With global warming making each summer hotter there has never been a better time to invest in an oscillating tower fan to help keep you cool. These are generally used as a floor fan as they are too big for a desk or table.
There is nothing worse than being stuck in a hot office for 8 hours a day while you melt at your computer. Or being so hot that you can’t sleep at night. In the UK not many homes have air conditioning and it’s also very expensive to get installed which is why we have the windows open or put a cooling fan on. They are also better than the old style of desk fan.
Today, we are going to look at some of the best oscillating tower fans that are available in the UK and help you find the best tower fan.
Best Oscillating Tower Fans
1. Pro Breeze Oscillating Slim Tower Fan
First on our list of tower fans is a 45w tower fan that comes with an 80-degree oscillation breeze which is enough to cool down a large section of the room if it’s placed in the corner. It would easily suit a lounge, bedroom or office.
There are 3 fan speeds on his model (low, medium and high) which, we think is all you need.
It comes with a remote control which is easy to use and lets you adjust everything with the touch of a button.
What we really like about this model is that it has a 7 hour time which you can put on just before you go to bed. This will ensure that you stay cool throughout the night.
What’s also nice is that it looks pretty smart as well. Meaning that it will fit in with the style of your home or office.
When doing our research across various sites we found that users really loved this product with people saying how much it helped keep them cool throughout the night and really helped improve their sleep quality.
2. Futura Oscillating 31 inch Tower fan
Second on our list of cooling fans fan from Futura. It measures 33 inches in height, but we are not sure of the oscillating angle as it was not down on the product specifications.
It comes with a remote control (battery included) which means you can adjust the fan from the other side of the room.
There are 3 fan speeds on this model which are labelled as normal, sleep and natural air mode.
Power consumption is low at only 40w which is good if you are having it on all night.
The mains lead is approximately 1 and a half metres long which is good to know. If it’s being plugged in at the other side of the room then you will want to know that it can be moved around a bit without unplugging it.
3. PureMate Quiet Tower Fan With Oscillating And Aroma
Next on our list of tower fans is a slightly more powerful fan at 60w whereas the first 2 we have featured so far have both been 40w. This means the fan should be a bit more powerful.
It stands at 43 inches tall and has an oscillation of 70 degrees which is really good.
There is a sleep timer function which lasts for 8 hours but this can be adjusted in 1-hour increments to suit your needs. This is perfect to keep the fan on all night when you are asleep. You can also turn off all the lights on the LED display so that they will not disturb your sleep.
It has 3-speed settings (low, medium and high) but then on top of this, it also has 3 wind speed modes which are normal, natural and sleep mode. This means there are plenty of settings to play around with to find something that suits you.
For those of you that want to know – the plug cable is 1.7m long which means the fan can be easily placed.
What this fan has that some don’t is an aroma essential oils tray. This means you can add your favourite smells and have them blow out all over the house. What about a bit of lavender to help you sleep?
4. Vonhaus Oscillating Tower Fan
Vonhaus is a well-known name when it comes to household products.
This is one of their tower fans that has 3-speed settings which are similar to many others on this list (low, medium and high). The oscillation is 70 degrees which are about the standard for this type of fan.
However, it only has a 2-hour timer function which is a shame as most have at least 7 hours which means they will last all the way through the night.
This fan also has an aroma tray which means you can create a nice fragrance throughout your room.
The plug is 1.7m long.
When doing our research we found that users were overall very positive about this product. Some users did not like the ticking the timer made as this was actually louder than the fan itself.
5. Climatik Oscillating Tower Fan With Timer And Remote
This fans design looks a bit different to the others and it’s finished in black, whereas most others are white. It is is designed for optimised heating of your home or small office space.
It has a wide-angle oscillation which means that it will cover most of your room when its placed in the corner. There is a nice carry handle on top so that it can be easily moved around to where ever is needed and it also comes with a remote control.
Safety is taken care of with this model as it has an anti-tip base which means it should not be easy to knock over and it also has an overheat protection function.
