By Claire Reilly
Dyson has today revealed that its new flagship heater, fashioned after the Dyson Air Multiplier bladeless fan, will be branded as a heating and cooling model for year round use. Previously known as the Dyson Hot, the bladeless heater and fan will now be promoted as the Dyson Hot + Cool fan heater.
The product had a global launch in New York in September last year, and is set to be released in Australia in the first half of this year. It features a ceramic element that provides heat, and can be set to heat a room between 1° and 37° Celsius before monitoring the room to prevent temperature fluctuations.
According to Dyson Australia’s marketing manager, Karen Gentles, “the dual functionality of the…fan heater ensures year long ranging opportunity and product consumer demand for retailers”.
The Hot + Cool fan heater took 22 engineers 3 years to develop and draws on technology developed for the Air Multiplier fan that preceded it.
Air is drawn in at the base of the appliance before it is accelerated through a 2.5-millimetre aperture inside the loop amplifier at the top. According to Dyson, “this creates a jet of hot air, which passes over an airfoil-shaped ramp, channelling its direction. Surrounding air is drawn into the airflow, amplifying it 6 times in a process known as inducement and entrainment.”
While pricing is yet to be confirmed for the Australian market, the Dyson Hot was priced at £269 for its international release last year.
Sir James Dyson at the New York launch last year.