The state of the world today calls for more products like the Dyson Purifier Humidify+Cool appliance we review here. Think about all the pollution by cars and industries, airborne diseases, gases, odors, and particulate matter in the air. Surely, you’d want to cleanse the air you're breathing, at least inside your home.
The Dyson Purifier Humidify+Cool not only purifies the air but also comes with a fan that cools your skin by circulating room air. It has a water container base that you fill with water and allows you to set it to add UV-cleaned moisture into the air. But just how well does it work?
Design and Build
The Dyson Purifier Humidify+Cool is certainly not small. It stands almost a meter tall and just over 30 cm in diameter. At 8kg (18.3lb) when empty and 12.5kgs (27.6lbs) when filled, it's pretty heavy as well. The water container can hold up to a maximum of 4.5 liters.
Its weight means you won't need to be moving it around often. Rather, you’d have to position it somewhere it will get the job done.
At first glance, you’ll notice its plasticky look. However, on close examination, you'll discover it's well built, typical of Dyson products. The uppermost section of the Purifier is where the vents for the fans are situated. There are two pairs on each side of the dome, a set to the front and a set to the rear, each rotating on their own individual axes when pushing air around the room.
The product comes with a remote control that enables quick and easy adjustment of the main controls and automation. The remote magnetically clips onto the top of the product for safekeeping.
You can monitor the appliance’s data on a small LCD display at the front and center. The real-time data displays the overall air quality readings of the room. The fan reacts to the state of the air, increasing or decreasing its speed depending on the AQI or Air Quality Index of the room.
The Dyson Purifier Humidify+Cool lets you link it to the Dyson Link app, which syncs with multiple Dyson products, so you can control different settings from your smartphone. Among other things, it supports Alexa voice control, and enables you to set up a schedule and view real-time and historical data of what the unit has been monitoring.
The Dyson Purifier is designed to monitor the air quality in your home all the time. The AQI data is default front and center on the device’s display. The unit also monitors indoor temperature (unfortunately, it can't heat the air), which the older Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool can do.
In addition, it monitors Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). The Purifier can trap particles as small as 0.1 microns, which means when cooking, you don’t have to worry about your asthma getting worse. It steps in and removes particulate matter from the air, leaving fresh, clean air to breathe.
It also gets rid of particulate matter smaller than 10 microns, such as pollen, which makes it really handy during spring when flowers are blossoming all over.
As mentioned earlier, it traps NO2, which relates to vehicle emissions. If you live in busy cities, these gases might be more than you could imagine in your home. The Purifier rids the air of NO2, leaving you breathing fresh quality air.
All these are possible thanks to the HEPA and Carbon filtration system that ensures any substance that pollutes the air is trapped. The downside of the filters is the cost of replacing them. Combine that with the already high price tag of the Purifier, you’ll need deep pockets to keep the machine running.
Its humidification system works a bit differently from other misting products. The Purifier’s 4.5-liter tank – which is cleaned with ultraviolet light to keep the water clean – is drawn through the evaporator’s 3D air mesh, humidifying the air.
If you want a fan that simply cools you down, the Dyson Purifier is too expensive for that. You’d be better off with more affordable and equipped products like the Meaco 1056P.
That said, it does the cooling job pretty well. In fact, you can control front and rear fans separately if the air gets too chilly or feels too direct on your skin.
Pros and Cons
So, what's the verdict on the Dyson Purifier Humidify+Cool? We thought we’d share some of its pros and cons to help you decide:
Dyson Link app enables real-time monitoring and displays helpful details
Comes with physical remote control, which clips to the unit magnetically for safekeeping
Monitors the air in your home in real-time, and reacts to changes accordingly – it can detect NO2, VOC, and tiny particulate matter
Can get quite noisy in some settings
Expensive – the HEPA filter replacement is costly as well
Not quite suitable to humidify large spaces