This tall, thin tower can stay outside all year round, as it also serves as a fan. It won’t take up much space either, because its footprint is very small. However, if you want to move it, you’ll find that it’s lightweight (7.6 lbs) and portable – there are no moving parts that could snag on things or flap when you lift it.
It’s bladeless, so it’s kid and pet friendly, while still featuring attractive, minimalist lines.
But best of all are its smart features. Once you’ve downloaded the HomeWizard Climate app and connected it to your home’s Wi-Fi (a breeze when we tested it), you can control it remotely and set up schedules, including different options for weekdays and weekends.
There’s even support for voice commands through Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri. This basically amounts to turning it on and off, althoughhere’s a surprisingly granular level of settings options, so you can have different voice commands to turn on, for example, a low heat level, with oscillation, or a cooling fan blast that diminishes over the course of an hour .
There are 10 fan settings, four heat settings, oscillation, and three modes: natural (which varies airflow, for a distracting effect), normal, and sleep (which slowly reduces its intensity as you fall asleep) .
There is also a built-in thermostat that allows you to set a target temperature. When it reaches this level, the heating turns off. It will turn back on when the temperature drops. There’s also a timer, which you can set in one-hour increments, up to 24 hours.
It’s available in black or white and is ready to use right out of the box, with no assembly required. The included remote control even comes with two AA batteries.
On the negative side, the cooling fan gets noisy at higher levels – much more so than a traditional circular fan – and it’s a power-hungry 2,000W.