Clearing the air

In these mask-wearing times, the quality of the air we breathe seems all the more important. Metropol’s gadget guru Ian Knott takes a look at how Dyson plans to ‘clear the air’ in your home.

Having spent a few weeks with the Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool Formaldehyde, my natural cynicism has turned to sheer wonder with this futuristic-looking unit surpassing all my expectations.

I don’t live in a spotless home, we have animals, several animals, and with those animals come animal smells. But the air filtering technology in the Dyson sucks in those impurities and spits out heated or cooled odour-free air, distributing it around the room in an intelligent way that covers every corner. There is a noticeable difference in the quality of the air in our home.

But animal smells are nothing compared to the unseen nasties it picks up. Formaldehyde is listed as one of the top 10 poisons in the world, and you’d be surprised how much of it is in your home. The Dyson Purifier not only filters out formaldehyde from the air, but actively destroys it. Not to mention pollens for the hayfever sufferers.

The Dyson Link app lets you control the device remotely and gives you a detailed analysis of the air quality in your home.

One surprise bonus was a considerably lower power bill from using the Dyson instead of our usual heat pump. I call that a win-win!


You will notice a better air quality
Get peace of mind knowing what’s being filtered out of your home
Extremely easy to set up and use


At around $1000, it’s a top-end gadget. But with potential power savings and better health, it’s well worth it.

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