I needed a good fan that would push air around a room that tends to get pretty hot and stuffy, especially in the summer. Our AC ducts need a lot of work, so I purchased this fan until we can afford to get it done. I think we found a good solution for the time being....
I needed a good fan that would push air around a room that tends to get pretty hot and stuffy, especially in the summer. Our AC ducts need a lot of work, so I purchased this fan until we can afford to get it done. I think we found a good solution for the time being.
First, we have about 3 different types of fans in our house; Power House 18-Inch 2,900 CFM 3-Speed High Velocity Stand Fan, Power House 92000 20" HIGH VELOCITY STAND FAN, and the Lasko 20 inch box fan. The Powerhouse fans both do a pretty good job of moving air around. But I still needed something better, particularly in this AZ heat. The Lasko box fans are good if you want a gentle breeze. However, if your room is hot, you''re wasting time, energy and money running it. A homemade paper fan would probably yield the same type of result.
I decided to give the LASKO 30 In. Oscillating Industrial Fan a try. Let me tell you, this blows the other ones away. Good solid construction, easy to operate, nice design.
There are a couple of drawbacks. First, it is pretty loud. And this is coming from someone that does not really mind loud fans. You have a hard time hearing over it.
Also, the footprint on this is pretty big. This is not a portable fan nor is it meant to be moved around. Wherever you place this is pretty much where it will end up staying.
The base itself is very large, so it will take up a considerable large amount of space.
The assembly on this was a nightmare. I received mine with missing screws. When I opened the box, some were loose, at the bottom of the box. I found a couple of nuts and washers in the creases of the box. After turning the box over and carefully inspecting the seams and folds, I was still missing an important screw and washer. I was really disappointed about that.
I also found the instructions a bit confusing. There are really only about 4-5 basic steps to the assembly, but the way the directions are outlined it seems to not be spelled out as clear as it probably could. I think attaching the column to the motor fan head was a bit puzzling. But the worst was attaching the front grill. What a pain in the neck! I received mine and the grill was sorta warped and did not fit together straight on. Add to that the fact that you have to "hook" the grills together --- boy what work that was! luck getting yours in better shape sans delivery. Though I will say, the hook thing was in and of itself difficult, and adding the warped grills exasperating. I think Lasko should consider redesigning to attach a little differently.
I think this most likely requires two people to assemble, particularly when attaching the fan motor to the column. It is very heavy!
Despite the problems we experienced putting it together, I still rate the fan itself 5 stars. The amount of air it expels is all worth the pitfalls we encountered. The wind is nice and cool. It oscillates very nicely and is easy to operate.
Overall, we a very happy with this fan.