I have a big ass industrial fan. You know, those that you mostly see in factories, where they only have 3 speed settings: Off, Whirlwind, Typhoon.
I bought it 4 years ago for RM 229 when I realized the ceiling fan alone was rubbish in cooling the room down, especially during the dry months. It was awesome. It gave me 2 years worth of good nights’ sleep. And then one day, the ceiling fan died, totally. Credit where credit is due, the landlord came with a new set of ceiling fan and replaced the broken one.
The new ceiling fan was more powerful than the old one, and it was adequate, so I tucked the industrial fan safely away.
I brought this big ass fan with me to the new place, as there are no ceiling fans in the rooms. I turned the fan on and went for a shower. Yeah, I have officially moved to the new place, although there is still 10 or 15% of things yet to be brought over from the old place.
When I got out of the shower, I immediately detected burnt electrical components smell. True enough, it was the fan.
I have no idea why it broke down. I suspect some insects crept inside the motor compartment and chewed off bits and parts of the internals when it was on the 2 years sleep. Or maybe some parts escaped from the fan without me noticing, much like the animals in Madagascar.
Anyway, I was left stranded, without fan, and without sleep. The next day, I had to quickly go look for a new fan to purchase, lest one sleepless night became two sleepless nights. As I was scanning the fan section of the hypermarket, I saw this guy.
Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t touch these air cooler. They are designed to look like a portable air cond, but really, most of them are just square shaped fans.
I couldn’t believe my eyes though when I saw the price on display.
RM 329 RM 159! I hesitated for 10 seconds. Something fishy seemed abound.
Then I saw a label printed on the box.
It’s got the Superbrands logo. As I remember, this is supposed to be a prestigious thing to qualify for. Surely the assurance of quality is there?
So I made the plunge, bought it, and carried it back with me.
I’ve used it for a grand total of two days now. So far it has been good. There is a water tray at the bottom. When you fill the tray up with water and add some ice cubes into the water, it almost immediately blows out cool air. According to the box, the power consumption of this guy is about the same as my old industrial fan. I guess I will know for sure when the electric bill arrives later this month, but for now, I suppose I am glad I bought this.
If I am not too tired tomorrow, I will show you an overview of my new place, with all the stuff in place…