • Number of Blades: 3
  • Airflow: 4,500 CFM
  • Speed Settings: 3

  • Max Height: 54”
  • Min Height: 39”
  • Head Size: 20”




If you are looking for a reliable, heavy-duty fan that can look great inside your house but also deal with the harsh conditions of a garage or workshop, Hurricane 736472, with its all-metal structure and heavy base, is exactly what you need. The head features a 20-inch diameter, being one of the largest on the market, and oscillates, sending fresh air in every corner of the room. Furthermore, the aluminum blades are engaged by a powerful motor, which can generate an airflow of up to 4,500 CFM and up to 1,400 rotations per minute.

Highly versatile, it comes with a telescopic stand that allows you to adjust the height between 39 and 54 inches, depending on the room size or the place where you are sitting. Moreover, you can select between low, medium or high speed for a more efficient run. It is covered by a 1-year warranty and comes with a powder-coated structure that will keep it rust-free, no matter the space where you place it, so we would say this is an excellent investment that won’t take long until it fully pays off.

PROS
  • Powder-coated all-metal structure provides a longer lifespan
  • High airflow covers large spaces
  • Versatile, with an adjustable height and fan speed
  • Extra-large head increases efficiency
  • Generous 1-year warranty
CONS
  • A bit noisy
  • Oscillation feature could be improved
Verdict

To conclude, Hurricane 736472 can easily handle large rooms, whether we are talking about bedrooms, living rooms or garages. The heavy-duty structure is made to last through humidity or sun exposure, as the powder-coated finish ensures the proper protection against rust. Furthermore, it features aluminum blades that are highly efficient and produce an airflow of up to 4,500 CFM.


2. Vornado 783




Specifications


  • Number of Blades: 3
  • Airflow: 583 CFM
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Noise Level: Low

  • Max Height: 40”
  • Min Height: 28”
  • Head Size: 12”




When it comes to air circulation, Vornado is undefeatable, due to the revolutionary vortex action airflow. Unlike most fans which use oscillation to send cool air in as many directions as possible, the Vornado circulator functions more like an air conditioner by circulating the entire air in the room and ensuring a comfortable environment for everyone, no matter the corner they chose to sit. Furthermore, the deep-pitched blades are enclosed in an air duct that sculpts the air into a high-velocity column and pushes it to a distance of up to 100 ft., turning this fan into a perfect solution for large rooms.

It features a maximum height of 40 inches that can be adjusted down to 28 inches, and a tilting 12-inch head that sends the air in multiple directions. The grille is removable and easy to clean with a damp cloth. Moreover, the u-shaped base comes with rubber feet to keep it balanced and prevent it from scratching the floor. Easy-to-assemble and practical, it comes with a 6-foot cord that allows you to find a good position for it within the room. Plus, it is covered by a generous 5-year warranty that extends upon both parts and labor, so you can put your mind at ease.

PROS
  • Top-notch Vortex technology generates a performant airflow
  • Extremely quiet, perfect for bedrooms
  • Excellent 5-year warranty
  • Adjustable height and 3 speed settings for increased versatility
  • Long cord for better maneuverability
CONS
  • Height is rather low
  • No remote available
Verdict

It is powerful and effective, with 5 strong blades that thoroughly mix the air, and working on ultimate air-circulating technology, so it is nothing but a wonderful choice for every house. Moreover, it delivers a strong airflow that will cover every large room and is backed by a generous 5-year warranty.


1. Rowenta VU5670




Specifications


  • Number of Blades: 5
  • Airflow: 2,436 CFM
  • Speed Settings: 5
  • Noise Level: 35 dB

  • Max Height: 54”
  • Min Height: 42”
  • Head Size: 16”




Rowenta is well-renowned for its high-quality products and generous warranty time, and VU5670 isn’t an exception. Equipped with a sturdy base that keeps it steady while delivering an amazing airflow, and an extra-large 16” fan head, it will easily bring the comfort of the cool air to any medium-to-large room. 5 effective blades cut through the air, pushing the heat away without producing any noise that is higher than a whisper. Moreover, the whole structure is protected by an excellent 1-year warranty, so you can purchase and use it with maximum confidence.

