Pros / This tower fan has eight variable speed settings and runs quietly.
Cons / The Honeywell QuietSet HY-108 series is not measured for air output or noise level.
Verdict / The QuietSet HY-108 offers basic functions and is a good option if you need a quiet fan.
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The Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room HY-108 tower fan offers standard features that you would expect from the best tower fans and is a good choice for office and home use where you want a gentle breeze that will not drown out conversations.
The HY-108 provides eight variable fan speeds, which is considerably more than the usual three variable speeds that are commonly found on most tower fans, such as the Brookstone Might Max. This assortment of speed settings lets you choose just the right speed for your needs at any given time.
This is an oscillating tower fan that gives you a 90-degree-wide cooling area. There is an auto shut-off timer, which can be set for one, two, four or eight hours. You can control this fan via a remote control if you do not want to get up to switch fan speeds or settings. It works nicely as a floor fan and also can function well as a standing fan on a sturdy above-floor surface if you want to position it higher.
While this inexpensive tower fan is designed with quiet operation in mind, Honeywell does not publish the air output volume or the fan’s noise level as measured in decibels.
The Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room HY-108 includes an integrated carrying handle. If you buy this fan, you get the benefit of a responsive support team. Customer service emails are generally answered within 24 hours, and Honeywell representatives are professional and courteous. You can contact Honeywell by phone or email; however, a live chat option is not available. This tower fan comes with a standard one-year warranty, and you can download a user manual and access a FAQs page on Honeywell's website.
The Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room HY-108 tower fan offers extra fan speeds and such features as oscillation, a timer and a remote control. If you are looking for an affordable tower fan that is not overly loud, then this fan is worth considering.