Dyson Air Purifier Review

Dyson Air Purifier Review

Keeping your home clean can be challenging.

Not only do you have to put things away and stay on top of your organization scheme, but you may also have kids, pets, and partners in your home who add to the mess. One thing you can count on being a constant presence is dust.

Dealing with dust is an important part of any cleaning regime, not only because too much dust can make a room look and smell bad, but also because dust carries all kinds of allergens and tiny dust mites.

Alongside using a good vacuum cleaner and other traditional dusting products, air purifiers are a great way to deal with dust. Our pick for the best air purifier for dust is the Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier.

The Vacuum King

More than likely, you have heard of Dyson in regard to their other products — I’m speaking of course of the innovative line of vacuum cleaners Dyson has been producing since the mid-1990s.

As the story goes, James Dyson bought a Hoover vacuum cleaner in 1974 and didn’t like how the machine lost suction and required you to change the bag inside, so he decided to create his own vacuum cleaner. This decision led to the development of the cyclone technology vacuum cleaner.

Since that machine was introduced some 20 years ago, Dyson has grown into a multi-billion dollar company that produces numerous products and employs over 12,000 people around the world.

Cool Link Air Purifier

The Dyson Cool Link Air Purifier debuted in 2016 and features the same sleek look that characterizes many Dyson products. When the product originally debuted, it was the first “smart technology” device produced by Dyson, meaning it was connected to the Dyson Link app, and had a smart feature enabling it to turn on if the air quality was poor.

The Cool Link Air Purifier comes in smaller and larger models, with the larger one mounted on a tower, measuring 41.5 inches. The smaller unit can be placed on a table top.  

One of the unique things about the Cool Link Air Purifier is that it is actually a fan mounted on top of a filtration system. You not only get filtration, but also good airflow through the machine and your home.

Air Filtration

This device utilizes industry standard filtration techniques, including True HEPA filters and an activated carbon filter. One of the upgrades the 2018 model offers is larger and thicker filters, meaning more effective filtration.

The activated carbon filter is excellent for dealing with various airborne chemicals (VOCs) and gases. These filters can also prolong the life of your HEPA filter because they tend to remove larger particles from the air.

High-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters are widely used today. They were developed during the second World War to help protect scientists and soldiers working on the development of the atomic bomb.

These filters are extremely effective and can remove up to 99.97% of fine particulates 0.3 microns or larger.

Dyson claims their filters can last up to a year, even if you run the machine for 12 hours a day, which is good news since a replacement pack runs about $80.

Coverage and Noise

Because the Cool Link is also a fan, it can move a tremendous amount of air around a medium-sized room — 77 gallons of air per second. It can also handle an area of about 1,600 square feet.

With 10 different speeds, you have options in terms of how much air flow you want. It can get loud at the highest level, but more than likely you won’t want or need it on that level in your bedroom.

One of the problems with the original model was that air only flowed out through the front of the device, which meant that your living space would become cold. The newest model now offers the ability to send the filtered air out the back of the machine.

Other Features

The device comes with a monitoring system that measures the air quality in your home. Using the Link App, the remote control, or the LCD panel, you can set the machine on auto so that it runs at different speeds for different lengths of time depending on the air quality in your home.


At $550, the Dyson Cool Link Air Purifier isn’t cheap, and the replacement filters are also expensive. But the design, versatility, and effectiveness of this machine make it an attractive air purifier that can help clear the air in your home.

Chris Winn

Chris Winn is a freelance writer who works in the Minneapolis area, where he and his family are beholden to two cats and a dog.