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Personal & Portable Fans
Personal and Portable Fans
A personal fan is an excellent way to keep cool during the uncomfortably hot summer months. Maybe your office is unbearably hot, or the fun camping trip you planned happens to coincide with the hottest weekend of the year. Whatever reason you have for searching out a cool breeze on a hot day, there are a variety of options available to help keep you cool in summer.
It would be cumbersome to carry an air conditioning unit or large floor fan with you to every place that may need cooling. But that doesn’t mean the heat should defeat you. Personal fans are especially designed for portability and ease of use, ensuring you’ll be able to stay cool whenever you most need it.
Stay Cool on the Go
Personal fans are excellent to use in a variety of places, both residential and professional. An electric personal fan eliminates the need for batteries while cooling your space. These smaller units are typically powerful enough to cool the air in a dorm room, office, hotel room or other small space.
Under cabinet air circulators are excellent for campers and motorhomes, providing a breeze without the need for a generator or electrical hookup. Many models provide a hinge that allows the fan to be folded flat when not in use for a clean and uncluttered look.
Beat the Heat
Does the humidity in your office make the air unbearable? Do broken thermostats in hotel rooms plague you when you travel? There are many options available for personal fans. Choosing an option that will save space, both on your desk and in your suitcase, will allow you to get the most use possible out of your fan. Some manufacturers produce fans with fabric blades, which are excellent for packing as they will not snag and damage clothing. The fabric also makes fans safe for use around curious pets or children. Depending on the model, a personal fan could help provide comfort to you year round.
Personal Fan or Air Conditioner?
Personal fans or air conditioners can both be used to help keep people cool during the hottest days of the summer. Air conditioning, whether centralized or as a window unit, has many dramatic differences from a personal fan. An air conditioner requires a compressor, a condenser and an evaporator. These systems draw in the warm air around the unit, using Freon to cool the air then pushing it back out through the vents. This process can be highly energy inefficient and is sometimes very loud. It also has the considerable drawback of not being portable.
A personal fan is a portable way of pushing the air, circulating it to create a cooling breeze. Many of these smaller air circulators are considerably less expensive than air conditioning units. The initial cost is significantly less, and the smaller fans use much less energy, leading to lower energy costs. While personal fans will not chill the air in a room as quickly or to temperatures as low as an air conditioner could, their portability and low price makes them a desirable option for many people.
Because of their portability, in a variety of situations, individuals choose an appealing and stylish personal fan over a window air conditioning unit, which can be bulky as well as unsightly. Many models are finished in unique materials or with sleek designer shapes that add style to your space while cooling it.
Some units have tilting stands to help you direct the flow of the air. For the most cooling power, look for a unit with multiple speed settings and oscillation capabilities. This will help you cover the most space and move the most air with only one unit.
Whether you are looking for comfort at work, on the road or in your home, a smaller, more personalized system may work best for you. Choose a personal fan based on your needs and the size of the space you will use it in. Living Direct carries a wide range of styles, sizes and capabilities for personal fans.
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California Prop 65
General Summary of Proposition 65
The “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” (more commonly referred to as ‘Proposition 65’)
was enacted to ensure that customers be properly warned when a product contains a substance known to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. The law requires the State of California to publish and maintain (annually) a list of substances
to be available to the general public. Additionally, the law requires that businesses properly notify residents of
the State of California about the presence of these substances in the products they purchase, or that may be present
in their homes, workplaces, or that otherwise may be released into the environment. The specific list contains a wide
range of naturally occurring and synthetic substances including manufacturing and construction chemicals, pesticides,
tobacco, food-additives, solvents, household products, drugs and byproducts created from a specific product usage.
For complete list of these chemicals, visit: http://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list
What is the California Proposition 65 Warning?
You may have noticed the below warning label on our products, or on products from other manufacturers. The warning has become increasingly commonplace and oftentimes raises questions about why the warning exists, and what it means to a customer. The warning itself is just one of many requirements for businesses operating in and/or selling products to customers in the the State of California. The warning does not mean that a product that includes the warning will cause cancer or reproductive harm, but rather it simply is provided in order to educate the consumer that a substance may exist. A large number of the substances listed under Proposition 65 have been in regular use for many years without any documented harm to a consumer. This is due to the low concentrations and minimal exposure that actually occurs with these substances. Those chemicals, however, have been determined by the State of California to be listed as potentially harmful.
I don’t live in California. Why did my product include this warning?
In order to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements we have determined that all products manufactured by
Living Direct Inc, including products sold under the EdgeStar, Avallon and Koldfront brands, should include the
above-referenced warning label. This labeling requirements exists for all of our products regardless of the
location / destination to which the product is ultimately sold and/or shipped.
We believe that our products, when used as designed, are not harmful and as such this warning is provided in order to properly conform to the requirements of Proposition 65.
For complete details regarding Proposition 65, please visit:http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html
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