Dyson has introduced its new AM05 bladeless fan heater. The fan heater is fast and has high-velocity air cooling.
Using Air Multiplier technology and a motor engineered for greater airflow, AM05 draws in 28 litres of air per second via a mixed flow impeller. Nine asymmetrically aligned fins, with rows of tiny holes, reduce friction caused by the colliding high and low pressure air maintaining a constant smooth airflow.
During heating the air travels over ceramic stones, self-regulating the heat transferred. The air is then accelerated through a 2.5mm aperture set within the loop amplifier. This creates a jet of air which passes over an airfoil-shaped ramp angled at 5˚.
Creating an area of low pressure behind the fan, air is drawn-in through a process known as inducement. Surrounding air is drawn into the airflow in a process called entrainment.
45 Dyson engineers developed Dyson’s Hot + Cool machine, performing acoustics testing, electromagnetic compatibility testing, airflow modelling and simulated life testing for the equivalent of ten years. Air fluctuations were mapped with Laser Doppler Anemometry, enabling engineers to make iterative changes to achieve the optimal angle of the airfoil-shaped ramp.
“It’s frustrating when temperatures fluctuate – you’re warm one minute, shivering the next,” said James Dyson. So we created a machine that heats and cools effectively. We increased the output of the brushless motor by 33%, improving cooling performance, whilst maintaining fast even room heating.”
Itcosts less to heat a whole room evenly with AM05 than with conventional fan heaters. An intelligent thermostat, maintains the temperature between 1 and 37 degrees Celsius. When it hits the desired temperature the machine will turn itself off, but if the thermostat senses a drop in temperature it will turn back on to readjust.
It is safe with low surface temperatures throughout and no visible heating elements. And if tipped over, the machine has been engineered to automatically cut out.
Turning the AM05 on and off, adjusting temperature, airflow rate and controlling oscillation can be done easily from across a room with remote control. The remote control is curved and magnetised to store neatly on top of the machine.
The recommended retail price for The Dyson Hot + Cool™ Bladeless Heater Fan is R 6 999.99.
Dyson’s products are available at Dion Wired, Hirsch, Take A lot and Tafelberg Meubels.