In today’s reviews, we introduce to you our selection of the best tower fans made by Lasko. Those are the Lasko #2554 42 Inch Wind Curve Fan with Remote, the Lasko #4930 35 Inch Remote Control Oscillating High Velocity Fan and the Lasko #4443 40 Inch Hybrid Fan. But, before we get to the reviews, here is an overview of what a tower fan actually is.
Pretty much everyone knows what a fan is – it is a device which contains rotating blades that cool or ventilate air. Before the invention of the air conditioner, fans were our only way of getting some relief in the hot summer days. However, even after the invention of the air conditioner, fans still remain important. Properly ventilating a room is not as simple as opening a window or too. Yes, that helps, but a proper fan can be used to ventilate a room much quicker and much more thoroughly than just opening a window can.
Think about when you are frying fish and how the smell can linger for days afterwards – even though you “ventilated” the room by opening all the windows. That is one situation when it becomes obvious that replacing indoor air with fresh outdoor air is not as easy as it sounds.
Back to the topic of tower fans. Tower fans operate on the same principle as regular fans – rotating blades bring about air movement and ventilation. However, the design of a tower fan is quite different from that of a regular fan. This is obvious when you first see them. There is no large, round “head” that houses the rotating blades. The rotating blades in a tower fan are actually placed on the bottom of the fan i.e. at the base of the fan. The fan itself has a vertical, rectangular design and hence comes the term “tower fan”. Despite the less intrusive shape, tower fans are actually more powerful than regular fans. There is a much higher air flow output.
Now that we have discussed the general characteristics of tower fans, it is time to take a closer look at our top picks made by Lasko. All three of these tower fans are ETL listed for safety.
The Best Tower Fan: Lasko #2554 42 Inch Wind Curve Fan with Remote
The Lasko #2554 42 Inch Wind Curve Fan with Remote is our top pick among the best tower fans made by Lasko. After you find out about its characteristics, you will realize why.
First, let us start with the basics – price, materials, and dimensions. It certainly isnt one of the cheapest fans on the market, however, we believe that the features of this fan are worth paying the price.
The tower design includes some elegant wood grain elements, which makes it perfect for the office or for a cozy living room. The dimensions of this fan are 13 x 13 x 42.5 inches, so it is quite compact for the air flow power it provides.
This fan weighs only 12.2 pounds, so it would be quite easy to move it from room to room if you need to – there is even a convenient easy-carry handle.
Now let us move on to the technical characteristics of the Lasko #2554 42 Inch Wind Curve Fan with Remote. It comes with the sophisticated Wind Curve profile developed by Lasko, which is designed for maximum air distribution while utilizing a minimum amount of space. Both of the other two fans we shall review next are heavier than this model, and also less powerful.
In addition to a great power to space ratio, this tower fan has a few more features worth mentioning. Firstly, it has an air ionizing function integrated in the fan, which you can use at the touch of a button. Secondly, it has an electronic timer which can be preset for 30 minutes to 7.5 hours. Thirdly, it has a multifunction remote control and a remote control storage area integrated at the back of the fan. Fourthly, it has a number of speeds to choose from, including three quiet speeds with optional oscillation. Fifthly, it has a safety shut-off function in case the fan is turned over or something similar. Speaking of safety, it is also worth knowing that this fan includes a patented, fused safety plug.
All in all, we find that the Lasko #2554 42 Inch Wind Curve Fan with Remote is as good a tower fan as they come. Using this fan, we can say that it is easy to assemble and use, it does help a lot with kitchen odors and it is sufficiently quiet. You do need to buy two AAA batteries for the remote control. You will probably need a Philips head screwdriver for the assembly. Other than that, we really do not have much more to add than – it does what it is supposed to do and it does it well!
Second Pick: Lasko #4930 35 Inch Remote Control Oscillating High Velocity Fan
Our #2 choice of the best tower fans made by Lasko is the Lasko #4930 35 Inch Remote Control Oscillating High Velocity Fan. We picked this as the #2 because it is a quite powerful fan with a quite reasonable price.
In addition, it is different from the previous model in several ways, so including it on this list gives you more great and different options to choose from.
The listing price of the Lasko #4930 35 Inch Remote Control Oscillating High Velocity Fan is significantly cheaper than the listing price of our top pick.
One of the reasons why this model is so much cheaper is probably that aesthetically it lacks the wood grain elements of the Lasko #2554 so it has more of a utilitarian feel. In addition, it does not have the Wind Curve fan developed by Lasko. Still, it packs a pretty powerful motor in the 12 x 8.8 x 35 inches package.
It is very similar to the Lasko #2554 in several ways. It also has an easy-carry handle, a remote control and integrated remote control storage. It also comes with a variety of speeds, however in this model the focus is on high-power speeds rather than on quiet speeds. This model also has an electronic timer for automatic shut-off, a safety shut-off function and it includes a patented fused safety plug.
On the plus side, it has a very powerful motor and the effects from having it on will be felt immediately. Also, it comes fully assembled so you can be sure that all the parts fit as they are supposed to. More importantly, the oscillation feature works really well – the oscillation covers a broader area compared to the Lasko #2554. Also, you can adjust the louvers so that air flow goes upward or downward.
Given its design and characteristics, our impression of this tower fan is that it will do a great job in ventilating garages, gyms, basements, and kitchens or in other words, areas that need a lot of air flow, where the utilitarian design will fit in well and where the noise level is not a big issue. At the gym, garage, or kitchen, the noise coming from the Lasko #4930 is probably not going to be even audible most of the time.
Third Pick: Lasko #4443 40 Inch Hybrid Fan
The last tower fan we want to present in our reviews of the best tower fans is a true bargain alternative. In terms of design, it actually looks sleeker compared to the Lasko #4930, which is one of the reasons why we believe this tower fan is perfect for everyday home use or even at some offices where the style in modern and clean.
The dimensions of this fan are 12.3 x 12 x 39.2 inches and it weighs about 14 pounds.
It has a lot of the features shared by the other two Lasko tower fans – a remote control, multi-speed settings, and wide breadth oscillation. Also, it requires two AAA batteries for the remote and it includes the fused safety plug.
Unlike the other two fans, this one has a nightlight feature but it does not have some of the other handy features of the other models – such as the easy-carry handle or remote control storage. This is another probable reason why this model is cheaper.
Still, these are only comfort features that do not affect the ventilating power of the fan. If you want a powerful tower fan but you do not want to spend too much, the Lasko #4443 40 Inch Hybrid Fan is definitely a good bet!