Monika Stuczen, Dyson Microbiologist discusses the potential ways that pollution can impact wellbeing. “Just because it is out of sight does not mean it should be out of mind. Microscopic dust particles like pet dander and dust mite allergens may impact your wellbeing.”
Air purifiers improve the health and wellbeing of all individuals in a space. With more people choosing to spend their lives indoors, home air quality and breathing clean air is becoming more relevant. To help you discover the optimal air purifier to meet your living situation, we’ve broken down different pollutants and the common household sources that emit them. Ahead are all the variables to consider when discovering the best Dyson air purifier for your home.
Choosing the best air purifier for your needs
There are multiple factors to consider when choosing the best air purifier for your home space. To help you decide, it's important to take in the below.
One of the core triggers of allergies is indoor pollution. A variety of everyday allergens can be exposed and removed to enhance air quality. When searching for a purifier, it’s important to check which allergens can be properly processed. It’s recommended to choose an air purifier that has a HEPA filter which help to clean small particles such as dust mites, petanimal dander and pollen and alleviate allergy symptoms.
Air purifiers are used in a range of settings and to ensure efficient filtration, the machine features need to match the size of the space it’s in. Generally, small to medium-sized air purifiers are productive in office spaces or bedrooms. Whereas open plan spaces or such as large lounges or kitchens require a bigger purifier. Matching your purifier to the purifying space allows valuable for air to be filtered effectively and air projected accordingly.
Frequency of use
The longer your air purifier can operate, the better your results. Consider if you want your air purifier running constantly or in intervals. If your air purifier will be on frequently, contemplate the noise setting of the filtration. Thirty decibels or lower should allow a quiet night’s sleep. If your air machine will be operating in your bedroom, look for a purifier with a night mode feature.
Extra heating, cooling, or humidifying
Many air purifiers now do more than only purifying air. Some machines can also regulate temperature by providing additional cooling or , heating, or humidity. Determine what sort of atmosphere you are most comfortable in and decide whether you want your machine to deliver additional temperature benefits.
The presence of smoke haze particles lingering in your home can be an issue for health and wellbeing. Comparable to allergies, some purifiers can remove smoke pollution to improve air quality. If there are smokers in your home, seek air purifiers that have an active carbon or charcoal filter, these machines and reduce smoke odour while filtering.
Living in an area with bushfires or hazard reduction techniques or wildfire seasons can makes your home susceptible to a variety of air pollutants such as benzene, nitrogen dioxide and VOCs. Even when closing entryways, bushfire smoke haze can still make its way into your home. If your air quality is impacted by bushfire or hazard reduction, a HEPA air purifier is recommended to filter gas and other fine air pollutants.
Air purifying apps allow greater and more convenient control of your machine. They also monitor machine performance and can provide air quality reports and advise when your machine requires maintenance or a filter change. The MyDyson™ app has curated for this purpose.
Which air purfier is best for your space?
Now that you know which technology to look for when determining what’s the best air purifier, view the difference in Dyson purifier technology by using our handy tool or read on below..
Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool™ Formaldehyde
The latest in Dyson’s purification technology is equipped with solid-state formaldehyde sensing technology. Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool™ Formaldehyde destroys dangerous VOCs including formaldehyde, alongside capturing ultrafine dust and allergens5
Formaldehyde is a potentially harmful pollutant associated with home materials like paints and furniture materials. The off-gassing tendency of formaldehyde means that it can go undetected in a home for years and it may be particularly prominent if you do a lot of DIY or have recently undergone a home renovation.
included in the machine is three stages of filtration. A HEPA+Carbon filter removes odours and gases such as nitrogen dioxide, and 99.95% of particles such as dust mites and pollen as small as 0.1 microns3. Formaldehyde, a potentially harmful pollutant which can off-gas within the home, is captured and converted into tiny amounts of water and CO2
Heating and cooling technology
Air Multiplier™ technology projects purified air to heat and cool rooms evenly. Once the target temperature is reached, heating automatically stops. To cool the room quickly, over 290 litres of air a second are projected. Auto mode enables the machine to maintain a preferred room temperature and air quality levels, while the machine can be entirely controlled by the MyDyson™ App and activated by voice control6.
Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool™
Dyson’s temperature control model projects both hot and cool purified air. Dyson Hot+Cool™ helps to regulate room temperature via Air Multiplier™ technology.
Sleep is an important factor to consider when looking to choose an air purifier. Included in this model is the Night mode function, which monitors, purifies and regulates air quality and temperature on the quietest setting and with a dimmed display.
two layers of filtration capture ultra- fine dust particles, pollutants, odour and VOCs. The HEPA H13 standard1 filter removes 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns3. It isn’t only the filter which is sealed to such high standards but the whole machine, to ensure pollutants remain captured.
Heating and cooling technology
heating and cooling can be achieved quickly and across the whole room2. Once the target temperature is reached, heating automatically stops. To cool the room quickly, over 290 litres of air a second are projected. The diffused mode purifies without cooling you, by diverting airflow through the back of the machine and maintaining effective purification.
Dyson Purifier Cool™
Dyson’s purifying fan projects purified air to cool rooms down whilst capturing potentially harmful dust and allergens. Air Multiplier™ technology projects a stream of powerful, smooth and high-velocity airflow. Dyson Purifier Cool™ projects cleaner air, making it easy to choose an air purifier to improve comfort as you spend time indoors.
a powerful stream of purified airflow cools down interior spaces. The cooling effect results from air being projected from the amplifier at velocity. The higher the fan speed, the more powerful the airflow and cooler the air will feel.
two stages of filtration capture pollutant and particles alongside odours and VOCs. The HEPA H13 standard1 filter removes 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns3. It isn’t just the filter which is sealed to such high standards but the whole machine, so what goes inside, stays inside.
Dyson Purifier Cool™ Formaldehyde
Dyson’s purifying fan with advanced formaldehyde capturing filtration. It combines a precise solid-state formaldehyde sensor with a unique catalytic filter that continuously destroys formaldehyde. HEPA H13 and activated carbon filters also capture dust, allergens, gases4 and other ultrafine pollutants. And Dyson purifiers have powerful Air Multiplier™ technology to purify the whole room.2
a powerful stream of purified airflow works to cool down interior spaces. The cooling effect results from air being projected from the amplifier at velocity. The higher the fan speed, the more powerful the airflow, and cooler the air will feel.
Three stages of filtration are included in this Dyson fan purifier. A HEPA+Carbon filter removes odours and gases such as nitrogen dioxide4, and 99.95% of particles such as dust mites and pollen as small as 0.1 microns3. It also combines a precise solid-state formaldehyde sensor with a unique catalytic filter that continuously destroys formaldehyde5, a harmful pollutant found in many home materials.
2. Tested for air projection, purification coverage in a 81m3 room and heating performance in a 35m3 room.
3.Tested for filtration efficiency at 0.1 microns (EN1822).
4. Gas capture rates may vary.
5. Third party full machine testing based on GB/T 18801-2015 formaldehyde cumulative clean mass testing with continuous injection until plateau of formaldehyde CADR is achieved. Results may vary in practice.
6. App functionality may vary per market. Requires Wi-Fi and app enabled device. Standard data and messaging rates may apply. Requires iOS version 10 or above, or Android version 5 or above. Your mobile device must have Bluetooth 4.0 support.Refer to the MyDyson app for compatible smart home devices and voice services .
7. Compared to Dyson Pure Cool™ TP04