Tower fan VS Air Cooler
Air Cooler Vs Fan
Both air coolers and fans serve the same purpose – cooling. The difference lies in the mechanism of both and their efficiency.
An air cooler is rooted in the principle of evaporative cooling. As the hot air passes through a wet medium in the cooler, evaporation occurs and the air is pushed out of the cooler.
There are two types of air coolers:
Wet Air Coolers and Dry Air Coolers.
A fan, on the other hand, is an arrangement of an impeller and blades. Rather than cooling the air, fans circulate the air around us rapidly, speeding up the evaporation of the sweat on our bodies, thereby, giving us a ‘cool feeling’.
Between these two, it is quite obvious that an air cooler provides much better cooling than a fan because it actually emits out cool air and not just circulate the air around. Also, while a fan covers a limited area of the room, air cooler uniformly distributes the cool air all over the room.
Air Cooler Vs Tower Fan
When it comes to comparing an Air Cooler to a Tower Fan, the latter has many advantages. First, tower fans are designed in such a way that they emit no noise whatsoever, quite contrary to an air cooler that can be quite noisy!
With a tall, tower-like design, tower fans give out a much stronger and powerful airflow. Oscillating on a base, tower fans distribute the air evenly throughout the room at a 90-degree angle. Also, it looks stylish and attractive, unlike a bulky looking air cooler.
What Are Tower Fans?
A tower fan is a tall, tower-shaped fan that is stationed on a base over which it oscillates. A tiny inlet at the side of the tower fan casing allows air to get drawn in. It blows out air at a 90-degree angle which when combined with the height of the fan, contributes to a wider coverage area in circulating the cool air.
Most tower fans are designed with an inbuilt air purifier and dehumidifier. Equipped with ionizers, one can push the ionizer button for air purification. They also come with remote controls for convenience. Tower fans come with a detachable air filter that pulls in pollen and dust.
Let us break down the mechanism of a tower fan.
The tower-like structure houses a cylindrical container with an impeller. The blades of this impeller set the air in motion within the cylindrical structure and then pushes it towards the vents of the fan. Contrary to a regular fan where the blades move the air horizontally, the blades of a tower fan move the air up and down the column.
The air blower moves the air through a vertical shaft. Then this air travels to the air guide from where the airflow heads towards the exit vent. Finally, the air is pushed out from the air blower and is evenly distributed throughout the room.
Since heat travels in the same direction as the air, tower fans can get heated. To combat this issue, they are equipped with a polarized plug with one wide blade (which should only be inserted into a polarized outlet). This lets the heat pass through without overheating the fan.
Why Should You Buy A Tower Fan?
Apart from being stylish and classy, there are many other reasons to own a tower fan.
They are more stable, portable, and space savvy
- Built out of strong plastic material, tower fans are very lightweight. Tall and slender, they can easily be accommodated in any corner of the room without taking up much space. Also, they are stationed on a fixed base so they do not oscillate as much like regular electric fans.
- Tower fans help keep the air fresh and clean
Tower fans have built-in filters that attract the dust, pollen, and pet dander and prevent them from polluting the air in your home. The fans that have ionizers in them purify the air, thus, giving you a healthier environment to breathe in.
- They are much quieter
Tower fans have been crafted to reduce noise. Unlike, air coolers and conventional fans, tower fans are so quiet that one may not even feel that it’s running when operating at a low speed.
- Energy Saver
Most tower fans come with a timer with which you can set its shut down time as when you please. Thus, you are not just saving power but also a lot on your electricity bills!
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