Powerful Airflow

No matter if you need to get a break from the summer heat or to quickly evacuate smoke or odors produced by different household jobs, you will find the necessary power in Rowenta’s exceptional 2,436 cubic feet/min. airflow. The head oscillates to cover every corner of your room, and you can easily control the speed settings from distance with the help of the remote control. You can choose between 3 classical speeds, or go to the extremes with the additional Turbo Boost and Silent Night functions.

Whisper-Quiet

It is designed to provide comfort at any hour of the day, without disturbing your work, sleep or relaxation time, so the sound it produces is as low as 35dB. Moreover, on Silent Night mode, you won’t hear a sound. You will only feel the fresh airwaves traveling around the room and cooling your body for a well-deserved, restful sleep.

User-Friendly

The remote control helps you navigate through speed settings or operate the timer that can be set for up to 8 hours. The electronic control panel is intuitive and you will be able to figure it out in no time. Not to mention that you can adjust its height from 42” to 54” so it redirects the airflow in the exact spot where you are sitting.

PROS
  • Exceptional airflow ensures a quick, constant cooling of the room
  • Ultra-quiet operations don’t disturb your work or sleep
  • Adjustable height for customized results
  • Energy-saving mode
  • 1-year warranty
CONS
  • Grille is not removable, so it is hard to clean
  • Remote requires a custom battery that is not included
Verdict

Ultra-quiet, powerful and versatile, with a user-friendly control panel and an energy-saving function, this fan is everything you need to go through the torrid summer. The remote control provides even more freedom, while the 1-year warranty keeps you covered against mishaps and manufacturing flows, so you can enjoy its benefits.


Top 11 Pedestal Fans Compared

Photo Products Price
Rowenta VU5670 Image
Best Overall
1. Rowenta VU5670
  • Fan Head Diameter: 16 in.
  • Speed Settings: 5
  • Height: 42 to 54 in.
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: Ultra-Silent Technology
  • Warranty: 2-Year
Vornado 783 ImageBest High-End Pedestal Fan
2. Vornado 783
  • Fan Head Diameter: 12 in.
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Height: 28 to 40 in.
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: Deep Pitch Blades
  • Warranty: 5-Year
Hurricane 736472 ImageBest Pedestal Fan for Garage
3. Hurricane 736472
  • Fan Head Diameter: 20 in.
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Height: 39 to 54 in.
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: All-Metal
  • Warranty: 1-Year
KLARSTEIN Silent Stor Image
Editor’s Choice
4. KLARSTEIN Silent Storm
  • Fan Head Diameter: 16 in.
  • Speed Settings: 12
  • Height: 47,6 to 53,9 in.
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: 5 Operating Modes
  • Warranty: 1-Year
Hunter 90439 Image
5. Hunter 90439
  • Fan Head Diameter: 16 in.
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Height: 37 to 52.5 in.
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: Rubber Feet
  • Warranty: 1-Year
Climatik CPF-100 ImageBest Pedestal Fan for Bedroom
6. Climatik CPF-100
  • Fan Head Diameter: 16 in.
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Height: Adjustable
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: Touch Screen Display
  • Warranty: 3-Year
Pelonis FS45-18UR Image
Best Pedestal Fan under $50
7. Pelonis FS45-18UR
  • Fan Head Diameter: 18 in.
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Height: 42 to 48 in.
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: Built-In Overheat Protection
  • Warranty: 1-Year
Honeywell HSF1640B Image
8. Honeywell HSF1640B
  • Fan Head Diameter: 16 in.
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Height: Up to 48 in.
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: 3 Breeze Options
  • Warranty: 1-Year
COSTWAY VD-54237HW Image
9. COSTWAY VD-54237HW
  • Fan Head Diameter: 16 in.
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Height: 44.8 to 53 in.
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: Timer
  • Warranty: 90-Day
Lasko 2535 Image
10. Lasko 2535
  • Fan Head Diameter: 14 in.
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Height: 41 to 52 in.
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: E.T.L. Listed
  • Warranty: 1-Year
Best Choice Products 16in Oscillating Fan Image
11. Best Choice Products 16in Oscillating Fan
  • Fan Head Diameter: 16 in.
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Height: 43.5 to 53 in.
  • Oscillation:
  • Highlight: Remote Control
  • Warranty: 90-Day



