Are you using your cooling fan correctly?
Cooling fans have come a long way in recent times. Below are some of the latest technologies as well as some clever tips on staying cool this summer.
Why does a pedestal fan make you feel cooler?
First, a bit of science! Our bodies are like mini heating radiators, emitting a tiny layer of warm air around us about 1-3mm thick. In the hot, still air of summer, this layer of warmth acts like a blanket insulating our body heat inwards. A cooling fan helps to blow this layer of warm air off our skin and expose us to the cooler air temperature of the air around us. This is the same reason why we get “wind chill” in winter. The effect is even greater for sweat – while it initially cools us down, the muggy layer of sweat needs to be evaporated.
What’s so special about Dimplex fans?
Dimplex offers the ultra-quiet WhisperFan, and the smart sensor IntelliFan.
The WhisperFan is a versatile fan that, due to its powerfully efficient DC motor, is strong enough to cool a large room but quiet enough for a bedroom. It also features 26 speed settings and a variety of modes to allow you to customize your comfort.
The IntelliFan features a smart sensor mode that can identify where people are within 2 meters and adjust its oscillation angle (up to 360°) to them. Plus, it can sense the room temperature and increase the room air flow accordingly. Its vertical oscillation allows it to be also used as an air circulator.
Tips on getting the most of your cooling fan
- Powerful fans can be used as “air circulators”. Instead of air forcefully blowing directly over you, position your fan in a corner and tilt
it upwards so that it circulates an even and gentle breeze around the room.
- Cool down the air temperature in your house in the afternoon or evening. Position one pedestal fan directly facing out towards an open window
and another pedestal facing inwards directly in front of an open window on the opposite side of the room. This will draw-in cooler outdoor
air and expel warmer indoor air.
- Double the cooling effect by standing the pedestal fan right in front of a split system or portable air conditioner allowing it to blow the
cool air over a wider area.
- Create a “swamp cooler”. Place a large bowl of ice on a table directly in front or behind the fan. The air blowing over the ice increases the wind-chill effect.