Lasko Tower Fan Reviews and Buying Guide 2020

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Whether you prefer a window-based system, table, or pedestal fan, there are a variety of ways to cool down a room in your home. Tower fans are the most popular style with consumers today, especially given the range of sizes and available their budget-friendly nature. Lasko is one of the most recognizable names in the tower fan world and a brand that typically ends up towards the top of homeowner shopping lists.

Lasko Tower Fan Reviews

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Lasko Wind Curve T42905

Lasko Tower Pedestal Fan

  • Size: 42”
  • Speeds: 3
  • Timer: 7 hours
  • CFM: Unknown
Lasko Hybrid Tower Fan T38400

Lasko Hybrid Tower Fan T38400

  • Size: 38”
  • Speeds: 4
  • Timer: 8 hours
  • CFM: Unknown
Lasko Wind Curve 2510

Lasko Wind Curve 2510

  • Size: 36”
  • Speeds: 3
  • Timer: 7 hours
  • CFM: 239
Lasko Wind Curve 2554

Lasko Wind Curve 2554

  • Size: 42”
  • Speeds: 3
  • Timer: 7.2 hours
  • CFM: 262
Lasko Tower Pedestal Fan

Lasko Tower Pedestal Fan

  • Size: 52”
  • Speeds: 3
  • Timer: 7.5 hours
  • CFM: 191

With well over a dozen models available on the market at any time, Lasko’s tower fan collection can be challenging to navigate. After careful consideration, our team took a look at some of the top models across a variety of sites and came up with five choices we feel stand out from the rest.

The Best Tower Fan for Connected Households

#1 Lasko Wind Curve Tower Fan T42905

Lasko Wind Curve T42905

There aren’t many bells & whistles in the world of tower fans, aside from a few high-tech models with high price tags to match those flagship features. The Wind Curve T42905 from Lasko is an exception to that rule as it’s affordable, and comes with a feature currently only found on a handful of tower fans.

The T42905 resembles Lasko’s classic wood grain models, but it would be a mistake to confuse this fan with their previous units. While it’s the same size as other 42” models at 13” x 13” it has a more modern look, and the design has been streamlined. You’ll still get the same basic set of controls set above a simple display, but it’s a good looking fan that will go with a wide variety of styles.

Bluetooth is the most significant difference between this model and the rest of Lasko’s catalog, however. It’s a bit basic but will allow you to use the Lasko Connect app with your iOS or Android device, which extends your range while opening the door to new features. You will never have to worry about losing the tower fan remote again, and the app will work with other connected devices from Lasko as well.

As for the tech specs, the Lasko Wind Curve T42905 has three speeds. It also has a 7-hour timer and standard oscillation that can be turned on or off, but we could not find any details on how far it oscillates. Aside from featuring Bluetooth connectivity, it has the same basic set of features you’ll find on the rest of Lasko’s tower fan lineup.

This obvious draw of this tower fan is Bluetooth, although it’s also a good option if you like Lasko’s Wind Curve lineup, but not the dated design found on most of their fans. It has a reasonable price tag compared to the rest of the company’s fans, with a price in-line or more affordable than other connected models as well.

Pros: Bluetooth connectivity through the Lasko Connect app. Easy on the eyes and simple to use.

Cons: Only three speeds.

Best Tower Fan for High Airflow in Small Spaces

#2 Lasko Hybrid Tower Fan T38400

Lasko Hybrid Tower Fan T38400

When you’ve been producing fans as long as Lasko, you come up with some interesting products over the years. One of the company's more recent additions in that area would be their Hybrid fans, and the Lasko T38400 is an ideal choice if you need power than a traditional tower fan can provide.

It only takes a glance to understand why the Lasko hybrid tower fan is different. It still resembles a tower fan from the front, albeit one with a very modern design. At the top, there’s a display with a handful of buttons to control the unit. It’s not overwhelming and goes nicely with the rest of the design. It has a standard base like the rest of our picks, but two large vents on each side towards the bottom.

Those vents are what makes this fan a “hybrid” as the Lasko T38400 is actually a tower fan combined with a blower. This allows it to produce 25% more air velocity than a traditional tower fan, including the other fans from Lasko on our list. With that in mind, it will be louder than other fans at higher speeds, given the nature of its design and velocity it produces.

We weren’t able to find many tech specs on this particular model, but it comes with four fan speeds and an auto shut-off feature. There is an 8-hour timer as well, which can be controlled with the included remote or on the unit itself. The Lasko Hybrid T38400 weighs 9.3 pounds and measures 36” tall and around 12” wide, so it’s in-line with similar units when it comes to size as well.

This hybrid fan isn’t going to blow you out of your chair with its power, but it puts out a considerable amount of air when compared to the company’s other models of this size. The twist lock base makes assembly a breeze, so you’ll have the T38400 up and running in no time, and it comes with a standard 1-year guarantee.

