A few of y’all thought I was out of my tree when I endorsed the Dyson Air Multiplier earlier this year.
“It’s too expensive!”
“Why spend so much on a fan?”
“What makes it better than a traditional fan?”
Well, I don’t have the perfect answer for you, except to say that it’s a) worth every penny, b) safely cooled my hottest room all summer, and c) employs a technology that I don’t quite understand but nevertheless duly appreciate.
In other words, yes, I still endorse the Air Multiplier. BEST. FAN. EVER.
Hot on the heels (pun intended) of the success of the bladeless fan is the new Dyson Hot; using similar Air Multiplier technology, it amplifies surrounding air for long-range heat projection and fast room heating. Translation: You won’t find a better space heater.
But does your household need a Dyson Hot?
(Maybe it doesn’t. If you have absolutely perfect heat distribution, never experience a drafty or chilly room, and keep your home at a balmy 25°C, chances are you have no need for this unit. And, where do you live? Cause I’m moving in.)
However, if you’re like most Canadian families who could use a little targeted warmth in certain areas of your home this winter, read on.
There are so many reasons why the Dyson Hot rocks:
Safety. It’s always a top priority, and just like the Air Mutiplier, the Dyson Hot is equipped with its own safety features. With no visible heating elements and an automatic cut out that switches the heating plates off if it’s tipped over, this is one heater I can leave unattended without concern that I’ll burn the house down. (Please do not leave the Dyson Hot unattended for extended periods of time.)
I also love that the Dyson Hot fan heater lets you select the target temperature to the degree; therefore, you’ll never run the risk of over-heating a room. And, once the fan has heated your room to the desired temperature it automatically switches off; turning on again as required to maintain it.
Touch-Tilt. Most conventional heaters can’t be tilted to direct warm air where you want for personal heating. (I suppose you *could* lug a space heater around and position it to your liking…) The Dyson Hot fan heater pivots on its own centre of gravity, which means that it stays put without having to be clamped down. You can direct airflow up, down – anywhere you’d like it.
Easy to Clean. Although I don’t have to demo this for you, I will: clean around the cylinder with a soft cloth. #thatisall
Whole-Room Heat Distribution. Because the Dyson Hot oscillates, heat is distributed evenly and smoothly throughout, warming the room faster than conventional heaters. In fact, we were able to increase the room temperature of our study (a 12 x 12′ room) by 4 degrees in just over 5 minutes.
Powerful Cooling. The reason I’ve been referring to the Dyson Hot as a fan heater is because IT’S ALSO A FAN! That’s right – Air Multiplier technology generates high airflow and velocity, cooling effectively with an uninterrupted stream of smooth air.
We’ve been using our Dyson Hot for three weeks now and are quite addicted to it.
Above: Our Dyson Hot was originally set to 24°C, where it stayed in standby mode (as the room was already at the desired temperature). However, once we raised the temperature to 27°C, the fan heater started up and began to oscillate, filling the room with a smooth flow of warm air.
At $449.99, the unit is *slightly* pricier than your average space heater. However, when you consider the safety and convenience features – as well as the brilliant design – I’m once again giving Dyson two thumbs up… way up.