SUMMER is here and I don’t want to melt in a puddle smelling of journalists – enter: Dyson.
I tested the Dyson Purifier Cool Autoreact to help stave off the brutal(ish) UK heat.
Unfortunately, the UK hasn’t installed air conditioning yet, so it’s very easy to get overwhelmed in the summer.
And if it means avoiding a quick and sweaty death, a Dyson fan seems like a good buy.
Importantly, this is also a purifier – so not only does it cool you down, it purifies the air you breathe.
This double whammy of life support could be considered priceless. Dyson is asking £499 – so is it worth it?
First of all, his long silver body looks great.
It makes me feel like I’m living in a posh Scandinavian showroom for homes of the future.
The fan is very tall (just over a meter) but has a fairly slim profile so it doesn’t dominate any room.
It sits on a rotatable base that can oscillate at angles of your choosing, from 45 degrees all the way up to an almost circular 350 degrees.
I found 90 degrees best for targeting my roasted form sprawled across the sofa, but your mileage may vary.
There is a remote control that allows you to control almost everything on the fan.
These include the oscillation angle mentioned above, as well as the fan speed (which goes up to 10).
There’s also a draft-free “reverse” mode that shoots air out the back of the fan while it’s still cleaning.
If you are a light sleeper, you should choose the crescent moon for night mode.
This one uses very quiet settings (although it’s already 20% quieter than the old model) and dims the display.
To look good
The screen sits just above the base of the fan and displays various readings.
Some of these relate to your chosen settings.
And others will make you feel bad about the condition of the air in your home — including pollution levels.
You can also see the remaining life of the filter.
Each fan comes with a filter that you install during setup.
Eventually it will need to be replaced, but it’s very easy to plug in – it took about 15 seconds and I didn’t even read the instructions.
Sensors on the fan automatically analyze the air, diagnosing pollutants and measuring them for your viewing pleasure.
The fan can capture 99.95% of particles down to 0.1 microns in size with the HEPA HP13 filter.
And the entire machine is fully sealed to the same HEPA standard to lock in pollutants.
There is a layer of activated carbon to remove odors and gases from the air.
And the fan even creates a “circulation” to draw removed pollutants into the machine.
This means that you should be getting purified airflow throughout the room.
It’s hard to say if you personally need this fan.
If you’ve got a bit of spare cash and hate being hot (and especially if you live in a big city) then an air-purifying Dyson would make a great addition to your home.
There are cheaper alternatives (even from Dyson) but this fan is effective, easy to use and very good looking.
It’s worth the money if you have it: it’s one of the easiest ways to upgrade your living room.
The sun says: Cooling you down, cleaning your air, this beautiful Dyson fan has plenty of ‘smart’ credentials to please techies and fan-fans alike.
- Dyson Purifier Cool Autoreact for £499 – buy here
All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing but may have changed since then.
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