Disclosure: I was sent the following Hot + Cool from Dyson for review. All opinions are 100% my own!
I can't complain too much about the cold here in Southern California but with little tots, I worry about keeping them protected from sniffles and chills. I admit that we run our heater almost 24/7 but since we have a 3 story home, it isn't always efficient because the temperature isn't consistent in each room.
Therefore, it is ideal to have a portable heater that can quickly warm up the area that needs extra heat during the "winter". Since we have two young children who are always inquisitive about new products and like to poke around, the genius design of the Dyson Hot + Cool ($399.99) is perfect for our home. It is aesthetically pleasing with its sleek, modern shape and the precise thermostat is the icing. It also comes in 3 different colors to match your decor. You can set the temperature to your comfort level as well as the force of heat by pressing the clean panel on the unit or using the tiny remote which can be stored on top of the Dyson Hot + Cool.
Since the kiddos have been getting the chills when getting out of the bath, I tote the Dyson and plug it in the bathroom as I run the water. Within minutes, the room is toasty and by the time their bath is done (10 minutes tops on a generous day) the room is at the perfect temp (74 degrees) for the children to get out without shivering. I admit that I have turned it on when I step out of the shower to ward off my chills as well when the central heater isn't on full blast.
This is compact and portable to tote from room to room. Mason even lugs it from the bathroom to the bedroom. There are no spinning blades to worry about with tiny fingers around the simple design allows for easy cleaning. I am a dust freak so the traditional fans with their dust bunnies on the blades were banned from our home. The bonus is that the Hot + Cool automatically shuts off when tipped over! Lately the weather has been in the sweltering 80s so we have been using the Hot + Cool as a fan. I am going to have to gift one to my mother in law who watches Mason and one to my mama in FL. In addition to quickly heating/cooling the temperature of the room, the AM05 uses approximately 30% less energy to heat than other fan heaters and lowers energy bills up to 20% when used with air conditioning. We run our A/C nonstop in the sweltering heat and Hubs complains of our bill. I am excited to see how much we will save when using the Hot + Cool in the middle of August!
Being MVP received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for evaluation purposes. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Being MVP Disclosure.