With cooler months on the horizon, we’ll soon be spending more time indoors, where proper ventilation is often lacking. These three air purifiers – from Dyson, Ozonos and Mila – can help improve the quality of air we breathe by helping to remove all manner of pollutants, from pet dander to viruses and bacteria.
Launched earlier this year with updated features (including a whole-machine HEPA H13 filter), the Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool is a three-in-one powerhouse. Engineered with high-pressure seals at “crucial” points, the machine captures 99.97 per cent of airborne particles, including microscopic allergens, bacteria, pollen and mould spores.
Operable via app, voice control or remote control, the stately appliance also provides heat in the winter, cools things down in the summer and can divert airflow through its back to cleanse the air without altering the temperature of the room. The 76.4-centimetre tall unit has integrated sensors that continuously monitor and report air quality. Its Air Multiplier technology is strong enough to draw in distant pollutants and project purified air throughout the entire room it occupies — a night mode setting, which can be pre-set, runs at the quietest setting for uninterrupted sleep. Available in White/Silver and Black/Nickel colourways.
Starting out as plug-and-play alternative to clunky kitchen vent hoods, this sleek little number by Ozonos quickly proved to be effective for ridding the air of not only cooking odours, smoke and aerosolized fats but also mould spores, allergens, viruses, germs and VOCs. The brainchild of two Austrian interior architects – Thomas Brunauer and Fredy Schecher – the compact cylinder can tackle spaces up to 92 square metres in one hour and is filter-less, relying instead on a UV-C tube bulb (with an 8,000-hour lifespan) that produces safe amounts of ozone to alter the chemical composition of airborne pollutants.
Bluetooth enabled, it’s made from recycled materials (and is itself 96 per cent recyclable), measures in at 40-centimetres long and weighs just under six pounds, meaning it can easily be moved from room to room when needed. Recently made available in North America, the units are offered in white, black and grey.
Developed by a trio of expat software engineers wanting to improve the indoor air quality of their own family homes while living in China, Mila features eight sensors that detect both airborne micro-particles (smoke, allergens, dust mites, pet dander, viruses and more) as well as carbon monoxide and humidity levels and potential mould growth. Encased in a crisp white perforated shell that reads more modern artwork than utilitarian appliance, the cube-shaped unit calculates the size of the room it’s in to deliver a consistent level of performance.
Seven HEPA certified filters are offered that are tailored to specific needs – for example, battling allergens, protecting sensitive or developing immune systems or removing chemicals and off-gassing from new paint, carpets and furniture – that allow for personalized control over an interior environment. The accompanying app shows how much of the air has been cleaned and the time taken, while a presence-detecting Quit Mode function keeps the noise down when people are in the room and deeps cleans when it knows it’s alone.
Improve indoor air quality with these stylish and super-efficient machines.