  • Pros: Produces more power than similar models. 8-hour timer and oscillation. Modern design that will look good in any room.
  • Cons:  Nothing significant.

The Best Budget-Friendly Lasko Tower Fan

#3 Lasko 2510 Oscillating Tower Fan

Lasko Wind Curve 2510

When you’ve been producing fans as long as Lasko, you come up with some interesting products over the years. One of the company's more recent additions in that area would be their Hybrid fans, and the Lasko T38400 is an ideal choice if you need power than a traditional tower fan can provide.

It only takes a glance to understand why the Lasko hybrid tower fan is different. It still resembles a tower fan from the front, albeit one with a very modern design. At the top, there’s a display with a handful of buttons to control the unit. It’s not overwhelming and goes nicely with the rest of the design. It has a standard base like the rest of our picks, but two large vents on each side towards the bottom.

Those vents are what makes this fan a “hybrid” as the Lasko T38400 is actually a tower fan combined with a blower. This allows it to produce 25% more air velocity than a traditional tower fan, including the other fans from Lasko on our list. With that in mind, it will be louder than other fans at higher speeds, given the nature of its design and velocity it produces.

We weren’t able to find many tech specs on this particular model, but it comes with four fan speeds and an auto shut-off feature. There is an 8-hour timer as well, which can be controlled with the included remote or on the unit itself. The Lasko Hybrid T38400 weighs 9.3 pounds and measures 36” tall and around 12” wide, so it’s in-line with similar units when it comes to size as well.

This hybrid fan isn’t going to blow you out of your chair with its power, but it puts out a considerable amount of air when compared to the company’s other models of this size. The twist lock base makes assembly a breeze, so you’ll have the T38400 up and running in no time, and it comes with a standard 1-year guarantee.

  • Pros: Produces more power than similar models. 8-hour timer and oscillation. Modern design that will look good in any room.
  • Cons:  Nothing significant.

The Best Lasko Tower Fan for Quiet Nights

#4 Lasko Wind Curve Tower Fan 2554

Lasko Wind Curve 2554

As we mentioned, Lasko is one of the leaders when it comes to portable fans and heaters for residential use, and one of the more prolific manufacturers of tower fans today. The Lasko 2554 is a fan you’ll find in millions of homes across the U.S., and this classic just happens to be one of the quieter units in Lasko’s impressive arsenal.

While we won’t call this fan retro, the Lasko 2554 does have a distinct design with wood grain on the front. A series of unobtrusive lights allow you to see which mode the fan is in while a row of buttons let you control the unit from the top. A remote is included that gives you access to the same functions, although there isn’t a lot to cycle through with this model.

The Wind Curve has three speeds with the standard low, medium, and high settings. Lasko didn’t provide a decibel rating, but measurements range from between 45 to 55dB on the 2554. This 42” tall tower fan has a slim profile for its size at 13” x 13”, although it’s a little hefty at 13.4 pounds. You won’t have any trouble moving it around, however, thanks to a handle built into the back.

There aren’t many features on this fan aside from a timer with a range from 30 minutes to 7.5 hours. It has what’s referred to as “widespread oscillation” capabilities, but the main selling point is the ionizer function. The ionizer can clean and freshen the air in a room while cooling you off and is a feature typically reserved for more expensive tower fans.

  • Pros: Ionizer and 7.5-hour timer with auto-off. Easy to use. Quiet at all speed levels.
  • Cons:  Only three speeds.

The Best Adjustable Lasko Tower Fan

#5 Lasko 2535 Oscillating Tower Pedestal Fan

Lasko Tower Pedestal Fan

Our second hybrid fan from Lasko is a little different than the first. While it doesn’t carry the hybrid moniker, it’s clear that the Lasko 2535 is part tower fan, part pedestal fan, which makes it an interesting alternative for your home.

Is it a tower fan or a pedestal fan? That’s for you to decide, as the 2535 is billed as both and takes key traits from each type of system. It’s fully adjustable from 41” up to 52” and comes with directional louvers as well. That said, it looks like a desktop-sized tower fan with a pole attached to the bottom, which may be a turnoff for some folks.

When it comes to functionality, the Lasko 2535 is in-line with the rest of the company’s tower fan collection. That means you’ll get three speeds with low, medium, and high along with a timer function. Oscillation is also included but can be turned off if you prefer spot cooling to widespread coverage. The fan is 52” tall when fully extended and weighs around 12.5 pounds.

The Lasko 2535 won’t be for everyone, and it will definitely stand out in a room -- possibly for the wrong reasons. The design is unusual, but homeowners have been happy with the coverage, and it’s adjustable, which is something you won’t find from other tower fans. The 2535 comes with a multifunction remote and is backed by a 1-year guarantee from Lakso.

