Your Guide to Staying Cool in Summer: Comparing Tower Fans, Pedestal Fans and Air Coolers


The summer season comes with hot days that keep you sweaty and cranky, and all you want to do is disappear to the coldest part of the world. However, this would cost a little more than you expected. But there is no problem here as you can easily fix this by investing in a convenient fan.

With that in mind, we’re left with the not-so-simple decision of choosing between a tower fan, a pedestal fan, and an air cooler. Each of these fans has unique features, from energy-efficient settings to fan size, and these determine what suits your preferences.

However, you don’t have to worry about that as we’ve got you covered. We’ll explain the differences between these cooling solutions so you can choose without pressure or confusion.

Overview of tower fan, pedestal fan and air cooler

Tower fans

Tower fans are thin and usually short fans, intended to save space and often for residential and light use. You can also use them instead of pedestal fans if you need an aesthetically pleasing fan as it takes up less space while blending in with your room’s decor.

Although tower fans are often marketed as “bladeless fans,” that doesn’t mean they don’t have blades. Tower fans have hidden blades that generate cool air while giving your space a modern look. Basically, if you’re looking for a cooling solution to keep the heat away while saving your bedroom, living room, or office space, this is a great option for you.

Pedestal fans

Pedestal fans have a round fan head that houses the fan motor and blades with a basket cover for safety, attached to an adjustable pole and base. The fan head can usually swing horizontally, distributing air more effectively. The stand allows users to place the fan at different heights, making them versatile for different configurations. This type of fan is often commonly seen in residential environments and the larger sizes, in industrial environments.

Pedestal fans are primarily designed for cooling. They draw in air and propel it forward using rotating blades. Many modern pedestal fans have multiple speed settings, allowing you to adjust the airflow to your comfort level. Some models also include features such as timer settings, remote controls, and adjustable tilt angles for targeted cooling.

Air coolers

Air coolers, on the other hand, use a modern evaporative cooling technique. They have a simple air cooling process that is similar to that of a modern air conditioning unit. Air coolers use an air movement technique that takes air from outside and drives it through cooling pads. Wet cooling pads generate water that evaporates and lowers the temperature of the air that is then expelled by the air cooler.

Comparison of usage scenarios

Cooling mechanism

Air coolers use water evaporation techniques to cool the air, which makes them effective in hot environments. In addition, they also add moisture to the air, which is especially beneficial for dry climates.

On the other hand, pedestal fans don’t actually cool the air, but instead provide a flow of cool air to give you a cooling effect by evaporating from the surface of your skin. Like the pedestal fan, tower fans blow air at high speed across the skin to increase the evaporation of moisture from the skin. This in turn makes you feel cooler. In essence, tower and pedestal fans don’t necessarily lower the temperature of your space like air coolers do. But with our 3-in-1 air cooler, you can enjoy the benefits of both an air cooler and a tower fan.


Among the three types of fans, the tower fan is the most portable fan. However, this depends on the size of the fan. A smaller air cooler will be more portable than a small tower fan or pedestal fan. But if you are planning to buy a large air cooler, a tower fan would be a better choice.

Area of ​​use

Air coolers and tower fans are suitable for larger spaces such as living rooms, offices or outdoor areas where humidity is low. They work best in well-ventilated areas. On the other hand, pedestal fans are versatile and can be used in various environments such as bedrooms, offices, workshops or industrial spaces, depending on the power and features of the fan.

Noise levels

Tower fans tend to be quieter than pedestal fans and air coolers, especially models designed for residential use. However, some pedestal fans and air coolers are built with noise reduction features for quieter operation, making them suitable for commercial or industrial environments where noise control is essential.

Operating principles and differences

Tower fan

A typical fan pushes air forward with blades that rotate in one direction. There are multiple fan blades in a tower fan, usually stacked vertically. The air then passes through the vertical column, where rotating blades create a high-velocity airflow. This airflow is then expelled through vents or grills at the top of the tower fan, circulating cooler air throughout the room.

Pros and cons of a tower fan


  • It is ideal for smaller rooms or confined spaces.
  • It has a modern look.
  • Provides wide swing for better air circulation.


  • It is less powerful compared to pedestal fans.
  • It has a limited cooling capacity.

Pedestal fan

Pedestal fans use air flow and mechanical rotation to create a cooling effect. These fans consist of a motor housed within the fan head attached to an adjustable bracket. When the fan is on, the motor drives the rotation of the fan blades, drawing air into the fan head and propelling it forward. Adjustable height and swing functions allow for customized airflow direction and coverage.

Pros and cons of a pedestal fan


  • It is suitable for rooms or larger areas.
  • It has adjustable height and tilt for customized airflow.
  • It is more affordable compared to tower fans.


  • It can take up more space than tower fans.
  • It’s a less visually appealing design in some cases.

Air cooler

An air cooler uses the principle of evaporative cooling to cool the air. It draws in warm air from the environment through a water-soaked pad or cooling medium. As this hot air passes through the wet pad, the water evaporates, absorbing heat from the air in the process. The cooled air then circulates back into the room, effectively reducing the room temperature.

Pros and cons of air coolers


  • Effective cooling through the use of water evaporation.
  • It can add moisture to dry environments, beneficial for health.
  • Energy efficient compared to air conditioners.


  • It requires a constant supply of water, which can be a nuisance.
  • It is not as effective in humid climates.
  • Limited cooling range compared to air conditioners.

Comparison of cooling effects

Air coolers provide the most effective cooling, especially in dry climates, due to their evaporative cooling mechanism and ability to add moisture to the air. Tower fans offer decent airflow and are quieter than pedestal fans, making them suitable for residential use. Pedestal fans are powerful at moving air, but lack the cooling capacity of air coolers and the quiet operation of tower fans, making them better for industrial or commercial environments where high flow is needed of air

How to choose the right fan

Choosing the right fan for your summer vacation significantly determines your level of comfort and energy efficiency. So you need to consider some factors like the size of the room, the noise level you need and the airflow settings. With that in mind, here are some of our top-rated products that you should check out.

TaoTronics TT-TF015 42-Inch Oscillating Tower Fan

Our TaoTronics TT-TF015 42-Inch Oscillating Tower Fan delivers powerful 26 ft/s air for fast cooling, so you can enjoy your work or study without the disruption of summer heat. In addition, it comes with a 120° oscillation mechanism. It’s also equipped with 12 speeds, 4 modes and a 12-hour timer so you can customize your cooling to your preferences.

TaoTronics TT-TF010 pedestal fan

If you prefer a pedestal fan to a tower fan, then ours TaoTronics TT-TF010 pedestal fan is the perfect choice for you. The pedestal fan features a cutting-edge double-bladed top and 85-degree swing that provides a wide and powerful breeze to keep you cool during the hot season. With its noise level of 38 dB, you can be sure of quiet operation.

TaoTronics PE-TF008 3 in 1 Air Cooler

However, if you prefer an air cooler to help you escape the heat, ours TaoTronics PE-TF008 3 in 1 Air Cooler i had you covered The oscillating tower fan features 3-in-1 functionality to help you humidify the air, distribute a cool breeze and increase airflow. You can also add ice packs to the 6 liter tank of the air cooler to increase the cooling power of the cooling device.


When it comes to selecting the right fan for your space, there is no one size fits all. In essence, choosing between a tower fan, air cooler, and pedestal fan depends on what you need, the size of your space, and what features you need most. All three types of fans can give you the kitchen air circulation you need, but each had their own advantages. However, if you are still confused about which code to do, our sales team is ready to help you with your purchasing decisions.

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