Things to Consider When Buying a Fan
Things to Consider When Buying a Fan
Fans are a great, cost effective way to mitigate the more intense heat of the summer
without having your AC running almost continually. Whether it’s at home, the office, or
the outdoor workspace, selecting the right
Personal Fan is key to staying cool and achieving energy savings.
While it seems straightforward enough, some overlap exists that may make it confusing
when deciding between a standard household fan or a stronger commercial fan. Then there are
various types in each category that could require additional consideration. This article
will outline some basic guidelines for choosing the right fan for your space.
Portable Space Electric
Heaters are typically used when the main heating system is inadequate or when central
heating is too costly to install or operate. In some cases, small space heaters can be less
expensive to use if you only want to heat one room or supplement inadequate heating in one
room. They can also boost the temperature of rooms used by individuals who are sensitive to
cold, especially elderly persons, without overheating your entire home.
Space Convention Heater capacities generally range between 10,000 Btu and 40,000
Btu per hour and commonly run on electricity, propane, natural gas, and kerosene (see wood
and pellet heating for information on wood and pellet stoves).
Although most space heaters work by convection (the circulation of air in a room), some
rely on radiant heating. Radiant heaters emit infrared radiation that directly heats
objects and people within their line of sight, and are a more efficient choice when you
will be in a room for only a few hours and can stay within the line of sight of the heater.
Heaters can also be more efficient when you will be using a room for a short period
because they save energy by directly heating the occupant of the room and the
occupant's immediate surroundings rather than the whole room.
Safety is a top consideration when using space heaters. The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 residential fires every year are
associated with the use of space heaters, resulting in more than 300 deaths. In addition,
an estimated 6,000 people receive hospital emergency room care for burn injuries associated
with contacting the hot surfaces of room heaters, mostly in non-fire situations.
When buying and installing a small space heater, follow these guidelines:
Only purchase newer model heaters that have all of the current safety features.
Make sure the heater carries the Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) label.
Choose a thermostatically controlled heater, because they avoid the energy
waste of overheating a room，
Select an Electric Stove of the proper size for the room you wish to
heat. Do not purchase oversized heaters. Most heaters come with a general sizing table.
Locate the heater on a level surface away from foot traffic. Be especially
careful to keep children and pets away from the heater.
Humidifier & Aroma Diffuser
s are often confused, as the products can look similar on the outside or have similar
functions. But there are several important differences between these technologies. If you
need more moisture in the air in your home, then you need an Ultrasonic Humidifier. If
you only want to add fragrance to the air, and not moisture, then a diffuser is the proper
product. Diffusers simply do not hold enough water to impact the humidity level of a room.
Having the right humidity level in your home can help you breathe easier, temporarily
relieving coughs and congestion. Moisture in the air can also help temporarily relieve dry
skin, dry eyes and chapped lips. Proper humidity has important benefits for your whole
house as well, including helping to prevent gaps in hardwood floors, cracks in wooden
furniture and static electricity that can harm electronics.
Air Purifiers sanitize the air,
getting rid of pollutants, allergens, and toxins; they're different from air filters,
which only remove them from circulation. But how do air purifiers actually work?
Air purifiers have a relatively simple set-up: a fan that sucks in air, and one or more
filters. These filters — usually paper, fibers such as fiberglass, or a mesh — capture
and neutralize pollutants and particles as air passes over them before the clean air is
recirculated into the living space.
They are effective at filtering out most polluting particles, although some are likely
to still remain on soft and hard surfaces like furniture or walls. The particular airborne
particles that get pulled out of the air depend on the type of air purifier and filter
Many people are familiar with the daily routine of washing, drying, and styling their
hair. Although hair will eventually dry on its own if given enough time, most people reach
for a Hair Dryer to speed up the process.
While science may have disproven the link between wet heads and catching colds, it's
still no fun to sit around with a head full of wet hair, especially in the winter.
Hairdryers, also known as blow dryers, were first sold in the 1920s. At first they were
pretty dangerous to use -- hundreds of people were electrocuted when they dropped their
hair dryer into water-filled sinks and bathtubs.