Rated 2 out of 5 by Zenophobe Didn't meet expectations
Always been a big fan "pun intended" of Vornado products because of one blower and one heavy duty shop fan that I had purchased years ago for my garage and are still running quite well. Wanted to get another air circulator for my new workshop/office and thought I'd try one of their more sophisticated in-door fans and was quite disappointed with this "Large Tower Air Circulator" which didn't seem to circulate much air at all. The highest "TURBO" setting I would consider to be medium-low on my fan "power-level" personal range, the other settings aren't even worth going to unless you like having the twinkling blue LED lights on because that's the only thing that will indicate that you even have the unit on at all because the fan isn't going to be doing anything much at all.
Going to return this and get a proper room circulator like the 733. Miss the heavy duty looking models like the one I have for my garage which has a heavy duty metal tubing stand/frame holder.
August 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LaEngineer Great Airflow / Very Loud
I have been a Vorando owner for years now. I have always acquired the whole room circulators similar to the current 773 model. I have never had problems with them, they are very effective and most importantly, on lower speeds are very quiet. They are also very well made and stand up to many years of use. I then bought the new full-size tower circulator, model 184, recently for a new small conference room we have here at work. It also is very effective in airflow, but is loud. Even on low speed it rattles like cheap plastic, which basically is what it is made of. It does not feel heavy duty like the other models I mentioned. I cannot use this in the small conference room, especially when customers are in there with our engineering staff. I would NOT recommend the full-size tower to anyone who wants to have a quiet operating unit. Get the current model 773 instead. Our Model 184 is now relegated to the waiting room, but still only on low speeds. First time I have ever been disappointed in a Vornado product.
June 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CARDIONNE1 Operation and Customer support.
I have had the Mod. 184 for over 9 months. I have a older home which uses window a/c's in summer and a central, non blower type gas heater in winter. The 184 has been an amazement. From day one of use, it circulated the AC air extremely well and yes, lowered the temp in the living room thru its air circulation In winter usage it circulated the heated air around the living room to the point where we had to turn down the thermostat. And this with the thermostat originally set at 78 F. Just recently the remote control on the 184 would not operate. After a battery change and still no response, I contacted Vornado Customer Service and asked for price and delivery on a new remote. I expected a response in 2-3 days. Instead, I got a response in less than 3 hours in which I was informed my unit was still under a 5 year warranty and a new remote would be sent out immediately. One and a half days later I received the remote. Incredible product. Incredible service. Now you know what I own 4 Vornado products.
March 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Steve Bright lights, average air flow
A pretty good fan, and it does widen the air flow pattern. Having a larger round air circulator, we just got this one for the bedroom. The smaller footprint, as well as the advertised quietness. It is an average air mover, not huge. Gets a tad loud on the powerful settings, the first two settings are more like gentle breezes. But the blue lights on the top of the unit are Major League Annoying. The ceiling and the adjoining wall light up like a high rise building at night. I was thinking of just returning it, or using a black market to cover the lights. Silly design flop.
June 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Computerslayer An awesome fan to top all others
I've never spent so much on a fan before - perhaps the one downside. My first of these was because it was the only one in the store during a hot summer. I figured it wouldn't be a thing to return it if it turned out to be a waste. Instead, it has been the best fan I've ever used! It moves a very large volume of air and does so in a handy 'V' without oscillation. Since then I've bought two more and heartily recommend it to anyone looking for the best. Its not a super-quiet fan. I don't think it's reasonable to expect that though, given the amount of air it moves. Of course it's more quiet on the lower speeds, but louder when faster. A note of advice as you unpack the fan. The remote is a neat little circular bit that magnetically attaches neatly to the top of the fan. The problem I had with my first one is that it is just small enough to completely miss....and throw away altogether! Vornado was kind enough to replace the remote free of charge - but that can be avoided with attentiveness before discarding the packaging!
July 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by EDUK8R Not a fan of this fan
I bought this fan thinking it will work well but I was wrong. If I want to feel any air movement I have to practically have it sitting in front of me. I always have it on high and still I don't sense much air movement. I have a Seville fan in my bedroom which was way cheaper and works far better than the Vornado. I would have taken it back but . I no longer had the box or the receipt. Very disappointed in this fan and have told everyone I know.
May 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by iconzo Best Fan EVER!!!!
This fan is amazing! I have since bought a second fan for my living room as well as the one for my bedroom. The fan is quiet enough for nighttime use but also can push enough air to keep my apartment which has terrible, almost non-existent A/C cool even throughout the summer months. I did experience a small hardware problem after about a year that caused squeaking while the fan was on lower speeds. However, I was blown away when I e-mailed customer care about the problem and to find out how to receive a replacement under the fans *FIVE YEAR* warranty. They just had me send a photo of the fan with the serial number and a photo of the cut-off power cord and they overnighted me a brand new one! I didn't even have to go through the trouble of shipping back the old fan. Amazing fan, amazing customer care. Vornado is my brand of choice for all of the products it carries for sure!
May 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tony Smith If only it were Quieter
First off.. let me admit my addiction to VORNADO.. I own 8 of their products! Small fans, Large fans, Heaters and a High End Humidifier. All of their products work Great... except ONE. The Tall Tower Fan. No question, it's very good looking and I LOVE that it has a remote control. BUT.. the build on the product is flawed OR I have a lemon, not sure which. When I turn it on past the lowest speed, it rattles something HORRIBLE and makes it unusable. The lowest speed does not do the trick so I have to use one of my other fans and this one was not cheap! I probably need to call customer support and see if it can be exchanged for something else since I hate to own a bad Vornado. Love their product.. just not this one!
January 5, 2016