Despite the name, a cold air fan is not like an AC that generates cold air and thus reduces the air taemperature. Instead, most fans use the air around them to create a cooling effect through airflow. However, there are some tricks for still cooling the air that is blown around the room.
The most straightforward tip is to place the fan near an open window. In this way, the fan “borrows” the air from outside and blows it into the room. With a traditional table fan, you can also place a cooled object, such as a bowl of cold water or ice, in front of the jet so that the fan spreads the cooled air around the object around the room.
Why a Fan?
You may not be completely convinced why a fan is such a good idea, but let’s try to convince you for the following three reasons:
- Fans are a flexible cooling alternative that can easily blend into the surroundings
- Fans are also much cheaper than the cost of installing and operating air conditioning
- Fans are also more flexible than portable ACs and move easily around the home
If you are still looking for a more advanced alternative that can cool down larger spaces, an air conditioning system may be preferable.
Can I Angle the Airflow?
Some models of fans are best in the test you can angle the airflow on. This is done by simply angling the fan head. If you want, you can lock the fan head in the angled position.
There are also oscillating fans where you do not have the ability to angle the airflow up and down. Instead, you can lock the fan in a position from left to right, even if the airflow itself radiates straight ahead from that position. What you can do with your fan depends entirely on how advanced the model is.
Are There Hours?
Some fans offer different speeds and timers. With the sleeping hours that Dyson, for example, offers, you can set the fan to stop blowing between anywhere from 15 minutes to nine hours. This is an appreciated feature for those who want to fall asleep in a cooled room but do not want the fan to pull energy and electricity all night.
Heat and Cold
In this guide, we have a fan that offers both hot and cold air. It gives the fan a larger area of use and allows you to take advantage of the fan all year round. Instead of wasting an unnecessary amount of energy on an air conditioning system, a fan can be a flexible and affordable alternative to replacing one.
Different Kinds of Fans?
In essence, it can be said that there are four different types of fans. Below we list these four to hopefully be able to provide some clarity in the different types.
A floor fan is precisely what it sounds like: A fan that stands on the floor. This means that a floor fan more often gives a broader and stronger airflow than other fans, precisely because they are generally larger. Floor fans often come with height adjustment, which makes adapting the airflow to a specific space easier.
Dyson is the manufacturer best known for its use of bladeless technology in its fans. A bladeless fan is usually quieter than fans with blades and also has a more powerful flow. The bladeless fan is the fan of the future.
Table fans are simply called that precisely because they can stand on desks or similar surfaces without any problems. These fans do not take up much space but are not as efficient as other, larger fans for the same reason.
Tower fans, also called pillar fans, are smaller home fans or those who want the fan to give a discreet impression. They are called tower fans precisely because they have the shape of a tower. This flexible design makes it easy to fit in smaller spaces. They often have an oscillation control, which means that the airflow is angled from right to left in a sweeping motion.