I haven’t been feeling too great over recent weeks, this combined with the recent hot weather has my work time here at Garden Office HQ, not as pleasant as normal.
It is not that Garden Office HQ is hot. The high levels of insulation and the double glazing ensure the room is as cool as possible. It’s just even with the doors and windows open; there is no cool air movement at the moment.
Having tired of a traditional desk fan which just seems to push warm air around, and is rather noisy, I have succumbed and invested in a Dyson Fan!
I say succumbed as up until a few weeks ago nothing would have convinced me that it was worth spending nigh on £400 on a fan. Having had use of a Dyson Fan recently in a hotel, and being impressed with how it produces cool air (I have no idea how it works) and is fairly quiet, I succumbed and purchased one for Garden Office HQ!
I did consider having air con installed
I did consider having an air conditioning unit installed into Garden Office HQ. It is possible to get a local air con specialist to install a system into an existing garden office. Your original garden office supplier may also return to undertake the task for you; you’d want to compare the costs.
The thing is that to get the best from an air con system and for it to run in a cost effective manner you need to keep the doors & windows closed. Part of the joy of garden office working is throwing open the doors and windows, allowing that free flow connection with the garden.
Also with air conditioning, you are cooling the whole room at once. I tend to work for long periods in one area of the room, so decided that a cooling system that just targeted me as I work, with the flexibility to redirect it if needed would be my most energy efficient option.
Why I opted for the Dyson Hot & Cool
Having investigated air conditioning, other fan options and the range of Dyson Fans, I opted for the Dyson Hot & Cool for these reasons:
- While it has settings to oscillate and to direct the cool airflow into the room as a whole, it has a setting that allows me to direct the cool air at me.
- The fan projects the cool air very well, even at the lower settings meaning I can position the fan a couple of meters away without having to have it take up room on my desk.
- It’s quieter than other fans and some air con units I have experienced even on the maximum 10 setting.
- I can have the pleasure of having all the doors and windows open in the office, without feeling I am losing all my air conditioned air through the doors.
- It has a nifty remote control – okay, I know some air conditioning units have this feature, but it means I can operate the fan without moving from my desk!
- Very light and easy to move, meaning that I can move it around the office with ease.
- It can be used in winter as it has a heating setting too. We have pretty efficient electric convector heating panels here at Garden Office HQ, like those used in many garden office buildings, but I can see there are times when a little-targeted warmth will be beneficial.
We will have to wait and see on the running costs
I haven’t found much detail on the running costs of the Dyson Hot & Cool fan. I will try and keep an eye on the electricity bill and report back – hopefully, it is efficient in electricity usage as it is at keeping me cool as I work!
I haven’t written this post to encourage you to buy a Dyson Fan for your garden office. This is not an affiliate post; I just thought I would share a product that is enhancing my garden office working.