Euromatic 50cm Box Fan $20 (Was $39) @ Bunnings

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The Euromatic 50cm Box Floor Fan is the perfect way to keep cool this summer! Featuring 3 speed control and 5 blades, it is easy and convenient making it the best way to beat the heat!

  • 3 Fan Speeds
  • Easy to Use Rotary Speed Control Dial
  • 5 Blades
  • Sturdy Metal Frame
  • Carry Handle

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Comments

  • +15 votes

    Bought this exact model to boost the ventilation. It is loud and wobbly even on the low speed. Used it twice and then put it back into the box. I would not recommend for any indoor use.

    • +2 votes

      I had this Fan last year and agree with loud, but can say it was efficient (in my opinion, as I didn't have any other fan, nor really needed one)

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      I guess this model is indeed 'problematic'.

  • +2 votes

    Noisy and not very efficient

  • +2 votes

    Very loud.

    Best used to circulate air, not blow cooler air onto you.

    We used in our hallway to circulate air and it did the job.

    A poor knockoff of the US box fans which sit in window frames to blow in air.

    Give it a miss, the style is all it has going for it.

  • +3 votes

    I like white noise, helps me sleep.

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone - it's easier not to buy something that is a poor design

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    Apparently these can be converted into air filters, quite a few videos on YouTube. Would be good to know if anyone has tried this in Aus.

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      I think you might use a static pressure fan for that.

    • +2 votes

      Exactly why I purchased it. Got a filtrate 20” x 20” … fits well.
      Still noisy, family don’tt want it on.

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      Yeah lots have done it with a range of fans. Works as well if not better than the proper air purifiers for a fraction of the cost. We discussed it in length in this other thread. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/512539

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        They work but let I don't think they work better than (the good) air purifiers.

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          Evidence suggests they can certainly work better if a strong fan is used. It comes down to airflow (as the filters are the same), and as box/canon fans can be alot bigger and stronger than those inside the purifiers, they can certainly work better. https://particlecounting.tumblr.com/post/98424809631/new-tes...

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            @Hazza: What evidence?

            That's one person doing unscientific tests using a HEPA filter and comparing to certain air purifiers.

            The context of this discussion is a box fan with a HVAC filter, which does work, but nowhere near as good as a decent air purifier.

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              @TEER3X: No there are many others that have done similar testing over many years (especially in China) to help prove/disprove, and some have worked in the commercial air purification industry and used commercial grade measuring devices in sealed rooms etc. The context of those tests were the same as this context. A simple box/canon fan with a multistage HEPA filter, which in many cases can work as well if not better than what is commonly regarded as the leading consumer air purifiers. The reason? That's all an air purifier is, a fan with a multistage filter. Since its easy to afford a larger and more powerful fan than what is inside the purifiers to get increased air flow through the same filters, it means it can clean the same volume of air faster.

              If one was to use a canon/box fan that can exceed the airflow of whatever purifier they are using, and they send the air through the same filter, it can match or better the purifiers performance. The advantages of the purifier are in the build quality, features, availability (not always as I found), warranty and ease of use.

              I spent many hours reasearching all this when we were being smoked out in early Jan but I wasn't able to do any of my own back to back testing as I didn't end up buying an air purifier as they were all out of stock. Everyone, as always, is welcome to do their own research. But if the $50 option of having a box fan with filter allows anyone who doesn't have funds or access to a purifier to breath cleaner air then its a good thing anyway. And for those that want/need to purify multiple rooms, it may be more feasible to have 5 of these rather than 5 purifiers.

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                @Hazza: Where do you get a HEPA filter and box fan for $50?

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                  @TEER3X: Box fan is $20 for this 50cm, or I went with a quieter 30cm one like the one I linked below for $20 from Good Guys. 30cm multistage HEPA/dust/carbon filter I bought from eBay for $35. Its a ION420 3 in 1 Replacement Filter. Or a 50cm x 50cm HEPA from Amazon is around $30. I also bought 3 35cm x 50cm HEPA filters for my return air vent on my ducted Brivis system for $55 delivered.

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    Anyone tried this smaller one instead? Quieter? https://www.bunnings.com.au/click-box-fan-with-timer_p011041...

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    I was looking at this exact fan recently as a temporary solution to improve air flow in our bathroom before it is renovated in a year.

    It has a small 56*52 window (exact size of this fan) and I was going to run it for 30mins to 1 hour during shower times on a timer to increase air flow.

    It sounds like even on low this is very noisy though.
    Any other recommendations?

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      If you only need to run it during showers (lots of water noise already) then the fan noise wouldn't be an issue would it?

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        Looking to run it for a while after just to help dry out the room. Obviously the longer it runs the better the airflow.

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          Prob easiest just to try it, as noise is subjective. If no good I find Bunnings returns are trouble free.

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          From my experience, the Vornado fans (here) work very well and are super quiet - you only have to run it at its lowest speed. At min it's about 20 db if I'm not mistaken. The only problem I see is with position since you've mentioned you have a window. And - obviously - they are rather pricey so it might be an overkill for 1 hour a day runs.

          The one we replaced our Euromatic with is a small Honeywell desk fan (HT-900 cost us about 18$ and considered to be quieter than other boxes). It's actually bigger than a desk fan and I sit it on the floor in our bedroom, so most of time you can't hear it (at day). But I'd like to replace it in the future cause it's only quiet when it runs at its lowest, so when I need to change settings - then it's back to it's 70-80 db and it sounds like a constant white noise that is hard to ignore. Though it might work if you're not going to run it all the night like I do.

          Hope this helps.

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    Just purchased.

    It's loud af. Probably 75-80dba,it's a loud beast…

    In terms of cfm and about of air moved, the way the blades of the fan are designed, they aren't that impressive. You pay for what you get. It's more to assist movement of air around the home.

    I presently have it sitting on my window sill pushing the air out and seems to be doing a satisfactory job.

    I live by a main street so I'm hearing traffic anyways, in addition, I have tinnitus and a sound machine when sleeping so the loud noise isn't too bad.

    Obviously, if you can afford it, get it something decent, between 70-150$ for a tower fan or something, but this is fine as a pushing fan.