Good-looking appliances are all the rage these days – and the air purifier industry is not immune from this trend. If you’re looking for an air purifier that looks great in your home, the Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier is your answer.
This review will dive into the Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier, giving you the pros and cons you need before you buy.
Let’s start with the design for this air purifier. “Futuristic” is the word people often use to describe how this purifier looks, and I agree. It’s undeniably simple but effective. The design is similar to Dyson’s fans and fan heater models but with a more modern twist. Unlike other air purifiers, this model blends well into the home and looks more like a sleek fan than an air purifier.
The unit itself includes two parts:
- The tall loop on the top blows the air and the base, which holds the filters and motor. It measures 7.7 x 4.3 x 40.1 inches, so it takes very little floor space. It weighs a mere 7.9 pounds making it easy to move around.
- The remote control. This holds all the power you need to operate the air purifier. It only has six buttons: standby, auto mode, airflow control, sleep timer, oscillation, and night mode. The remote is also curved and magnetized, so you can place it on top of the unit for easy access.
This Dyson air purifier is made from thick plastic. This makes it surprisingly stable and bottom-heavy – so that it won’t topple over easily. If you have nosy cats or dogs, you won’t need to worry about them toppling it accidentally or deliberately. The same goes for children.
However, we don’t recommend placing it on a nightstand or any elevated surfaces if you have tile or hard flooring. Air purifiers are made to clean the atmosphere, not survive a fall onto a hard surface.
NOTE: In the unfortunate case that your unit gets broken, you can rest easy: Dyson provides a 2-year warranty on this unit.
The Pure Link air purifier uses two filters. The first is a true 360o HEPA filter which can trap 99.97% of airborne allergens as small as 0.3 microns. The HEPA filter is effective for removing PM10 as well as the nastier PM2.5 particulates from the air that you breathe.
If you have this running in your home, you no longer need to worry about dust, dander, fur, pollen, smoke, mold spores, dust mites, or other airborne allergens and pollutants.
The second filter is a carbon filter which takes care of unpleasant odor in the house. Even when you have pets such as cats or dogs, you can still breathe fresh air all year round with this unit around. This also works with cigarette smoke, which is fantastic if you are living with a smoker.
As a bonus, that carbon filter also removed Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). As VOCs are almost unavoidable in modern homes, this is a welcoming feature we love. If you want to know more about VOCs, this short video can enlighten you on this topic.
As we have mentioned earlier, this air purifier is a combo of an air purifier and fan. As a fan, it does a great job of cooling you off on hot summer days.
The top part rotates between 45o to 350o and can easily cover an area of 1,600 square feet or more with ease. Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology delivers more than 77 gallons of air per second. That’s an impressive figure for an air purifier of this size.
The air purifier uses ten airflow speed settings. On the max setting, the unit gets quite noticeably loud. It’s understandable, though, in our books, as the setting is designed to deliver clean air and cool you off as quickly as possible.
One quirky thing about the Dyson Pure Cool Link is you can set it to blow air in the opposite direction. It’s something so absurd; you think you’ll never use it. Then comes winter, and you finally realize why Dyson gives this feature. Cool attention to detail indeed.
If you prefer to keep things quiet, stick to the first six speeds. With these, you can definitely still sleep soundly with the unit on. You can also activate the night mode when you’re going to bed. This will dim the display and limit the fan speed to 4.
Let’s not forget about the wifi connectivity and phone app. The app makes controlling the unit from any location extremely easy.
You don’t have to get out of the bed or your comfy chair to control the unit. You don’t even need to be in the house to use it. The app also allows you to schedule the unit, so it starts at a specific time and monitors the air quality in your home.
The Dyson Link app is available for both iOS and Android. You’ll need to follow several steps before you can use it, but it is straightforward to install if you follow the steps in the instruction manual.
Finally, this unit also has an auto mode. Turn it on, and you won’t need to keep adjusting the fan speed all the time. The unit will set its speed according to how poor the air quality is.
The price tag for the Dyson Pure Cool Link air purifier is quite steep. You definitely pay extra for the design and features. Since the unit uses non-washable filters, you also need to spend extra on replacement filters.
The replacement filter includes both the HEPA and carbon filter in a single package. Conveniently, you don’t need to buy them separately, but that also means the replacement also costs quite a lot.
Dyson claims that you only need to replace the filters once a year in cases where you run the unit for 12 hours a day. If you choose to run the unit 24/7, you may need to replace the filters once every six months or less.
That said, each home has different levels of air quality issues. Some users report that they need to replace the filter every four months.
If you live next to a busy road or have active pets in the house, that schedule may apply to you as well. Our suggestion is to replace the filters whenever the built-in notification tells you to do so. This will ensure the air purifier is working as intended.
While the Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier comes with a hefty price tag, it’s a fantastic unit. With dozens of great features, a warranty, and mobile connectivity, this air purifier is definitely a top-of-the-line model.
If you can afford it, get it. You’re not going to regret having the Dyson Air Purifier in your house. Overall, we give it a rating of 9/10.
Karie is a science-obsessed writer with a sensitive nose. She has been using air purifiers for many years, and uses them obsessively to keep her home dust-free. She is passionate about helping people find the right air purifier for them.