Promising to heat up the cold corners that conventional heaters can not reach, the new Dyson Hot promises to revolutionise the humble room heater, with a revolutionary design utilising ceramic stones.
The result of three years of research by a team of 22 engineers – including experts in thermo-dynamics and fluid mechanics – the device uses Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology to heat a room quickly and evenly.
“Conventional heaters have limited settings; like a watched pot that never boils, they can’t always heat a whole room quickly. And central heating is sometimes wasted on the whole house. Engineered to heat the room, Dyson Hot fan heater is the fastest to heat the room evenly,” insists the company.
The new heater looks similar to the Dyson bladless fans released two years ago, but introduces innovations like the ability to set a temperature between 1 and 37 degrees Celsius, with the fan able to keep the room at an even heat by measuring the surrounding air and automatically adjusting its output.
“Other fan heaters rely on inefficient motors or dust friendly grills. As the heat rises you’re left with a partially heated room and a worrying burning smell. Dyson engineers have developed a heater that produces no smell and heats the whole room,” says James Dyson.
Employing the same tech as their Air Multiplier fan, the heater works by drawing air through a mixed flow impeller and then accelerating is through a 2.5mm aperture set within the loop amplifier.
Dyson expains that this process, “creates a jet of hot air which passes over an airfoil-shaped ramp channelling its direction. “Surrounding air is drawn into the airflow, amplifying it 6 times in a process known as inducement and entrainment.”
Blows hot and cold
The heat function can be turned off and the fan used to cool hot summer rooms (although it’s apparently not as good at that as their dedicated fan).
There’s also no slicin’and’dicin’ blades for young children to poke their fingers at; the device itself doesn’t get hot in use and if it’s accidentally knocked over, it will automatically turn itself off. Nice.
The Dyson Hot is available at Dyson.co.uk online and at John Lewis stores now and comes at the scorchio price of £269.99. Pricey, but it’s likely to last a lot longer than your regular, less stylish heater.