Monday, July 27, 2009

Bionaire BW2300 Twin Window Fan with Remote Control

Product Description

Bionaire BW2300 Twin Window Fan with Remote Control

Bionaire BW2300 Features:

  • Bionaire Window Fan Extenders permit custom fit; 13 inches high overall, with 8-1/2-inch fans
  • Draws in cool air, exhausts hot air, or exchanges air with outside
  • Thermostat turns fan off/on to maintain selected comfort level
  • The Bionaire Window Fan Fits double-hung, vertical slider, and casement windows 24 to 37 inches wide
  • Remote Control for convenient operation
  • Electronic thermostat control with LCD screen
  • Electrically Reversible Airflow Control
  • Air Intake, Exhaust or Exchange
  • Precision temperature control
  • Provides energy efficiency
  • 3 Speed Settings
  • Basic Dimensions: 13.86"H X 25.51"W X 6.34"D
  • Unit Weight: 8.5LB
You have three choices with this impressive bionaire window fan. You can suck fresh air in, you can blow stale air out, or you can do an exchange. The digital thermostat displays both the room and the set temperature. If you have a larger window, don't worry, this fan comes with two additional window panels. And you don't even have to get up to turn it on or off, or adjust the speed, since this fan comes with a remote. Now that's luxury! Review
With a remote control for convenient adjustment, this double window fan draws in fresh, cool air from the outside or exhausts stale, hot air from inside. It can also do both simultaneously, because each of the two fans can be set independently to draw in or exhaust out, allowing the unit to exchange inside and outside air. Operable either manually or automatically--with its thermostat turning the fans off and on to maintain a selected temperature--the unit has three speeds, electronic controls, and an LCD screen showing the selected temperature and the room temperature. The remote control (two AAA batteries are included) alters speed, manual/automatic operation, air-flow direction, and temperature.

The twin fan is designed to fit double-hung, vertical-slider, and casement windows. A built-in 7-inch extender and two 3-inch extenders permit custom fitting for windows from 24 to 37 inches wide. Because the unit is lightweight plastic it can be moved easily from room to room. The fans have six blades and measure 8-1/2 inches in diameter. Overall, the unit is 13 inches high, arrives fully assembled, and carries a five-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack

Customer Reviews

At this Price - Take it apart and fix it yourself4
We got this fan a few months ago. I read the reviews and was concerned about the temp gauge not working but for the price I gave it a shot anyway. I asked the sales man about the return rate for the produce and he said that not a one had been returned (I didn't really believe him but went ahead with the purchase anyway).

Sure enough I plugged it in and the temp started rising, went up to HI and stayed there. Other than that the fan was great. Quiet, strong, the remote worked good. I went back to the store and saw that the display model was doing the same thing. I couldn't believe that they would design the unit in such a way that the circuits would heat up the thermometer. I figured that some poor kid in the factory had missed a step in the assembly process.

Last night I took it apart and found the thermometer wire. It was laying across the circuit board. All I did was move the wire thermometer away from the circuit board and when I put it back together and plugged it in, it worked like it should have in the first place. Took less than 20 minutes to fix it.

Bionaire Quality Control really slipped on this one. 5 stars for a good product, minus one for the trouble.

If you want to fix it here is how I did it, but if you break yours I accept no responsibility. The instructions state "Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the warranty."

UN-PLUG THE FAN. Unscrewed all the screws in the back (7 total I think). Then use a flat-head screw driver to open it from the side that doesn't have the built in extender. I couldn't figure out how to open it all the way but was able to open it about 35 degrees, like a clam, and remove the plastic cover that shields the circuits. The thermometer is the white plastic wire that is only attached to the circuit board on one end, not the round metal thing with a hole in the middle, that is the speaker. I stretched the thermometer wire out to the side, away from the circuit board and the put it back together.

Quiet and smart5
This fan is of great value. It will quietly refresh your room during a warm summer night, allowing you to sleep and benefit from air circulation in those houses where there is no central air conditionning. It has 3 speeds and 3 air flow settings (In, Out, Exchange: one fan works in and the other out to exchange the room's air with the outside air) to rapidly get the room to the desired confort level.

It also has an Automatic mode that controls the fan's operation until the desired temperature is reached. This feature is not ideal since it will have the fan starting and stopping every 2-3 minutes when the temperature rises back to above the desired temperature.

Altogether, I am very satisfied with this fan, even though I do not use the Automatic feature. It is exceptionnaly quiet I find and the air flow features get the job done in no time.

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