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As much as I love summer, I’m certainly not the biggest fan of the unbearable heat that comes with it. This is especially true at night, when the mercury far exceeds the ideal sleeping temperature of 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit. However, there is a product in the corner of my room that keeps me sane. and cool all season: my oscillating tower fan.
Sure, there are hundreds of fans, but I’m sure none of them compare to my beloved model. The super-quiet 40-inch Pelonis Oscillating Tower Fan has been my summer superhero for three years, cooling my tiny New York bedroom day and night with its multi-directional breeze. When I was initially looking for a fan, the Pelonis caught my eye with its many rave reviews and its narrow stature (the base is less than 12 inches in diameter) that would fit perfectly into my compact abode.
It has three preset modes: natural, which mimics the less predictable rhythm of an outdoor breeze; sleep, which starts strong and gradually slows as you drift off; and normal, which is, well, normal. It also has three intensity settings (low, medium and high), as well as an “eco” power saving setting.
The best part, in my opinion, is that you can control these settings without having to get up from your chair or bed, because the fan comes with a battery-operated remote control (don’t forget to buy your own batteries, as they are not included).
I find the left to right oscillation feature benefits me the most at night as I sweat profusely while I sleep (especially during the summer) and this fan constantly blows cool air into my room without blowing a stream air fixed directly on my face. In sleep mode, it’s quiet, but audible enough to create comfortable white noise, which helps me fall asleep faster. It even has a timer function that lets you keep it on from 1 to 15 hours.
If you’re worried that the LED lights above will keep you awake at night, fear not. The lights turn off after a few moments of programming its settings so you can sleep in a completely dark room.
And if my testimonial from this fan — which has over 13,000 five-star ratings — still isn’t enough to convince you, check out these glowing reviews from Amazon:
“I love this fan. I was looking for a great tower fan and I’m so glad I found it. The oscillating part is great, it covers a lot of space. Love the different speeds. Not too noisy at high speeds just perfect. I love that it can mimic the outside wind periodically going up and down” – jake
“I liked this fan so much that I bought a second one! It has 3 fan settings. The first setting is very quiet which is good during the day, but setting 3 is louder which works so well for us as we love white noise while we sleep. My whole family needs a fan each for white noise and my husband loves the fan that blows directly on his body at night (we live in Florida!!) so we’ve purchased countless fans over our 20 years of marriage and this is the best and the cheapest!!!!” -Jane Rainsford
“Great product. Great value for the price. Easy to assemble and a bonus of having a remote. Highly recommend, especially for people who live in a studio. Easily cools my 900 square foot place on a medium setting. —Greg Ashburn
Pelonis 40 inch Oscillating Tower Fan
This small-space fan easily installs in the corner of your room and oscillates to maintain airflow. In addition, its remote control allows you to program it up to 16 feet away.