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SUMMER is here and I don’t fancy melting into a journalist-scented puddle – enter: Dyson.
I’ve been testing the Dyson Purifier Cool Autoreact to stave off the brutal(ish) UK heat.
Sadly Britain hasn’t clocked on to air conditioning yet, so it’s very easy to be overwhelmed in the summer.
And if it means avoiding a swift and sweaty demise, a Dyson fan seems like a great buy.
Importantly, this is also a purifier – so it doesn’t just cool you down, but cleans up the air you’re breathing too.
This double-whammy of life preservation could be considered priceless. Dyson is charging £499 – so is it worth it?
For a start, its long silvery 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 metre) but has a fairly slim profile, so it doesn’t dominate a room.
It sits on a rotating base that can oscillate at angles of your choosing, from 45 degrees right up to a near-circular 350 degrees.
I found 90 degrees to be best to target my toasty form stretched out across the sofa, but your mileage may vary.
There’s a remote control that lets you control just about everything on the fan.
This includes the aforementioned oscillation angle as well as the fan speed (which goes up to 10).
There’s also a draught-free “reverse” mode that shoots air out of the back of the fan while still purifying.
If you’re a light sleeper, consider hitting the half-moon for Night Mode.
This uses very quiet settings (although it’s already 20% quieter than the old model) and dims the display.
The screen sits just above the base of the fan and shows various metrics.
Some of these are related to your chosen settings.
And others will make you feel bad about the state of your home air – including levels of pollutants.
You can also see the remainder of the filter life.
Each fan comes with a filter that you install during setup.
It will need replacing eventually, but it’s very easy to slot in – it took me about 15 seconds, and I didn’t even read the instructions.
Sensors on the fan analyse air automatically, diagnosing pollutants and measuring them for your viewing pleasure.
The fan can capture 99.95% of particles down to 0.1 microns using the HEPA HP13 filter.
And the whole machine is fully sealed to the same HEPA standard to keep pollutants trapped.
There’s a layer of activated carbon to remove odours and gases from the air.
And the fan will even generate “circulation” to pull distant pollutants into the machine.
This means you should get purified air flow throughout the room.
It’s hard to say if you personally need this fan.
If you’ve got a bit of cash spare and hate being hot (and especially if you live in a big city) then an air-purifying Dyson is a great addition to the home.
There are cheaper alternatives (even from Dyson), but this fan is effective, easy to use and looks very good.
It’s worth the cash if you have it: it’s one of the easiest ways to upgrade your living room.
The Sun says: This gorgeous Dyson fan cools you down, cleans up your air and has plenty of “smart” credentials to satisfy tech fans 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 since changed.
Always do your own research before making any purchase.
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