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Summer is quickly approaching, bringing plenty of sunshine along with the much less welcomed hot air. While I have air conditioners in the kitchen and office, they consume a lot of electricity and cannot handle the entire house.
I am testing a new tower fan from Paris Rhone in today's review. Hopefully, this device will help cool my dining and living rooms without producing a lot of noise.
The PE-TF003 is composed of dark gray and black plastic and stands atop a base with a circumference of 12.6 inches.
This AC-powered bladeless fan rises 42.5 inches from the floor and is 6.7 inches wide and 5.9 inches deep. The bottom section consists of the base, motor, and LED night light. Six touch-sensitive buttons are located at the very top, and just below sits a display indicating the strength and type of breeze.
Outgoing air is vented from an opening 16 inches from the floor that rises a further 20 inches. This fan is capable of rotating 90 degrees.
Twelve different speeds can be selected, and four methods of controlling airflow are available. A remote control is included.
- Brand: Paris Rhone
- Model: PE-TF003
- Height: 108 centimeters (42.5 inches)
- Rated voltage: AC120V
- Rated power: 20W
- Breeze direction: Forward
- Oscillation: 90-degree swing
- Speeds: 12
- Breeze types: Normal, natural, auto, and sleep
- Timer: 1 - 12 hours
- Night light: Yes
- Remote control: Included
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This device can be operated by either a remote control or the six touch-sensitive buttons located at the top. The fan's display panel and infrared receiver are forward-facing and positioned just below the set of buttons.
My last fan's infrared receiver was located halfway up its tower. Because my couch blocked the remote's signal, I was usually forced to operate the device using its pushbuttons. The configuration used by Paris Rhone performs noticeably better in this situation.
Any one of twelve fan speeds can be selected. I select the third, fourth, or fifth speed when I sit near the device. At this rotation rate, the noise level is minimal.
Usually, however, I sit across the room from the fan with its speed set to eight. Fan noise is still relatively low in this position, and a nice breeze is produced.
As summer arrives and the temperature increases, I expect to use the higher speed settings more often. Each increase between positions eight and twelve significantly strengthens the breeze while also affecting the device's noise level. While I am not troubled by the sound of rushing air, some users might be bothered when the fan is set to its highest speed.
If required, this fan can be set to oscillation. There is no annoying creak or rustle as the device swings back and forth 90 degrees.
Mode of Operation
One of twelve fan speeds can be selected.
The fan's speed is reduced by two levels every 30 minutes. This reduction will occur three times.
The fan speed will fluctuate between three different levels, simulating the effect of natural wind.
The tower fan senses the ambient temperature and automatically adjusts the fan's speed.
When the nightlight is activated, a dim yellowish glow bathes the bottom of the tower fan.
A timer can be set, turning off the fan after a specific period. This can range from 1 – 12 hours.
Paris Rhone has designed an attractive fan capable of quickly cooling a room while producing less noise than many competing devices. This device's tower silently swings when oscillating and comes equipped with a handy remote control. The Paris Rhone PETF003 tower fan is recommended.
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