With so many people continuing to work from home, Dyson’s latest innovations provide solutions to maintaining safe and clean air within the home. One specific factor Dyson has targeted this year is formaldehyde pollutants.
Formaldehyde is said to be 500 times smaller than the size of a 0.1 micron. Therefore, the pollutant poses difficulties when capturing and filtering out of your home’s air. According to the Canadian Government, formaldehyde can stem from sources such as particleboard, fiberboard, hardwood plywood paneling, wallpaper, cardboard, paper products, permanent press fabrics like drapery, glues, paints, varnishes, and floor finishes. Instances of exposure to formaldehyde can often lead to a burning sensation in the eyes, nose, and throat. This can be especially worrisome for those who have asthma.
“The off-gassing tendency of formaldehyde means that it can go undetected in a home for years,” said Alex Knox, Vice President of Environmental Care at Dyson. “Dyson has engineered a machine that provides accurate and successful sensing, capture and destruction of the pollutant. Our solid-state sensor doesn’t dry out over time, lasting the lifetime of the machine. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised global awareness about the air that we breathe and Dyson’s commitment to providing cleaner air through innovation and technology remains at the forefront of our mission.”
Dyson explains that their team of engineers has designed a brand new solid-state sensor to detect formaldehyde gas. Compared to other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) filters, which are commonly gel-based, Dyson’s system has been tested to be more reliable in detecting and capturing 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns in the household. The purifier features a three-layer filter as well as the formaldehyde filter. Rather than worry about replacements, the formaldehyde filter has been developed to break down the formaldehyde take the oxygen that’s expelled to repair itself.
Looking at all three products, each of them is HEPA 13 certified from top to bottom. Dyson’s purifiers feature full-machine HEPA filtration after Dyson engineers identified 24 potential areas for leaks and sealed them off. This ensures all possible VOCs are trapped within the filter and aren’t brought back into the user’s living space. Like many other Dyson products, the new Dyson Purifier Cool, Dyson Purifier Hot+CoolHot+Cool Formaldehyde purifier can link to the Dyson app on iOS and Android to track air pollutants, temperature, and humidity. The app can also be used to cycle through the different modes the unit features. One worth noting is the Auto mode, which uses an algorithm to automatically react and purify the air.
The new line of Dyson Purifiers is available now online. Additionally, they can be found in Dyson’s Canadian Demo Stores until April 23. The Dyson Purifier Cool is available for $699 CAD in silver and white or a black and nickel design. The Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool can be purchased for $799 and comes in the same colour designs. Finally, the Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool Formaldehyde is available for $899 in white and gold.