Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 409
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarimoMama LIfe Saver from the heat!
This fan has been a total life saver for us from the blazing heat in Southern California! I read the reviews before purchasing and took a chance. We use this in our bedroom. It's a large master, about 16 x 12 with a vaulted ceiling approximately 8 ft on one side and 12-14 feet on the other. We had a portable ac unit but it never cooled the room like we wanted, mostly blew warm air around and eventually broke.
Our bedroom is also located on the 2nd floor so all the heat rises up and it was impossible to cool even though it was cold outside in the evenings. With this fan we can shut the door and blow cool air into the room. The exchange of in/out air is an awesome feature since we live next to a busy street/frwy and exhaust comes in from time to time. We can just reverse the fans to get the bad air out. PLUS it has the dial for temperature control, so if you're going to sleep you can set it just above where it would turn off. This way when it get's colder at night, it will shut off automatically.
When it gets to be 90-100 degrees, we add an additional fan in the room to help with the heat issue.
The unit is pretty easy to maneuver in and out the window and store away. Our window is vertical so we will probably eventually add something to block the top space that's open when in use (see photo).
**2 things I wish it had: 1) A filter of some sort to purify the air that comes in. 2) Louver type slats that can be moved to adjust which way the air flows in.
In closing, the unit isn't a miracle worker. If it's hotter than heck outside, there's only so much cooling it can do. It may not work for everyone but for us it's been a dream and we've had it since October 2015. We've run it all night/day during the hot months and it's still holding up perfectly! Worth every penny for us.
July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Solo Super handy fan/extractor
It's very easy to set up. Very versatil. I use it in a Food truck, where I need to remove it to drive, and re-install it once stationary, and even then it's very practical. Works great. I have use for it, both, bringing air in, and also extracting the air out, depending whether it is just parked, or being occupied. I've had these units before in an apartment window, and it also worked great there, removing stale air out of the bedroom. By using two units in opposing areas of the dwelling (one out, and one in) you'll be able to have a steady movement of air current throughout the whole area in between. I just love those units.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StevieWonder BFF - Best Fan Forever
Very sturdy construction, but light weight. Thin enough that I could leave the screen in place, so no bugs. Incredibly quiet and unobtrusive.
I'm using it as a vent fan for a bathroom, so the small size is a plus. It even fits behind the plantation shutters! I love the 'exchange' setting which draws air in with one fan and blows it out with the other.
Installation took 3 minutes max.
You won't go wrong with this fan.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jmlopez A waste of money.
The fan does not move any air. It's worthless. No I do not recommend this product. A waste of money.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sspencer Great fan
Just what I was looking for. Works great and it's quiet .
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Foxie68 Gets the job done
Installed in the second bedroom window upstairs and this little unit really pulls the heat out. Now, I am glad I could not find a window air conditioner.
September 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ProfHannah2005 Did the job
Our wonderful dog protected us against the midnight wanderings of a skunk one night. In celebration of scaring off the zebra printed rodent, he took a victory lap through out house, dripping the drops of mercaptan oil everywhere - including our son's bedroom where he promptly rolled all over the bed and floor to truly let everyone know how was victorious in dog v. skunk. Hint: the skunk survived and so did my relationship with my husband after I discovered that he was the one that let the dog out into a known skunk infested area when he heard something late one night.
We quickly jumped into action, scrubbing the dog and moving linens into the washing machine while furiously googling the best way to remove the scent of skunk (Hint 2: frankly, it might just be better to move). We quickly learned we needed lots of bowls of vinegar and fans to blow the stench away which is where this fan came into our lives.
The smell of skunk (which is crazy strong when it is in an enclosed space) seemed mostly contained to our son's room (who slept through a 50 lb dog drenched in skunk jumping on him and rolling around on him) and the bathroom where we liberally applied every lotion and mixture known to mankind to make the dog remotely touchable again.
The bathroom was fine with the fan running 72 hours straight while burning candles an incense and scrubbing the floor with a powerful mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. The bedroom...well, that was another situation. We needed a way to effectively blow in clean air and remove skunk air.
This fan definitely did that. I could set the 2 fans to blow in opposite directions, creating a nice cross wind. The fan was assembled an all I needed to do was put it in the window...only our windows were too wide and too thick to get a really nice fit which is where my complaint is with this fan. The safety features which consists of side panels and a lip on which the window is supposed to close simply are too small for our windows in our 1970s tri level.
Never fear, we still used the fan, securing it very carefully with plastic wrap and painters tape and strong warnings to the dog that if he jumped out the window, well, no more fish oil pills for him!
Neither child nor dog managed to knock the fan out of place and it definitely drew and expelled air nicely, creating a fantastic balmy breeze that the dog and child both seemed to enjoy.
For future reference, I would suggest some additional measurement as to the size of the lip on which the window should shut and the ability to purchase some extenders as to cover the entire width of the window.
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JH Quiet but powerful
My only mistake in buying this is that I didn't realize it didn't have a stand -- it sits in the window frame and you have to pull the window down on it to get it to stand up straight. I just want something that can sit in the windowsill and bring in extra outside air without closing the window on it. Otherwise, I'm pleased with the quiet (which is one of the reasons I bought it) and the three different speeds.
August 9, 2016