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Buying Guide: How to choose a fan?

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For lovers of fine objects, renowned designer and Swiss artist Carlo Borer created the Q as a metal art opener. Q fan in stainless steel and aluminum. Easy cleaning of the fins. Power 40 W. Dimensions: 430 x 360 x 150 mm. 4 kg. 209 euros. Stadler Form.

Stadler Form

At the slightest stroke of heat, the fan becomes your best ally! On foot, pedestal, column ... Learn how to choose the right model for your use. Spotlight on a product in tune with the times.

Why choose a fan rather than an air conditioning? The fan is a good alternative to cool a room in your home cheaply. Be aware that unlike the latter, the fan does not distil cold air but will create an artificial wind: it is the air movement caused by the fan that will create a pleasant feeling of freshness.

The unusual shape of this fan (which evokes the turbine of a jet) was born from the imagination of the Swiss designer Matti Walker. A design that does not exclude power: it brews up to 6000 m3 of air per hour (power adjustable in three positions) and in a near total silence! Charly fan with adjustable height foot, made of zinc aluminum, aluminum and painted steel. 229 euros. Volume of the room max: 50 m2. 3 levels of power. 4 angles of inclination. Dimensions: 450 x 1300 x 400 mm. Weight: 9.4 kg. 229 euros. Stadler Form.

Stadler Form

Fan: Defining your needs

You will choose your model according to the use you expect, says Mélanie Bouquerel, Rowenta Domestic Product Manager: "If you suffer from heat, in summer, for example, you will need a better product than if you are just looking for a comfort product ". Then think of the place where you intend to put it: in a room, you will move towards a quieter product, if you plan to move it, some are more mobile than others.

Fan: on base, ideal for one person

Among the fans propellers, we distinguish the models on base, those standing and finally, the models columns, all with at least three speeds to be able to adapt their power at any time. You choose according to the surface of the room and the number of people to refresh: "In a room of 20 m2 or to refresh a single person, a fan on base, also called fan 'table' may be enough", explains Samuel Wyss, international sales manager of Stadler Form, a Swiss company specializing in ambient air-conditioning products. It is installed on a desk or on a piece of furniture at least one meter high and comes in different diameters. Rather than the most common diameter of 40 cm, prefer a more compact fan diameter 25 cm if it is intended to be placed on a bedside table.

For lovers of fine objects, renowned designer and Swiss artist Carlo Borer created the Q as a metal work of art. Q fan in stainless steel and aluminum. Easy cleaning of the fins. Power 40 W. Dimensions: 430 x 360 x 150 mm. 4 kg. 209 euros. Stadler Form.

Stadler Form

Stand Fan: Refresh an entire room

For a more collective use and a wider diffusion of the air, you will be able to opt for a fan on foot which, thanks to its important air flow, is adapted to large rooms. It can be installed wherever you like (to be preferred in the living room) and thanks to its adjustable foot height, you can influence the direction of the air. For more efficiency, opt for a powerful model (with a 60 Watts motor) and oscillating. "Swinging, says Samuel Wyss, the air is better shared in the room, which prevents you from getting sick, for example." "But be careful that the angle of oscillation is wide enough," says Lucie Jamot, project manager for Rowenta products, "the wider it is (55 to 60 degrees is a minimum), the better the air will circulate in the Another selection criterion for a propeller fan is safety: make sure that the bars on the fan grill are tight so that a child can not slip in. The Rowenta Essential range fans are equipped grids preventing an 8mm finger from entering the interior ".

Good to know: The larger the diameter of the fan blades, the wider the air flow, even if you are far away. Practical: The grilles of some fans open to facilitate cleaning.

Column fan: aesthetics on the front line

If you lack space, it is advisable to bet on a column fan. All in height, it diffuses a vertical airflow that sweeps the room and refreshes you nicely. "This type of fan has a lower airflow, so it is more of a comfort product, perfect to spread a pleasant breeze," says Lucie Jamot. Handy, the column fan is also more design with great lines and often sophisticated (with the presence of LCD screens for example or other comfort options). To judge its real power, take a look at the air outlet, plus it is wide (around 60 cm for 1.20 m for example), plus the fan will be powerful. Also check its stability in store (especially if it oscillates).

Fan: silence, it turns!