Tower Fan vs Pedestal Fan

Back in the day, a fan’s single goal was to create some airflow in the chamber and keep away the overwhelming summer heat. People weren’t thinking about looks, noise or smart features, and things went on perfectly for a while. However, the technological boom targeted these characteristics and many others, and the big companies proceeded to improve both the style and the functions of these devices. Nowadays, the offer is broader and you can choose between 4 main fan types, specifically tower, pedestal, ceiling or floor, depending on your preferences, space, and fan’s purpose. However, two of them have proven to be more appealing to buyers due to their performance and smart technology, so, in this article, we will focus on comparing the functions and features of pedestal and tower fans.

Style and Purpose

Before diving into complex comparisons, let’s take a look at how these fans work and what is different about them in terms of style and functionality. For instance, they both use strong motors to engage blades and produce a strong breeze inside a room, but the contrasts appear when we look into the way they disperse the air and their airflow’s strength. A tower fan has vertical blades that swing at the base, being able to blow out air only at a 90-degree angle, while a pedestal unit consists of a base, a stand, and a head, most of the action taking place in the upper side. The motor rotates the blades at high speeds, drawing the air through the backside and pushing it out through the front of the fan. As a rule, pedestal or stand fans can generate stronger airflows, being more fitting for large-size rooms or workplaces. However, tower models come with a sleeker design and are quieter, so they make a better choice for bedrooms or smaller spaces, especially if the owner desires to maintain a harmonious decor.

The tilting and oscillating head allows the stand fans to cover larger portions of the room, so they can be used not only for air cooling but to remove unpleasant smells or to recirculate heat in the winter when their head can be turned towards the ceiling, where the warmth tends to rise. On the other hand, tower models are more compact and lightweight, so you can carry them with you in the kitchen to keep the smell and moisture from depositing around the house.

Features and Functions

A function that is common for tower, as well as pedestal fans, is oscillation. However, the difference is better observed in the broadness of the oscillation angle, which is considerably higher in pedestal units. In this case, the oscillation implies the motion of the entire head, so the airflow reaches as much space as possible. Tower fans feature inside oscillation, which could be safer, as there’s no big head moving that can easily hit objects if it isn’t properly positioned, but it covers a more limited part of the room.

Other features that should be examined are height and the possibility to adjust it. Most stand versions come with telescopic adjusters that allow you to easily extend or decrease the fan’s height. Moreover, they are usually taller than their tower opponents. But, if we consider the small dimensions of the tower fans, and their lightweight structure, we could find many adjustment possibilities. For example, they can be placed on the floor, on a stand, on the table or in any other place where we need the cool breeze most. Not to mention that their compact design makes them perfect for tight spaces where a pedestal fan would hardly fit.

Although both variants feature smart functions like timers, LCD screens, overheat protection, different speed settings, and working modes, tower fans have a bonus function and this consists of the improvement they can bring in air quality. Many of them come with filters or ionizers that remove allergens, dust, and odors, creating a more comfortable environment for users that suffer from allergies.

Price and Operation Cost

Whether we are talking about one model or another, the prices variate depending on quality, functions or brand. For example, a fan that comes with built-in lamps will increase not only the price but the energy consumption and thus the operating cost. However, if we look at the average price, pedestal fans tend to be cheaper than tower models. And, since they don’t need to constantly run a purifying function, they consume less power, so the operating costs are lower.

