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Optimus brings you the finest in fans and heaters. The High-Velocity Fan is an 18 Inch industrial grade high-velocity fan. Three speed high-torque motor, reinforced wire grill for added safety, front mount speed control, all metal construction, aluminum heavy duty 12 inch blade, head tilts for use as air circulator, OSHA approved three prong grounded plug, straight up ceiling to floor ventilation.
Optimus 18" High Velocity Fan
I can't say enough positive things about this fan. I live in the desert and in the summer the temps regularly top 100 degrees. This fan has reduced my AC usage by 30%, at least. During the day I use it as a floor fan, spreading the cool air from the AC MUCH farther then the AC can do on it's own, and at night, when the outside temps drop 30 degrees, I turn off the AC, set it in front of an open window and use it as an exhaust fan. This brings in the cool air through other open windows WONDERFULLY. And all of this on the lowest setting! The fan is powerful, attractive, easy to move, and very sturdy. It has clips holding on the front grill for easy-access cleaning. It IS a little loud, which is to be expected from a high-velocity fan, and not a deal breaker, in my opinion. I not only would, but HAVE recommended this fan to everyone I know!NewMexicoMiMi710
Lasts a really long time!
My husband bought this fan because it was really hot in our bedroom and he bought this particular one for ambient noise. Oh yeah, it's loud! But you get used to it. If you need something to drown out noise, this is the fan for you. We kept this fan running 24/7 and it took 2 years for the motor to finally give out. Yes, even in the winter, he'd turn it around and use it just for the noise.
The only downside is that it's short. You would have to sit it on top of something big if you want to feel the air when you're sleeping in bed.Tryxie
At last a fan that cleans easily
I have a larger fan that is not as powerful as this one. The other one has tiny screws that hold the grill covering the fan blades. It is impossible for me to get them to turn and release the cover. I have given up on cleaning it and just use a foxtail to clean it and then a vacuum to pull what dirt away that I can. The Optimus has simple to open flip up clamps that hold the fan grills on. A small screwdriver an pry up the clips and the fan blades are exposed and easy to clean. I love it. It is quiet and moves more air than my 20 inch fan does. I'll buy Optimus from here out.Seniorgal