Portable Air Conditioners

An efficient portable air conditioner can be a good alternative to window units or central AC

Electric fans are the most efficient cooling devices. Fans use far less power than air conditioners (see our recent review of the most efficient portable fan). But in hot and humid weather, air conditioning is a great relief. Cooling an entire house uses a lot of energy — it’s much more efficient to only cool […]

Very Efficient: Vari-Cyclone Ceiling Fans

These “Vari-Cyclone” ceiling fans from FanWorks are perhaps the most efficient ceiling fans available. The fans utilize what Fanworks calls “Gossamer Wind” blade design technology, which is said to deliver 40% more air flow without any increase in power use. They also run on DC power, which also adds to their efficiency when off-grid power […]

Using Natural Systems To Cool Down

The latest issue of Home Power has an article on how to cool your house down using natural systems (also known as passive cooling). This is a concept that is neglected in most modern house design — forcing home owners to use air conditioning throughout the summer. The article illustrates the basics of passive cooling […]

Endless Breeze Fan (12V)

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These Endless Breeze fans are powerful, portable, high volume 12 volt fans with a twelve inch blade that operates at three speeds. Air movement of up to 1000 CMF (cubic feet per minute) is a major breakthrough in 12 volt portable fans. Standing only fourteen inches high on retractable legs and less than three inches […]