Verdict

In the end, it all comes to space and necessities. No matter how much you appreciate the aesthetics and functioning of a tower fan, if you require the product for use in a large space, you will turn to the most efficient solution which in this case, is the pedestal fan. On the other hand, if your house is small and you seek a product that does not have trouble fitting in tight corners to deliver not only cool but unpolluted air, then you should go with the tower variant.


Conclusion

Once you’ve bought a pedestal fan, your house will never be the same. No more hellish summers, with days that seem to never end, nights filled with sweat, and unbreathable air. All you need to do is pick a highly-qualitative model, and we’ve gathered the best of them. All of the products here are reliable and sturdy, with strong airflows and backed by generous warranties. Plus, they come at variate prices to match every pocket.

However, the best fit is usually a matter of taste and necessity, so we recommend you take a second look at the following products that differentiated themselves through some specific qualities:

Best Overall Pedestal Fan:: Rowenta VU5670

Ultra-quiet, with a maximum noise level of 35dB, this fan is a popular option for bedrooms or offices, as it can offer an outstanding 2,436 CFM airflow without disturbing your work or your dreams. The telescopic height adjuster helps you create the perfect cool path, while the oscillation setting spreads the cool breeze throughout the room so your whole family can enjoy it.
Nevertheless, it is not only highly performant but user-friendly, as it includes an intuitive control panel and a remote control that make it more convenient and comfortable.

Editor’s Choice: KLARSTEIN Silent Storm

If you are looking for a versatile fan, then you will surely appreciate KLARSTEIN Silent Storm’s 12 speed settings and user-friendly control panel that allows you to keep everything under control. The head inclines and oscillates, and will cover rooms as large as 850 square feet. Additionally, it features 5 operating modes, including a nighttime mode with an auto shut-off timer to chill the room without getting you a cold or wasting energy.

Best Pedestal Fan under $50: Pelonis FS45-18UR

Pelonis FS45-18UR’s low price is very attractive, but it is not the only reason people pick this model. In fact, it is the perfect blend between high performance, practical design, and affordability that make it a popular option among interested customers. For example, it comes with a huge 18-inches head that tilts and oscillates, being able to cool large spaces without producing a noise louder than 55 dB.

Moreover, the heavy-duty base provides stability, keeping it on the spot even if you decide to run it on the maximum speed, while the built-in overheat protection increases safety by turning it off in case it gets too hot.

Best High-End Pedestal Fan: Vornado 783

It doesn’t only include a revolutionary vortex technology that pushes the cool air inside the room to a distance of up to 100 feet, but the whole sturdy structure and powerful engine are protected by an excellent 5-year warranty. Another attractive feature is the quiet run that lets you place it close to your bed or couch. Besides that, it is simple to assemble and clean, thanks to the removable fan grille that offers access to the blades so you can effortlessly dust them.

Best Pedestal Fan for Bedroom: Climatik CPF-100

Most customers agree that this is one of the quietest fans on the market and it can maintain its low level of noise even when running on medium and higher speeds. Nevertheless, the wind it generates is strong, so it is appropriate for larger bedrooms. Plus, it comes with a minimalist structure and is painted in white, producing a calm and peaceful state, perfect for a room where rest is the main activity.

Best Pedestal Fan for Garage: Hurricane 736472

It features an all-metal structure and a solid base that ensure perfect balance no matter the selected speed. Powder-coated for better rust resistance, and provided with a large 20-inch head, this model is perfect for large rooms, garages, greenhouses, or workshops, as it can deliver an outstanding airflow to keep these spaces cool. Moreover, the blades are made of aluminum, so they are more efficient and durable than regular plastic blades.

Tobey Hunter
Tobey Hunter
Tobey is the editor-in-chief at Optima Institute, his prior experience as a niche product reviewer in air quality improvement systems helping shape his path to conduct thorough research toward selecting and analyzing products so that customers are satisfied with the provided recommendations. During his carrier, Tobey also gathered technical input that makes him well versed in understanding advancements in modern systems, helping readers in turn to better understand how modern devices help improve life quality.