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Education Recommend me a desk/pedestal cooling fan that isn't a Dyson

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  1. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    It's getting to that time of year again when my house becomes unbearably warm upstairs, so... as per title.

    The problem with 'regular' fans is that it gets to a point where you're just moving warm sticky air around... While I have no doubt that the Dyson 'cooling' or 'hot and cold' fans are really good, I have absolutely no desire to give any money to that tosspot.

    I'd even consider an air conditioner, if you can recommend one that: a) doesn't cost the earth (i.e. up to £300), b) doesn't sound like an industrial estate when in operation, and c) isn't just an evaporative water cooler being sold as an 'air conditioner'.
     
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    In 200-300 range you should be able to get a basic mobile AC (they will all be basically the same at that price point), in general they all suck unless you mod it to dual hose setup (or manage to find one as such), but if getting proper minisplit system is impossible - its better than a fan, though you'll pay in electricity quite a bit.
     
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    We have our bedroom on the top floor of a three-storey house with the window south-westerly facing, so it does get scorchingly hot in summer. We got an Inventor Magic AC and it's genuinely been transformational. Both of us can sleep with the noise just fine but appreciate not everyone could, and sorting out the exhaust hose is a pain. However if you're still interested looks like there's a smaller one around the £300 mark here on Amazon - main reason we went for this was the R290 refrigerant which appears to be much less environmentally unfriendly than some other ACs. But would definitely recommend.
     
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  5. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Thanks all!
     
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    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Anything by Meaco. Their use of DC motors means noise isn't an issue, and wind speeds are mighty impressive. I have 2 x 260c, 1 x 360, 1 x 650 and 2 x 1056 to cool various rooms around the house, and I'm immensely impressed by all of them.
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I haven't tried a Meaco a/c, but I have one of their dehumidifiers and it's belting - their kit seems very good.
     
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    Worth noting that the lower the humidity the more bearable the temperature so a dehumidifier can help in summer as well as preventing damp/mold issues in winter.
     
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  11. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Again, thanks for all the suggestions!
     

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