Dyson is notorious for pushing the limits with its appliances. And when the viral seeds of a worldwide pandemic could be smeared across your phone or lurking in the air you breathe, people are paying more attention than every to cleanliness and air quality. While Dyson is no stranger when it comes to fans, humidifiers, and air purifiers, the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool is the first to roll all three into one appliance. It’s an ambitious effort promises to keep your home air both clean and comfortable, but is it worth its $800 price tag?
Dyson has a meticulous eye for design, and this product is no exception. Combining the functions of a fan, air purifier, and humidifier is daunting on paper, so it’s no surprise that the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool has an intimidating stature. Its sheer heft makes Dyson’s previous fan/humidifier combo, the aging AM10 Humidifier, look quaint by comparison. It also has the weight to match its bulk, which can complicate things if you intend to lug it around the house.
On the outside, it’s almost impossible to realize all the complex processes happening inside the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool. First, Dyson Ultraviolet Cleanse technology eliminates 99.9% of waterborne bacteria in the reservoir. Furthermore, the air it sucks in is put through a filtration process consisting of HEPA and activated carbon filters, to capture 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. For those who have allergies, it’s effective at filtering pollen and odors.
You can feel a breeze and humidity, but Dyson wants you to know its air purifier is doing its job, too. That’s where its air quality sensors come to play. They break down the indoor air quality by monitoring the particulate matter, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), nitrogen dioxide, temperature, and humidity every 15 minutes.
The Dyson Link app, available for Android and iOS, displays all of the information collected by the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool — giving you concrete information about indoor air quality.
Wi-Fi connectivity means you can not only see the aforementioned metrics through the app, but to also remotely operate the device. If you prefer voice commands, it’s compatible with Alexa and Siri. If neither appeals to you, use the tiny included remote, which conveniently stores above the unit for quick access. A small LCD display on the base of the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool also shows air quality in real time, along with other metrics.
At $800, the Pure Humidify + Cool is expensive even by Dyson’s notoriously spendy standards. However, it replaces three different appliances and frankly has no rivals. Even most dedicated air purifiers don’t monitor air quality, much less report them through a slick app and respond to Alexa commands.