The Storm Air Mover combines the best features of a squirrel cage design with the increased drying power of an axial fan. Leveraging state-of-the-art engineering, this dryer has an incredible maximum air velocity of 3400 feet per minute in a compact, yet highly efficient size. Carpets dry quickly under the high-volume, high-velocity airflow. Long-lasting and durable, the Storm dryer is built with heavy duty, co-polymer polypropylene to withstand the tough, every-day use of contract cleaners, restoration professionals, and more.
- Two models available (standard & deluxe)
- Deluxe model features a kickstand and the ability to daisy chain five units together
- Compact size allows you to fit two Storms where one standard blower would fit
- Weighs up to 45% less than a traditional blower
- Low maximum operating amp of 2.8
- Driven Air technology offers superior performance
- Air flow velocity of 3,400 feet per minute
- Multi-directional operation
The Storm Air Mover is Perfect for Drying:
- Hard floors / Tile floors
- General air circulation
Two Models Available (Standard & Deluxe)
Chose the standard model, or for even greater flexibility, opt for the addition of a kick-stand and circuit breaker to daisy chain up to six units together simultaneously.
The differences between the Standard & Deluxe: The deluxe includes a Kickstand (for multiple drying positions) and is Daisy Chain Capable (allows you connect multiple blowers together).
Multiple Position Settings
If you're looking for greater drying flexibility, the deluxe (1428789) unit can be placed horizontally, vertically, on its side against the wall, or at a 20 degree angle with the kick-stand, directing airflow exactly where you need it most. The standard (1428788) model offers two operating positions.
The deluxe model (1428789) offers an integrated power outlet, enabling you to connect up to five air movers together at one time for whole-room drying in large spaces.
Side-Draft Air Mover Specifications (Storm)
Airflow (feet per minute):
Speed 1: 1200 fpm
Speed 2: 1750 fpm
Speed 3: 3400 fpm
Velocity: 3400 feet per minute
Amp Draw: 2.8 amp
Housing: Rotationally molded polyethylene
Positions: 3 position
Stackable: Yes (up to 4 high)
Sound Level: 72 decibels
Power Cord: 20 feet
Cord Wrap: Built-in
Length: 22 in.
Width: 16.5 in.
Height: 11.5 in.
Weight: 18 lbs.
What plays a bigger role in drying - CFM or Feet Per Minute?
We all know that CFM (cubic feet per minute) is an important component of efficient drying, because it helps move and circulate high volumes of air. But it's important to remember that to dry a surface as fast and efficiently as possible, the air must contact the surface. This is why focused drying (along a floor or wall surface) speeds the drying of wet porous materials.
Direct air contact with surfaces is measured in feet per minute (FPM) not CFM. This is why in real-world drying you need to optimize the airflow FPM across the surfaces you dry. While CFM is important, it must be balanced. The wider and longer the pattern, the more surface it's touching and drying.
It is well known that industry standards recommend placing one air mover for every 10-16 lineal feet of affected walls. Many users mistakenly believe that the requirement is to keep all air movers along the walls. Actually, technicians should place air movers to maximize velocity and direct air contact over all wet porous surfaces. It's easy to check for airflow coverage, just feel for airflow at the surface with your hand. You want significant airflow - above 500-600 FPM - over all wet or damp surfaces.
Using multiple air movers placed at strategic angles and intervals is instrumental in how the air flows and lifts moisture into the air so you can properly place dehumidifiers to maximize dehumidification.
"The Windshear Storm is a super-compact, powerful dryer that reduces dry-time dramatically, leaving our customer’s floors and surfaces dry and safe for use. At half the size of a traditional blower, the Storm is easy and safe to transport and easy to stow away when not in use!"
Sara - Michigan