Full size air conditioning units can be very expensive but sometimes something lower cost will do the job just fine. The Honeywell HO-5500RE Oscillating Tower Fan is suitable for all budgets especially if you are looking to cool a smaller area such as a bedroom or desk area.
The Honeywell Tower Fan is rated 4.5 / 5 from nearly 240 reviews giving testament to its quality. Three important factors that led to such a high rating are the efficiency, quietness of the unit and 3 year warranty.
The HO-5500RE is a basic tower fan but its a winner because the unit is very easy to understand and operate (gotta love the wireless remote control unit!).
There are a lot of features to discuss so read on!
HoneyWell HO-5500RE Specifications
- Weight 4.5kg
- Measures 30.5 x 30.5 x 103.5cm
- Power 40w / 240v
- 3 pin UK plug
HO-5500RE Oscillating Tower Fan
As the name implies this is an oscillating tower fan which means that the fan is more visually pleasing than box type fans (at least that is our opinion).
The oscillating part means that you can set the fan to sway from side to side to cover a wider area for cooling down. The oscillating option can also be turned off so that the fan just blows air in one direction.
Note that this is a tower fan so the unit does not contain a thermostat.
The HO-5500RE control panel is situated on top of the unit for easy access. The layout is simple with one row of control buttons. Working from left to right we have the:
There are no points awarded for guessing what this button is for as it simply turns the tower fan ‘on’ and ‘off’.
Multiple Fan Speeds
Next is the fan speed setting and you can choose from 3 fan speeds which are low. medium and high.
To enable the oscillating feature simply press this button once. To turn the oscillating feature off press the button once more.
The units grill adjusts automatically so there is no chance of damage to the actual unit while in either setting.
The HO-5500RE contains a timer which is a great feature. Timer settings are 30 minutes, 1 hours, 2 hours and 4 hours.
Wind Type Settings
There are 3 wind type settings for you to choose from.
Normal: The fan runs according to the speed selected
Natural: A pre-determined program sets the fan speed which varies according to which program is selected. This setting provides you with a nice, gentle breeze.
Sleep Setting: The unit runs on a pre-determined program but the fan speed will slow down into a low setting after 45 minutes.
Led Display Panel
Below the control panel is a LED display panel which shows you the settings of the unit. The display unit does not show the room temperature.
Below the LED display panel is a holder for the wireless remote control.
The remote control runs on 2 x AAA batteries and the control panel is the same layout as the control panel on the actual unit. The remote control is very handy if you are working, watching TV or are in bed as you don’t need to get up to change the settings on the unit.
Most people are in agreement that the HO-5500RE tower fan is not noisy especially so in the first two settings.
If you are a light sleeper it would be an idea to keep the fan on in a low setting or in the sleep setting in which the unit runs through a program before toggling into a low fan setting.
Assembly of the HO-55ooRE
Assembly of the Honeywell HO-5500RE Tower Fan is very easy as there are just 3 screws which attach the unit to the base. Take note however that the mains wire should be fed through the base before assembly (if you don’t feed the mains wire through first you will have to unscrew the screws again in order to feed the wire through).
The Famous Honeywell Warranty
You really can’t go wrong buying a Honeywell product. Honeywell themselves know the quality of their products and as such they have a massive 3 year warranty on most of their products.
Given that many other fan manufacturers offer a 1 year warranty Honeywell stands out from the crowd with their 3 year warranty.
Lower quality fans make a ticking sound in most settings however you will notice that with the Honeywell HO-5500RE that there is no ticking sound. You can therefore be assured that the HO-5500RE is a very high quality tower fan hence the company slapping a 3 year warranty onto it.
We have reviewed several Honeywell products on ByeMould and we have been impressed with all of them.
The Honeywell HO-5500RE oscillating tower fan has impressed us. The unit contains basic features which are easily understood so that you can use the fan immediately for cooler air. We like the timer and oscillating features as well as the look of the unit.
We think that if you purchase this unit that you will find it sturdy and of high quality. Honeywell’s 3 year warranty back up this statement.
As described in the warranty section above the Honeywell HO-5500RE tower fan is superb quality and this fact is backed up by the rating on Amazon which comes in at 4.5 / 5 stars from nearly 240 reviews!
There are a lot of people talking about the HO-5500RE so let’s see what they have to say:
- “Can highly recommend the product to those that are looking for a sturdy quiet fan!”
- “Purely as a fan, this is excellent, very powerful, great cooling effect”
- “Great if you want a tall oscillating fan that’s reasonably priced, light, quiet, and takes up hardly any space”
- “I’m delighted so have bought three for different rooms”
- “Excellent fan. Really impressed with it”
- “Absolutely gorgeous design and outstanding performance”
- “Excellent fan and not too noisy. Does exactly as it says and would recommend for sure”