When it reaches summer and temperatures start to rise, you might be searching for an effective way to cool down your toddler's room and other areas of your home without having to spend a fortune on air conditioning.
That's where tower fans could be beneficial to you, these cylinder shape fans are a great way to cool the air in your toddler's space, they have a larger reach than traditional fans and are easy to function and control.
Most tower fans operate with impeller blades which are within the cylinder housing of the fan and not within reach to toddlers, making them safer too, some even come without blades and have tipped over cut off features to stop the fan from functioning if your toddler accidentally knocks it down.
So as we can understand more about the design of tower fans, how they benefit us and if they are safe to use in our home, we have composed a short guide below that should help you decide whether or not you want a tower fan to cool you and your family down this summer.
Before we can start discussing the safety and design of tower fans, we should first understand exactly what one is and how they differ from traditional fans.
Tower fans come in a long tall rectangular shape and are designed to be used stationary on the floor, with their shape being slotted easily into to corners of a room. These fans tend to come with cooling and heating function depending on the model you buy and can oscillate, allowing them to rotate the cool air around a room for better coverage.
Unlike traditional fans, these devices also tend to be very quiet and easy to control, they can also be used as a humidifier and are portable enough to be carried around the house from different rooms.
Tower fans cool the air around your home by sucking in air through the vents in the device and pushing it back out via their motorised blades, this reaches the whole room through its 90-degree stance.
It's thought often that tower fans 'cool' the air, but they don't, they simply find the coolest air already in your room and recycle it through their filters. So in a nutshell, tower fans increase the circulation in your room thus reducing the temperature.
Even though some tower fans appear 'bladeless', most still have blades, but these are tiny and encased inside the fan, like in the Dyson models for example. This means the blades aren't as visible as in regular fans but still give a wind cooling effect, making them look more stylish. Without blades, you would get no vertical breeze from your fan as there would be no air circulation created from the motor.
Tower fans can be beneficial to your toddler as they provide great air circulation and stop them from getting uncomfortable during the summer nights. They also don't take up a lot of space so can be neatly slotted in the corner of your toddler's room without too much disruption.
Some of the best tower fans additionally have filters and ionisers which can clear the air in your toddler's room and make it cleaner to breathe in
In comparison to a normal regular fan, tower fans are very safe for toddlers as the blades are encased inside of the fan, meaning it is hard for them to poke their fingers through and cause injury. You can also set timers to ensure your fan turns off when you need it to and a thermostat to ensure your toddler's room never gets too hot or too cold.
We have listed out the advantages when it comes to using a tower fan around a toddler below and the disadvantages too.
From extra stability to tip over protection, your tower fan should come with some essential safety features if you are going to be using it around your toddler. You should additionally make sure you follow some safety tips and tricks to avoid any accidents happening due to your tower fan.
We have listed these all below.
Are tower fans quiet for my toddler?
Yes, tower fans can be quiet depending on the model you buy and what speed setting is chosen, always use your fan at a low speed to reduce noise.
Can I use a tower fan around my baby?
Tower fans are recommended for a nursery as they reduce SIDS rates and produce white noise which can be quite comforting for your baby.
Will the blades of a tower fan hurt my toddler?
No, the blades inside a tower fan are enclosed, so it is very unlikely your toddler would be able to hurt themselves.
Overall, tower fans do have blades, but these blades are just inside the device rather than external like traditional fans, these types of fans are also great to use around toddlers because of their 'bladeless' design and can improve air circulation while keeping them cool during the hot summer months!
Always ensure your tower fan is put somewhere stable and buy a model which is equipped with high-quality safety specs if you want to be more confident when it comes to leaving your fan on around your toddler.