What home could survive without a box fan? Mine could not.
We recently had to replace our old fan, when my oldest son asked for the one we used in our bedroom.
Both of us worked 12 hour night shifts for years, and my husband still does. We use it not only to circulate air, but to make a white noise, something to block out sounds without being distracting and this works wonderfully!
The one we just bought is 20" and has 3 speed settings, a handle on top, a wider base to help prevent it being knocked over. This one came with a one year warranty from the manufacturer, but the previous one has lasted us for about 5 years.
The only thing I do not care for is when you clean it you will need to remove about 6 screws on both sides to get to everything you need to clean, and the only reason it is a problem for me is I have RA and a few other conditions that make it difficult for me, but thankfully it does not have to be done too often.
Over all I do recommend this fan to anyone, it has many, many uses and is so worth the money.