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Dehumidifiers
Dehumidifiers

If humidity is too low or too high, it's not only you who suffers, but furniture can dry up or walls can become damp and mould or fungi can sometimes appear. It's important to keep humidity levels around 40-50% in summer and around 30-40% in winter months.

Fans
Fans

Fans are efficient, portable and easy to use. From mini USB desk fans to 3-speed tower fans, our fans come in all shapes and sizes with an array of features and functions that make them ideal for a wide variety of positions in the home or workplace.

Air Conditioners and Coolers
Air Conditioners and Coolers

Great for reducing room temperatures and removing hot air, air conditioners and coolers are designed to leave rooms feeling comfortable and cool. Whether it's fitted or portable, we have a superb choice of sleek and stylish evaporative coolers and air conditioners.

Things to consider before buying

Dehumidifiers
  1. Room size – if you're operating in a large room, you may require two units.
  2. Dehumidifier capacity – measured in litres, this refers to how much water the unit can hold.
  3. Humidistat – allows the unit to turn itself on and off to maintain the humidity that you have selected.
  4. Laundry mode – some dehumidifiers have a laundry mode, which is useful when drying clothing indoors.
Fans
  1. Fan diameter – generally speaking the bigger the fan, the greater the power output.
  2. Adjustable height – consider pedestal fans, where the height of the fan can be easily altered.
  3. No. of Speed settings – for that bit of flexibility it may be wise to opt for a fan with three speeds.
  4. Weight – worth taking into consideration if you have pets or small children that may knock over a lighter fan.
Air Conditioners and Coolers
  1. Sizes of unit – larger rooms require units with a greater cooling power in order to be effective.
  2. Mobile or fitted? – dependant on whether you want to use the same unit in more than one location.
  3. Water tank capacity – a consideration for air coolers where a larger tank means less time spent filling it up.
  4. Timer – useful on some air conditioners to turn units on and off automatically.
FAQs

Features & Terminology Explained

Pedestal fans generally come on a height-adjustable stand and can be positioned at a height suitable to the user's requirements, while Tower fans normally have a long rectangular outlet, with the bottom part positioned closer to the floor.

Once air has been drawn into the unit, the air conditioner compresses and liquefies it before cooling the air in a condenser and allowing it to expand through an evaporator. The unit then re-circulates the air into the room in a cooler state, or at a warmer temperature if using the air conditioning unit in reverse mode. Simple!

Working in a similar way to a thermostat, a humidistat will trigger the dehumidifier to start working once humidity levels reach a certain point.

Air coolers and air conditioners will often have oscillating louvres, which move allowing the air to be directed in different directions rather than solely on a fixed point.

BTU is a unit of energy, which stands for British thermal units. One BTU relates to the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by 1°F. Energy is more commonly measured in Joules with one BTU equivalent to approximately 1055 joules. Wish you'd never asked? Thought so.