As I’ve gotten older, I find myself excited by the strangest things. Who knew that new socks, new underwear, and now, air purifiers would put a huge smile on my face? Ask me ten years ago if I thought that clean air would be essential, and I’d probably laugh it off and go about my day.
Things have changed for the better, I think; I’ve learned a lot, especially after becoming an HVAC technician for some time; I learned a fair amount about HEPA filters and UV lights used to help clean the air in the house and fight against allergens and pollutants. You don’t realize how dirty the air can get until you work with equipment that helps hot and cold air throughout a house. While I’ve owned a purifier before, I wanted to get some hands-on time with Dyson’s Pure Cool HEPA Air Purifier and Fan, as I’ve brought other Dyson products into my home with a ton of fantastic feedback.
With Father’s Day just a few short days away, I thought something like this would benefit my dad, who had surgery last month and has been resting on the couch. He has always been open to the technological advancements we’ve seen over the years, and introducing him to the Dyson brand has been a wonderful experience. I left Pure Cool in his care and have been checking in on how he likes it, what he doesn’t like, and what he would change about it. I’m happy to hear he adores the air purifier for what it is, and has it scheduled to run during set times throughout the day, just like his beloved air conditioner; what he doesn’t like is the lack of washable filters, which is something that I won’t discuss in my review as it isn’t about that. All in all, if you’re looking for something that benefits the entire family, check out our Dyson for the entire family.
I’ve been using the Dyson Pure Cool for the past three weeks, and the machine serves as a part fan, purifier, and all-around comforter. There’s even an air quality sensor built in that’s been my morning gloss-over while I’m getting ready, making sure my sleep is the best it needs to be to feel great in the morning. The fan especially, which uses Air Multiplier technology, offers over 437 litres per second of smooth airflow that cools the entire room. In comparison, the fan I previously used struggled to cool my room at night and would often leave me wishing for something that satisfied my needs for a fantastic night of rest; with the Dyson, I got that and more. There are also 10 speeds to choose from that help you rest comfortably and offer 45-350-degree oscillation.
The Dyson Pure Cool has three parts when you open the box and put the pieces together to get it up and running. There is the unit, the activated carbon filter, and a glass 360-degree HEPA filter. These two filters work together to scrub the area of gases and 99.95% of microscopic allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 microns. Not only that, but the unit comes equipped with a fan that runs cool air in the summer (it has been a huge help with that so far!).
Dyson’s aesthetic is hard to pass up too, and why shouldn’t your appliances look chic doing what they do? I’ve always been a fan of how each Dyson piece fits together as a set, but not only that, put the focus on themselves in a room, standing out when you walk in.
The Pure Cool also comes equipped with an LCD screen right on the unit that lets you know what kind of unit is doing in real-time in your room, and the best part is you can keep track of how clean your air is through the Dyson Link app that syncs up to the air purifier, too. There’s a ton of information displayed within the app that allows seeing air quality throughout the day or even the week, and Dyson breaks things down where it is easy to understand the readings.
And to connect to your home network is quick and painless, and by being connected to your home network also allows Amazon Echo device, Alexa, to help control your Pure Link by issuing commands. Simply issuing commands like “Alexa, ask Dyson purifier to turn on,” or “Alexa, ask Dyson purifier to turn on night mode,” work without issue and there are dozens of commands that aid your purifier.
Filters are the most significant component of the Pure Link and can be costly. The filter lasts upwards of 1 year based on usage of 12/hours a day. This is what I found to be the ideal pattern for usage after testing it for three weeks continuously – before that, I had the purifier running 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. After a month of consistent use, my filter dropped from 100% to roughly 84%, based on 4,380 hours a year. Filters will be available starting in July on Dyson Canada and will cost $99 CAD.
It boils down to whether you need an air purifier at home and if this is right for you. There are cheaper alternatives that do the same thing, but there are more expensive units. What Dyson does exceptionally well is provide style and substance to your home, and it does that by creating aesthetically-pleasing looking appliances that actively monitor the air quality of your home. This device may benefit you against seasonal allergies like pollen if you have allergies. If you’re looking for both a fan and a purifier, and everyone I feel should be, especially gamers today who rarely have the proper setting for their hobby, should invest in them. With Pure Cool, you get both appliances in one elegant device that is more than capable.