Do mist fans work?

raziwazzi

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I'm thinking about buying one of those mist fans/humidifier fans because my normal fan dries out my chest and throat.

Has anyone used one of these and which brand have you used? Do they actually work, or is it a waste of money?
 

Sinbad

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Your fan isn't drying out your chest and throat - the hot air is doing that.
A mist fan will help - it cools and humidifies the air.
 

BraBean

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Mist fans is ***.

If you have to get fans, install ceiling fans.
 
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PsYTraNc3

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I had a Russell Hobbs mist fan that I use for a couple of years before it broke (Or I broke it)

It definitely worked better than a conventional fan.
I would change the water every two hours on very hot days.
 

Hemps

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A diy way for people without aircons, place water in cooler box and let it freeze, then place it in front of a fan and let it blow the cool air around the room.

Rince and repeat once thawed.

My savior every summer.
 

bromster

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Worked a treat in Gauteng during my years there. Even in CT, the water makes the air seem a little cooler on those really hot nights. I have the Russell Hobbs.
 

Gaz{M}

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Just get a proper A/C. You will never regret it. Best money I ever spent.
 

creeper

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I had a Russell Hobbs mist fan that I use for a couple of years before it broke (Or I broke it)

It definitely worked better than a conventional fan.
I would change the water every two hours on very hot days.

My 2nd one broke on Friday. The cheap plastic blades disintegrates after a year or two.
 

BigAl-sa

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Mist fans chase up the humidity. The cooling effect diminishes as the humidity increases.

The cooling effect with one of these gadgets works best in the more arid regions of the country.
 

HibiscusTunes

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We use ours at night only, it really helps with the cooling. Way cheaper than aircon, but also not so effective.
 

PsYTraNc3

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My 2nd one broke on Friday. The cheap plastic blades disintegrates after a year or two.

My humidifier stopped working.

I then decided to dismantle the whole thing to investigate.
Never found whats wrong and got too lazy to put it back together so I tossed it :erm:
 

FiestaST

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2018 bump.

I am keen on one.

Any new opinions? It will be used just to keep cool. No chest issues.

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Polymathic

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I want one just to see how much water is the air on those hot Durban nights
 
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