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  • A Vornado is more than a fan -- it is a compact but highly efficient whole-room air circulator

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      A Vornado is more than a fan — it is a compact but highly efficient whole-room air circulator. At this time of year, it’s really easy to get hot and cold spots in your house where cold has settled or heat has risen. I use a wood stove, which creates an additional set of complications. Near the stove, you get radiant heat, but far corners of the room can be cold. A regular fan behind the stove can blow some of the heat around and help warm the room, but standing near it, the fast-moving air may feel uncomfortably

      cool. That’s the point of a fan, actually — making air feel cooler. The Vornado, on the other hand, moves all the air around in a diffused pattern, creating a smooth even heatflow throughout the room.

      We bought a Vornado two years ago to spread heat around our 900 square foot basement which previously had hot and cold spots. With this type of air circulation, even this large space heats evenly from one centrally located wood stove.

      In the summer we take the Vornado upstairs to the top floor and use it to move hot air out of the house. If ...

      • we leave a window open and point the Vortex out of the window, it effectively pulls hot air from the room and blows it outside. I leave a couple of the basement windows on the shady side of the house open, so that cool air is drawn in through the window wells. As the hot air rises to the top of the house, it continues to draw cooler air upward. It probably doesn’t work as well as a wired-in whole house fan, but it costs much less, and does a pretty darn good job. There is one larger size than what
        we have, the Vornado 700, which would probably do even better.

        The Vornado ads talk about sleek styling, but really it looks just about exactly like any ordinary fan. It comes in an off white and a dark slate or charcoal color, but no big deal on the designer aspect. My main objection is noise — I really don’t like fan noise at all, and while this one is relatively quiet for its power, it is still noticeable. We typically don’t use it in a sleeping space, but I do notice in the basement family room that we turn up the TV to compensate.

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