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Holmes - 38" Tower Fan - Black

Model: HTF38138-BMSKU: 3799039

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 348 reviews

86%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, cheap fan, don't expect something amazing

    Posted
    vijay
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    It really seems like a lottery with these low-priced fans. The reviews almost shied me away but I still went for this fan, as I could just return it if turned out defective. Well, so far so good, the fan works fine for what it is. Sure, the base is somewhat flimsy but I was not expecting top-notch quality for ~$35. Although, minus the base, the fan seems pretty sturdy build-wise. As for functionality, at low setting it puts out a gentle breeze and the noise levels are fairly low compared to the Honeywell HT-908 it replaced. It doesn't quite push as much air as the Honeywell, but the design is very different so I was not expecting it to. At its highest setting it's still relatively quiet, it's about as noisy as the Honeywell on low. Oscillation is maybe less than 90-degrees. All in all a good fan on the cheap. It works great now but ive only had it for less than a week. Will see about longevity, but I expect it to run fine for a while with proper care.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for your feedback as it is greatly appreciated. We are constantly working on improving our products and will forward your comments to our product team. holmes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm a fan

    Posted
    ZakTheLegoManiac
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    My wife and I bought this to replace our old fan that had gotten really loud on the highest setting. I like the sound of a fan whirring while I sleep, but our old one was starting to sound like an airplane. We live in a 2 story apartment and the upstairs gets very warm during the summer. Even with our AC set at a low temperature. This fan keeps us cool at night and isn't too loud on the highest setting. It has 8-speed settings, oscillates, and some other modes such as sleep mode. It feels as sturdy as a plastic standing fan can, but the base has a good amount of weight. I don't worry about it falling over if it's ever bumped. It also has a nifty handle at the top for easy relocation. Some assembly is required. It is just attaching the base to the fan with 4 screws so it's nothing in depth. We paid $76 after tax for this fan. Which, to be honest, is a bit high. So far I have no complaints about the fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I wanted

    Posted
    notimpulsebuyer
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    I was looking for a tower fan my daughter had when I visited her. I didn't take pic of it and didn't know brand but it was tower fan, rotating and I thought it was a great fan. While looking thru fans available, this was the closest but I know she didn't pay that much. After receiving this and using it, I just love this. It has a remote control to adjust exactly the speed, rotation etc. It's taller and I use it every night just for a light breeze (almost like a ceiling fan would do). I highly recommend. It is a bit pricey but being a rewards member, I used my points for the majority and the balance was less than $5 so I'm very happy. My daughter didn't get back to me on the brand she had but it doesn't matter cause I'm so happy with this one. I plan on getting another one for the 2nd bedroom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good tower fan but has annoyingly noise.

    Posted
    mashie14
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    This is an honest review from a certified buyer from BestBuy! It was a good fan..I like the idea of having a remote and has 8 speed..Actually I bought this fan just because I get tired of the box fan that we have at home..I need something that has oscillation..I like it when I first tried it for 2 weeks but after that when I'm using the oscillation it made a weird squeaking sound..It is really annoying that I had to stopped using the oscillation..that happens everytime I turned on the oscillation..Every freaking time! I did not had a chance to bring it back to BestBuy because I was too busy at work plus it was over 14days already..I bought the fan because I read a lot of good reviews about it and it was on sale..but now I am so disappointed..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We want to ensure that you are enjoying the full benefits of the unit and we are happy to help you with it. For assistance, please call us at 1-800-546-5637; we are available Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 8 PM, EST. holmes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this tower fan

    Posted
    seniorchick
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    We've had many different fans through the years: tabletop fans, box fans, pedestal fans...they all have their good points in the right circumstances. But this tower fan is really great. I love the 8 incremental speeds, the remote, and the fact that it's soooo quiet. Also like that it's unobtrusive and looks good. The 38" height is great because the air flow isn't concentrated within a narrow spot area like many other fans. I can turn up the setting on our central air system and use this fan in the area I'm working or resting and save energy costs by not over-cooling areas of the house with no human presence. That was the main reason for my purchase, and it turned out to be a good decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cheap tower fan, but doesn't pack that punch!

    Posted
    EVNguyen
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    This tower fan is pretty good. It has 8 speeds, blows a lot of air with a good area of effect, and has an automatic shutoff function. The fan itself is very light as it is very portable and easy to store. It looks great! However, I would not suggest you buy this at full retail price as it may feel like too much to pay for a fan that doesn't pack that cold icy punch. At a discounted price it is well worth the value. You should check out the Aarik Rain Reviews video, Holmes 38 Inch Tower Fan Review & Assembly [HTF38138-BM], it could help you make a decision to buy it or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprising

    Posted
    klw0408
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    I never honestly thought I would spend this much money on a fan. However, I am so, so SO glad I did. It all started when the air died in our home. My old fan just wasn't cutting it. I finally decided to upgrade and I am so glad I did. I love the various fan strength settings. If you just want to gently move the air, or freeze yourself out there are options. And the remote makes it super great to not have to get out of bed to adjust the fan to where you are or even up the setting. Best purchase I made in a while!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as Great as I Hoped

    Posted
    Advansi
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    The fan is very sleek and modern looking, however, it didn't meet up to my expectations. Both fans I purchased weren't as quiet as hoped, one made a weird propeller sound, the other one had a weird clicking noise to it. I also had to turn up the fan speed high enough so it actually started to cool down the room like my old fashioned fan did. As expected, it was louder than the old fashioned fan that I have. If you don't mind the noise, then this might be the fan for you. But other than that, I think there are better fans on the market.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your comments only help us to improve our products. Have a great day and thanks again. For additional assistance please contact us at 800-546-5637. We are available Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 8 PM, EST. holmes

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works the best for awhile....

