With the current price hikes all over the Philippines that have seen increases by over 50% in some areas I have recently started looking at ways to cut costs at home. Often I will be sat in one area (example at the desk writing my blog) and there is no reason to have air-con cooling the whole room when in fact I am sat in one small area. So recently we were at Unitop a Chinese owned store that sells mainly cheap merchandise. We were looking for a chest of drawers for Zoei as she’s got an ever increasing wardrobe of clothes when we came across these very cheap but useful fans. They varied from around P70 to just under P320 we bought 4 of them 2 for the netcafe, one for the house and the other for near the outside kitchen at Aprils parents where we generally sit to eat when there. Value for money wise you can’t really complain and although not powerful they do provide enough constant cool air to sit and work quite happily. Another addition was to add a hook to the ceiling and extend the fan down by around 2ft so that it can give as much cooling as possible while working at my desk. The other reason I posted this article is generally the fans I have seen start at around P1,500 upto over P4,000 when these very simple fans can do the same job in a lot of cases for a fraction of the budget.
Another use that Aprils father mentioned is market traders sometimes use them to keep the flies off food stocks as the flowing air discourages them to land.