16 Inch 2470 CFM 3-Speed Window Fan with Storm Guard Housing
Excellent ventilation option
This fan is well conceived and moves a lot of air quietly. The quiet is due to the large blades that can turn slowly while taking a deep bite. This is much better than small fans that must turn much faster to generate the same flow volume. This makes it a great solution for the living areas of a house. A lot of the key parts are plastic which should provide protection against corrosion and the size will fit into most windows. This fan was purchased as part of a testing protocol for a new product (that my company manufactures) that controls any ventilation fan automatically so that it always operates at maximum efficiency. The comments above are based on evaluation of a variety of products.
July 12, 2010
This is a good fan, much more powerful than regular window fans, or standing fans, however it is not powerful enough to combat 90+ degree days. Our house is 850 sq ft. and I don't feel the draw I was expecting and we can't rely on it to replace AC on hot days. Although not nearly as powerful as the old, unfailing window fan that my grandparents use (25+ yrs old) to cool their 2000 sq ft home, it fits our small window and is really our only option since we don't have attic access or room for anything larger. So with those considerations in mind it is perfect for our situation.
July 23, 2010
Great house fan for a smallish house
My parents had a house fan when I was a kid, and since running fans is considerably cheaper than running air conditioning, I talked my husband into getting one. I was concerned about the window size required, since our windows are not quite that big, but this was the smallest whole house fan I could find. It fit fine. The top of the plastic case goes over the window but all moving parts are in the opening. We usually run it at night and turn it off during the day to keep our second floor bedroom cool. I am very pleased; it works well and was easy to install (for two very unhandy people). Since we got it, my husband has gone from dubious that it will work to encouraging his parents to get one.
June 7, 2010
Plastic fest, but workable
This fan is an festival of plastic; the fan blades, the control knob housing. Not that it isn't entirely expected, but this fan is a bright white display of cost-saving manufacturing. The obvious lesson: if the description doesn't say metal blades, you won't get metal (I'm still unsure where to buy a fan of this size with metal blades). The effect is that, at the same power, this fan will simply move less air than one equipped with metal blades. Still, it works, but I have to run it at the max setting more often than I expected.
August 12, 2010
I'd expected a miracle...it fell short of that, but not by much! The 16" - 3-speed Window Fan w/ Storm Guard Housing does indeed cool a large area. It is in our upstairs "bonus" room and the effects of the draft can be felt coming up the stairway to the upstairs. It is not as noisy I had expected. I applied a thin weather strip on the casing and there are no gaps as it sets in the window. Rather than use screws to mount it to the window, I fashioned a small stick to fit in the area from the top of the raised window to the top sill. It fits securely without any movement. I do have to remove it from the window if rain is due, however, it is light enough. The downside: plastic blades. Still and all, a good purchase.
August 20, 2013
Keeps us comfortable
This fan does a good job of exchanging the air in an 800 sq ft apartment. It has enabled me to not have to buy an air conditioner even though the temperature has been in the 90s and 100s. The only demerit is that the installation method does not go with the material of the window frames in the apartment. Venting Direct had faster shipping than other web options and it was the same total price.
August 13, 2010
AIR KING 9155
Awesome product. I would have preferred the Air King 9166, but it would not fit our window. But, the 9155 works very well too, It just doesnt move as much air. When you crack a few windows open, say a couple of bedroom windows about 2-3 inches, it really pulls in the cool night air, especially in a newer home. Definitely recommend this product and Venting Direct. FAST SHIPPING!
August 30, 2012
Very easy to install and works great. The power is amazing. I put this on the kitchen window and now when the fan is on the kitchen odor does not leave the kitchen. On the downside, it is a little noisey. But I don't mind since it does an excellent job. The workmanship and build quality appear to be OK but will take time to judge.
August 28, 2009
Excellent fan for cooling the entire house.
This fan does a great job of cooling an 1100sqf townhouse. It is loud, but sitting 15' or so away, it quickly become background noise. I only gave it 4 stars because of how flimsy the plastic housing feels. Mine has not broken, but it feels like will in a few too many situations.
June 29, 2009
Air King has a great fan
The Air King that we bought from your website is proving to be a very good purchase. It is remarkably quiet, even on High, and does a very good job of moving air through our house. It seems to be well-made and quite sturdy. The fit in the window is almost perfect, and it is very easy to put in the window and remove when necessary. Overall I would say it was a great buy for the money! So happy to have found it!
June 12, 2013