Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan review: quiet, powerful and affordable cooling

The Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan has four modes, 12 fan speeds, a timer, and a mode just for sleep. Find out how well it performs in this hands-on review.

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Homes & Gardens Verdict

The Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan is affordable and strong-performing, able to cool large rooms quietly. It has four modes, 12 fan speeds, and a mode dedicated to sleep.

Reasons to buy
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    Quiet Good coverage 12 fan speeds Advanced sleep mode

Reasons to avoid
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    Could utilize full tower length Temperature only displays for a brief moment

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Whenever the weather starts to get warmer, we look for ways to cool down our homes. Those without AC will undoubtedly turn to fans to beat the indoor heat, and so it's important to get the right one for your indoor space.

The best fans will circulate cool air around the house. When weighing up the pros and cons of fans vs air conditioners, it's true that AC does a better job at cooling, but fans can help to create a cool environment, and they often come with more tailored features.

As H&G's home tech editor, I've learned to understand what separates useful home products from good marketing. Levoit is a relatively low-key brand, but their products span fans, purifiers, humidifiers and more, and we've found they generally do a pretty good job of doing so.

Read on for my review of the Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan.


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Power220-240V~, 50/60Hz
Rated power26W
Timer1 to 12 hours
Fan speeds12
Sleep mode?Yes
Weight9 lb / 4.1kg
Dimensions6.5 x 6.5 x 36.2 inches / 16.5 x 16.5 x 92 cm

Levoit Classic Tower Fan: Price & availability

The Levoit 36-inch Classic Tower Fan is available for around $69.99 at Levoit and Amazon, or $129.99 from Best Buy. It's definitely on the more affordable side, as tower fans can range from anywhere between $20 and $200+.

I tested the UK-available Levoit Classic Tower Fan, available at Amazon UK.

Levoit Classic Tower Fan: Unboxing & setup

Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan in cardboard packaging

The fan's original packaging.

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Unboxing the tower fan was as straightforward as you'd expect. It was packaged with cardboard fittings to keep it in place and, thanks to the fan being so light, it was easy to carry through the house and take the box apart. I did note, however, that the fan, remote, stand, and manual were all individually wrapped in plastic, so it's not the most eco-friendly from Levoit.

The base of the Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan

The tower fan's base with the stand secured.

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Once out of the box, all you have to do is unscrew the base, attach the support stand, and screw the base back on. Then, once it's plugged in, it's ready to be turned on and start cooling the room.

There's a sticker covering the control panel with instructions for what everything does, so it doesn't take long to get to grips with what's what.

Levoit Classic Tower Fan: Design

Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan control panel

Control panel with instruction sticker.

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The 36-inch tall tower fan is notably lightweight, and easy to move around the room with one hand. The long power cord helps too (I measured it around 1.75 meters), as you can position it in various places around the room.

It's powered by a control panel or the remote. The control panel has six buttons: on/off, oscillate, advanced sleep mode, timer (1-12 hours), fan mode, and fan speed. The remote, that can slot neatly into the back of the fan, has similar buttons, but uses a +/- button for fan speed and includes a mute function.

Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan's remote control, slotted behind the fan

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The Levoit Classic Tower Fan has four modes:

  • Manual. Select the desired fan speed from 1 to 12.
  • Auto. The Levoit fan detects the temperature of the room and adjusts fan speed automatically.
  • Turbo. This is to ideally be paired with AC, but can also be used as a quick way to cool a room down. It automatically starts oscillating and operates at the max fan speed. Once the temperature drops 3°C, it'll go back to auto mode.
  • Advanced Sleep. Controls are muted and the display turns off. Fan speed will decrease after 1 hour as the temperature stabilizes, then automatically adjusted as the room's temp fluctuates until you wake up.

Levoit Classic Tower Fan: Performance

Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan

Oscillating tower fan.

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For its price, the Levoit Classic Tower Fan does a great job at cooling down a large room. At higher fan speeds it can reach the corners of the room, oscillating in an almost 180-degree arc. The fan component only takes up about two thirds of its height, which does provide good vertical coverage, but it could be improved if the rest of the tower was utilized.

What stands out here is the noise levels. It is so quiet, that on the lowest fan speeds it's hardly noticeable. So unnoticeable that it's actually easy to forget to turn it off. At around fan speed 6 it starts to become more apparent, and at fan speed 10 it becomes a little distracting if watching TV or having a conversation.

I've noticed that the temperature will sometimes briefly display, like when first turning it on or selecting auto mode. Personally, I'd prefer the option to have the temperature displayed whenever, rather than only for a moment.

So far, I haven't really had to take it past fan speed 5 or 6 (the hottest it's been is 23°C / 73.4°F) as I've found that's provided enough cooling in my house. It's been a savior at night, covering the bedroom in a cool breeze that doesn't at all disturb sleep.

Levoit Classic Tower Fan: Cleaning & maintenance

You can use a vacuum, duster or compressed air to clean the inside. Or, with a screwdriver, you can remove the back cover and clean the inside more thoroughly.

Levoit include instructions on how to care for the tower fan, with images showing how to take it apart for a deeper clean.

The remote control uses coin batteries, like a 3V CR2025 battery, that are easily replaceable.

Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan manual

The manual, showing how to clean and store the fan.

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How does the Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan compare?

As far as tower fans go, the Levoit Classic offers strong performance at a reasonable price. You can opt for a bigger size with the Levoit Classic 42-inch Tower Fan (also available at Amazon) for around $99.99. There's also the Levoit Classic 42-Inch Smart Tower Fan (also available at Amazon), with voice and app control, but this ups the cost to $129.99.

For alternative options, the IRIS USA WOOZOO Pedestal Standing Fan is 2-in-1 floor fan and desk fan, and costs around $149.99 from Target. Or, the Shark FlexBreeze is fully portable, able to go indoors and outdoors, and has a misting attachment that can spray cool water.

Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan: Verdict

With great value for money, wide coverage and quiet performance, the Levoit 36-Inch Classic Tower Fan is an easy and affordable choice for home cooling. It's particularly strong when it comes to sleeping, with a timer up to 12 hours and a dedicated sleep mode.

Dan Fauzi
Home Tech Editor

Dan is the Home Tech Editor for Homes & Gardens, covering all things cleaning, smart home, sound and automation across the Solved section. Having worked for Future PLC since July 2023, Dan was previously the Features Editor for Top Ten Reviews and looked after the wide variety of home and outdoor content across the site, but their writing about homes, gardens, tech and products started back in 2021 on brands like BBC Science Focus, YourHomeStyle, Homes & Antiques and Gardens Illustrated.

Dan is based in Bristol, UK with a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Magazine Journalism. Outside of work, you'll find them at gigs and art galleries, cycling somewhere scenic, or cooking up something good in the kitchen.