My husband and I picked up this fan on clearance, guessing someone returned it so we don't have the remote or the directions for it, but it's awesome. I was able to download the instructions and we don't need the remote since we can reach it where we placed it. Even on speed 1 its got some powerful air to it. It keeps our living room where we can turn off the AC while we're out of the house and leave that running to keep the house cool. My next purchase will be the one with the air ionizer, since that is what I originally wanted but they were sold out of. Now keep in mind, we do live in an apartment and so our living room isn't larger than a nice sized bedroom. But it's perfect for apartments when you have hardly any space as is!
One thing I'd recommend to people planning to buy this, depending on your home life, you'll want to clean it every two weeks or so. We have cats and family who smoke so we end up dusting and cleaning it every weekend just to keep it up. You can either unscrew it and open it up or we have a thing soft bristle paint brush and slide it between the slots in the back and turn it on and let the brush knock the dust off. Then ever month we open it up and detail clean it. It's work, but that is part of upkeep of any product you buy!