    Posted
    xfreakazoidx
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    We like Honeywell and Homes tower fans. They tend to last the longest. They also tend to be relatively quiet when running. I don't have any real complaints except that modern fans are made from cheap parts and tend to have issues after a year or two. So be prepared to buy a new fan after a few years. But thats normal with anything today really. None the less this fan gets the job done and keeps the room cool and air flowing. It also barely takes up any space so it sits in a corner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tower Fan

    Posted
    CSuk
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    I was looking for tower fan for my living room, as there are not ceiling fan there and I don't want to create a new hole in the ceiling. For me it was between this one and Honeywell tower fan. Selected this one as it has more speed settings than Honeywell. It is tall, quite, and powerful fan. Breeze mode for night is excellent and makes fan very quite at night. It is powerful enough to circulate fan in bog living room I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed...

    Posted
    derek
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    This item was on sale for $20 off. I was attracted to the many features it boasted. Unfortunately, I went through 3 of these fans in less than 1 week. The first one made a creaking noise when in oscillate mode. The second two were very noisy/rattle-y at low speeds, which made it difficult to sleep. After I gave up, I read the reviews and I was not the only person who experienced these problems. I would not recommend this product. If I could give it zero stars, I would.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for providing your feedback as it is greatly appreciated. We are always looking to improve our products and will forward your comments to our product team. holmes

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact but powerful...!!

    Posted
    JayRoc
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    This is a nice mid size tower fan that does a very good job at cooling a medium to smaller room. Has a lot of features including a noise reducing mode that quiets the fan but still puts out enough air. It can easily be place on a shelf because of the nice base it sits on. The remote is a little generic but it has all the same features as on the unit so that is a plus. Pretty nice fan if you can catch it on sale AND in stock!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tower Fan

    Posted
    JanT
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    After reading reviews on this fan, I ordered it and it was shipped super quick. Assembled very easily and put right to use... Love the oscillating feature, it's quiet, very sturdy and blows air very nicely, very glad I chose this model. And the design which is pretty enclosed and goes down to the floor is very pet friendly, no chance of anyone getting hurt. Love this fan, wish I got it a long time ago, no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fine Product

    Posted
    StephenR2001
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    Very well constructed! The lower fan speeds are great for summer nights and have low noise output. The medium and high speeds are great for getting air across the room when you are unable to place the fan in that area but the noise is pretty annoying at those speeds. Overall I'm satisfied with this fan and works very good for my applications. The remote is easy to understand and use and is very convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Bother

    Posted
    Jester2120
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    Bought this fan mostly because I've always liked Holmes fans. Sure, it's cool that it has eight speeds, but it only needs four at the most. That wasn't even what annoyed me. What annoyed me, was the the squeaking sound it made every time it oscillated. I tried everything I could think of to get it to stop but it wouldn't. I only had it for about two weeks before I returned it and I will never buy this fan again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for taking the time to review one of our products as we appreciate all of the concerns our consumers bring to our attention. This will be forwarded to our product team. holmes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect tower fan

    Posted
    Sworbachev
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    Looks nice in any living room due to neutral color, and doesn't look potentially cheap or out of place as I felt a white one would. It has a solid base instead of a neck. If you have a carpeted living room, this is a much better design. Good speed settings and good breeze generation. To top it off, attractive price. Don't bother researching for something better at this price point because there isn't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well deserve 5-stars

    Posted
    Casper007
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    This is the first review I do that I'm giving a five-star to. I gave her 5 start to this product because this product does what it says and more I love the fact that it has a remote I love the fact that it has the 8-speed settings I love the fact that it turns I love the fact that it's tall and I love the fact that it keeps me cool even on the hottest day I'm still able to stay cold with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I was looking for.

    Posted
    Rere
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    I purchased to replace an old oscillating fan in my son's bedroom. He's on the 3rd floor with only one window that's too small for an air conditioner so it gets pretty hot up there during the summer. I couldn't believe what a difference this fan made. Great air flow and very quiet. I was so happy with it, I purchased another one for my room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Posted
    Dakotadee
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    I ordered due to a lot of factors one was positive reviews I should have paid attention to the negative ones. The quality was lightweight noisy and it appeared to have been returned before I got it? The packaging was not sealed like new items are. No problem though I took it to the store and returned no questions. It might be a good product just not this one

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Holmes Brand Team

      Thank you for your feedback. We will forward your comments to our product team as we appreciate all concerns that are brought to our attention. holmes

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cooling, but noisy

    Posted
    Mike
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    This tower fan does a good job cooling down a room, but the fan makes a noise that can be a little annoying. I like the white noise that a fan makes, but this makes it sound like something is loose. It's not frequent, so it's fine most of the time. The assembly was a bit of a pain as well. It didn't seem like the holes for the screws were drilled properly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend