Fancy fittings and space saving perks aside, what’s a fan without the ability to keep us cool? It is kind of the point after all. This is why we love the Sirocco fans, they cool the place down really quickly, especially at night.
We have all five of our Sirocco II fans going every single night, and they are lifesavers for the kids in their bunks, especially when visiting stiflingly hot areas like the Northern Territory or Far North Queensland.
We travel to a lot of hot, unrelenting locations, and being able to cool down when you are in outback locations or isolated communities with little water is imperative! We only carried limited amounts of water in our old van (two 95L tanks, although our new build has a lot more than this), so we couldn’t simply jump in the shower to cool down. Jumping in water holes to cool down is not always possible in these areas either, with crocodiles and other water dangers to consider.
A lot of the time it is the Sirocco fans that allow us to cool our body temperature down (it’s either that or drink loads of beer, which is probably not a responsible approach).
Even though these fans don’t work like an air conditioner, they are lifesavers at night as they pump the fresh air around, which really helps to cool the whole family down.