Monday, June 15, 2015

Dyson Pure Cool Bladeless Fan & Air Purifier - Safe for Kids & Pets

Usually from May to October each year, Singapore is affected by severe smoke haze due to forest fires in neighbouring countries when they clear land for agricultural uses.

This year hasn't been really bad so far, but it could really worsen up. Past experiences, especially with the haze crisis in 2013, have taught us to be prepared and extra careful. We've gotten our masks ready, cleaned our air-conditioner filters and also checked that our windows can be closed properly to prevent the polluted air from coming inside our home.

We also set up the new Dyson Pure Cool Bladeless Fan & Air Purifier to help keep the air inside our home clean because tiny & harmful pollutants, allergens, pollen, and mould can still creep in when the windows are closed.

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I've always thought that the Dyson bladeless fans were pretty new-age and cool. Now the cool factor is upped with a built-in air purifier which allows the Dyson Pure Cool to purify and circulate clean air all year round

There's two main parts to the machine - the top fan and bottom air purifier. The whole thing is pretty light to carry from room to room, if you need to, and easy to assemble. Just align the parts and click. 

Air is passed through a 360° Glass HEPA filter, containing constructed microfibers that are pleated 254 times, meaning it can trap 99.95% of even the microscopic particles – including pollutants, pollen, bacteria, viruses and particles down to an ultra-fine size of PM0.1.  

The boy explained to me that HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance. It's a standard for air filters and must satisfy certain {high} standards of efficiency like removing 99.97% of particles that have a size of PM0.3. Seriously if you are considering to get any kind of air filter, get only those that are certified HEPA as they designed to target and trap much smaller pollutants and particles.

Not all air purifiers can do so. Some rely on big motors to force air through bulky filters to capture particles. However due to the velocity of the air, and the inefficiency of the filter, ultra-fine particles can pass through, and escape back into the room.

Don't think that just because they are small, they are insignificant. Au contraire! The smaller the particles, the more harmful they are to your health and these ultra-fine PM0.1 can actually enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body, causing more serious long term and short term illness, such as respiratory infections, skin ageing, asthma, even heart attack and stroke (´⊙ω⊙`)!#notkidding

The filter only needs to be replaced after six months of continuous use, or once a year if you use the machine for 12 hours/day, and it takes less than a minute to do so.

There's also remote control and timer to set the machine between 1 and 10 airflow settings. Settings 1-3 will circulate purified air around the room, while 4-10 will simultaneously cool and purify.

Sorry to those that love to sleep with white noise from a fan, but like all other Dyson fans, the Dyson Pure Cool is accredited with the Quiet Mark, which is the international mark of approval from the Noise Abatement Society, endorsed by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs {DERFA} in the UK.

This is perfect to put in the baby/ kids room though, especially for those that are fussy about unwanted noise when they are sleeping *I'm looking at you there, Lil Pumpkin!*

As a mum of a young, very inquisitive child, I also like that the Dyson Pure Cool has a bladeless fan, so I don't need to worry about Lil Pumpkin getting her fingers cut on the blades. Plus, it's so easy to clean! No need worry about removing awkward grills and blades - just wipe clean with a wet cloth.

Also, since our home is already filled with so many toys and general family "stuff", the slim and compact design of the Dyson Pure Cool is very, very appealing. It's still a powerful fan despite its small size, and thankfully without the choppy air stream you can get with traditional fans. It cools the place but obviously it is not as strong as those Vonado fans {which we like too since they are super strong but alas pretty noisy}, but this is comparable to a "normal" fan. Of course, how cool depends on conditions like room size, furniture location etc.

Actually, my brother-in-law saw how efficient and aesthetically pleasing it was to the eye and got one for his home too.

He has 2 dogs and needed an air-purifier to get rid of pet dander {microscopic flecks of skin shed by animals with fur or feathers that causes allergies} and keep his home air fresh from pet odour, which can be done with the Dyson Pure Cool since the purifier also has a layer of activated carbon granules to capture odours and harmful toxins like paint fumes.

He lives in a shoebox studio apartment and loved that the Dyson Pure Cool took up so little valuable space, and also fits in with his "minimalist" home look. As with the same benefit for young children, the bladeless fan ensured that his dogs' paws were kept safe!

If you want to check it out too, the Dyson Pure Cool is available in White/ Silver or Iron/Blue from all major electrical and departmental stores. It comes with two years parts & labour warranty and retails for S$999 with replacement filters at S$79. More information can be found on Dyson Singapore website.

P.S. If you want to win a Dyson Pure Cool for yourself, check out their Facebook page giveaway!

* Disclosure: This is a review for Dyson Singapore. All opinions are my own.


Stacy said...

I've been wondering about these. Well not the air purifier part but the fan. Do they really cool the place?

Linda said...

What a great post. We need more child and pet friendly products. Thank you so much for sharing, and you have a lovely blog. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Ai Sakura said...

Stacy: Aiya thanks for reminding me.. I thought I put it in already haha. Will update later but yes it cools the place. Not as strong as those Vonado fans (which are super strong but pretty noisy), but this is comparable to a "normal" fan. Of course, depends on conditions like room size, furniture location etc.

Linda: thank you for dropping by! :)

An Apel a Day said...

I'd like to try the air purifier part, and my husband would like the fan.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

The fan will be very handy this summer...AC is consuming so much energy...Love the design, too.

Matter said...

My hubby just bought it and it's really noisy! So I wonder if we have a faulty one. 5 is not cooling at all, and 10 sounds like a jet engine. The traditional fan that we have is silent, compared to the Dyson Pure Cool. I really do hope ours is a faulty one... so we can exchange it.

Dent said...

Hello Sakura,
This machine looked very good and I think its very work full product for home. Because blade less machine is safe for child. Thank you for the sharing.