Air King 9155

 

 

Air king window fan 9155

Air king 9155

The Air King 9155 16 inch window fan moves a very respectable amount of air–2470 cubic feet per minute–for a modern window fan. Its low power usage combined with its high volume air movement capabilities make it an ideal replacement for air conditioning in all but the most brutal environments and pays for itself in no time with savings in power bills.

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The 16 inch Air King 9155 actually gets a little more kick for its power usage than its larger counterpart, the 20 inch 9166, with the 9155 using only 90 watts to move 2470 CFM on high. The larger model uses 170 watts to move 3560 CFM on high, so the smaller model is definitely more energy-efficient while still moving much more air than most typical window fans.

There is an added benefit to using this fan on a bearable day instead of air conditioning. Air conditioning requires that windows and doors be shut tight while it circulates the same stale air through the house over and over. A well placed window fan with several strategically opened windows will draw fresh air in while blowing stale indoor pollutants and odors out, making the air in the home more refreshing, clean and invigorating.

It’s plastic housing definitely feels less sturdy than the older metal fans, and this model is almost all plastic, with the grill in the front being its only steel part, but it makes it lighter to uninstall and pack away for winter use. Still, as with all plastic fans, it tends to rattle a bit after extended use, and they just don’t seem to last as long as all metal fans.

Because it’s fairly light, installation can be completed with one person, although it’s easier with two. It’s Storm Guard feature uses the extender panels to set the fan out from the window a bit so that the window it’s installed in can be closed during heavy rain without going through the extra effort of removing it. This fan is best for horizontal type windows as the extender panels aren’t strong enough to support vertical placement, although one could build a block of some sort for a vertical window. The window it’s intended for will also have to be measured to make sure it can handle a large fan. The required window size is 26.5 inches to 34.5 inches long and 22 inches high.

The blade of the fan is three speed and electrically reversible with the simple switches on the front to provide all three speed options on both intake and exhaust. The knob also suffers from the same problem that the rest of the housing suffers from–it is slightly flimsier plastic and can pop off at times. Sometimes the screws under the knob need to be tightened.

Probably one of the best features about this fan is that it is American made, which is a huge plus for some consumers who prefer not to buy products made in China for less-than-fair labor and environmental standards. All in all, it’s a nicely efficient fan that is well-built for current market standards, even if many customers do miss the higher quality all metal types of house fans.

Product features:

  • Electrically reversible for both intake and exhaust
  • Three speeds for maximum comfort
  • Energy efficient
  • Storm Guard feature allows a window to be shut without uninstalling the fan
  • Fits windows 26.5 inches to 34.5 inches long and at least 22 inches high

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