After using the new Dyson Air Purifier Formaldehyde for almost two weeks, I can finally reveal the reasons why you should or shouldn’t get your hands on this new piece of home tech product.

Dyson unveiled its latest generation of purification machines with new solid-state formaldehyde sensing technology, designed to capture ultra-fine dust and allergens, even destroying potentially dangerous VOCs including formaldehyde.

Formaldehyde is a colorless gas pollutant, released by furniture and wooden products containing formaldehyde-based resins like plywood and fibreboard, insulating materials, and do-it-yourself products such as paint, wallpapers, varnishes, and household cleaning products. Being 500 times smaller than particles the size of 0.1 microns, it is particularly difficult to capture and if left undetected can lead to prolonged exposure due to continuous release of airborne chemicals, known as off-gassing. 

With all-new solid-state formaldehyde sensing, fully-sealed HEPA 13 standard filtration, and 20% quieter airflow projection, the new Dyson Purifier Formaldehyde range ensures a cleaner home environment.

While other gel-based formaldehyde sensors can deteriorate over time and are easily confused with other VOC pollution, Dyson’s new, solid-state formaldehyde sensor works alongside Dyson’s unique algorithm to precisely monitor formaldehyde levels- intelligently ignoring other gases which are detected by a dedicated VOC sensor. 

Tireless and ever-dissatisfied, Dyson engineers have also re-engineered the machine airflow pathways to achieve fully-sealed HEPA 13 standard filtration – not only ensuring that no air bypasses the filter but blocking any potential leak points through which dirty air might enter the airflow. This means Dyson’s latest purifiers remove 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns. Improvements of the airflow journey have made the Dyson Pure

No one can contest, but, this is, really, the perfect timing to release this kind of new home technology product when millions of people around the world are spending more time indoors.

Here are the other reasons why you must consider investing in this piece of Godly technology.

Air Multiplier Technology

Using Dyson Air Multiplier™ Technology, the machine can project purified air to every corner of the room. The auto mode enables the machine to maintain a preferred room temperate and air quality levels, while the machine can be entirely controlled by the Dyson Link App and activated by voice control.

Engineered for real homes

Dyson Purifier machines are engineered for real spaces. The industry standard for testing air purifiers measures performance using a laboratory test conducted in a compact chamber 12m² in size, with a ceiling fan to circulate the air and one sensor inside the room measuring air quality. For more representative testing, Dyson’s POLAR test is based on a larger room size of 27m² with no added fan and uses eight sensors in the corners of the room and one sensor in the center to collect air quality data.

Dyson Purifier Cool: Acoustically engineered to be 20% quieter

Dyson engineers increased efforts to further reduce the sound output of the Dyson Purifier Cool while maintaining purification performance. Through an iterative design, test, build process managed at the Dyson Malaysia Development Centre’s in-house acoustics chamber, the machine was re-engineered to be 20% quieter. To achieve this noise reduction, Dyson engineers refined the overall airflow path by widening the aperture (slot in which the air exits the machine) and its geometry was improved. This reduced the amount of friction between the air and the surface of the machine, resulting in less sound. The noise was reduced from 64 to 61 decibels at max fan speed. 

Full-machine HEPA filtration

In Dyson’s new purifiers, it’s not just the filter that meets HEPA H13 standard, but the whole machine. It captures 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns such as allergens, bacteria, H1N1 virus*, pollen, and mold spores. Dyson engineers took a forensic approach to achieve a fully-sealed machine, creating high-pressure seals at an additional 24 critical points to prevent dirty air from bypassing the filters and carrying pollutants back into the room.

Precise formaldehyde sensing and destruction

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In addition to the existing particle, NO2, VOCs, temperature, and humidity sensors, the integration of an intelligent formaldehyde sensor ensures precise sensing of the pollutant for the lifetime of the machine. Formaldehyde sensors can be gel-based

and may deteriorate gradually as they dry out over time. Using an electrochemical cell, the Dyson formaldehyde sensor does not dry out and its unique intelligent algorithm cross-checks data every second, selectively sensing to avoid confusion with other VOCs.

Dyson’s Selective Catalytic Oxidisation (SCO) filter continuously destroys formaldehyde at a molecular level. The catalytic filter has a unique coating, with the same structure as the Cryptomelane mineral. Its billions of atom-sized tunnels are the optimal size and shape to trap and destroy formaldehyde, breaking it down into tiny amounts of water and CO2. It then regenerates from oxygen in the air to keep destroying it continuously without ever requiring replacement. 

You’ll love its other features

Guarantee: Dyson Purify machines have 2-year parts and labor guarantee. 

Remote control: A magnetized remote control can be neatly stored on top of the machine. 

Sleep time: Pre-set intervals ranging from 15 minutes to 9 hours. 

Dyson Link app: Available for iOS and Android, the Dyson Link app enables you to track indoor pollution, temperature, and humidity levels and provides maintenance support and troubleshooting

Voice Control: Compatible with Google Home, Alexa, and Siri.

Night-time mode: Monitors and purifies using its quiet settings, with a dimmed display.

Final Verdict

No bias, but this new piece of technology is worth every penny, especially in times like these. There are no “shouldn’t” reasons, cos this is an absolute investment.

Dyson Air Purifier Formaldehyde retails at P 40, 500 and now available at any Dyson demo stores and www.dyson.ph

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