You are planning to buy an electric fan. You have considered various fans including window, floor, box, misting, tower, and pedestal fans. You have narrowed down you choice to pedestal and tower fans. Which one should you choose? This is a very hard question. It really depends on many factors, such as its location, purpose, style, and air delivery.
With that in mind, this article will compare some features and benefits of tower and pedestal fans to help you determine which one will meet your specific needs.
Location Where the Fan will be Used:
This is probably one of the most important factors when deciding between tower and pedestal fans. You need to determine where the fan will be placed and how much space is available for it. If you are planning on using a fan in a larger living or office area, you are not worried about style, and space is not an issue, then a pedestal fan is the better choice. If space is not an issue or you want to use it in your bedroom, then a tower fan may be a better choice.
Purpose for Using the Fan:
Is the purpose of your fan just to circulate air or you want it to provide more features?
If you are concerned about airborne particles, such as dust, pollen, and animal dander, then you may want to consider a tower fan with a built-in ionizer (air purifier).
For example, there are some tower fans that can work as fans, air coolers, air purifiers, and humidifiers at the same time. An example of such a tower fan is the NewAir AF-310.
Style of the Fan:
Many will agree that tower fans win in this category, because of their very stylish, sleek vertical design compared to large head diameters of pedestal fans. Thin and vertical design allows them to fit into small areas and also to serve as décor at the same time.
Air Delivery of the Fan:
Generally speaking, pedestal fans have large blades and are capable of circulating more air and cooling larger areas. Many pedestal fans in the $50 to $100 range are capable of delivering even four times more air (approximately 1800 versus 450 CFM – cubic feet per minute) compared to the tower fans in the same price range. If your room or office gets really hot, then you may want to consider buying a pedestal fan.
So, tower fan versus pedestal fan? Which one should you choose? It really depends on factors such as its location, purpose, style, and air delivery. If multi-purpose is required, go with a multi-purpose tower fan. If you need to cool a large room that gets hot and stuffy, then you definitely want to go with a pedestal fan. If décor means a lot to you, then a sleek, vertical design may be what you want.