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  #2832696 15-Dec-2021 09:19
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  My only complaint was the LED display near the top was wayyyyyy too bright and tomorrow's boxer shorts were thrown over top of it at bedtime.  Again, no longer a current model.  I did try and get another one but had no luck.

 

 

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This article mentiosn the Goldair SleepSmart fans very favourably: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/124068520/the-sleep-and-sanity-saving-magic-of-a-quiet-fan?rm=a 

 

I purchased two of these cheap bladeless fans https://assets.kogan.com/files/usermanuals/Kogan-Bladeless-Fan-QSG.pdf for the kids bedrooms in 2019.  They work but the motor has a whine even on low speed that I could not sleep with.  This model is no longer sold.  

 

I did have a tower fan with three independant DC motor fans which was very good and quiet even though the blades were smaller than average.  Only the top fan was above the bed so I switched the other two off (as you could switch between controlling all three and controlling them independantly).  My only complaint was the LED display near the top was wayyyyyy too bright and tomorrow's boxer shorts were thrown over top of it at bedtime.  Again, no longer a current model.  I did try and get another one but had no luck.  https://www.priceme.co.nz/Kogan-ClearCool-Tri-Fan-Tower/p-900123462.aspx 

 

 

 

 

On the new dysons, the sleep function disables the LED lights. The older models didn't do this.


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The desktop Dyson models have the the advantage that have a very small base for the size of the "fan" (meaning the big circle on they Dyson - the real fan is hidden in the base), that means they take up a lot less real estate on a bedside table. This is somewhat true for the pedestal models as well, since they don't have a large footprint at the base. But other than that you're really just paying for the looks in my opinion, they aren't quiet for the amount of air they put out (at least my older one never was).

 

My partner just got a Gold Air Whisper Quiet (I think) fan, and on anything but the lowest setting it still makes a fair bit of noise - from what can tell primarily because of the grill. I'm thinking of taking it off as an experiment.

 

I second the idea of a ceiling fan. The bigger the blades they slower they need spin to move the air, which means less noise. Ceiling fans also don't have a grill that the air is rushing through which can cause a significant amount of noise.

 

If a ceiling fan isn't an option, I'd suggest getting a pedestal fan with the largest blades you can find and only use on a low setting. Perhaps something like this, although more than 3 speed settings would probably be better.

 

EDIT: This wall mounted one might fit better in some areas than a pedestal model. Of course, you'd want to test the noise and airflow level on the low setting before committing to a larger "industrial" fan like these.




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Ceiling fans from this company are definitely worth considering, even if just for the name alone!


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  #2834946 17-Dec-2021 14:09
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Ge0rge:

 

Ceiling fans from this company are definitely worth considering, even if just for the name alone!

 

 

They don't just do ceiling fans.

 

 

 

HER: I think we need a fan in the bedroom, it's getting hotter at night.

 

HIM: Yeah, probably.

 

HER: Could you go to Bunnings and grab whatever one looks best.

 

HIM: I'm on it.

 


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  #2834983 17-Dec-2021 15:40
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We have a couple of Dyson hot/cold fan units. They do as described. I like that they can be managed by an App remotely, quite handy when out and about for cooling the office before getting home. The little remote that kind of hangs on by very weak magnets is easy to lose. They also filter the air but without a third party measure I can't really confirm the effectiveness of this feature. If I go by the App it does appear to filter the air as stated. Overall happy with the purchase, cost effective? that's somewhat subjective.


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We have a couple of Dyson hot/cold fan units. They do as described. I like that they can be managed by an App remotely, quite handy when out and about for cooling the office before getting home. The little remote that kind of hangs on by very weak magnets is easy to lose. They also filter the air but without a third party measure I can't really confirm the effectiveness of this feature. If I go by the App it does appear to filter the air as stated. Overall happy with the purchase, cost effective? that's somewhat subjective.

 

 

But in "cool" mode it's just a regular fan isn't it? It's not actually cooling the air, just moving it around?




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  #2835000 17-Dec-2021 16:51
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Paul1977:

 

MikeB4:

 

We have a couple of Dyson hot/cold fan units. They do as described. I like that they can be managed by an App remotely, quite handy when out and about for cooling the office before getting home. The little remote that kind of hangs on by very weak magnets is easy to lose. They also filter the air but without a third party measure I can't really confirm the effectiveness of this feature. If I go by the App it does appear to filter the air as stated. Overall happy with the purchase, cost effective? that's somewhat subjective.

 

 

But in "cool" mode it's just a regular fan isn't it? It's not actually cooling the air, just moving it around?

 

 

Correct it does not cool its not an air conditioner but placed right it can push the hot air back outside or into the grips of the heat pump. Our offices are not covered by the heat pumps so these keep the offices cool as they are on the sunny side.They do have the added bonus of are filters.


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  #2835123 17-Dec-2021 22:20
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The hack we read about and used last year which admittedly was pretty decent, was pointing your fan out of open windows.


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As someone mentioned in passing: I found that the majority of the noise from my pedestal fan came from the grills. All very safe, no doubt, but I don't have kids that need watching out for; removing the grills made the pedestal fan essentially soundless on the low setting. YMMV but in my case its such a large diameter fan that I have never needed the higher settings even in my lounge, and more than once have gone to bed completely forgetting the fan was on its so quiet.  


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Architects and people who drive Saabs are the type of people that own Dyson fans. 

 

 

They are more an artistic piece than a practical solution. 
My preconceived notions of a Dutch/Scandinavian person would also qualify.  

 

 

 

 

 

I find running the heat pump in the lounge will keep the whole house cool at night - set to 22deg so its not very loud and easy to sleep with it running at the other end of the house. 

 

A fan requires you to be sweating so the air movement can provide the evaporation cooling effect, otherwise they are just pushing air around the room - and the motor is probably creating heat so its probably warming the room.   

 

Having an HRV system with the add-on module that pulls cool air from outside can also work quite well. In spring when there is cool air outside, I'll take the deflector off the outlet vent in the bedroom to allow more air speed and create movement. 





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  #2835521 19-Dec-2021 13:25
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Pushing the same heat around the room, not really. It is usually cooler outside at night.

Aiming a fan at closed window glass has a noticable cooling effect. As does open curtains in rooms you are not sleeping in, or rooms you are if you can handle it.

I run a heat pump on fan only setting in summer because it's there. In a small house it works fairly well to keep the air moving and cooling on external walls and windows vs forming layers.

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