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This Lasko Wind Curve Oscillating Tower Fan is a great option with a lot of premium benefits for a mid-tier price. There’s no fancy options with this fan when it comes to how it moves the air; there are just three speed settings that help move air quickly from one place to another.
The Lasko Wind Curve comes with a full featured remote control that stores on the back of the fan when it isn’t in use. The fan allows you to control every feature of the fan, from turning the oscillation on and off, to setting the fan to one of the three speed settings.
This fan is a little larger than other tower fans, but that size is what makes it one of the best oscillating fans. The larger the area that you’re pushing air through, the more you’re going to feel it. And despite the large size, this fan is still pretty quiet.
One neat feature is that when you set the tower fan on Nighttime Mode, it will dim the control display for you. It then runs the fan on high for an hour, then on medium for an hour, and then settles down to low speeds for the rest of the operating time.
You can set a timer for this mode or any other. The timer can be set from a half hour up to seven and a half hours in length. After the timer winds down, the fan will turn off automatically.
One safety feature that is nice is the Lasko Blue Plug. Blue Plugs have a fuse set into the plug. If a dangerous electrical situation develops, then the fuse will trip and cut power to the fan. It’s like having a GFCI outlet without having one.
Cooling your Home Without an Air Conditioner
When the summer gets hot and the humidity gets crazy, sometimes you’d do anything for a little relief. Here, we’re going to show you how to make your bedroom (or any other small room) cool, just by using some cold water or ice.
The most basic method is to use bowls of water that you put in front of the fans. As the fans blow over the water, they pick up moisture through evaporation. That makes the breeze feel colder.
A more advanced version of this method is to use a bowl of ice instead of a bowl of water. The ice will melt as time goes on, but the air that is circulated will feel much cooler and provide some relief.
A much more complicated method involves a Styrofoam cooler and a small desk fan.
● Take some water bottles and put them in the freezer.
● Once they’re frozen, put them in the cooler.
● Cut a couple of small holes in the sides of the cooler.
● Cut one large hole in the lid of the cooler that’s big enough for the fan to blow into. It should be about the diameter of the fan housing.
● Turn the fan on, and it will blow warm air into the cooler and expel cold air that’s been chilled and dehumidified out of the exhaust holes.
These are colloquially called swamp coolers. That’s because it uses moisture and puddles of water to cool things down. And if you don’t clean it regularly, the still water is going to start to smell and grow algae like a real swamp. So you’re using a swamp as a cooler. They’ve actually been around since Egyptian times, when pharaohs of old used ponds and waterways to help keep areas in their palaces cool.
If you aren’t really concerned with cooling off the house and just want some personal cooling, you can do the same with a damp washcloth. Just take some washcloths and wring them out as much as you can. Drape them over your face and you’ll start to feel a lot cooler quickly.
If the notion of sitting with a washcloth over your face doesn’t appeal, you can hang damp squares of cloths in front of fans as well.
Pros and Cons
Here is a list of the pros and cons associated with this tower fan. This way, you can see all of the features and benefits and easily compare it to other options.
● 3 wind speeds to choose from
● Quiet operation
● 0.5 to 7.5 hour time with automatic shut off
● Lasko Blue Plug safety feature
● Fully functional remote
● No filter
● Larger than most with a 13 inch by 13 inch footprint
This Lasko Wind Curve Oscillating Tower Fan is a little larger than other tower fans. It has a larger footprint and is over 3 and a half feet tall. If you have the space for it, however, this fan is very quiet and still moves a respectable amount of air. For the mid-range price point, this Lasko is a great option for cooling medium sized rooms