Until recent­ly, the fan in the apart­ment was the main source of cool­ness in the sum­mer heat. Now, in the era of dom­i­na­tion of mod­ern cli­mate tech­nol­o­gy in our homes, the fan has become a kind of anachro­nism, a rel­ic for many of our com­pa­tri­ots. Although it is worth not­ing that this device is still quite pop­u­lar because of its low cost, unpre­ten­tious­ness and unde­mand­ing instal­la­tion.

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But the man­u­fac­tur­ers of this “mir­a­cle”, the begin­ning of the 20th cen­tu­ry, are always try­ing to keep up with the times and already at the end of the last cen­tu­ry they pleased with rotary fans, which take up much less space. After that, fans began to be equipped with remote con­trols, and at the begin­ning of this cen­tu­ry, many of our com­pa­tri­ots were shocked by the inno­v­a­tive blade­less fan. The next step was tak­en less than a decade ago with the inven­tion of the humid­i­fy­ing fan. Fans with a humid­i­fi­er for the home will be the top­ic of our review.

Traditional Fans with Mirkli Humidifier

Design and principle of operation

Exter­nal­ly, the fan has not changed much. In the base of the device there is a hid­den ultra­son­ic humid­i­fi­er with a remov­able water tank. Water vapor is fed through a hose to the cen­tral part of the pro­tec­tive grid, where it is picked up by the air flow. Thanks to the jet of humid­i­fied air, you can slight­ly low­er the air tem­per­a­ture, as well as increase the lev­el of humid­i­ty in the room.

As a rule, floor fans with a humid­i­fi­er have three modes of oper­a­tion:

  • with­out mois­ture;
  • with humid­i­fi­er man­u­al con­trol;
  • with humid­i­fi­er auto­mat­ic switch­ing on by com­mand of the built-in hygrom­e­ter.

Most mod­els have sev­er­al blow­ing speeds and an indi­ca­tion sys­tem that informs the own­er about the oper­a­tion in a par­tic­u­lar mode, the amount of water in the tank, the time to replace the water fil­ter, etc. A very inter­est­ing solu­tion is the pres­ence of a pres­ence sen­sor and a timer, thanks to which the unit will not work in emp­ty room, sim­ply “eat­ing” elec­tric­i­ty. In addi­tion, there are mod­els with back­light, clocks and oth­er non­sense, which attracts most cus­tomers with their design and increas­es the cost of the device by more than 30%.
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Today, in the domes­tic mar­ket of cli­mate tech­nol­o­gy there are mod­els with a capac­i­ty of 30 to 150 watts. For cool­ing and humid­i­fy­ing a room with­in 20 m2 80–100 W of device pow­er is enough, of which 50–55 W is the pow­er of the fan and 30–45 W is the pow­er of the humid­i­fi­er.

Advantages and disadvantages of such devices

A fan with a humid­i­fi­er is a rather inter­est­ing device that has a lot of pos­i­tive qual­i­ties:

  • Soft decrease in tem­per­a­ture indoors with main­te­nance of the set lev­el of humid­i­ty of air.
  • Light weight. Almost all floor instal­la­tions of this type are equipped with wheels for ease of move­ment.
  • Ease of instal­la­tion.
  • The pos­si­bil­i­ty of using both indoors and out­doors to cre­ate a com­fort­able micro­cli­mate in sum­mer areas, cafes, etc.
  • Pos­si­bil­i­ty of appli­ca­tion in green­hous­es and green­hous­es.
  • Rel­a­tive­ly low cost.

The main dis­ad­van­tage of this device is the low cool­ing effi­cien­cy of the room. The cool­ness is real­ly felt, but only being in the air flow. Mois­ture enters the skin, and when exposed to air flow, it evap­o­rates, low­er­ing the sur­face tem­per­a­ture of the body. The ther­mome­ter also reacts quite ade­quate­ly, show­ing a decrease in tem­per­a­ture by 1°C in a few hours of oper­a­tion.

