MODEL: HAIKU H SERIES PRODUCED: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY TIME TO DISASSEMBLE: 68 MINUTES, 48 SECONDS NUMBER OF PARTS: 149
NOTES: A ceiling fan can’t make the air in a room cooler like an air conditioner can. But it can make it feel like the air is cooler. Here’s the basic idea: as you sit in your stifling living room, sipping an iced coffee, trying to keep sweat and condensation from smearing the pages of your magazine, your body - which is pretty hot - is offloading heat to the air around it. That means that in a still room without a fan you’ll quickly become engulfed in a hot cloud and, as that cloud gets closer to the temperature of your body, you can’t pass off as much heat to it. In a room with a fan, the cloud blows away. The new air circulated around your body is cooler, which allows your body to give more heat to it, which makes you cooler. Pretty clever and it takes a lot less energy than a refrigerant loop. Especially if it’s one of Haiku’s H Series fans, which feature a more refined blade design than the slats on your average ceiling fan and integrate sensing technology so they run only when you need them, at the exact speed you require.