Pros:Easy to use; 2 fans to maximize the cooling!
Cons:Nothing I would really call a con...just oddness :-)
The Bottom Line: The Lasko Tower Fan is a real energy saver. I am able to leave my thermostat on a higher setting, without roasting.
Living in West Texas, it gets HOT. Sure, I could turn my air conditioner WAY down and have the poor thing blow all day to cool the whole house, or I can use a personal table top fan for MY comfort!
For years I had a cute little fan that sat on the table beside me, my ever faithful companion in the triple digit heat that seems almost ever present here. 3 weeks ago I turned Old Faithful on, and nothing happened. I had noticed that the day before it seemed delayed in turning on, but I thought I had imagined it. It was clear that my fan had died. It was a rather somewhat sad day for me.
I began looking at new table fans to replace my old friend. I knew I wanted another tower style table fan, since they take up less space and seem safer in my opinion. Being as I hate to shop, my husband actually went to Walmart to pick out a fan. He returned with a Lasko Tower Fan.
My first thought was that while cute, it has a somewhat stylistic design...my husband said it looks like a cartoon drawing of a fan... At 14 inches tall, it is shorter than my old fan. The base is about 5 and 1/2 inches across and it is 6 inches across the angled top. At the pivoting point, it is only about 4 and 1/2 inches.
The air mover sections on the Lasko Tower Fan are huge, and yes there are 2. The 2 sections can be rotated approximately 45 degrees from each other, and the whole fans pivots another 45 degrees. I am not quite sure the purpose of the 2 separate sections, but it is a popular feature on all tower fans, so....
The air vents are between 4 and 1/2 and 5 inches tall. The top vent is 3 inches wide, all the way down. The bottom vent almost 3 inches wide at the top, and tapers to just over 2 inches at the bottom. There is a lot of vent area in this fan, meaning a lot of air is moved to cool you off.
The control buttons on the Lasko 4917 Tower Fan are simple to locate and use. There are only 2 buttons, located on the bottom front of the base. They are flat buttons that look like a shield. Both buttons are labeled with pictures, so even a small child would be able to operate this fan.
The on/off button is on the left. Pushing the button once turns the fan on high, twice to medium, three times for low and finally four times for off. The pivot button is on the right and allows the fan to be stopped facing anywhere along the 45 degree pivot curve.
As for the actual fan functions, there are 2 fans in the Lasko Tower Fan, one in the top secton and one in the bottom section. Being a tower style fan, there are no exposed fan parts for fingers to catch...or for eyes to see!
The Lasko Tower Fan runs about as quietly as you would expect a fan this size, depending on the chosen fan speed. It isn't silent by any means, but it won't deafen you either. We can easily converse with the fan on high with no problem at all. The pivoting motion is about as close to silent as it can be!
My new fan is easily moved around the house or wherever. It weighs only about 3 pounds, and has a really nice hand hold in the rear at the top. The cord is about 6 feet long, so finding an outlet to reach is easily done!
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