I bought an Arlec Rialto Tower Fan (ATF212) at Bunnings in Brisbane (Australia). I wish I hadn’t. Here’s the link to the item. For summer 2017 we wanted a new fan for our bedroom. It was advertised as having “seven quiet speeds” and sleep mode and so on, so I thought it would be ideal. The fan was $129 ($99 in 2019) – which seems a lot for a fan with no heating or additional cooling, so for that much money for a fan I expected it to at least live up to the claims on the box. Frankly, we were terribly disappointed. Not only was it terrible as a fan (even on the higher settings it struggled to move any air), but their definition of quiet must be in relation to say a construction site or a major airport. It was high pitched and loud. Very annoying and impossible to sleep to. The construction also seems flimsy – wobbling unsteadily on its base.
Overall I think it’s a complete dud. After one night I returned it and replaced it with a pedestal fan that does a better job and is a lot quieter – and cost $100 less!
Owner’s Manual: On the plus side, I managed to scan a copy of the instruction manual in case anyone else got stuck with one of these. Sorry the quality isn’t great. The instructions are printed in black and white on cheap (greyish) paper.
Feel free to let us know how you went with this fan…