Before selecting a portable fan, consider your space constraints, stylistic wants, and overall goals. Whether you’re looking to cool down a room or purify the air, there’s a quality fan for every scenario. In this guide, we’ve outlined the benefits of tower fans vs. pedestal fans, so you can make an educated decision and stay cool during the summer. We’ve also done a side-by-side comparison with circular blade fans and ceiling fans, so you get the full picture.
UltraSlimline 17 Inch Oscillating Personal Tower Fan

Tower Fans

These slender and modern fans fit into tiny apartments, but they still have impressive cooling abilities. If you live or work in a cramped space, we recommend tower fans over pedestal fans because they have a less obtrusive design. They also make a minimal amount of noise, and use energy-efficient motors that will save you money in the long run.
Tower fan models like the UltraSlimline 40-Inch have oscillation and two-step tilt features, which allow them to blow air in virtually any direction. Meanwhile, the petite UltraSlimline 17-Inch fits on a desk or kitchen counter, so you can bring a comfortable breeze into your work area.
UltraSlimline 40 inch Oscillating Tower Fan with Tilt Feature, White

Pedestal Fans

On the other hand, pedestal fans offer stronger airflow across a broader area, so they’re more suitable for a large office space. Their tall and ungainly designs aren’t as sleek as a tower fan, but if looks don’t matter, they provide a more powerful solution for cooling down a room.
Just like tower fans, pedestal fans offer total control over oscillation, tilt, and speed. However, they also take up a lot of space, so if you’re dealing with a small room, we recommend using a tower fan instead. Even though pedestal fans tend to provide more airflow, they’re also noisier than your average tower fan, which may be distracting in close quarters.
UltraSlimline 17 Inch Oscillating Personal Tower Fan, White

Ceiling Fans

Next, the traditional ceiling fan offers tremendous air circulation in an affordable package. If you’re not looking for a portable solution, and you have the option to install a ceiling fan in your room, it’s the best choice for everyday use. However, if you rent an apartment or need a portable fan for your office, a ceiling fan would be more trouble than it’s worth.  

Bladeless Fans

Finally, a few appliance companies have released “bladeless fans”, which push air through a ring on a pedestal. These fans are a total conversation piece, because they look incredibly stylish and there are no blades to be found. However, you’ll pay a lot more for a bladeless fan than a similarly sized tower fan with similar or superior performance.
For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in home storage. Our UltraSlimline series of tower fans are built to last, no matter if they’re used in a professional or personal workspace.Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to get inspired!