This Compact Air Circulator can be positioned for horizontal or vertical airflow – the horizontal position is ideal for warm weather, circulating and mixing all of the air in the room to a comfortable temperature. In the vertical position, this compact air circulator is ideal for winter use because the powerful airflow can force warm air off the ceiling, recirculating it into the lower portions of the living space. The minimalistic style treads new ground in Vornado circulator design. Contrasting high gloss and textured finishes create a modern yet understated look that fits a variety of décor. The 573 is engineered to be simple to use and maintain. A 3 speed control knob is located within easy reach on the upper back portion of the circulator.