Air purifiers are vital appliances for many with severe allergies and other respiratory conditions. In the summer, the fan that pulls in dirty air and circulates the purified air is a pleasant feature. The cool breeze keeps your room comfortable. When the season’s turn, however, and winter rolls around, that cool breeze is not so relaxing.
At best, you have to deal with a few goosebumps in exchange for pure air. At worst, your energy bill spikes while your heater combats the air purifier’s cooling properties. Some air purifiers have optional cooling technology, but all air purifiers use fans. That is enough to make a room uncomfortable on a cool day.
Dyson is looking to fix that problem. Air purifiers need fans to both pull in dirty air and send out fresh air, but that air doesn’t have to chill you. Dyson recently announced a new model in their Pure series, the Pure Hot + Cool Link. It builds on the technology of the Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower, but it brings more to the table than just a few design updates. What makes this appliance so unique is its optional heating mode.
Depending on the weather, users can use the basic fan, a cooling function, or a heating function. It is essentially three appliances in one. Plus the Dyson works as an air purifier, a cooling fan, and a portable heater. We’ve examined the Pure Hot + Cool Link’s features and summed up its pros and cons below.
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Product Overview
The Pure Hot + Cool Link utilizes a 360 degree HEPA Glass filter. It removes up to 99.97 percent of particles .3 microns or larger. As the name implies, this filter pulls air from all angles, allowing the machine to operate efficiently no matter where or how it is positioned in a room. The Pure Hot + Cool Link also contains a charcoal filter to capture household odors. Rubber vacuum seals keep the filters fixed into the machine and prevent air from leaking around the filter.
Although plenty of other air purifiers use charcoal filters, and even HEPA filters, poorly sealed air passages make them less effective. If any air can go through the air purifier without passing through the filter, then allergens, toxins, and pollutants will ride that air right past the features designed to catch them.
The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link has a lot of features, both new and inherited from the Pure Cool Link Tower. An acoustically engineered motor bucket helps reduce noise by limiting vibrations inside the machine. This makes quiet settings even quieter. The brushless DC motor is energy efficient and does not create carbon dust.
The intelligent system automatically monitors, reacts, and purifies your environment. You can keep an eye on the system and send commands remotely through your phone. Previous models include Dyson’s mobile app, however, this system has a built-in thermostat to monitor not only air quality but also temperature.
Digital displays let users know when it’s time to change the filters, as most modern air purifiers do. The Pure Hot + Cool Link also features a temperature display, though, so users can make the most effective use of the product’s heating and cooling systems. Like other settings, however, the heating and cooling systems can be auto set to monitor and adjust to the room’s conditions on their own. All users have to do is set the desired temperature.
Dyson offers a thirty-day money back guarantee. This ensures if you do not like your new air purifier, you can send it back. If you haven’t seen a difference in a room within that time, then this product is likely not the best air purifier for you. Additionally, Dyson provides a free limited five or two-year warranty. This covers labor and replacement parts in cases of malfunction. Unlike cheaper brands, Dyson really does stand behind its products, and buying a Dyson air purifier is a pretty reliable investment.
Pros and Cons
- HEPA filter
- 360-degree design of filter allows machine to be situated in any part of the room without losing functionality
- Carbon filter removes odors
- Heating feature keeps your air purifier’s output pleasant during any season
- Remote monitoring and control software
- Digital displays
- Futuristic design
- Thirty-day money back guarantee
- Limited two or five-year warranty
- Replaceable filters are expensive and must be changed regularly for optimal operation
- Some users have critiqued Dyson’s bladeless fans for not spreading air as efficiently as a bladed fan
Since the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link is not yet available for purchase, we are still missing critical feedback from previous users. Without reports of how well the product works in real homes, dealing with real challenges, it’s difficult to say if it lives up to the hype.
The concept alone is worth trying, however. Since all air purifiers must use some kind of fan to propel air through the filter and back into the room, they tend to generate a bit of a breeze. Air purifiers that are specifically designed to cool a room simply add another level of chill to the air. This is great during warmer seasons, but it tempts users to simply turn off their air purifiers during the winter. Since many people need their air purifiers to combat serious respiratory issues, this is a problem. While the extra heating feature may seem like just another feature, it’s really the key to making a year-round air purifier.
Again, lack of user feedback is a serious consideration, but with autumn setting in, a lot of people will need this appliance as soon as it’s available. If it’s as reliable as Dyson’s other products, it should do a wonderful job purifying small and medium rooms. It’s a high cost for a single-room air purifier, but it will doubtlessly be worth the cost for a lot of people.