Vornado Air Circulator - Does it work?

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  1. HeroBrian_19

    HeroBrian_19 Well-Known Member

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    If you have a basement. It should be cooler there. Keep the ventilation on in your house and if the inside is already cool. Seal your house as much as possible to prevent warmer air from getting in (only works assuming that the insulation in your house is good). Setting up multiple normal fans would also have the same effect that this can achieved. Plus you can split them up and move them to where it is needed of there are multiple people in your house.
     
  2. Sherrynity

    Sherrynity 「Dead Inside, Fresh Outside」

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    Just direct your fan to up there. Hot air is lighter than the cold one so it tends to be on the upper strata. Circulate the air like that and voila the temperature will be lowered down.
     
  3. bob3002

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    It is impossible for a fan to cool a room it's in. The room will only get cooler if heat or hot air is somehow removed from the room (which is how an air conditioner works).

    A fan feels "cool" when air is slightly cooler than your skin, because moving more of it past your skin pulls more heat off your body (forced convection). It will actually warm you up if the room temperature exceeds your skin temperature, which is how a convection oven cooks faster than a conventional oven.
     
  4. Chenners

    Chenners Well-Known Member

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    I actually have one of these and the answer is yes it works but not nearly as well as air conditioning. The best way I can explain on how it feels is its kinda like having a ceiling fan. I aim it at the top corner of my room and I get a consistent top down breeze.
     
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    hypercylon22 Actually a Burrito

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    It is very cooling, if you call being hit with 50-70 mph wind funnel is cooling. It'll remove heat real fast though, and mess up your room if you have light and loose objects.

    EDIT: whoops saw it wrong, you do not have the heavy weight fan that i got.
     
  6. criticalmind

    criticalmind Enter Chunni Name Here

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    Buy a small handheld electric fan. Hold it close to your face and turn it on.
     
  7. Cutter Masterson

    Cutter Masterson Well-Known Super-Soldier

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    Here are a few ideas you can use:









    These are proven ways to help you through the heat of a day.
    Good luck. I’ll see if I can come up with some more ideas for you.
     
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    My first impression : looks hard to clean, especially for a guy like me who has multiple cats lol

    Anw, if it's as the same price range as regular fan you might want to try it. if it's way more than a regular fan you might as well forget it. Regular fan with ice cubes in front/back of the fan works fine for me. another thing to note is make sure the hot air has somewhere to go. Hot air is lighter so it will always go up (in an ideal situation) so make sure it's not trapped in the ceiling. And I have no idea what I'm talking about lol
     
  9. congvthc

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    just move to Antarctica?
     
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    Westeller 『I'm Home!』 Staff Member

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    Directly buy a window mounted AC.

    Much cheaper than central air conditioning (in one room, anyway).

    Get something energy efficient and don't try to cool the room to 10 degrees, and you're gold.
     
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    12300 [How many sheep can Snorlax count?]

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    Or... You could paper fan yourself. I still use them.
     
  12. slakids

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    Try this

    And Don't get tricked....with those thing.....
     
  13. TooLazyToThink

    TooLazyToThink Well-Known Member

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    how many watts is it? does it consume a lot of electricity
     
  14. Beer_Kitty

    Beer_Kitty Just a very very drunk kitty that likes beer

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    Lol its only 30°C. Its already going 35°C here in my country and i still feel fine.

    By the way it looks its only a more pricier fan. Buy a regular fan, close the lights and open the windows.
     
  15. jinxs2011

    jinxs2011 [Rebel Against Normality][Writer of the Unusual]

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    30 degrees celcius? Let me get a jumper on, that sounds cool. we had temperatures of 45+ degrees here during summer!
     
  16. raltzero

    raltzero CollegeIsAPain | Translator on Hiatus

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    Using these things usually brings more problems than solutions. Just be thoughtful when using it.

    I get sick a lot whenever a wind blows to my body too often. It creates arthritis for some reason, my joints would freeze up.
    This is especially true if an AC wind blows while im sleeping.

    in any case, i would suggest other cheaper solution



    I think this will work better... If you do this with your vornado, I think it will work better, but I'm not sure.
     
  18. TamaSaga

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    I swear by them. That said, they're pricier than normal but not as bad as a Dyson.

    I think the biggest selling point regarding them is the way that they concentrate the air. Because of the vortex effect containing the air, when it hits an obstacle the vortex scatters freeing the air inside. You get something like an explosion of air at the impact point.

    The lower energy claim that you're seeing is probably the DC version of these fans. They're way more expensive than the AC version but they do run anywhere from 10 - 40W less depending on your speed. (Like 5W on very low up to 50W on high compared to the AC variant which runs from like 40W to 60W)

    Personally, I'd go with the AC variant if you want the big 100 feet range. $40-50 beats $150 any day. But for the smaller size fans, the costs are more comparable.
     
  19. Nargol

    Nargol Evangelist. Candy-san. Pope of the Cult of Pyoo

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    you know what?

    fuck you.

    It's -10 outside with winds that cut to the fucking bone.

    I'm not jealous, I just want to put a bullet in everyone below the equator
     
  20. TooLazyToThink

    TooLazyToThink Well-Known Member

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    no need to insult me dude. You can move here in the Philippines if you want. Cost of living is cheap.
     
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