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Pleasantly Surprised- Great if you have pets too
on May 25, 2012
There are a lot of perks to this fan vs. other Lasko models.
I have a Lasko tower fan that is about seven years old (cost around $50 then) and still works just fine, but the lowest setting on this pedastal fan is twice as powerful as the highest setting on the tower. Another downside to a tower fan is if you have it in the bedroom, 3/4 of the air it blows bounces off the mattress because the height is not adjustable. Same goes for Lasko box fans, which can also easily get knocked over by pets. (That happened to ours last year and a blade snapped right off).
When I took the pedestal fan out of the box, my expectations were low as it is made of some pretty flimsy looking plastic. Looks can be very deceiving. Assembly literally took 5 minutes and when I plugged it in I was amazed how powerful it is. Not silent, but not overwhelmingly loud either. Being able to adjust the height to very low and tilt the head toward the floor is best appreciated by our three kitties on dry, hot days in SoCal.
Bonus: Since the cover of the fan simply snaps into place, it will be a cinch to open up to clean off desert dust and cat hair that will inevitably collect. No screws in hard to get to places to bother with. No screws at all! Would definitely recommend and may even get a second for the office.