Versatility of Box Fans Has Kept Them Popular for Generations
Box fans just might be the stalwarts of the fan world. They are durable, powerful, and dependable. What you see is what you get: A square-shaped casing around an enclosed fan motor at the center and a large blade whirling around inside a grill. Box fans have had the same basic design for generations of consumers who have appreciated their efficiency, simplicity and value. Wherever a quick breeze was needed to refresh a room, someone more than likely switched on a box fan to get the job done. But it’s more than nostalgia and familiarity that keeps people reaching for box fans. Today’s box fans can withstand rainy weather, save energy, and offer safety features that earlier fans of the box fan could only dream about.
Keep Your Box Fan in the Window
Box fans are versatile in their use due to their ability to operate in windows. Many people use a box fan on the floor, but it can also double as a window fan. By strategically placing your box fan in a window, you can cool all sections of the room while making the most of cross-breezes and natural ventilation. (That cooling breeze of fresh air also means you can turn off the air conditioning, saving both money and energy.) Some Lasko box fans, like the 20″ Weather-Shield® Performance Box Fan and the Air Flex™ Air Purifier and Room Fan offer an isolated Weather-Shield® motor for worry-free window use. The Air Flex fan also also functions as an air cleaner, thanks to its ability to pull air through a standard air filter and an extra-powerful fan motor.
Works with Your Air Conditioner
Most homes and businesses have air conditioning, but it’s possible to use your box fan in tandem with your AC unit to save money and energy. Using fans to increase airflow means you won’t be running your AC as much since air circulation throughout the home goes further with fans. (Some fans can increase airflow 20%.) With such a wide range of circulation, box fans are able to bring cool breezes to more than one room at a time. Plus, when you use a box fan in a window, it can even exhaust warm air outdoors. If your fan has the Save-Smart® feature, there are extra savings when you shut off or sporadically use the AC. Save-Smart® fans cost less than two cents per hour to operate; super savings when compared to a much higher cost to run air conditioning.
Box Fans Stand Tall
Unlike tower fans that are stylish enough to display as part of your decor, the box fan may never win a beauty contest among cooling appliances. There’s a fun selection of brightly colored box fans available these days. Add a pop of color to your space with a bright blue box fan, a vibrant purple fan, a classic white fan, and a modern black box fan. The limited edition 20″ USA Box Fan has a patriotic red, white, and blue design. Another one of the box fan’s main selling points is compact design. The narrow-depth casing sits directly on a surface without a cumbersome stand. Box fans can be placed and operated on any flat surface.
Pick It Up and Go
Most fans are made to be moved. Utility fans come with sturdy handles, and window fans and tower fans (which are usually stationary) can be moved when needed. Wall-mount fans are made to stay in one place but can be moved with the right tools and time. Box fans, however, are made to move. They are lightweight (most are around 7 to 10 pounds) and have an easy to access handle at the top of the unit to pick up and go from room to room. They are easy fans to use as well. There’s no assembly needed, other than clipping on the stabilizing “feet” that prevent the fan from accidentally tipping over when on top speed. (We’ve got a quick instructional YouTube video on how to attach the feet if needed.)
Safe and Easy
Box fans have multiple speeds, easy-to-use controls, and safety features that provide peace of mind. All Lasko box fans come with The Blue Plug™ trusted safety fuse technology that automatically turns off the fan to prevent accidents. The plug cuts off the electric current to the fan if it detects a potentially hazardous electrical fault in the fan’s motor or power supply. Easy to use, and easy on the mind.