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How To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home With Dyson

Do you ever stop to think about how clean the air is in your home? Like most people, you might be conscious of it when your house is filled with paint fumes after painting and decorating, or perhaps after using too many chemical cleaning products. 

Did you know that the air pollution inside your home can be up to five times worse than outside1, and we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors2? When you start a family, indoor air quality becomes even more important, as every parent wants to ensure their child is breathing in clean air.

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From plant pollen to cleaning products, cooking fumes, and household dust, there are many different sources of pollution in your home. Indoor home pollution is becoming an even bigger problem as modern homes are becoming better insulated, which can lead to pollutants becoming trapped inside. The unsettling thing about indoor pollution is that it’s invisible.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a machine in your house that warned you when the air quality is declining and also took action to eradicate airborne contaminants? Enter the Dyson Pure Cool, a new purifying fan that senses and captures allergens in your home in real time and then reports back to you as it removes them.

How does it work?

The Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan senses allergens and pollutants in real time. The next step is for the purifier to automatically clean the air using a 360 degree fully sealed filter system that captures 99.95% of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 microns. The machine then projects clean air to every corner of the room. The LCD Display on the Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan shows you the level of pollutants in the air updates the number as it works to clean your environment.

Available in a large tower format for floor placement, and a small desk format for worktops and floors, the Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan has a diffused airflow or purification-only mode, which can be used when you want to purify the air, but don’t want cool air blowing on you. The fan mode is however great for the summer months.

App

You can even monitor your indoor air quality when you're not at home. The Dyson Link app (available for iOS and Android) allows you to control your Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan and track indoor and outdoor pollution, temperature and humidity levels.  indoor and outdoor pollution, temperature and humidity levels.

Real Mum’s Review

Mum-of-two Mary Gordon (pictured below with her sons, aged one and three) tested out the Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan in her home for four weeks. Mary chose to trial the purifying fan in her kitchen, the office and her children's bedroom. Find out how the product helped to improve the air quality in her family home.

Air quality

“Before the trial, I was concerned about dust in general in the home as our house is a new build, and there seems to be 'settling dust' regularly on the skirting boards. Cooking fumes are another issue, as our living space is open plan. I wasn’t too concerned about cleaning products, as I use eco-friendly ones. Although air quality at home is important to me, I wasn’t aware of the various pollutants that can come from seemingly harmless items in your house. I was very aware of dust, odours, and mould, but I have since discovered that pollen can actually be an asthma trigger. I wasn’t aware of air purifiers before this trial, but I was keen to discover how they could improve the air quality in the home.

What was the main benefit of using the purifier?

Breathing noticeably fresh air was the main benefit. It was lovely to walk into a room and to sense the freshness. It was also a relief to know that there were no gases building up in the atmosphere that I wouldn’t have been able to sense myself. I really noticed the clean air in our unused office room. Also, the kids benefitted on very warm days when the house was hot, but I didn’t want to open the doors due to noise and/or bees in the garden. It was very interesting how the machine display showed us when the air in our home was becoming polluted. There were points when the machine spiked to a red colour, and the display showed how the filter was taking action to clean the air. This was very reassuring.

Ease of use

The ease of turning it on and off – it’s so user-friendly. The set up was extremely simple too. It’s quite lightweight so it's easy to carry between rooms. The remote control was excellent – it was easy to use and it was magnetised so would stick to the top of the purifier. This is an excellent idea as otherwise it may have ended up in a box of Lego! All in all, the purifier is simple to function and the controls make it even easier – so simple to turn it on/off, turn the fan up or down, rotate it etc.

I kept the purifier on the island in the kitchen, which worked well for us. The app functionality was extremely easy to control and monitor. This was a real win for me.

Improved air quality 

There has definitely been an improvement in air quality – particularly when I left it on night mode. The next morning it was a delight walking into the room. I would recommend it for families with pets, people who suffer when the pollen count is high and anyone doing renovations – it will definitely catch the dust and dirt after a building project. I would also recommend it to my parents or people who live in older houses and might not be aware of the air quality."

This article is kindly sponsored by Dyson.

The Dyson Pure Cool range is available at the Dyson website with prices starting from €449.99 for more information go to www.dyson.ie.

1 Hulin et. al., Respiratory health and indoor air pollution based on quantitative exposure assessments. Respiratory Journal, Oct. 2012

‘Combined or multiple exposure to health stressors in indoor built environments,’ World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Edited by Dimosthenis A Sarigiannis, pg 9, 2013.


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