Vornado 573 Compact Air Circulator
Introducing the newest addition to Vornado’s flat panel line of circulators. The 573, which measures just under 10” wide by 10.3” tall and only 7.2” deep, features three speed controls, whisper-quiet operation and enough power to move air a full 60 feet. The geometric, low profile design brings Vornado Vortex Action into a sleek, unobtrusive form. The 573 can be positioned for horizontal or vertical airflow – the horizontal position is ideal for warm weather, circulating and mixing all of the air in the room to a comfortable temperature. In the vertical position, the 573 ideal for winter use because the powerful airflow can force warm air off the ceiling, recirculating it into the lower portions of the living space. The minimalistic style treads new ground in Vornado circulator design. Contrasting high gloss and textured finishes create a modern yet understated look that fits a variety of décor. The 573 is engineered to be simple to use and maintain. A 3 speed control knob is located within easy reach on the upper back portion of the circulator.
- Whole Room Vortex Circulation
- Moves Air 60 ft.
- Flat Panel Design
- Whisper Quiet
- 3 Speed Control
- Energy Saver
- 5 Year Warranty
|Number of Speed Settings||3|
|Control Style||Mechanical Switch|
|Item Weight||3.8 lbs.|
|Grill Diameter||7.63 in.|
|Item Height||10.3 in.|
|Item Depth||7.2 in.|
|Item Width||10 in.|
|High Speed RPM||2000|
|Low Speed RPM||1200|
|High Speed Volume||236 CFM|
|Low Speed Volume||147 CFM|
"Leaders in air flow technology." Beyond a marketing message- this statement defines Vornado's past, and charts the course for the company's future. The Vornado story begins with an inventor's vision to improve aircraft design in the early 1920's. Ralph K. Odor began to experiment with unique aerodynamics that increased the efficiency and performance of standard propeller planes. After many patents and highly successful prototypes, Ralph realized that his findings could change the inefficient electric fan designs that dominated the industry at the time. Ralph met O.A. Sutton, an entrepreneur from Wichita, Kansas and refined his concept for a new "air circulator." Initial plans to build the new "Vornado" fans were delayed by the complete focus of manufacturing resources needed to support World War II.
As the war drew to a close in the mid to late 1940's, the O.A. Sutton Company produced the first Vornado fans. These fans were well received, differentiated from other brands with their unmatched power and unwavering performance. The early "Vornados" served as the foundation for the company's reputation for innovation, product performance and durability.
In the years following the Second World War, air conditioning became increasingly accessible to the average American. Many believed "fans" were destined to move from living rooms to museum display cases - a relic of a bygone era. This would not be the case, as it was made clear throughout the decades that any climate control system could be supplemented and improved with the use of high performance fans or heaters. After a generation full of innovations, Vornado was about to completely reestablish customers' expectation of what a "fan" could do. Like the jet engine following the propeller, "fans" were destined to be promoted to a new level of performance.
In 1989, a new Vornado company was founded in Andover, Kansas – a suburb of Wichita, known as a worldwide hub for aviation design and manufacturing. Inspired by the advanced propeller and jet engine designs that were common products of the community, Vornado engineers created the first "whole room circulator"- taking the traditional fan beyond its previous limitations. These "circulators" benchmarked the successful design behind the Vornados of the 1940's and improved upon it- adding leading edge design, engineering and materials to the equation – with truly remarkable results. Vornado's unparalleled performance can be traced to its signature vortex action; the result of four proprietary components found only within Vornado technology. Initially applied to air circulators and heaters, Vortex Action allowed for Vornado products to affect not just the air around the unit like traditional fans and heaters, but to evenly distribute all of the air throughout an entire room. The effectiveness of these first products propelled the new Vornado back into the position as a leader in air comfort products.
Q: What’s the difference between an “Air Circulator” and a “Fan?”
Q: How is the new Vornado Air Circulator I own different from the old Vornadofan® my parents owned?
A: Although both are based on the same basic aerodynamic elements, the new Vornado Air Circulators are actually more efficient air movers. Beginning with the introduction of our first Vornado Air Circulator in 1989 and, more recently with the introduction of the new 500, 600 and 700 Series Circulators, we improved output through the fan head by tweaking elements of the system. The result is astounding performance from devices that are considered “small” by some people and considerably more efficient than the original Vornadofan of the 1940s and ‘50s.