When doing our research we found that users loved this item and thought it was worth paying that little bit extra for it.
6. Mylek Oscillating Tall Tower Fan With Remote Control
This is a great looking cooling tower fan as its round in shape rather than the usual square one that most of the others are. it will subtly fit into your home decor in the corner of your room and help to keep it cool.
It has 3 cool air modes (low, medium and high) but also has 2 additional pulse modes. what these do is simulate a natural breeze and will mix up the airflow rather than keeping it constant.
It has a specially designed ioniser which takes the particles from the air and cleans them which help with the relaxing and cooling effect.
This fan has a massive 8 timer settings, which is a lot more than some of the others and these can all be controlled with a remote control. This means there will be a setting to suit everyone.
When doing our research we found that users of this fan were very happy but found that sleep mode was just a bit too loud and they preferred to have it set to low throughout the night.
7. OneConcept 45 degree Oscillation Tower Fan
This fan is the one with the shortest oscillation out of all of them on the list but it all depends how much twisting you want it to do. I know that I usually want to focused on one small area but everyone is different.
The power of this fan is 50w and comes with 3 different speed modes but on top of that it has 3 extra cool air modes called normal, night and natural. The night mode is made to slowly stop the flow of air throughout the night and eventually turn itself off which we think is a pretty cool feature.
When doing our research we found that users liked this fan.
8. Bionaire Oscillating Tower Fan with Remote
This is by a brand we had not heard of before but we included it due to its great reviews. It comes in an attractive silver finish with black blade fans which will look good in any room.
There are three speed settings plus 2 extra modes called breeze and sleep.
There is an 8 hour time for a night and it comes with a 3-year guarantee.
When doing our research we found that users loved how quiet it was at night.
9. Honeywell Oscillating Tower Fan With Remote Control
This tower fan from Honeywell comes with remote control and timer. The speed can be controller with three speed settings so that there will be one to suit you. You can also change this on the control panel as well as with the remote control.
The oscillation angle is large and ensures that the air flow is evenly distributed throughout the room to help keep the home or bedroom cool.
There is a timer that allows you to have the fan on for 4 hours before it automatically turns off.
10. Ansio Tower Fan
Last on our list of best fans is one that, let’s be honest, is similar to all the rest. Most are all the same unless you want a few different options of the angle of oscillation to be slightly different.
This fan has 3 different speed settings and 3 different wind modes so that will be an option to suit everyone with this model.
The power cable is 1.75m long which is a generous length.
The oscillation is only 60 degrees which is a bit smaller than some, but we are sure it will do the job fine.
We will now go through some of the features you should look for in a cooling tower fan. These are never going to be as good as an air conditioner but they will keep the air cooler and provide air floor in your living room or bedroom.
Benefits of a tower over a normal fan
They are just a lot more flexible and can cover a larger area. A normal fan might only be of use on a bedside table to blow on 1 person. Whereas a tower fan can be positioned to cover a lot more of the bedroom or office and cool the whole room.
If you have a few tower fans in the office or home you will want to ensure that the noise is kept to a minimum, especially if you are on the phone or have something that requires concentration. Or maybe you want to watch TV and don’t want to have the volume really loud because of the fan. Some of the fans we discussed are quieter than others, so please take this into consideration when choosing yours.
Some fans will have a night time mode. This will make sure that they have as little impact on your sleep as possible but ensure that cool air flows throughout the night without keeping you awake. It all depends on how much of a light a sleeper you are. It might be that you don’t mind having it on the normal settings and can sleep through no problem. On the other hand, if you are like my wife, then you will want it on a quiet/low setting or you will not get much sleep.
Most of the fans have between two and three speed modes which are generally all you need, but some have up to 8 speeds which we are not sure you really need. All I know is that I want it to be high in the day, but slightly slower at night when I am trying to sleep.
How energy efficient is the fan? This might be something you want to look at if it is going to be on all night as it could save you money.
We hope that this guide has helped you choose the best tower fan for your needs.