June 4, 2020

Alen T500 Designer Tower Fan Review

by WilliamTurner

Alen BreatheSmart T500 True HEPA Air Purifier for Home, Office, Bedrooms, up to 500 Sqft. Filters Allergies, Dust, Pollen, Pet Dander, Odors, in BlackThe Alen T500 Designer Tower Fan is a powerful, compact air purifier that will not only circulate air through your home or office, it will also filter the air through a HEPA-pure filter, thus effectively cleaning and freshening it.

The fan works quietly enough that you can leave it running 24 hours a day on its lower settings, to efficiently filter the air in your home multiple times a day.


The Alen Designer Tower air purifier fan combination works with the efficiency you may expect from a much larger unit. All that power, however, has been engineered into a stylish, compact appliance that can be slipped into any corner or opening between furniture.

The fan is not overly loud, running instead with a steady, gentle tenor many people find actually helps them concentrate or sleep. The display panel is clear and detailed in its display, making it easy to operate.

Check Latest Price on Amazon

Pros and Cons


  • Compact, low-profile design
  • HEPA-pure filter
  • 12 designer panels
  • Optional ozone-safe ionizer
  • Detailed display screen


  • Too loud for some on its highest setting
  • Does not have an oscillating feature


  • Dimensions: 10 in x 6 in x 22 in
  • Weight: 9 lbs.
  • Color: Black
  • Oscillating: No
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty

This tower fan can circulate the air in up to a 500 square foot area twice per hour at its top performance. The flow is steady and reliable, helping to keep the air fresh and cool. Unlike the other fans we’ve covered so far on this list, this fan also contains a filter capable of filtering dust and dander from the air.

Specifically, the fan comes with an HEPA-pure filter. Other filters are available for purchase if you are looking for another type for your specific needs. The included filter does an impressive job of collecting pet dander, dust and allergens, greatly improving air quality.

The filter lasts for 6 to 12 months, and a light will show on the control display when the filter needs to be changed. The filter may not be as precise as in some more expensive products. However, most users find that it greatly decreases their allergy symptoms by cleaning the air of minute particles.

The fan also features an optional ozone-safe ionizer to freshen the air and clear it of odors. A button on the control panel shows you whether the ionizer is on or off.

The control panel is clear and user-friendly. Along with the ionizer button, it has an indicator light for when the filter needs to be cleaned. You can also set the fan speed using this display. The fan has three separate speeds: low, medium, and high.

You may also program the timer shown on the display to have the fan shut off automatically after up to 12 hours.

On its lowest setting, the Alen is whisper-quiet, suitable for running even through the night for ultimate air purification. On its higher settings, the fan makes a steady humming sound which some users may find a bit too loud for comfort, but it filters the air with amazing effectiveness.


Overall, the Alen tower fan air purifier is a great choice if you would like to have the air in your home or workspace filtered of dust and allergens as well as circulated. For ultimately fresh, cool air, you can also turn on the ozone-safe ionizer.

The fan is compact and slim, allowing it to be placed in any area of the home or office. It’s also small enough for use in tiny apartments, dorm rooms, or RVs. Its classic black finish allows the fan to keep a low profile. The unit is also lightweight and highly portable, allowing you to move it from room to room or building to building. Once you’ve experienced the clear, fresh air circulated by this unit, it’s likely you’ll want to run the air of every living area through the purifier.

The Alen is quiet on its lowest setting, and not overly loud on its highest. With the intuitive digital display, you can choose the fan speed and program the fan to run on a schedule with just the touch of a button.

One slight disadvantage of this purifier/fan combo is that it does not have an oscillating feature, so it won’t be quite as effective at cooling a larger space.

Check Latest Price on Amazon


Our conclusion is that the Alen T500 Designer Tower Fan is very nice, compact air purifier that also does a great job of circulating air. It can process 500 square feet of air up to two times over 60 minutes, thus eliminating allergens, dander, dust and mold.

The optional ionizer can also be run to clean the air further and eradicate odors due to mold and stale air. All this time, the air will also be flowing steadily, assisting your AC in cooling your rooms during the warmer months.


You may also like

8 Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans of 2020 – (Reviews & Buying Guide)

56-Inch Casa Esperanza Teak Finish Blades Ceiling Fan Review