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Nearly everything is going smart these days.
It’s a big industry.
In fact the market size for smart home products is expected to top 53 billion in 2020
Phones, ceiling fans, alarms, space heaters, cameras, you name it, it probably has a smart version.
With the ability to use Alexa, Google Home and Siri amongst others, being connected is just getting easier and easier by the day.
If you are not aware, there are many full smart home systems available if you are looking for that whole home solution.
So what about fans you ask?
Well, the good news is there are options available, the bad news is it not a technology that has really taken off yet in the realm of personal fans.
Below we have found the best wifi enabled tower fans and wifi enabled pedestal fans available.
★ The Best Wifi Enabled Tower Fans & Pedestal Fans ★
1. Nash Coolsmart – Editors Top Budget Smart Fan Choice
2. Dyson TP04 – Editors Top Luxury Wifi Enabled Tower Fan Choice
3. Itead Wifi Enabled Pedestal Fan
4. Home Smart Floor Fan
5. Ozeri Tower Fan
Best Wifi Enabled Tower Fan &
Pedestal Fan Options
The Nash Coolsmart is highly customizable and comes with some great features.
✓ Voice control with Alexa & Google Home
The point of getting a smart product is convenience and there is probably nothing more convenient than shouting out some commands to your smart home device.
The Nash Coolsmart conveniently works with both Alexa and Google Home.
Not only that it is compatible with IFTTT app as well as the Nash Smart app. I will discuss those below and what that means for you.
✓ IFTTT App. Create and use customer applets in IFTTT
Now if you haven’t heard of IFTTT or are not sure what it is, it’s a neat third party app designed to make things a little more automated for you.
IFTTT stands for “if this, then that”, and it works as an intermediary which helps 2 apps (that wouldn’t usually be able to) talk to each other.
I will give you an example of how this app might help you with this fan.
You could perhaps decide that if it is going to be over 35 degrees, then you want your fan to turn on.
Depending on what smart home devices etc you have, you should be able to create custom rules for your fan.
This really adds another level of ease and convenience.
✓ Use the “NASH Smart” or “Smart Life”
So NASH Smart is the proprietary app from Nash which enables you to easily control your fan from your phone
You can control all the functions of the fan From the NASH Smart app and you are also able to create a schedule of when and how you want your fan to run.
For example, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday the fan turns on at 3pm, on level 2, but on Tuesday, Thursday, it turns on at 5pm and level 3.
Super handy if you have a consistent schedule.
Smart Life is a 3rd party app which enables you to bring smart home devices all together in one spot.
If you have multiple smart products, you may be able to connect them all to the Smart Life app and control them all from one app, in the one place.
✓ Features & Function
Ignoring the smart features of this pedestal fan, overall it is a pretty normal fan in terms of features and functions.
You have 3 speeds, timer, adjustable height and various wind modes which are all fairly common traits of a pedestal fan.
One thing it does have that many other fans don’t is its ability to adjust automatically to the outside temperature.
Granted, this requires the smart features, yet i think it is quite a handy feature.
Nash have gone to extensive lengths to have their products safety approved, being approved in both the EU and the US with ETL, FCC, CE and RoHS certification.
That is an above average list of certifications for a fan of this nature.
Most users have been very happy with the sound (or lack thereof) with this fan, meaning its nice and quiet which is ideal especially if you plan to use it in the bedroom, or where you might be watching TV.
The fan also comes with a 12 month warranty which is not too bad as many come with merely 6 months.
There are a couple of issues people have had with the fan.
The first being that there is no remote control.
Now, being that it is wifi enabled, there are many ways to control the fan, however if for whatever the wifi is not connecting, then you might be out of luck.
The second issue some people have mentioned is the slightly difficult nature of assembling the product.
Their products are not cheap, but often they are good products.
This just happens to be the case here.
As far as wifi enabled tower fans go this is as good as it gets, and for a number of reasons.
Is it worth the price tag?
I’ll leave that up to you to decide, but below Ill explain what the fan is all about and how it compares to our other top options.
Here are the ways in which this fan differs to the NASH and other fans I have listed here.
✓ Sense Pollutants & Allergens
Probably the most noticeable difference is in the fact that this fan is also an air purifier.
This particular fan is able to sense pollutants & Allergens in your air and is able to filter them.
To do this it uses a HEPA filter which is meant to capture 99.97 percent of allergens as small as 0.3 microns.
This means instead of blowing around contaminated air like your average tower fan, this particular fan will clean the air it is blowing out into your room.
