The fan is very, very quiet, yet when you turn it up high enough my oldest son said it is loud enough to drown out the noise from other rooms, but not too loud to disturb you. He really likes using it in his room to not only circulate the air well, but to help him sleep (he works nights).
There are a lot of speed and mode options to choose from. There are 3 airflow patterns and 3 speed settings that can be operated either with the fan stationary or oscillating. Our favorite mode is the breeze mode. The fan blows lightly to strong and varies between the two and length of airflow, and then also stops once in a while. It really feels like you are experiencing a summer day outside.
The fan comes with a remote that stores in the top of the fan where all the operating buttons are. It's very easy to operate the fan with or without the remote and does come with the batteries, so you can begin using it right away.
The fan does require a little assembly. They say it takes no tools, but I found it a little easier to do with a screwdriver since I have trouble with my hands sometimes. But it was very easy to get put together and start using. You also have to option of using an extension piece that is included or keeping the fan a little shorter. We opted to use the extension.
When the fan is oscillating it moves a complete 90 degrees, making it really spread the airflow around the room. That is really nice, because it covers a very generous area reaching more people in one larger sized room.
This is a fan I can highly recommend to you and it is worth every penny it costs!
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