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Does Your Home Have an Air Pollution Problem?

When you’re out for a run and you hit a busy road it’s fair enough to be concerned about the quality of the air you’re breathing, especially when you’re sucking in the big ones. Once you’re home for a shower you probably think you’re out of the way of air pollution, right? Not necessarily. Supported by data from the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, air pollution isn’t just an outdoor problem. In fact, indoor air pollution can make the quality of the air in your home up to five times worse than the air outside.

What is Indoor Air Pollution? 

There are numerous airborne particles and contaminants you can’t see throughout your home that you could be breathing in every day. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) make up a number of these, and are either released by ordinary household items or enter from outside and become trapped in your home. Appliances such as gas stovetops can release invisible VOCs into the air as they burn. Air fresheners and cleaning agents are other sources, and some varnishes used on floors and furniture can release VOCs for years after they’ve been applied. Plus, some soft furnishings can emit formaldehyde gases left over from the manufacturing process.  

Airborne pollens are another pollutant you can’t always see, but they can have a big impact on allergy sufferers and people with asthma. They can enter your home through windows and doors, or be released by indoor plants.


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How Do You Get Rid of It?

It’s easy enough to get out the vacuum to get rid of particles you can see like dust, but how do you remove the airborne ones you can’t? The team at Dyson are onto it, and have taken another innovative step forward by developing an intelligent, multifunctional purifier fan. 

“As pollution increases, technology must counter it,” says founder James Dyson. “We began by engineering vacuums that capture the pollutants found on floors and surfaces. Now we’ve turned our attention to those in the air.”

Check out Dyson’s range of purifiers

The Dyson Pure Hot +Cool™ Link purifier fan is a high-tech multi-functional purifier, fan and heater in one. The purifier captures gases and 99.95% of fine airborne particles such as allergens and pollutants1 via a 360-degree Glass HEPA filter, which captures ultrafine particles from the air such as pollen, bacteria and pet dander. Tris-impregnated activated carbon captures three times more odours and domestic fumes, plus it traps and breaks down airborne gases, such as formaldehyde.

The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link purifier automatically monitors, reacts and improves the quality of the air in your home. It reports hourly to its own Dyson Link app, so you can monitor the quality of the air from your smartphone2. The Dyson Link app also lets you control the machine remotely so you can set it while you’re out and keep on top of your indoor air quality even when you’re not at home

When it comes to multiple functionality, the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link purifier fan is best in class. In the warmer months, its fan function intelligently purifies and helps cool you down using Air Multiplier™ technology and in the cooler months, set the intelligent thermostat to your ideal room temperature and enjoy long-range, purified heat. 

The Jet Focus Control feature gives a concentrated airflow for personal use when you want to concentrate in one place (so you can blast yourself with a stream of air while you do your morning push-ups). When you want to heat or cool the whole room, put it in diffused mode for an even distribution of purified air.  

To find out more, or locate a stockist for the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link air, you can discover it here.

1 Particle capture tested to EN1822. Gaseous capture tested to JEM 1467 (acetic acid, acetaldehyde, ammonia) and GB/T18801 (formaldehyde, benzene). Gaseous capture rates vary.
2App functionality may vary by location. Requires WiFi and an app enabled device. Standard data and messaging rates may apply. 1 Particle capture tested to EN1822. Gaseous capture tested to JEM 1467 (acetic acid, acetaldehyde, ammonia) and GB/T18801 (formaldehyde, benzene). Gaseous capture rates vary.

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