Our words were ful­ly con­firmed by experts: to low­er the tem­per­a­ture indi­ca­tors, it is nec­es­sary to raise the humid­i­ty in the room to almost 100%, and this inevitably leads to the appear­ance of con­den­sate. The con­clu­sion is this: the device is inter­est­ing and in some cas­es even use­ful. The cost of the device varies from 2.5 to 10 thou­sand rubles.

Overview of the most popular models of humidifying fans

Despite some of the short­com­ings described above, devices of this type are quite pop­u­lar among our com­pa­tri­ots. The review will involve three mod­els that Inter­net users are most often inter­est­ed in.

Laser

Lazer fm 1616rFloor fan with humid­i­fi­er laz­er fm 1616r is one of the many house­hold appli­ances pro­duced by Chi­nese experts. The man­u­fac­tur­er’s declared pow­er of the device is 100 watts. The ultra­son­ic humid­i­fi­er is installed at the bot­tom of the stand, which is equipped with wheels for easy move­ment.

In the niche of the humid­i­fi­er there is a remov­able water tank with a vol­ume of 3 liters. This is enough to main­tain the opti­mum lev­el of air humid­i­ty for sev­er­al hours. Instal­la­tion capac­i­ty 60 m3/h, blade diam­e­ter 40 cm. There are three blow­ing speeds. The unit is equipped with a swiv­el func­tion, height and angle adjust­ment of the fan. For ease of use, the laz­er fan with a humid­i­fi­er is equipped with a remote con­trol.

The dis­ad­van­tages of this device include rather poor func­tion­al­i­ty and a high noise lev­el of 61 dB. The aver­age cost in Moscow is 5.5 thou­sand rubles.

Auro­ra

Aurora au 073 The auro­ra au 073 humid­i­fi­er fan is a fair­ly pop­u­lar device among domes­tic man­u­fac­tur­ers. Accord­ing to its tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, it prac­ti­cal­ly does not dif­fer from the above mod­el. Instal­la­tion pow­er 85 watts. (of which 50 are for the fan and 35 for the humid­i­fi­er). Height 125 mm. The device is equipped with 3 blow­ing speeds. An ultra­son­ic humid­i­fi­er is locat­ed at the bot­tom of the stand. Remov­able water tank with a capac­i­ty of 3 liters.

The func­tion­al­i­ty of the device includes auto-rotate 90°, tilt and air­flow adjust­ment. As a nice bonus, the device has a timer for 7.5 hours and the abil­i­ty to con­trol using the remote con­trol.

Dis­ad­van­tages: no remov­able water tank, poor func­tion­al­i­ty. The cost in Moscow is 45 USD.

We create with our own hands

As men­tioned ear­li­er, the humid­i­fi­er fan is quite an inter­est­ing inven­tion: most­ly inter­est­ing for mak­ing it your­self. For man­u­fac­tur­ing, you need a fan (work­ing); embroi­dery hoop with a diam­e­ter of ¾ of the diam­e­ter of the fan blades; Ter­ry tow­el; 4 clothes­pins (prefer­ably plas­tic). So:

  • We fix the tow­el in the hoop.
  • We fas­ten the hoop with clothes­pins in the cen­ter of the fan pro­tec­tion so that the free end of the tow­el is at the bot­tom of the fan.
  • We low­er the free end of the tow­el into a con­tain­er of water.

The prin­ci­ple of oper­a­tion of the device is sim­ple: the tow­el gets wet, under the influ­ence of the air flow, mois­ture evap­o­rates from the sur­face of the fab­ric into the sur­round­ing air. In addi­tion, dur­ing evap­o­ra­tion, the sur­face of the fab­ric is cooled and low­ers the tem­per­a­ture of the air flow.

If you are inter­est­ed in cool­ing and humid­i­fy­ing the air in the room, it is best to pay atten­tion to the air con­di­tion­er with a humid­i­fi­ca­tion func­tion.

Traditional Fans with Mirkli Humidifier

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