Good-looking appliances are the hits these days. The air purifier segment is not immune to this trend. If you fancy an air purifier that looks great in your home, the Dyson Pure Cool Link is the answer.
It’s a bladeless fan from Dyson that also works well as an air purifier. Or is it the other way around? Read on to find out.
Futuristic is the word people often use to describe how this purifier looks. It’s undeniably simple too. It is similar in design to Dyson’s fans and fan heaters. Your guests will have a hard time guessing what this one is until you explain it to them.
The unit comprises of two parts. The tall loop on the top that blows the air and the base which holds the filters and motor.
It measures 7.7 x 4.3 x 40.1 inches so it takes very little floor space. It weighs a mere 7.9 pounds making it easy to move around.
A remote control is included with the unit. It holds all the control you need to operate the Dyson. It only has six buttons: standby, auto mode, airflow control, sleep timer, oscillation, and night mode.
One cool design feature of the remote is that the back is curved and magnetized so you can place it on top of the unit for easy access.
This Dyson air purifier is mostly plastic. It’s a good thing it feels like the good kind of plastic. The tall stature may make you think twice about putting this in your children’s room.
It’s surprisingly stable though. It’s bottom-heavy, so it won’t topple over easily. If you have nosy cats or dogs, you won’t need to worry about them toppling it accidentally or deliberately.
Still, we do not recommend placing it on a nightstand or any elevated surfaces if you have tile or hard flooring. It doesn’t feel like it’s built to survive falling from height straight to a hard surface.
In the unfortunate case that it’s broken, you can rest easy as Dyson gives a 2-year warranty on this unit on parts and labor.
The Pure Link air purifier uses two filters. The first is a true 360o HEPA filter which can trap 99.97% of airborne allergens as small as 0.3 microns. The HEPA filter is effective for removing PM10 as well as the nastier PM2.5 particulates from the air that you breathe.
If you have this running in your home, you no longer need to worry about dust, dander, fur, pollen, smoke, mold spores, dust mites, or any other airborne allergens and pollutants.
The second filter is a carbon filter which takes care of unpleasant odor in the house.
Even when you have pets such as cats or dogs, you can still breathe fresh air all year round with this unit around. It’s the same thing if you have a smoker in the house. Your home won’t reek of cigarette anymore.
As a bonus, that carbon filter also takes care of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Taking into account that VOCs are almost unavoidable in modern homes, this is a welcoming feature.
If you want to know more about VOCs, this short video can enlighten you on this topic.
As we have mentioned earlier, this Dyson is a combo of air purifier and fan. As a fan, it does a great job of cooling you off on hot summer days.
The top part rotates between 45o to 350o, circulating cool air over a wide area easily. It can easily cover an area of 1,600 square feet or more.
Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology delivers more than 77 gallons of air per second. That’s an impressive figure for a thing this size.
There are ten airflow speed settings available. On the max setting, the unit gets quite noticeably loud.
It’s understandable, though. After all, it’s meant to deliver clean air and cool you off as quickly as possible.
One quirky thing about the Dyson Pure Cool Link is you can set it to blow air to the opposite direction. It’s something so absurd, you think you’ll never use it. Then comes winter and you finally realize why Dyson gives this feature. A cool attention to detail indeed.
If you prefer to keep things quiet, keep the speed on 6 or less. You can definitely still sleep soundly with the thing on.
You can also activate the night mode when you’re going to bed. The unit will dim the display and limit the fan speed to 4.
Let’s not forget about the wifi connectivity and phone app now. The app makes controlling the unit from any location so easy.
You don’t have to get out of the bed or your comfy chair to control the unit. You don’t even need to be in the house. Of course, you can still use the remote to do everything if that’s your cup of tea.
You can do so much more with the app. Scheduling the unit so it starts at a specified time is one of them.
The app also shows the air quality in the room in real-time. You’re always informed of how good or bad the air in your home is.
The Dyson Link app is available for both iOS and Android. You’ll need to follow several steps before you can use it, but it is straightforward without any guess works.
Just follow the steps laid out in the instruction manual and you’ll have it ready in no time.
By the way, this unit also has an auto mode. Turn it on, and you won’t need to keep adjusting the fan speed all the time. The unit will set its speed according to how bad the air quality is.
The price tag for the Dyson Pure Cool Link air purifier is quite steep. You definitely pay extra for the design and features.
Since the unit uses non-washable filters, you also need to spend extra on replacement filters.
The replacement filter includes both the HEPA and carbon filter in a single package. It’s convenient that you don’t need to buy them separately, but that also means the replacement also costs quite a lot.
Dyson claims that you only need to replace the filters once a year should you run the unit 12 hours a day.
An optimistic estimate for sure. As you probably would like to run this 24/7, you may need to replace the filters once every six months or less.
That said, each home has different levels of air quality problems. Some users report that they need to replace the filter every four months.
If you live next to a busy road or have active pets in the house, that schedule may apply to you as well. Our suggestion is to replace the filters whenever the built-in notification tells you to do so.
It will ensure the air purifier working as intended.
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We have to admit, the price tag of the Dyson makes it quite a hard one to recommend. Still, it’s a fine-looking piece of air purifier that works really well.
With this running in your home, you no longer need to rely on your allergy or asthma medication to breathe easily. The phone app is both functional and convenient too.
If you can afford it, get it. You’re not going to regret having this in the house.
Dyson Pure Cool Link Review
- Design - 9.6/109.6/10
- Perfomance - 8.9/108.9/10
- Price/Value - 7.4/107.4/10
- Features - 9.8/109.8/10
All in all the Dyson Pure Cool Link is a competitive opponent and is certainly a choice to consider if you want one of the most luxurious looking air purifiers.