  • Pros: Adjustable height from 41” to 52”. Quiet airflow, programmable timer.
  • Cons: Lack of power.

How to Find the Best Lasko Tower Fan

Lasko has been producing heating and cooling products for over 100 years and manufactures more tower fans than any other company today. That makes finding the right model for your home challenging, and to make matters worse, there are more similarities than differences between most of their units. Here’s a brief breakdown of what you can expect from Lasko’s lineup of tower fans.

Lasko’s Tower Fan Collection

Currently, Lasko has 48 different models of tower fans listed on their official website. While that’s a massive selection, some are easier to find than others. In our research, we found that even older models are still available through some retailers, while newer models can take some time to trickle out to your favorite retailer.

There are four basic features to look for with Lasko tower fans with oscillation, timers, remote controls, and speed levels. We’re going to touch on those below, but you’ll find a handful of models with unique features as well.

  • Oscillation – This feature allows the fan to rotate as it blows air, and it’s something you’ll find on every fan from Lasko. As mentioned in our reviews, the company isn’t very forthcoming about how much oscillation you’ll get from their fans, so you’ll need to check user reviews or contact them directly.
  • Timers – Arguably the most important setting aside from speed, timers are a key function for any tower fan. All Lasko tower fans have this feature as well, and most run between 7 to 8 hours. Aside from the length, the most important aspect of a timer are the increments.
  • Speed & Power – Most entry-level and mid-range tower fans come with three basic speeds – high, medium, and low although some models offer close to a dozen settings. Power or velocity is measured in CFMs with tower fans, however, and it’s a specification to look for if you’re more concerned with velocity than the number of settings.
  • Remote Controls – The last common feature found on Lasko tower fans are remote controls. All units allow you to adjust the machine directly from the unit, but a good remote should provide the same functions at a distance. All their tower fans come with a remote except for the Lasko Wind Curve T42905, which provides another type of connectivity.

Pros and Cons of Lasko Tower Fans

There are dozens of manufacturers that produce tower fans, even if Lasko is one of the most popular brands. With that in mind, we are going to take a quick look at the pros and cons of buying a Lasko tower fan in comparison to going with another company.

Lasko Tower Fan Pros

  • Selection – If you don’t like being stuck with only a half-dozen models, you’ll appreciate Lasko’s impressive lineup. They have tower fans ranging in size from 32” to 48” so there is a size for everyone. While most of their fans have a similar vibe, they do have several different styles available.
  • The Cost – One advantage of companies that offer a wide selection is that they also have a wide price range on their products. That’s the case with Lasko, although most of their fans are in the mid to budget-friendly range.
  • Build Quality – While you always have a chance on getting a bad unit from any manufacturer, Lasko’s tower fans tend to hold up far after their warranties expire. Those are on average with other companies, but when properly maintained, it’s not uncommon to see a Lasko Tower fan in action for 5 to 7 years.
  • Availability – Whether you prefer to purchase products locally or shop online, you won’t have any trouble finding one of Lasko’s tower fans. The company’s products are widely available, although you could have problems tracking down certain models unless you’re comfortable with 3rd party sellers. 

Lasko Tower Fan Cons

  • Speeds – The biggest knock we found on Lasko as a brand when compared to companies like Honeywell, Dyson, and others are the lack of speeds. While you don’t need a dozen settings, 90% of Lasko’s tower fans have three speeds.
  • Light on features – Are you interested in a fan that has a HEPA filter or with a nighttime mode that dials things down automatically as you drift off? Well, you won’t find those from Lasko, as their lineup is very basic from a feature standpoint. The exceptions are a few models with Wi-Fi or ionizers.

Lasko FAQ

Q: What kind of warranty can I expect from a Lasko tower fan?

A: Most of Lasko’s products come with a 1-year guarantee.

Q: How many devices can control a connected fan from Lasko at once?

A: Only one device at a time. You can install the app on different devices, but only one user will be able to control the unit at a time.

Q: What’s the best way to clean one of Lasko’s tower fans?

A: Lasko, like most manufacturers, recommends using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. If you want to know how to clean a Lasko tower fan or one from another brand, check out our tower fan cleaning guide.

Q: What is a fused safety plug?

A: It’s a unique feature on Lasko’s fans designed to keep things safe by cutting the current in the event of an electrical fault.

Q: Can I purchase replacement parts for Lasko tower fans?

A: Yes, but what’s available varies by model. We found most models offer replacements for remote controls and bases. There are also hardware bags available with their unique screws.

Q: How far is the range on with Lasko’s Bluetooth fans?

A: Around 70 feet provide that it’s unobstructed. While Bluetooth can be finicky, you can expect far better range than you’ll get with a standard fan remote.

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