If you decide to put it in the bedroom, pay attention to its volume. The standard does not impose a maximum noise level, but the manufacturer must still indicate it on the instructions. The market average is around 50 dB but some brands have developed much quieter products, like the new range of Rowenta: "The range Turbo Silence Extreme reaches a volume of 35 dB (A), or a softer sound than a flowing stream, almost inaudible, it is ideal in a bedroom ".

Powerful and quiet (35 dB (a)), this fan will fit perfectly into your home. With 5 blades and a Boost touch, it will bring you an optimal freshness for an immediate well-being! Equipped with a remote control for more comfort. Power: 70 WDiameter of the propeller: 40 cmNb speeds: 5 Airflow max (m3 / min) Height adjustableTélommande Timer 8h Recommended retail price: 119.99 euros.

Rowenta

Fan: Why are prices so variable?

For a table fan, count from 15 euros to 40 euros for a more qualitative fan with a solid grid (more metal), a good air flow and excellent stability. The prices of the fans start at around 29 euros but a higher-end product will easily oscillate between 50 and 100 euros. Finally, for 50 euros, you can buy an entry-level column fan, when you have to pay 90 to 150 euros for a programmable product, with a remote control and additional functions.

Often made of plastic when others can be made of stainless steel and aluminum, the entry-level products will prove less resistant (brands do many tests of resistance to guarantee a certain life of their products and some like Rowenta guarantee the repairability of the products for 10 years). In addition, these models are generally basic and have no options. Yet besides resistance, it is the options that make the difference in price. Thus, the fans with timer offer you a real comfort: that of programming the start and the stop of the fan. Some may also have a 'descrescendo mode' gradually decreasing the speed of ventilation to fall asleep without being hindered by noise. And if they come with a remote control, you can even remotely control them. Also of interest are Rowenta's anti-mosquito function (you can insert mosquito repellent tablets in the space provided), the breeze mode (the fan randomly varies the ventilation speed). which simulates a light wind, very pleasant) or finally, the 360 ​​° total rotation function (some column fans turn on their own without stopping for a total sweep of the room).

A design could not be more unusual for this nice floor fan whose bamboo frame was bent and varnished twice. Although stable on the ground, his feet are adjustable in height. Bamboo bamboo fan designed by Carlo Borer. Dimensions: 350 x 376 x 185 mm. Power: 3 levels. 45 W. Easy cleaning. Guaranteed two years. 199 euros. Stadler Form.

Stadler Form

Fans: what trends?

More and more manufacturers are emphasizing design as the Stadler Form Q model created by a designer and designed as an art object.

Side trends, we see appear more neutral colors, chrome finishes, matte or glossy aspects ...

New: Dyson has launched in France the first fans without blades. The latest Pure Cool Link purifier features a 360 ° fiberglass HEPA filter, which removes 99.95% of allergens and air pollutants, detects pollution spikes to adjust the level of purification and can also cool in summer fan position (from 500 to 579 euros).

Fan without blades Black AM06 DYSON.Ref: 65 74 56Came price: 329 euros including 0.50 euros of recyclingThe fan without blades AM06 from Dyson is powerful, 75% quieter than the AM01, more economical (only 26W) and programmable . It will be the perfect companion for your summers! Technical features of the product: Oscillating mode: 90 ° .Tilt head: 10 degrees on each side.Power: 26 W.Material: ABS.Color: Black.Technology Air Multiplier: Yes, for a Breath of soft air and continuous (volume amplification by 15) .Diameter: 30 cm.Length of the power cable: 180 cm.Dimensions: P. 552 x L. 356 x H. 147 mm. More product: Unlike conventional fans that use blades that chop air and create an irregular flow of air, the Dyson Air Multiplier fan is not equipped.Il uses Air Multiplier technology that amplifies the air. air 15 times passing through the amplifier ring, generating 450 liters of soft and continuous air every second. No blades, no intermittent air flow, you enjoy a product that provides a real feeling of well being .No danger and easy to clean, it has no sharp blades or bulky grilles to disassemble.Variateur Intensity: allows you to precisely adjust the airflow to suit your needs.S tilted by simply touch the finger.Product with unique design.Easy to clean: The fan does not have troublesome blades to clean, a simple blow of cloth is enough! Warranty: 2 years.Weight: 3.36 kg

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