I’m just going come out of the closet right now and say I’m a Dyson fan, excuse the pun. Not because we regularly get sent their latest products to review but because honestly, it’s simply the best in this space. The company now has a long of list revolutionary products under its belt. Sure, you pay big bucks for them, but I believe be it vacuum cleaners, haircare products and in this case air treatment technology the company is without peer.
Over the last few weeks we’ve been using the new Dyson Pure Hot+Cool purifying fan heater here at EFTM HQ and at my home. Before I go on let’s just be up front. This is simply a fan, heater and purifier in one, but with some serious smarts. When placed in a room it detects pollutants and quickly sucks them into an advanced filtration system. The result is fresh clean air blown out the now familiar Dyson air loop amplifier.
Late last year I reviewed the Dyson Pure Cool, which is essentially the same fan without the heating capability. These new Dyson purifiers also feature a new LCD screen and smartphone connectivity via the Dyson Link app.
Paring is simple and the app itself is well presented with real time information such as air quality, temperature and all the controls that the included remote control can perform. Via location settings it can also provide you with information about air quality in your local area. I live in Sydney, so I’d suggest it’s giving me readings for the entire metropolitan area.
It’s pretty amazing what can set the purifying function off. A spray of deodorant in my bathroom is enough to send it into a frenzy even though I have it placed in the bedroom, some metres away. All these harmful substances fall under the banner of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s). This can include perfume, dust, allergens, fumes released by cleaning products along with other fumes and odours.
So how does all this work? The machine uses lasers to measure and detect fine particles. A sensor detects the number of VOC’s with a second sussing out the relative humidity and temperature.
The HEPA filter is now 60% bigger and is now taller and deeper. There’s also three times more activated carbon, further adding to the cleaning process.
If you really want to go in detail here’s some novel facts. The filter uses nine metres of condensed and sealed borosilicate microfiber filter. Basically, that means there’s a stack of surface area to capture 99.95% of bad air, in fact particles as small as 0.1microns.
Unlike other Dyson fans it can spin around up to 350 degrees blowing out up to 290 litres of clean air per second. You can also use the diffused air mode that directs air out the rear of the machine at a 45-degree angle.
As I said in my last Dyson purifier review, I’m not totally sure we really need this kind of product in this country. I’ve no doubt those with respiratory problems will benefit from it. Plus, I guess there’s an argument that modern households are so well sealed that all the harmful substances we use should be removed if possible.
But like most Dyson products it’s not cheap, retailing for $899. The decision is yours.