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Bionaire Digital Window Fan with Electronic Thermostat - Black


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  • Garbage
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    from Ontario on July 6, 2019

    I bought this for my childs room hoping it would at least cool it off enough to remove the floor fan. Nope I've tried it in both directions and child's room is still unbearably hot and humid. Even on the highest setting I can barely feel the air coming through on a hot day.


  • Best window fan I have ever bought.
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    from Saint John, NB on June 30, 2019

    Very discreet and quiet. with only one fan running it still moves a significant amount of air but so quietly as to amount to white noise. highly recommended.


  • Best Fans I've ever purchased.
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    from Calgary, AB on August 2, 2017

    I live in an apartment with zero air movement. It's really awful. But I bought two of these fans to cool off my room as well as the babies room and I have to say they are amazing. They seriously are worth every penny. The only downside is having to cycle through all the options everytime you want to change the flow. But it's worth it. If I ever need more I'll be buying more of these ones!


  • Moves air and temperate adjusts
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    from Victoria, BC on July 19, 2017

    This is my 3rd unit of this window fan. It moves a significant amount of air with all 3 blades moving. I like a bit of white noise as I sleep and I usually just use the centre fan as I do so. I could sleep with all 3 on but it's just too much air if it's aimed directly at you. I positioned 1 fan on each side of my house and then one in a bedroom out back. One side window is blowing in and the other side across the hallway blowing the hot air outside at night. With these 3 and my ceiling fan in the centre of the hallway I have total air movement. No more stale air and the upstairs cools off quicker overnight. A former reviewer complained out having to cycle through the settings. I find this no big deal. Also once you determine if you want 1, 2, or 3 fans operating and if you want to to shut it off at a set temperature then all you have to use is use the power button. It will remember the last setting and start up at that.


  • Effective but also defective
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    from Toronto, ON on June 20, 2017

    It really helped with air circulation to the room we needed, but one of the 3 fans is noisy after only 1 week of use.


  • Gets the job done for a good price
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    from Windsor, ON on October 7, 2016

    I've had an older model of this fan before, and, despite the noise it made after a while (and one of the fans almost completely dying on me), I thought it was amazing for what I had planned it for: to either (a) move the hot air out of my room and (b) bring cool air from outside to inside (when it is cooler outside). This is an updated version of that model. It uses an electronic control, which, personally, I'm not a huge fan (no pun intended). The (older) analog control was much better for two reasons: after an interruption of power, it would automatically start-up again, and the control of which fans are on (the only control of the "power" of the air flow) were simple. This version requires you to cycle through all of the settings: the first three are for the number of fans (1, 2 or 3 fans), and the next 15, are for the temperature control for each setting of the number of fans (5 temperature settings for each fan number setting). The temperature setting does work, but, typically I don't care for it. When it's nice in my room, I don't want my window open. With the electronic control, after an interruption of power, the default setting is off and you have to cycle through the options to get the setting you want. If you cycle one spot too far, you have to cycle through the entire sequence to get back to where you want to be. The temperature settings allow the fan to operate above the designated temperature and will shut itself off if below that set-point. It does seem to work, but I do not know how accurately it measures the temperature. All that being said, the listed regular price for this particular item is much cheaper than what I've found elsewhere. I do not know why, but I really appreciated it. Especially after the scorcher of the summer that hit Southwestern Ontario, and all of the stores were sold out of fans. This window fan works with windows that slide open vertically or horizontally. The bumpers on both ends should fit into the groove of the window that slides. I use it vertically, and, from what I can tell (I don't have a ruler to confirm), the minimum required clearance for it to fit at all is about 20 inches. It can extend quite a bit, and also includes additional "plates" that can be used to further extend the fan coverage. Once both ends are in the grooves (and there's a locking mechanism on one end), there is almost no risk of it falling out. It does not have an electronic control to reverse the fan (i.e. the motors only spin one way). But, the controls are on both sides of the fan. So, if you want to switch from exhausting hot air to bringing in cold air, you have to physically rotate the fan 180-degrees. It weighs a few pounds, but shouldn't be too difficult for the average person. My room does not get much airflow in or out of the window. Also, I seem to be at the end of the ventilation ducts in the house, so I get the least/weakest A/C. But, with this product, the air gets moving. It has significantly improved the quality of living in my room. When temperatures were hitting the high-30's and up, I found that exhausting the hot air that tended to accumulate was more effective at keeping my room cool than trying to get the A/C to work better. Whenever I use the fan, I can feel the draft from the bottom of my door: when I'm exhausting, it's coming in; when I'm bringing in the cool air, it's going out. I've had this product for a few weeks now, using it at least 15 hours a day, and I would highly recommend this product.