It’s rare to find an appliance that completely reinvents how you do household chores. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new out there. Manufacturers are always working on designs that can save you time and help you use energy more wisely. Here are six new thingamabobs that can make your life easier — and maybe save you a few bucks.
Blowin’ in the wind
Dyson, the company that reinvented the vacuum cleaner, has reinvented the fan as well. The fan with Air Multiplier technology wowed consumers with its sleek bladeless look, and they’ve just released a model that increases the air velocity, and cooling effect, by 33 percent — and adds a heating element as well.
According to Dyson, the AM05 can heat a whole room for about 30 percent less than a conventional fan heater. During the summer, use it to increase the effectiveness of your air conditioner — they estimate you can lower your energy bills by 20 percent.