Twindow Fans

The best household investment Catherine and I have made so far, save the dishwasher, has been the purchase of four Duracraft Twindow fans from Canadian Tire. These are dual-fan units that sit in an open window. They have a good range of fan speeds (and each side can be set independently), and a thermostat so that you can have them shut off when it gets cool. They’re relatively quite, and they just work and work and work summer after summer.


Chris's picture
Chris on July 22, 2003 - 13:50 Permalink

They’re amazing little units. Tempterature control on my third level apartment doesn’t require an air conditioner!

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Ken on July 22, 2003 - 15:41 Permalink

Never again would an air conditioner be sold, if all knew the virtues of the humble window fan. Creating a draft is the key, and an added tip to mosquito sufferers is to create a negative pressure by exhausting air from your home, this way all the eaves, and various leaky air holes will not seep your exhausted breath which attracts them. Just make sure the exhausting window is well screened.

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Brian on July 22, 2003 - 15:57 Permalink

I bought one of those. Unfortunately, it was slated to sit in my window right behind my main 19” monitor. It created crazy EMI and I had to return it. I bought a huge 2” floor fan that sits in front of a door on one side of the room, blowing air in from the balcony.

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Rob MacD on July 22, 2003 - 17:25 Permalink

a 2 inch floor fan doesn’t sound all that huge to me. Then again, I’m a pretty big guy….AS FOR the Twindow fan, what is the approximate cost of one?

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Wayne on July 22, 2003 - 18:15 Permalink

huge 2”“…lol…reads like most of my junk mail!

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Steven Garrity on July 23, 2003 - 19:46 Permalink

I was looking for a fan and after reading this post, I now have a Honeywell Twindow fan (note, the Honeywell and Duracraft are the same models).

Marketing is dead, long live marketing!

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Chris on July 23, 2003 - 20:31 Permalink

Rob — They cost 30 bucks and up, depending on features. I have a basic two speed with thermostat that cost me $29.99 at Schurmans two years ago.

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Brian on July 28, 2003 - 15:07 Permalink


Maybe I should be using real(tm) units.
Huge .6096m fan! :)

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dt on March 10, 2005 - 22:35 Permalink

I concur completely; the one I bought has been perfect for 6+ years. I’d like to know where to get more.