Vornado air circulators have always been on my shopping list as my colleague highly recommends it.
Vornado air circulators are not cheap compared to a standard fan, but it is cheaper than a Dyson fan.
You might be wondering what the difference between a fan and an air circulator? Here is an answer from Vornado.
Q: What’s the difference between an “Air Circulator” and a “Fan”?
A: While ordinary or commodity “fans” move air, they just lack the aerodynamics to circulate air. Specifically, fans have a wide dispersion pattern with no room penetration. Because of this, you must have the fan blowing on you to derive comfort.
Vornado Air Circulators are highly efficient air moving devices that make ordinary fans obsolete. The system includes a unique combination of aerodynamic elements (Inlet air accelerator or flow straightener, deep-pitch propeller, blade duct and AirTensity grill). The combination of elements results in a room penetrating vortex or “beam” of air. We call this Vornado Vortex Action. Vortex Action excites all the air in the room into complete and continuous motion. This excitation enlivens room air and delivers comfort to all room occupants anywhere in the room.
What’s more, the ability of a Vornado Air Circulator to move air over long distances affords you a variety of uses including air exchange between rooms, up the stairs or down the hall. No ordinary fan delivers comfort like a Vornado Air Circulator.
In Singapore, Vornado products are being distributed by Home Fix.
Our master bedroom’s fan has been moved to the guest room as occasionally I have some friends staying over at my place. And shifting the fan to and fro both rooms is cumbersome.
So I decided it is time to get a Vornado for our master bedroom. My budget was about S$200+. There are only two models that fits my budget, the Vornado 530 Small Air Circulator which retails for S$199 or the Vornado 630 Medium Air Circulator which retails for S$269.
I intended to go for the Vornado 630W (White) but I luckily I saw that the Vornado 630B (Black) is having a sale and the sale price is S$199. As of 4th October 2017, the price is back to S$269.
So it is pretty much a no-brainer, I bought the Vornado 630B (Black) for S$199. Delivery within Singapore is free during office hours.
I placed the order at 9am on Monday, 2nd October 2017. And at 10am on the same day, they called me to confirm the delivery for Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 before 5pm. They delivered at 11.30am.
If you bought a Vornado in Singapore, it comes with a 5-year local warranty.
There is a 3-speed button control on the Vornado 630. As far as I know, Vorando air circulators don’t have a remote control.
The Vornado 630 provides a medium-sized room (30m2 – 50m2) multidirectional air flow in a vortex circulation manner that is able to move air up to 21m.
It is indeed powerful, but I think it has not enough power to cover a master bedroom of a 5-room BTO flat which measures about 35m2 x 55m2. To cover the whole master bedroom, you might need to get a more expensive Vornado Whole Room Circulator.
The Vornado 630 will be suitable for typical HDB BTO bedrooms that measures 30m2 x 45m2.
Vornado air circulators are easy to clean as the front cover can be detached easily without the need to use any tools.
At the highest speed level of three, the Vornado 630 can be a little noisy. If you want it to be quiet, you have to use the lowest level which is one.
Overall, the Vornado 630 is a good buy. It may not be powerful enough for my whole master bedroom, but that can be overcome by moving it to a position closer to you rather than placing it in a far corner of the room which is recommended by Vornado.
Because there is no need for oscillation in Vornado air circulators, the air flow is constant, and you will not have any squeaky sound that a typical fan will produce when they oscillate.