Princess Smart Air Cooler, 70 W, Oscillating, 3 Fan Speeds, Sleep Mode, Timer, Free App, Voice Control, (01.357250.02.001), White
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A decent all-round heater and fan, the Princess Smart Heating and Cooling Tower can be used throughout the year. The Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool Formaldehyde is more useful overall, since it’s an air purifier, too. Dyson also offers a better app, although its product is a lot more expensive. Heat mode This fan has a thermostat, so it will turn off automatically when the right temperature has been reached. The Princess Air Cooler is quite good. It does what I expected, sitting somewhere in the middle of an air con and a pedestal fan.
You will need the HomeWizard Climate for smart control. Like most smart apps, it is frustrating that they require you to have an account before you can use the device.
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Switching to Heat mode, I found that the airflow measured from 15cm away was 40ºC in both the highest and lowest setting. There was a significant difference with air speed, moving from 1.9m/s at the lowest to 2.45m/s at the highest heat setting. With the highest setting, I could feel a column of warm air from across my test lab. The Princess has a ‘sleep’ setting, which means it comes on only intermittently to maintain a cool temperature. In theory, that means it’s silent most of the time. But on a very hot night the constant on-off may keep light sleepers awake. (See our guide to the best earplugs for help there.) With an Air Cooler you not only create a more pleasant indoor climate, you also enjoy other benefits. The Air cooler has 3 different modes: normal, natural and sleep. Select the natural mode and enjoy an ever-changing wind strength that gives you the feeling of a wonderful walk on the beach. The sleep mode reduces the noise so you can sleep easily and still enjoy the pleasant fresh breeze. The 9-litre water tank ensures long hours of use. On top of that, you can easily connect it to the HomeWizard Climate app. So you always have control over the air quality in your home.
To prevent the ceramic heater from overheating, the minimum fan speed has to be high; that’s pretty standard for all fan heaters. Princess provides a remote control in the box, which enables you to adjust every feature. There are no controls on the unit itself, bar a power button – so don’t lose this remote. It’s only a shame then that there’s nowhere to store the remote on the fan’s body when it isn’t in use. Features I used the Princess Air Cooler in my office for the review period. It arrived just after the ridiculous temperatures we have seen recently, but my office is still a reasonably unpleasant 25°C+. Humidity is typically 50-60% which is a touch higher than the ideal humidity range.
Including many of the more advanced features seen in models from some of the bigger brands, but without the matching price, the Princess Smart Heating and Cooling Tower is a useful product that you can use all year round. Suitability - The appliance can be used in kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, home offices, pet rooms, conservatories, etc. It has a coverage range of up to 80 cubic metres and up to 29 square metres.