Spring is a nice balance of warm days and cool nights in most Australian cities. After the dreariness of winter, we’re treated to beautiful clear days with perfect temperatures before the blistering heat of summer arrives. Of course, spring also sees an increase in pollination, the bane of allergy and asthma sufferers everywhere. There’s no escaping the irritants in the air, but there are ways to reduce the discomfort, one of which is to use an air purifier in your home or office. With the weather warming up and the flowers beginning to blossom, we picked up the new Dyson Pure Cool to clean the air in our home for more comfortable living.
In keeping with Dyson’s current design language, the Dyson Pure Cool is created to complement your home furnishings. The rounded base that houses the HEPA filter features a two-tone combination of metal and plastic that blends up into the needle-eye shaped fan itself. The whole unit is slender enough to fit on an A4 piece of paper, allowing it to be positioned nearly anywhere in a room.
Unlike most air purifiers, it doesn’t need to be placed in the centre of the room to be effective, which also prevents it from becoming a tripping hazard. The design ensures that air is adequately projected across the room so that an undercurrent of air flows back to be purified. The only switch on the fan is the power button on the front, with a magnetic remote and the phone app being the main ways to control it. A small circular screen at the front of the fan displays the air quality reading.
What really separates the Dyson Pure Cool from other fans is its ability to capture 99.95 percent of impurities, as small as 0.1 microns, while simultaneously refilling the room with clean air. The Dyson uses a two-stage filtration system to remove particles from the air, one glass HEPA and one carbon fibre. The HEPA filter is created by weaving together glass thread so tight that it traps ultrafine particles in the air. This is paired with the carbon filter that is used to capture the harmful gasses that pass through the HEPA filter. Though it isn’t possible to clean the filter, they are good for 4000 hours of continuous use before needing to be replaced, so depending on your usage it should last a good year or two.
We love that you can set the Dyson Pure Cool to continually assess the air quality of its surroundings and make adjustments accordingly. The fan can pump out nearly 300 litres of clean air per second, and while it obviously depends on the size of the room it is placed in, it didn’t take too long for the air quality in our regular sized apartment lounge-room to change from fair to good.
Wi-Fi connectivity really expands the capability of the Dyson Pure Cool, allowing you to monitor the quality of your air remotely as well as set it to purify the air quality before you get home. The app will also track the progress of air quality in your room over time while showing the condition of your home-air relative to the outside air.
There are two modes to make sure that the Dyson Pure Cool maintains a low-profile when in use. The first is Night Mode, where the fan will reduce output speeds to their lowest settings while dimming the display. In the past, we’ve been reluctant to run a fan during the night because of the noise they make. The second is Diffuse Mode, where you can keep purifying with having a direct stream of air blowing out the front of the fan. This is especially useful during colder weather when you don’t want a fan blowing on you.
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At $799 the Pure Cool is similarly priced to the rest of Dyson’s premium product lineup. In terms of performance, as both a fan and an air purifier, it absolutely delivers. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you’re no doubt aware that an air purifier will improve your quality of air and life substantially.