Dyson unveiled another household appliance with a space-age twist this week, tweaking its range of Air Multipliers to include a heating element. The Dyson Hot has a similar look and feel to the company's other blowers, but warms rooms instead, with a target temperature you can set from the display on its base. It includes the …
"no moving parts"
I love the description on other sites where they describe it as having no moving parts...
My traditional swirly fan also has no moving parts once you exclude the swirly bit thats moving...
It seems to me that the £270 would be better spent on gas or insulation.
Using electricity to heat living spaces is a ridiculous waste of fuel!
"Using electricity to heat living spaces is a ridiculous waste of fuel!"
You might want to take a look at a climate control system. 0.85 kW in = 2+ kW of heat out. They use heat pumps—no heating elements as such—and heat a room by running their air-con feature in reverse.
Very popular in Italy, which imports over 70% of *all* its energy supplies, including gas, vehicle fuels, and the supplies needed to run their power stations.
This is also why don't see many office buildings fitted with gas-fired central heating these days.
I'll tell you what's a waste of fuel
Using a gas boiler to heat water and and then pumping it through a series of radiators. It annoys me to have such a pile of archaic crap in my house.
If you think that's archaic, how do you feel about the idea of using atomic power to boil water? It's like thinking that 'fax machines have a place in the 21st Century!
This both blows and sucks.
Do the fans leave sweat in a thin line on one side of your body?
I ask because my only experience of Dyson products is the hand-apart-from-fingertip driers.
I'm sitting next to my 40 year old Phillips 2000W fan heater. There's a label underneath that says this:
"Every six months, disconnect from mains, remove bottom panel, remove fluff, oil the bearings."
It still works perfectly.
No tamper-proof screws, no chuck it away mentality in those days!
I also have a Dyson DC01 that I found in the dump about four years ago. Great for dog hair removal.
Nice looking heater but at a guess the motor must have to go a serious speed to make the air flow through the slot with any impetus. I don't think the bearings will last as long as my Phillips has.
Sorry, fails side by side
I was in a Fry's electronics and they had a Dyson fan sitting next to a Vornado fan. For the same amount of air moving, the Vornado was quieter than the Dyson. The Vornado could also move MORE air for the same noise, and was roughly an order of magnitude cheaper.
Your correspondent in India reports...
That I saw Dyson-type "fans" on sale a few days ago. Probably Chinese made rip-offs of his patents/designs, but still far to expensive, to my mind, at 4,000 rupees --- over fifty quid. I don't know how much the originals go for now.
This is just blowing, of course, but there's not much call for room heating at this end of India, where mid-winter equates to a very decent English summer day.
<--- That's me putting the purse away again, having heard the price.
Dyson Airblade - 2006
Mitsubishi Jet Towel - 1993
> Dyson Airblade - 2006
> Mitsubishi Jet Towel - 1993
Mitsubishi Zero 1941
Ah, is that the Divine Wind that I can hear?
Dyson - True Visionary
Not for technology, but for figuring out how to market household appliances in the same fashion as German luxury cars. Bloody genius that!
Electrical heaters are for idiots ! Just imagine what happens:
powerplant produces heat > boils water > steam drives trubine > generates electircity
This electricity is then transported to your home, with a 60% loss on average, to create heat again?
New York stylee ftw!
Let's heat everything by steam!
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