This Smart Fan Does a Whole Lot More Than Just Cooling You Off

And it will be a godsend to anyone with allergies.

It’s summer. It’s hot. Even when my air conditioning is on, I still crave a cool breeze on my face. And if you don’t have air conditioning? Well, you need a fan, like yesterday. There are lots of options on the market — you can likely walk down to your local pharmacy and pick one up for $9.99. But my favorite fan is a whole lot smarter than the chintzy plastic ones we all grew up with.

The Dyson Pure Cool is a blade-free oscillating fan that ALSO purifies your room’s air, removing 99.97% of the gases, pollutants, allergens and odors present. So, if you’re like me in that you’re hot and ALSO have every allergy under the sun, well, sounds like you need to get you a fan that can do both. And lucky for all of us, the Pure Cool does just that.

Here’s the truth, though: We’re breathing in a sh*t ton of gross stuff every day. And as much as we’d like to be running through flower-filled mountaintops singing, “The hills are alive, with the sound of muuuusic,” in actuality, we spend 90% of our lives indoors. What are we breathing in? Pollen, city pollution, wood-burning fireplace emissions, pet dander and disintegrated feces (so gross, I know), formaldehyde gases from furniture foam … and the list literally goes on and on.

As someone with severe allergies — I’m allergic to everything from tree nuts to pollen to dust mites — I can attest that on some days I feel great, but on other days I feel … blah. I’ll have a headache or my sinuses are acting up or I’m exhausted despite getting eight hours of sleep. And while I’m not having a full-blown allergic reaction to any one thing, on those sub-par days, I’m likely affected by a buildup of allergens in my living space.

Which is why I was so on board with the Pure Cool concept. In addition to looking like something out of a Jetsons episode, the fans (it’s available in a tower format for floor standing and a smaller size for tabletop placement) are working to capture the microscopic pollutants trapped in my home via HEPA and carbon filters, and redeliver clean, healthier air into my rooms. (Fun stat: The fans can project 77 gallons of purified air per second to every corner of the room they are placed in.)

Oh, and they’re alerting me to what is seized. (Yes, "seized," because in my mind, I’m living in a perpetual NCIS: New Jersey episode.) That’s right, on a nifty LCD screen, the fans report the pollutants, gases and ultrafine particles they’re picking up in real time, which basically means that we're learning our air quality isn't nearly as good as we thougth it was ... in real time. 

Another bonus is that you can continue to use your Pure Cool long after the summer heat wave passes, thanks to a new backward airflow feature that purifies the air, but doesn’t cool it. Want to see the forest through the trees? Download the Dyson Link app to track the pollutants captured over time (Have an abundance of fire place emissions? Time to get the chimney cleaned!), see your real-time air quality and to schedule specific days and times for isolated purification. Another perk: It monitors your filters’ life and alerts you when it’s time to buy a new one … and don’t worry, changing the filter isn’t something you will to dread. With the Pure Cool, you just press a button, pop off the old filters, clamp on the new ones and you’re good to go. Dyson does a lot of things really well (we’re die-hard fans of its vacuums, but who isn't?), but easy-peasy filter replacement is definitely one of its strengths.

The fans also come with a sleek little magnetized remote that can be stored neatly on top of the machines. In my case, this meant no more screaming, “Where is the freaking remote?!” I swear I spend half my life searching for my phone and the other half for remotes.

A few more things to note about the fans: Nighttime mode engages quieter settings and a dimmed display, making it a great tool for light sleepers (and babies or kiddos). Timers mean you can set it to go on and off while you’re sleeping, or while you’re out of the house during the day. And for my fellow allergy sufferers — or for the parents of kids with allergies — I've been keeping my tower fan in my bedroom at night for the past month and have been sleeping much more soundly, with zero sinus issues during the day. I also find a great amount of comfort in the fact that Dyson purifiers are certified asthma- and allergy-friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Ultimately this fan is giving all of us more control over our homes, which also means more control over our own health and wellness. A fan that cools you off AND gives you peace of mind. Done and done. 

Dyson Pure Cool Purifying Tower Fan

Dyson Pure Cool Purifying Desk Fan

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