Too warm or too cold?

28 Jul

Photo 27-07-13 6 34 25 PMPhoto 26-07-13 9 14 15 AMIt’s heat wave in Paris. We are not used to have 30C or 100F so we had to avoid melting down and decided to buy the Dyson hot+cold.
Why this model ?
Because
. Mr Dyson discovered the Air multiplier technology (meaning faster cooling or heating).
. when is cold during the winter it’s also great to have an extra heater in the apartment that you can move from the sitting room to the bedroom, so I have a two in one (only one machine to store instead of two)
. there’s no blades to harm you or to clean (I’m not good at cleaning anyway)
. it’s looks sleek and cool (matching my style)

Let’s open the box! Inside I found the hot+cool, it’s remote control and a thick operating manual (only 2 pages are important, the rest will help you extend your language skills to Dutch, Polish, Russian, …).

Photo 28-07-13 12 42 05 PMThe remote control is small and light, you won’t lose it as it’s magnetised and Photo 28-07-13 12 40 59 PMwill rest on the top of the hot+cool.
The functions on the remote are the following:
. start/stop,
. choice between hot (red dot) or cold (blue dot)function,
. rotation
. setting of the temperature when on heating mode (you’ll see the temperature on the base of the hot+cool) or of the strengths of the wind when in cold mode (small dot to the big dot)

When you check online you will see lots of people complaigning about the noise. I decided to use the great app called “Decibel” to check it out.
Photo 28-07-13 12 47 30 PMThe hot+cool will warm you or cool you down with up to 10 levels of wind!
. Level1 57db (average quiet street),
. level2 59db,
. level3 61db,
. level4 63db (average normal conversation),
. level 5 66db,
. level6 68db,
. level7 68db,
. level8 70db (average inside car),
. level9 71db,
. level10 73db.
In comparison, I checked the noise made by the fans we use at the office. I picked different models, all working full speed due to the heat, and they go from 68 to 76db!

Photo 28-07-13 12 43 50 PM Photo 28-07-13 12 45 03 PM (HDR) Photo 28-07-13 12 44 24 PM

So the Dyson hot+cool is noisy but just like any other standard fans.

Great to mention that the fan pivots on its own centre of gravity, so you can direct the airflow to your face, body or legs … really cool and handy.

Photo 28-07-13 6 38 49 PM (HDR) Photo 28-07-13 6 39 09 PM Photo 28-07-13 6 43 22 PM

ChaseIt because
. It ‘s great to have a fan without the blades (no more stress for the kids or animals to get hurt)
. It’s easy to move it from one room to another
. It will cool you down and also warm you up, an all in one saving you storage space
. As with every Dyson machine, design and performances are the key

BChased because
. It’s expensive and if you only need a fan, you can get one below the 60$

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10 Responses to “Too warm or too cold?”

  1. pattisj July 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM #

    I saw one of these on display in a store. They don’t take up much space, either. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    • chaseitorbchased July 28, 2013 at 7:21 PM #

      100% agree. This model is not tall and due to its pivoting base it does the job like a tall one!

  2. El Guapo July 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM #

    How effective was the cooling? Did it cool a room?

    • chaseitorbchased July 28, 2013 at 8:39 PM #

      It works well, I think better and faster than a fan

      • El Guapo July 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM #

        We have two somewhat heavy, awkward to move air conditioners. I’ll have to check if this is a good alternative.

      • chaseitorbchased July 28, 2013 at 8:47 PM #

        My boss has the air conditioner to move and you need a window next to you. Also it’s huge and super noisy … I think my is better than his

  3. Le Cape Town Journal July 28, 2013 at 11:30 PM #

    Off topic, but how’s your H&M iPhone cover (next to the remote)… wondering if I should buy it as most of them are now made only for the 5…?

    • chaseitorbchased July 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM #

      It’s not my … My step daughter’s one ;-). It an ok one because thicker than your iPhone so protecting your screen. It won’t save you from big fall but will definitely help

  4. skinnyuz2b August 10, 2013 at 4:45 PM #

    Thanks for the tip. This sounds like a perfect solution for our spare bedroom/office.

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