Advantage:– The design still looks fresh and something out of a modern art gallery. – Formaldehyde removal functionality. – Easy setup and use. – App interface and app-based functionality.Cons:– Very expensive compared to other air purifiers. – Dyson uses too much single-use plastic in its packaging. – Fan noise. – Limited remote control functionality.Classification: 3.4Price: Rs 52,900/- for tower and filters. Additional filters cost Rs 5990/-. We live in a time where the environment we live in, the very air we breathe, has the potential to kill us. Ask any medical professional who deals with patients suffering from asthma, and they will swear on their life how important an air purifier is. Now while there are a number of options to choose from, when searching for an air purifier a person will invariably come across something bearing the Dyson name.
Dyson has a reputation for over-designing its products, so naturally, in a sea of regular box-sized air purifiers, its air purifiers stand out. Dyson is not just selling you a piece of technology, but also a work of art. Also, they seem to be constantly pushing the envelope on a number of things. As well as filling its products to the brim with new innovations, Dyson also pushes the boundaries of what some would consider value for money. It’s no secret that Dyson products are very expensive. Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde TP09 is no different. But how good is it as an air purifier, and more importantly, is it worth the money Dyson charges for it? We try to answer that question. Dyson Cool Formaldehyde Purifier: What’s new? Although Dyson has several air purifiers, for the Cool Formaldehyde Purifier, Dyson has added a special solid-state sensor that lasts as long as the machine. Formaldehyde is a polluting gas released by furniture and wooden objects made with formaldehyde-based resins. Materials like plywood and fiberboard, insulation, and DIY products like paint, wallpaper, varnish, and household cleaning products can release formaldehyde. It is about 500 times smaller than 0.1 microns, it is particularly difficult to capture and, if left undetected, can get stuck in a house for years. Prolonged exposure can cause severe asthma and degradation of lung tissue. It can even cause high levels of formaldehyde which can cause myeloid leukemia and other rare cancers around the nasal cavity and pharynx. Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde: Setting up Setting up the Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde is pretty straightforward and can be done in less than 10 minutes with great ease, even if someone is not that familiar with previous Dyson products and has little to no technical knowledge. Once you have removed the air purifying tower and the HEPA+ carbon filter and catalytic filter from their packaging, you only need to stand the tower upright.Please note that the remote control is placed in a box of its own. Open the filter cover or grill by simply removing the latch and then insert the filters. The catalytic filter comes in first, followed by the HEPA+ carbon filter. Once they have been inserted, simply replace the rack and lock it in place with the rack latches. Your air purifier is ready to plug in and ready to go.Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde: The Design First things first, the aesthetics of the Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde are sublime. There is no point in refuting this, but the Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde is a work of art. It really is something to behold and would perfectly complement the most elegant and sophisticated trends that any good interior designer can come up with. The design that Dyson chose for the Purifier Cool Formaldehyde is something that they had established with their bladeless fans and air purifiers quite some time ago. This new air purifier weighs 4.86 kilograms, about 105 centimeters tall and 22 centimeters wide. This variation is available in a couple of colors, white and gold. Our test unit had the gold color scheme, which is a pretty classy and beautiful-looking copper color. While the main body of the air purifier is white, the accompanying remote control, as well as the outer filter cover, are that beautiful copper color.Due to the tall design, the filter takes up very little floor space and can also be placed in a crowded room. Just make sure there is room for the Purifier Cool Formaldehyde to swing and that the base has ample area around it to suck in air. Thanks to the small screen on the base unit, you’ll get real-time readings of the air quality in a room and how well your new air purifier is working. Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde: Functionality The best way to use the Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde is to keep it on auto mode, although users can select the fan speed it runs on. When in automatic mode, the air purifier constantly monitors the air quality in the room, keeping an eye on the levels of PM2.5, PM10 and formaldehyde in the air. It will adjust the speed of the fans accordingly and purify the air until the contaminant level is back to ideal. Once you’ve reached those numbers, the air purifier will slow down and eventually go back to sleep, but will continue to monitor air quality.The fan function of the air purifier works moderately well. Until level 6 or so, you can barely hear the purifier working. Anything above that is slightly audible, but not so much as to call it disturbing. When at level 10, the fans make a considerable noise. If you have placed the air purifier next to your work station in your home, you will be distracted by the constant humming noise it makes. However, the fact that it oscillates within 350 degrees helps you to ignore the noise. Don’t expect the tower to cool you down enough, it’s not capable of doing that, even with fans and other settings maxed out at 10. But then again, it was never intended to do that. The small LCD screen on the air purifier is a nifty touch. Not only does it show the air quality and contaminant level in a room in real time, but it also helps to set the air purifier manually if you choose to do so. There is also a night mode that works quite well and works without making any noise. Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde: app integrationIn addition to the remote control, users can also control the air purifier with the Dyson Link app. The app works flawlessly and is very convenient to use. The app is also loaded with additional features, so much so that after a few days, one would like to ditch the bundled remote and control the purifier through the app alone.Setting it up and connecting it to the air purifier is, again, very easy and intuitive. The home page gives you all the relevant information you’ll need if you’re closely monitoring the air. The app is well designed and very intuitive to use. The secondary page gives you all the relevant numbers in a very concise and clear way. These mainly include the levels of PM10, VOC and NO2, the three biggest air pollutants. It also allows users to closely monitor the levels of each of the major pollutants, including formaldehyde. It also shows you the levels of different pollutants by hour, day, and week, and helps users better monitor their environment and sources of pollution.The app also allows users to turn on the air purifier from a completely different part of town, as long as the air purifier is plugged into a power outlet. Users can also create schedules where the air purifier will automatically turn on and automatically turn off as well. The app also pulls data from the internet to show you a pretty comprehensive AQI report for your city and compares it to the air in your room. The app will also let you know when you need to change the filter, which, in a city like Delhi, would be every 8-10 months. Conclusion: Is the Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde worth the money? The addition of formaldehyde purification is a nice feature and something most air purifiers lack. If your doctor has advised you to monitor your exposure to formaldehyde, then opting for the Fresh Formaldehyde Purifier is almost a no-brainer. However, if that’s not a concern, there are plenty of other air purifiers for half the cost that would do the trick. It will give up some comforts and features, but it will get the job done. Via: FirstPost