I’ve been using the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link (Purifier | Heater | Fan) at our place for over a month now. It’s amazing. Essentially, it acts as a cooler, heater and air purifier, all tied up in a classy design package. What surprised me the most about the machine is the intelligent functions that make it easy to monitor air quality inside and outside. I’ll explain some of the features below and you can head over the Dyson website for more details.
My daughter is sensitive to pollen in the air, and this contributes to sneezing fits and eczema flair ups. The thing is, it’s hard to control what’s in the air outside. However, an air puriferir can assist with regulating and learning about the air inside your home. The Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link comes with 360 degree glass HEPA filtration capable of removing up to 99.95% of allergens and pollutants. The air purifier also captures gases, odours and household fumes such as formaldehyde. The filter needs to be replaced about once a year, based on 12-hours-a-day use (approx 4,300 hours).
To get the most out of the machine, I recommend downloading the easy-to-use Dyson Link app (available for iOS and Android) which provides both comprehensive statistics and control options. This means in the morning, I can turn the heater on to warm up the lounge area without getting out of bed. I just grab my phone, pick the options and the heater comes on. There is also a timer option if preferred.
What has been most fascinating to me is the statistics that read air quality levels inside and outside the home. It’s been quite an education.
Outdoor Air Quality
You can set the app for your region, and it will display the outdoor air quality according to the Air Quality Index (AQI). You can find more about the AQI on the Australian Government website.
Indoor Air Quality
The indoor air quality is measured from “good” to “very poor” and the app provides tips for how to improve indoor air quality.
At a glance, you can see in this moment of time, the outside quality of air was rated “fair” while the indoor quality “good”.
The machine sensors appear to pick up changes inside the home quickly. For example, we have a problem with our exhaust fan in our kitchen, and often have issues with smoke when cooking. It was interesting to see the levels dramaticly increase inside the home after cooking. We can minimise this by moving the air purifier into the kitchen when we cook and set it to a high speed.
Over time, statistics can help track certain patterns in your home, and where you can trouble shoot. What has also been interesting for us is the ease of being able to consider the outdoor air quality too, especially for my daughter with sensitivities.
The purifier comes in white/silver, nickel/black, and also an iron/blue colour. The machine I am featuring is nickel/black.
Dyson is knows for aesthetics, but it’s not only about looks. The machine is slimline and not heavy (weighs just over 4 kilograms), so it’s easy to move around the house as needed (unlike other heavy air purifiers).
Also, there’s the clever magnetic function that holds the remote to the top of the machine if needed. I don’t use the remote often though, because I find the app so easy to use.
The unit is 63.2 cm tall, 22.2 cm wide and it weighs just over 4 kilograms. To give an indication on the size of the machine in a room setting, below is a picture of where the heater most often sits in our lounge area.
The Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link is also surprisingly quiet, which is especially helpful if you’re using it at night. Play the video for a quick listen.
Since it is currently winter, I have only used the heat function, so I can’t comment on the cooling aspect. However, I can say that I was happy with how well the machine warmed our lounge area. The app displays the temperature outside and inside.
When I do reviews, I always like to include considerations, however I was struggling to think of any in this case. I will say the price of a machine like this is often a draw back ($799) for families, however this is comparable to other air purifiers on the market, and there’s a unique benefit of the heater/fan function so I feel this machine needs to be considered as a 3-in-1 rather than just an air purifier. The filter is expected to last for a year before a change is needed (costs $99). Other than that, I love the design and usability of the machine, and the app is super easy to use and interpret. The Gadget Guy goes into more details about power consumption which is useful.
If you’re looking to invest in an air purifier for your home, the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link is a classy, intelligent and versatile option to consider. In this post, I’ve highlight some of the key features; find the full specifications on the Dyson website.
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