This review is sponsored by Dyson who sent me the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier to review. All opinions in it are my own.
When I was asked by Dyson and Mum Central to review the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier, I was sceptical. Does it really make the air purer? Does it really help people suffering asthma and allergies?
First some background. I am wait for it: allergic to dust, tree pollen, grass pollen, dog hair (I have 2 dogs), cat hair and I have mild asthma. I regularly suffer from allergic rhinitis and itchy eyes from all my allergies. My son, Master 5 has asthma.
The day before the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier arrived at our house, we were experiencing really bad smoke near the house. There were bush fires burning only 12 kms from my home and the smoke was gathering and collecting in the river valley outside my home. In fact it was so bad, that we couldn’t see across the river. My son’s asthma was really playing up and I had weepy eyes and the sneezes.
Our house was built in the late 70’s and despite our best efforts there are gaps and draughts and during the bushfires, the smoke just kept pouring in. So much so, that on the Sunday we had to make the decision to get out and about in search of cleaner air. He was having Ventolin every 3 hours and was basically coughing constantly.
On the Monday, our Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier arrived. I set it up and got it working straight away. The connection with the app was so simple and so quick, I did it myself and got it working. The outside air quality was identified on the app as being “very poor”. And when I got it going in our loungeroom, we managed to get the air quality to good in our loungeroom.
That’s no mean feat! We were so lucky at the time it arrived, we have used it constantly since.
Not only is it awesome at purifying the air in a room, it also helps with cooking smells (hello fish!) so much so that I did caramelised onions in the slow cooker inside the kitchen instead of in the sunroom where I normally do them.
It has finally started to cool down in Sydney and I’m appreciating how quickly the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier can warm up a room. It quickly takes the edge off the cold when we get home from school run.
My husband smokes meat in an American Pitmaster style offset smoker and it was interesting to see what impact that has on our home internal air quality. It’s a quick fix to turn on the Dyson rather than have weepy itchy eyes because of the smoke!
What benefits have we seen? Decrease in airborne particles- i.e. not as much dust flying around- my allergic rhinitis as decreased dramatically. Plus the eradication of cooking smells and smoke.
How does this happen? The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier automatically captures gases and 99.95% of fine particles such as allergens and pollutants in the home. The purifier automatically monitors, acts on and purifies all the while keeping you updated via the app as to what it’s doing and how it is helping your in house air quality. We have a dyson fan we use in our camper trailer and I can swear by the air multiplier technology.
Smooth rotation, and long-range projection, means your purified air fills the room! For overnight peace of mind, at just the push of a button, night-time mode allows purification using only the quietest airflow settings. So it continues to maintain air quality while you sleep, without disturbing you- or the kids.
Another great feature is the jet focus technology…which allows purified warm air to be blasted just at one spot…like where I like to read!
What about the filters? The good news is, if you are running the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier 12 hours a day…it will only need it’s filter replaced once per year. The filter is easy to replace and is actually made up of three important areas, Glass HEPA borosilicate makes up the largest area of the filter and it helps to 99.95% of pollutants in the air, then there is the Active graphite filter which captures household odours and smells and finally the Tris-impregnated graphite which helps to eliminate potentially harmful gases.
An app? Seriously? Yep! And it’s pretty cool. It means I log in just before we leave our afternoon activities to turn it on if we have been out! It also displays reports on how your air quality is going. You can schedule it to come on at different times of the day as well, so you never need to wake up to a could living space again. It also tracks stats on filter life so you won’t get caught out.