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.
4 Top Wifi Enabled Tower Fan Choices Comparison
The best Wi-Fi enabled tower fans and Wi-Fi enabled pedestal fans:
- Nash Coolsmart – Editors Top Budget Smart Fan Choice
- Dyson TP04 – Editors Top Luxury Wifi Enabled Tower Fan Choice
- Honeywell HYF290B Ventilador Tower Fan
- Ozeri Tower Fan
Nash Coolsmart Smart Wi-Fi Oscillating Pedestal Stand Fan
One of the more complete and comprehensive Wi-Fi Enabled floor fans available currently. 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 3 pm, on level 2, but on Tuesday, Thursday, it turns on at 5 pm 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 altogether 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.
Speed & Timer:
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 smart features, yet I think it is quite a handy feature.
Nash has gone to extensive lengths to have the safety of their products 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 is no remote control. Now, being that it is Wi-Fi enabled, there are many ways to control the fan, however, if for whatever the Wi-Fi 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.
Overall, Nash Coolsmart Smart Wi-Fi Oscillating Pedestal Stand Fan is the editors top budget choice:
- Compatible with Google Home, Alexa, Nash Smart, Smart Life & IFTTT
- Automatic Adjustment to Temp
- Highly Safety Certified
- 1-year warranty
Dyson Pure Cool TP04
I think we all have heard of Dyson. 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 to 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 I’ll explain what the fan is all about and how it compares to our other top options.
Features & Function:
Here are the ways in which this fan differs to the NASH and other fans I have listed below.
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% 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.
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. No guessing.
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 give 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.
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.
Overall the Dyson Pure Cool TP04 is the editors top luxury choice:
- Also an Air Purifier
- Real-Time Reporting
- 10 speeds
- Compatible with Alexa, Dyson Smart App
- 2-year warranty
- Quiet Mark Certification
Honeywell HYF290B QuietSet Whole Room Tower Fan
No matter what type of fan you need but Honeywell fans are always dedicated to fulfil every fan lovers desire. Though Honeywell produces almost every kind of fans, however for a peaceful experience in a floor fan, the Honeywell Quietset 8-speed Tower Fan is your best product.
Combining the very best aspects of strength and silence, the Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room Tower Fan can produce whole room cooling for any number of medium to large-sized rooms.
The slim modern shape of this quiet and powerful whole room fan, paired with the QuietSet technology that allows users to control their sound and cooling options, make it the perfect year-round fan for any home.
Functions & Features:
Variable Speed Setting:
This whole room fan includes QuietSet speeds that range from sleep to power cool (8 speeds in total). These speeds can be accessed via Easy Touch Controls on a control panel that automatically dims after 15 seconds of use (5 lighting selections in total).
More speed setting option means you have more freedom to choose suitable airflow.
The slim modern design of this quiet & powerful fan features oscillating motion for whole room cooling; It features 8 speed touch button controls and comes with a remote control that nests in the back of the fan housing for easy storage.
Air Filtration System:
Definitely air filtration system in a tower fan is a great plus and it also increases the value of a fan to sky-high. The air purifier system in the fan ensures fresh and pure airflow in the room. Also, you can clean the filter when it becomes dirty as they are removable. It is recommended to clean the filter at least once in a month.
You need to replace the air filter after 6-8 months of use and one will not face any difficulties changing it.
Digital Temperature Read Out:
The fan comes with both digital display and thermostat. Knowing the room temperature of your house or office or workplace can help you to set the fan speed adjusting the surrounding environment. So, one can check the room temperature which gives a huge advantage when you need to choose compatible airflow.
Auto Shut-Down Timer:
The fan has installed 1, 2, 4 & 8 Hour Auto Shut-Off Timer. This feature allows for seamless night-time operation.
This fan comes with a 1-year limited warranty which is only valid to the original purchaser of the product from the original date of purchase.
This is by far the best cover of any of the tower fans we have researched with most fans coming with a warranty of only 1 year. Of course, the warranty does not cover any damage from unauthorized attempts to fix any problems.
The Honeywell HYF290B is a middle of the range tower fan in terms of features and price:
- It gives you control of the lighting
- Has more speeds to choose from than most other tower fans
- The slim design of this tower fan paired with its black and chrome finish
- Quiet set technology.
Ozeri Tower Fan
Functions & Features:
It is Bluetooth enabled tower fan:
I thought I would include this tower fan even though it is not actually wifi enabled. Although it loses a lot of the benefits being wifi-enabled has, it might still be useful to some people.
Its powerful, has 3 speeds, 3 wind modes, timers and oscillation:
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 remote control:
I think is relatively important with Bluetooth, however, this 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.