Living in the Philippines all my life, I can only say that I have gotten used to the high humidity and heat during summer (between March and May), that installing an air conditioning at home is more of an option than a necessity.
But this year though, it’s such an annoyance that the heat has become even more scorching that I can only wish I could have afforded to install not only one, but two, or more air conditioning in our house. But again, that can be too expensive, so I decided to buy this air cooling fan instead, thinking it’s going to be at least better than an ordinary stand fan or desk fan.
When the sales lady at the mall was doing a demonstration of this cooler, I was so convinced that this is exactly what me and my daughter needed to get a better sleep at night. Yes, even during the evening, it feels like you’re being heated in a microwave oven. The price was reasonable and the features are just simply irresistible.
For one, you don’t have to worry about consuming a lot of electricity since it can only eat more or less 55 watts of your electricity consumption. Simply fill in the water reservoir within the minimum and maximum level and add in some ice cubes to extend cool temperature. So what if you don’t have ice cubes? This shouldn’t be a problem since the package also includes 2 ice substitute (which contains liquid gel) you can use every now and then, provided you refrigerate them first before use.
But the question is how effective can it get? Here’s what I found out, this cooling fan should be better placed near the window or door for a rather cooler experience because it won’t work as expected in an enclosed room. Simply put, if the surroundings is cool you can expect a cooler air, but not when the heat is all over.
And in a country like ours, which like I said earlier, has a high humidity temperature, a cooling fan can only do you little. Of course, it’s a good and portable item, but it’s not really something that will give you the kind that an air conditioning can give.