Sweltering temperatures this summer have ignited that famous British love/hate relationship with the heat. Our enthusiasm for beach attire and BBQs quickly gives way to grumbling that we can't sleep. If that's you, keep calm, help is at hand from Quiet Mark.
Quiet Mark, the groundbreaking award programme that carries out pioneering sound-quality tests to identify the quietest products and solutions, has awarded its distinctive purple Quiet Mark symbol to a collection of high-performing, low-noise fans. These whisper quiet devices don't suffer from the fatal flaw of other fans that can be intrusive, rattling, annoying and noisy. Quiet Mark awarded fans are the perfect way to keep cool, relax, sleep, wake-up refreshed and in a sunny mood every day this summer.
The Quietest Fans in the World
• Dyson AMO9 Hot & Cool £399 from John Lewis
• NSA Tower Fan with Remote Control £75 from NSA UK
• NSA Rechargeable Column Fan £165 from nsauk.com NSA UK
• Meaco 1056AC Room Circulator £99.99 available from Meaco.com
• NSA The Ultimate Column Fan £144.99 from NSA UK
• Dyson AMO6 Desk Fan £228 from John Lewis
• NSA Mini Tower Fan £34.99 from NSA UK
• Ecoair Aura Low Energy DC Fan £109.97 from amazon.co.uk
• Philips £550 from Philips
• Dyson AMO7 Tower Fan £339 from John Lewis
Real-life Testing Environment for Accurate Results
Quiet Mark's acoustic testing sets fans up in an environment that reflects a real life living environment in our homes, with a mixture of wall surfaces and flooring to create authentic sound reflection. Measurements are taken at adult head height, as if standing next to the fan. All this ensures that the Quiet Mark is only awarded to fans that are the quietest in real-life situations.
Poppy Szkiler, founder and managing director of Quiet Mark, comments "This summer's weather has been the stuff of dreams so far, but as much as we love the sun, we all need a quiet and cool environment to stop rising temperatures becoming a nightmare.
"Working on behalf of consumers, Quiet Mark has identified the quietest, high-performance fans, which will cool without interfering with the peaceful soundscape of our homes.
"If we all choose to ‘Buy-Quiet' and brands make the positive decision to follow this consumer trend, we can collectively stop the harmful impact of noise pollution, accumulative technology noise and protect the well-being of the next generation."
Images available on request, including product shots and pictures of the testing process at Quiet Mark's acoustic lab.