Tower Fan – Horizontal

Product details

The Better Homes & Gardens 40" Tower Fan has a sleek space saving and elegant design. It is powerful and quiet at the same time with three speeds and three wind modes, for a total of six speed settings. The internal oscillation makes the unit more stable than standard tower fans where the entire structure oscillates. Control the settings from across the room with the remote control or from the electronic touch panel on top of the fan. The settings are all displayed in blue LED lights on the front of the fan, but automatically turn off after one minute so they do not disturb you at night. Set the timer to automatically shut off the fan.

  • Better Homes & Gardens 40” White Tower Fan with Remote
  • Sleek & Elegant Design: The Better Homes & Gardens 40” White Tower Fan has a sleek and elegant space-saving design. Created with design in mind, this elegant tower fan will fit in with any home décor.
  • 3-Speed Settings: The Better Homes & Gardens 40” White Tower Fan features 3-Speed settings
  • 3-Wind Modes: The Better Homes & Gardens 40" White Tower Fan has 3-wind modes. Combined, the 3-Speed settings and 3-wind modes offer 6 unique settings to personalize your comfort.
  • Internal Oscillation: Internal oscillation function brings wider range of air flow direction. The Better Homes & Gardens 40” White Tower Fan with internal oscillation offers more stability than standard tower fans.
  • LED Display: Settings are displayed in blue LED lights.
  • LED Display Auto-Shutoff Mode: LED light display will automatically turn off after one minute so it does not disturb you at night.
  • Remote Control: The Better Homes & Gardens 40" White Tower Fan has 2 ways to control the unit – Remote control or the LED electronic touch panel on top of the unit.
  • Programmable Timer: The Better Homes & Gardens 40" White Tower Fan has a 7.5 Hour programmable timer.
  • Auto -Shutoff: The Better Homes & Gardens 40" White Tower Fan has a Power-off memory function


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Better Homes & Gardens

Electric Household Fan Type

Tower Fans

Housing Material


Assembled Product Weight

10.6 lb

Power Type

Corded Electric

Number of Blades


Number of Speeds


Mount Type



LED Display, Oscillating, Remote Controlled, Timer

Manufacturer Part Number




Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

12.00 x 12.00 x 41.50 Inches



Cleaning Your Tower Fan

As we briefly explored above, dust and other settling particles can build up inside your tower fan which can affect its effectiveness over time. Not only is effectiveness lessened by debris build-up, but if you suffer from allergies then your fan blowing out bits of dander and other allergens can cause your reactions to flare up.


Regardless of the reason, it’s very important to ensure your tower fan is cleaned regularly. This will be especially important if you’re laying it on its side. All tower fans are a bit different but most standard ones can be cleaned using the steps below.



Simple Steps for Cleaning a Tower Fan

  • Unplug your fan so that you won’t be unexpectedly caught by oscillating blades while you’re trying to clean it, and wrap up the cord so it doesn’t become a tripping hazard while you work.
  • Using a cloth (microfibre works best) or brush vacuum head, clear the vents of any visible dust and dirt build-up. For a proper clean, you’ll need to go deeper than this but for regular upkeep, this will go a long way.
  • Using an appropriate screwdriver, remove the plastic outer casing from your tower fan’s frame, being careful not to pry the pieces apart too forcefully as they are liable to snap if you’re not careful.
  • Once the fan is open and laying down on a sturdy surface, you can use a can of compressed air with a precision nozzle to dislodge any caked-on debris in hard-to-reach places.
  • Once all the dust has been loosened, you can use your vacuum again to suck up all the dirt along the entirety of the fan’s blades and column, making sure you rotate the fan so that you get all sides.
  • You should also check the motor and corresponding brackets to ensure they’re free of debris.
  • At the top of the blade column, you’ll find the bearing that secures the blades to the column. Using WD-40 or similar lubricating agent, you can oil up the bearing by applying a small amount of product and turning the column to ensure thorough coverage.
  • You can then begin replacing the plastic casing, using the same screwdriver to ensure all screws are appropriately tightened in place.

Following these steps every two to three weeks will help your tower fan to run at optimal capacity and will protect it from damage, which is particularly important if you’re going to be using it on its side.


Uses for a Tower Fan on its Side

There are a lot of reasons why people choose to use their tower fans on their sides instead of standing them upright. Now that you know that using your tower fan horizontally rather than vertically shouldn’t affect its efficacy, you can feel more confident to do so.

If you’re someone who has a lot of house plants or likes to grow plants from seed, it’s scientifically proven that providing the most natural environment for young plants can help them to grow faster and stronger. This includes simulating a breeze.

Horizontal tower fans can be set up in such a way that they blow directly over seedlings or houseplants, with the resulting breeze gently shaking the stems and leaves to help the plants build strength and weather resistance. When plants are eventually moved outside, they’ll be more prepared to contend with wind.


If you’ve got an attic or crawl space in your house that suffers from damp or mould, having a tower fan on its side blowing into the space can help to dry circulate the air and dry up the environment so that moisture is less able to collect and cause issues.


The same can go for cupboards and other, smaller locations in your home where there might be a chance of damp.



Alternatively, if you want air circulation in your home but don’t enjoy having the air current flowing over your directly, a horizontal tower fan can be a good alternative to a traditional ceiling fan. If you can secure your tower fan to a shelf or bracket on the wall near the ceiling, you can get the benefits of airflow without feeling like you’re being blown away.

Your Fan, Your Choice

Whatever your reasons, your tower fan should run absolutely fine on its side. It might not be the orientation that the manufacturer intended but us humans are creative beings, and we like to test boundaries.

At the end of the day, it’s your fan and your choice. As long as you make sure to keep your tower fan clean and well-maintained, you can expect to enjoy its cooling effects for many years – sideways or upright!

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