Whilst it may be September, we've truly been blessed with another few weeks of pure sun. As lovely as it is, it also means the weather is heating up and so is the hay fever inducing pollen count. If you're like me, you’ve probably had to dig your fan or air purifier out from the cupboard once again.
In the heat, a lot of us actually become dependent on having a fan or air purifier with us in the bedroom. Whether it keeps you cool whilst sleeping or helps you breathe clearer, it can be difficult to sleep without one. However, the noise that these appliances omit can often be more disturbing than they are helpful. If you struggle with the noise of fans and air purifiers but still need them in order to rest, you’ve come to the right place.
We've spoken to Quiet Mark, an international certification programme that tests hundreds of appliances each year, only certifying a select handful of the quietest products out there. For 2023, they have selected six certified fans and air purifiers that will help you keep cool and breathing easy all summer. And, as they are Quiet Mark certified, you can be assured they are among the quietest currently available on the market.
1. MeacoFan 1056P Pedestal Air Circulator
We were so pleased to see this at the top of Quiet Mark’s list, especially as T3 is a huge fan of the MeacoFan range. We’ve already reviewed the MeacoFan 1056 Air Circulator (it was also in Quiet Mark’s 2021 certified list) and the 1056P Pedestal is the newer and taller version. It’s different to a normal fan because the air flow moves horizontally and vertically, meaning you receive a comfortable cooling breeze rather than a harsh flow of air right at you.
The pedestal has a variable height adjustment for optimum air flow distribution its ‘sleep mode’ feature decreases the air speed by one level every 30 minutes until the whole thing switches off completely. This helps control noise level too, allowing you to drift off uninterrupted.
2. Duux Globe Fan
The Duux Globe Fan is another favourite of T3’s, especially due its power and affordable price tag. With a range of 7 metres, 90-degree horizontal and 80-degree vertical oscillation and 3 different speed settings, the Duux Globe covers an impressively large space. With the option of control panel or remote-control use and featuring a 1-6 hr timer, this powerful and energy efficient fan is the perfect companion to your table, desk or counter.
Like the MeacoFan 1056P Pedestal Air Circulator, it also has both horizontal and vertical movement, allowing you to cool the entire room without the noise attached.
3. Philips 2000 Series, 3-in-1 Purifier, Fan & Heater AMF220
This is a new addition to Quiet Mark’s list, but it’s certainly an impressive one. The Philips 3-in-1 Air Purifier keeps homes healthy and comfy with its extensive list of features and abilities. The HEPA filter purifies the air of viruses, allergens and pollutants, and the 350° rotating fan distributes the clean air across the room - warmed, or as a refreshing breeze. After all of that, you wouldn’t think it could get any better. Well, it’s exceptionally quiet too - cool right?
Quiet Air Purifiers
1. Daikin MC30YB Air Purifier
The Daikin MC30YB uses electrons to trigger chemical reactions with air borne particles, breaking down allergens such as pollen and fungal allergens and odours, providing better and cleaner air quality. Its powerful air purification is also labelled as ‘whisper quiet’, meaning you can cleanse your home’s air without your sleep being disturbed.
2. Coway Airmega 300S Air Purifier
The Coway Airmega 300S is a smart air purifier with powerful dual suction that easily covers large rooms, providing protection against possible harmful particles. It’s able to change fan speed and enter sleep mode automatically based on your surrounding environment. Perfect for falling asleep!
3. Blueair Blue 3210 Air Purifier
We’re huge fans of the Blueair Air Purifier range and have already reviewed the Blueair Blue Pure 411, Blueair Classic 480i and the Blueair HealthProtect 7470i (a lot - we know!) The Blueair Blue 3210 has HEPASilent™ technology, removing at least 99.97% of airborne particles without making hardly any noise. It has a simple one-touch button that allows you to switch between auto mode, everyday mode and night mode.
For a full range of Quiet Air products, visit QuietMark.com
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