Every year, as summer approaches, it’s customary to see an exponential increase in the purchase of air conditioners, air coolers and other devices to cope with above-average temperatures. Buying an air conditioner seems an expensive solution? Then, the most practical and economical device to protect yourself from the incoming heat is certainly a fan. This appliance will make all the difference for just a few tens of pounds, ensuring an immediate sensation of coolness thanks to its extreme versatility.
There are many different types on the market, from the most straightforward and cheapest models to those that combine high performance with a modern and innovative design, integrating perfectly into the decor of your home. Are you debating whether to choose a table-top fan or a pedestal fan, which is quieter and more elegant? Or maybe you're planning to buy a ceiling fan, the most effective in its class for even ventilation? At Klarstein you will find a wide range of products, designed to meet your specific needs. Browse our product gallery and find out which one is right for you.
Unlike air conditioning, ventilation has a straightforward operation. The air displacement generated by a fan in the room sets cold and warm flows in motion. This increases the evaporation rate on the skin, which lowers the body temperature and increases the feeling of coolness.
The greater the volume of air moved, the greater the feeling of freshness. This air volume varies with the size and power of the fan. It is important to know that a fan, even a high-powered one, cannot considerably lower the room’s temperature as an air conditioner would. In the following table, we compare the main fan categories, outlining the airflow they can generate.
Each type of fan provides a different airflow, suitable for different environments and situations.
The fan’s position depends on the type of device itself and secondly on the room’s size and the areas you want to cool. For uniform ventilation of a fairly large room, choose a fairly large ceiling fan and place it in the ceiling’s centre with fairly sloping support.
If, on the other hand, you want to ventilate a room without intervening on the electrical system, a large floor fan is ideal: place it near one of the longest walls of the room in the middle of its length, or in front of the most inhabited and frequented area of the room; use the fan's adjustability to ventilate the room in all directions.
As for stand fans, which are usually smaller, place them near the work or study area that you want to cool, so that aeration is precise and punctual, but never subject yourself directly to the flow of air: you could cool yourself by exposing yourself to harmful currents. When the desk fan is not in use, it can easily be moved to a smaller room, bookcase or closet.
Moving air is by definition the purpose of an electric fan, but some fans also offer additional functions such as misting, humidification or ionisation. All of these modes modify the air in the room and thus create a greater feeling of freshness. Depending on the mode, an air purification phenomenon is created, thus limiting the risk of asthma.
Of course, an air conditioner cools the air to the desired temperature, it can also remove humidity or add it where it is needed, it is comfortable and practical. It cools even large rooms, and it can also heat in the cold season if it is an air conditioner with several functions. Still, a fan’s advantages in certain situations are diverse and all worth attention, as they can affect both the individual consumer and the community.
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