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.
I think I`ve seen a commercial for this. I went to the Dyson website, very interesting!!! Congratulations Dyson!!
What? No give away? I need this for the baby’s room! LOL
Just teasing – I’ve heard rave reviews from my dentist, which says a lot because he’s super cheap and would never spend so much on a fan! The technology IS amazing and you can’t go wrong with Dyson quality.
Thank you for your review – I’m seriously going to look for this one!
LOL – no giveaway, but I hope you enjoy my review just the same!
And happy to hear your super cheap dentist endorses it! Definitely take a look at it!
I also had a chance to test this out and have been really loving it. I think the price is totally justified given the design and safety features. I like the look of your white one—I have the blue/charcoal one
Totally justified. Popping over to check out your review!
Although I could never afford a fan or heater at that price, I still support your reviewing these products because there are many people out there who will buy them! I remember being at your house & feeling the fan each time it passed by – not cold, not blowing my hair in my face like most fans. There was just a perfect breeze, just enough to make the air feel fresh. Dyson makes a superior product!
Why thank you darling! And yes, it’s hard not to fall in love with the Air Multiplier technology. #DysonRocks
I’m glad you endorse the Hot because when one considers the safety features and ergonomic design, it would seem a waste to spend $200 on an inferior product. The Hot will be ahead of its class for years.
Exactly! I’ve tried to go the less expensive route a few times, and have always regretted it. You can’t beat Dyson for their innovation and quality – hence, the higher (justified?) price.
I saw the Dyson Hot when I was on their website looking for a vacuum (this pet hair is driving me crazy!!!)
I admit the technology (and price) scared me off but after reading your review I’ll give it another look. Thanks for breaking it down in a way that I could understand it. Love your reviews Lena!!!
Thanks Jen! Check it out and tell me what you think!
Guess it makes sense that Dyson would have an equivalent fan now for heating,
just like Snow Miser and Heat Miser…hahah. Just in time, with winter around the
corner. Will have to go and check this out…
Ha ha ha Snow Miser and Heat Miser – I suppose we’ll be hearing those names more with the holidays just around the corner!
I bought the Air Multiplier after months of deliberation and am happy so happy we did. Not only is it safe for our household with 4 small animals but with a LO on the way we are so happy with our purchase. Will have to look at the HOT too.
That’s awesome Carlee! #dysonfan for life!
Lena! You always find the coolest stuff. It’s awesome but horrible for my budget! hehe. I have been looking for a heater for our chilly bedroom for the upcoming freeze but now I have this on my radar. Hoo boy. Wasn’t looking to buy a $500 fan but I’m seriously considering it. Just curious: how long does it take to cool down? I am curious as I know my toddler will be very curious to stick his fingers in there. Also, when you say don’t leave the room unattended, can you sleep overnight with this unit on?
The Dyson Hot definitely isn’t the most wallet friendly option – I know – but I do think for the safety features alone, it’s worth the extra $$.
Complete cool down can take up to 15 minutes. While the inside of the fan heater is hot to the touch while in operation, it’s not hot enough to cause severe burns and I love that. (Still wouldn’t leave it unattended with little ones around, though – and no toddler fingers allowed while in use!).
With respect to sleeping with the unit on, one of the safety features is that it automatically shuts off when the desired room temperature is reached. So, theoretically, you should be able to sleep with it on (that’s why you pay extra for safety features, right?) I fell asleep on the couch twice for about 2 hours at a time and obviously, my house is still standing.
That being said, I am unsure of Dyson’s official stance on whether they encourage overnight usage – I’ll have to get back to you on that one!
Lena I’m back!!! I took a look at the Dyson Hot on their website and think it will be the right heater for my family this winter. Especially with the pets I love the safety features. Thank you for introducing this heater to me, we’re going to order it this week.
That’s AWESOME Jen! You’ll love it!
Ok LenaI Thanks to you, I bought one today!!! It was $450 but I actually got it for about half the price. I got it at Home Outfitters and I applied for their HBC credit card and got 25% off my purchase. ($105 off!) They are also running a promotion until next week where you get $20 for every $50 you spend, so I got $120 in gift cards. Really not a bad deal considering these things never go on sale! Just thought I’d pass on my savvy shopping expedition tips. =)
You are awesome! So savvy, agreed! I hope you love the fan heater as much as I do!