Thursday, September 8, 2016

Beat The Heat this Summer: Ozeri 360 Oscillation Tower Fan

Summer 2016 in Ohio has been hot! So hot, in fact, that I've finally come to the conclusion that I'd much rather choose the cold, snowy winters over the humid, suffocating summers.

We only have one air conditioner in our 1,062 square foot home; it's a window air conditioner, at that. Needless to say, the air conditioner does not cool the entire house. Because of this, we've had to utilize fans—and lots of them—to keep our home comfortable during the hottest days of the year.

Fortunately, we own several fans including the Ozeri 42 inch Wind Fan and the Ozeri 3x Tower Fan. We've had the fans for about two years and they've worked well at keeping our home habitable in the heat.

Note: The 3x Tower Fan started to wobble and could not be securely reattached to the base. After contacting Ozeri, they offered to send out a replacementone of the many reasons why I absolutely love this company!

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Just recently, I acquired the Ozeri 360 Oscillation Tower Fan. Like I said, this summer has been hot and we needed some extra circulation in our house to combat the suffocating air.

The fan arrived on our doorstep via UPS and came in a tall box. Putting it together was a little awkward at first; I couldn't figure out how to hold it while I secured the base. Once I positioned the fan on the floor, the rest was a breeze. I simply attached the two pieces of the base together, aligned the holes on the base with the bottom of the fan, and secured it with the included screws. I didn't use any tools; I was able to tighten the screws by hand.

Right off the bat, I realized that the bottom of the fan attaches directly to the base. There is no thin, narrow neck like other Ozeri tower fans. I felt that this reduced the chances of wobble and made the fan extra secure. Definitely a good move on Ozeri's part.

The fan itself is tall, about four feet, but sleek. Because of the height and narrow build, it can be placed anywhere in the home without standing our or taking up too much space.

The real test, however, was in the power. If it wasn't strong enough, it wasn't going to do the job I needed it to do. After turning it on, I was surprised. Even on the low setting, the power was strong! The fan is generated by a vertical micro-blade cylinder; not the typical fan blades we're used to. This design is supposed to keep the fan extra quiet while providing high speed, but I did notice that there was a slight hum—it wasn't as quiet as I would have liked it to be. The 3x Tower Fan is much quieter than this one, in my opinion.

The LCD display is easy to read, although super bright. Fortunately, if the brightness bothers you, there is a "Dim" function on the remote that shuts off every light except the mode light, keeping your room nice and dark and your sleep undisturbed.

The three breeze patterns were a nice addition—regular, sleep, and nature.

Regular - Steady mode; fan spins at a constant speed

Sleep - Increases and decreases speed at a consistent rate for relaxation

Nature - Inconsistent adjustments from high to low speeds to give the feeling of a natural breeze

I feel that "Sleep" mode sounds like ocean waves. My favorite, however, is "Nature" mode, as it makes me feel like I'm sleeping outdoors. I love it!

The "Auto" setting (the triangle button) allows the fan to maintain the current temperature of the room. If the fan drops below the temperature shown on the fan, the fan will shut off. If the temperature rises, the fan will increase speed. There is also an 8-hour programmable timer and the fan comes with a remote so you don't have to get out of bed to turn it on and off or to adjust the settings.

The coolest part is the oscillation options. Yes, it has the capacity to rotate 360 degrees, but it also has 60, 90, and 120 degree oscillation settings.

This is my favorite fan from Ozeri. It's by far the most powerful, best looking, and the 360 degree oscillation is something that no other Ozeri fan currently offers.

It does an excellent job of keeping our entryway cool and comfortable. Because our entryway is the hottest area of our home, keeping it cool keeps the rest of our home cooler than it would be if the entryway was warmer.

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