There comes a time each year when everyone rushes to purchase a fan. It might be early on during a particularly warm spring, or even a late Indian summer, but at the slightest mention of a heatwave you go out to the shops and everyone’s carrying around the first fan they can lay their hands on. They’re traditionally ugly, characterless and something that the buyer, at the time, thinks is going to make them significantly more comfortable with minimal investment. The truth is they rarely do.

Fans are loud; they’re cumbersome to move around; and all they really do is circulate hot air around a room. We’ve all been there – a part gets loose and an infuriating squeak or buzz ensues. Even high-end fans come with their problems and if you don’t clean them regularly, they’ll just send dust and bacteria careering through the room.

Air conditioning is the permanent solution, but it comes at a price. Aside from increase energy consumption, costly installation and the inevitable noise and freon (the coolant used to cool the air), there’s the environmental impact too. The detrimental feedback loop of rising temperatures, requiring ever more air conditioning, which in turn increases energy consumption, resulting in further rising temperatures, is an irony not lost in the era of the climate crisis.

Evapolar evaSMART

So what’s the alternative? We’d recommend the evaSMART, an intuitive air cooling device from Evapolar. The company was the first to introduce the concept of effective personal cooling to the market in 2015, based on a natural evaporative cooling technology that the company had been developing for 20 years. Evapolar devices use a fan to draw warm stale air into the unit where it passes over water-moistened pads. This immediately chills the air without releasing heat or using freons. What results is a humidifying and purifying air cooling experience.

Key to Evapolar’s award-winning technology is the patented Evabreeze material used inside. This non-organic nanomaterial based on basalt fibres is a world first, developed to provide maximum surface area for evaporation, increasing the cooling effect whilst minimising the bacteria and mould spread seen in other coolers that use organic cellulose fibres.

You can rest assured that with Evapolar not only is the air going to be cool but it’s also going to be clean.

Whilst Evapolar’s range encompasses multiple quality coolers including the evaCHILL (£88.00) and best-selling evaLIGHT plus (£139.00), at the forefront of the collection is the evaSMART (£199.00), the company’s smart home-compatible evaporative air cooler. Ultra-portable and lightweight, a consistent feature of all Evapolar products, the evaSMART can be controlled with either an app or voice assistant, allowing it to fit in effortless with your smart home setup.

Thanks to award-winning innovative design, the evaSMART not only looks great but is also whisper quiet. The enhanced leakage proof system means no suspect dripping from the removable water tank and an easy to use touchscreen display makes changing temperature simple.

Evapolar evaSMART display

What really sets the evaSMART apart, however, is how little energy it uses. Able to reduce the temperature of a small space by up to 15 degrees, the air cooler uses a mere 12.5w, making it an eco-friendly alternative to the standard 30w of a fan or 1000w of air conditioning. Charging can be done via a power socket, laptop or power bank so you can use it on the move.

If all of that wasn’t enough, the evaSMART boasts a built-in full spectrum LED light with colour playlist that ensures it is a soothing addition to any bedside table. If you’re looking to keep cool this summer then the evaSMART is the best way to recreate the feeling of a refreshing summer breeze at home. Once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never go back to a bog-standard fan.

Visit evapolar.com to buy, and use the code apetogentleman which will give you a 15% discount on ALL Evapolar products until August 31st, 2020.