This can have good benefits for those that suffer from asthma and allergens, and is also certified asthma & allergen friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
✓ Real time reports
As an air purifier the TP04 also provides real time reports of your air quality and some other metrics which may be of use to some.
✓ Quiet mark certification
One of the issues many fans have is that on the higher speeds they can become noisy.
This can be a problem.
For example, imaging you are trying to sleep and all you can hear is the loud hum of a fan?
Or you are trying to watch the TV and the fan is drowning out the volume.
It’s a real thing, and is a very common gripe with fans.
The TP04 has been awarded the Quiet Mark certification which means this fan is literally certified quiet.
✓ Ten speeds
The vast majority of tower fans and pedestal fans available usually come with 3 speed settings.
This only gives you a limited amount of control over the air output of your fan.
Personally, I prefer variable settings which gives you full control, but the TP04 has the next best thing with 10 speed settings.
✓ Dimmed display (night time mode)
This might seem like a small thing, but it can become a big thing depending on your use of the fan.
It’s a common complaint with many tower fans.
The most common example is when you are using the fan in the bedroom and you are trying to sleep.
Some find this very hard with big bright lights shining out from their fan.
This is the reason for the dimmer, and that is why it can be a big deal…
✓ 2 year warranty
To be honest, I would expect nothing less than a 2 year warranty for the price of then fan, perhaps even more.
That said, it’s still longer than most tower fans or pedestal fans.
Now, below are a few things that you might want to consider before you think about buying.
No Google Home compatibility.
Unlike the Nash Wifi Pedestal fan above, which gives you many options when it comes to controlling your fan, the Dyson is a little more limited.
Unfortunately, for whatever reason, there is no compatibility with Google home, only Alexa for voice control.
Have to change the filter which costs
If the price tag wasn’t daunting enough, if you buy this fan and plan to use it as an air purifier, you will have to change the filter.
The good news is that it does tend to last a good stretch of time (some have reported 8 months) but it’s still around $70 per filter.
#3 Itead Pedestal Fan
The iFan by Itead is a lower budget option to the Nash Coolsmart.
If you reside in the US, the major issue is that it runs on 220V so you are probably going to need a plug converter if you want to go down this route.
Like the Nash, the iFan works with both Alexa & Google Home & Nest so it offers you the ability to be controlled by voice.
It does have the useful feature of being able to be triggered on or off by the temperature, humidity or other environmental factors.
You can also set schedules and timers so the fan will work at your convenience.
How do you control it?
With the eWelink app
This is another option to the SmartLife app we mentioned above in which you are able to bring all your smart products together and control them with one app.
eWelink is also compatible with IFTTT which we discussed above – which adds another level of customization.
One way in which this fan differs from the Nash is that it does come with a remote control, so if you are without your phone, you can still control the fan with a remote.
As far as the usual pedestal fan features go it is much the same as others with 3 speeds, 3 wind modes to choose from as well as an adjustable height an oscillation option.
There are a couple of things that stand out to me with this particular fan which make it unique to the others listed above.
The first is the fact it can be cordless.
Yes it has a battery pack and you can use this fan for up to 16 hours without the cord.
In my case, Im not entirely sure if thats something Id take advantage of, but to have the option of not having a cord dangling is fantastic.
Especially those with small kids or pets.
And it’s a feature Ive not seen it on any other tower fan or pedestal fan to date.
Speaking of unique features.
Another that this fan has that most other fans do not have is the use of a DC motor.
What does that mean?
Although this article relates to ceiling fans, there is a good break down here.
There are a few unknowns with this fan for me though.
There is no user feedback to gauge the quality of this product.
Also, Im not 100% sure the app to control this fan is in English. There is no mention of which app it utilizes.
And one more thing worth considering is that this fan is 240V so if you are in the US you will need a converter.
It is however bluetooth enabled, which although it loses a LOT of the benefits being wifi enabled has, it might still be useful to some people.
As far as a tower fan goes, this is not a bad choice in itself, its powerful, has 3 speeds, 3 wind modes, timers and oscillation.
One thing this fan has over many other tower fans is the ability to adjust the height.
Generally tower fans are a fixed height so this is a small added bonus.
Also, it has a screen dimmer, which is a very handy feature for those intending to use this in the bedroom.
Many tower fans are notorious for having very bright lights on them which make it hard for people to sleep at night.
It also comes with a remote control which I think is relatively important with bluetooth.
Bluetooth is not always reliable.
I know I have had trouble on numerous occasions with things not pairing.
So, if this does happen to you, you still have the remote control option along with the buttons on the fan to control your settings.
What is the benefit of bluetooth here?
Well not a huge amount other than the ability to control the options on your phone.