This year, with winter working up to be one of Toronto’s coldest yet, I’ve been getting ready to brace the chill. That means, prepping my warmest parka, finding weatherproof boots and stocking up on bulky sweaters. But one thing I typically neglect is my skin and my apartment. Luckily, I was given the opportunity to test a machine that promised to help with all of my typically forgotten winter woes – the Dyson Humidifier.
When it comes to Dyson, I don’t expect anything less than a cool, sleek design and that’s precisely what I got. After pulling the humidifier out of the box, assembly was super easy. There are four major components to the humidifier; the base, the water tank, the fan, and the cord to plug it into the wall. The Dyson Humidifier also includes a sleek little remote that can control the airflow power, humidification or fan-only mode, auto mode or the sleep timer from around the room.
Those who know Dyson, know that the company doesn’t just release anything. Their engineers spend years, even decades perfecting design and technologies so that their customers only receive the best of the best. For the humidifier, they spent $75 million and tested 643 prototypes before they settled on the final product. Here are some key things you should know before you purchase:
- The Dyson Humidifier promises to be unlike other humidifiers. It uses an Ultraviolet Cleanse technology to kill 99.9% of bacteria in the water it uses, producing clean hydrated air
- It uses the same patented Air Multiplier™ technology that their fans use to distribute mist evenly and quietly
- In terms of temperature, the Dyson Humidifier uses Intelligent Climate Control, meaning it creates the most comfortable environment based on the current air temperature and moisture of whatever room it occupies
- It’s certified asthma & allergy friendly™, meaning they’ve met and exceeded certain maintenance, sanitization and disinfection performance standards
- The humidifier has been awarded a professional dermatologically accredited award from the Skin Health Alliance
But does it work? For a price tag that makes up half of my rent, I really hoped it would and I wasn’t disappointed. First off, I love the design of the humidifier. It is super chic, unlike its bulky competitors and because the design is so thoughtful, I don’t feel the need to hide it amongst my things.
As for the actual results, after a months use, I did notice some major ones.
I live in a condo that is small and gets dry. I try not to run my air conditioning, so the Dyson Humidifier worked perfectly during those oddly warm days we had in Toronto this October – the misting fan kept my apartment just the right temperature of cool. I also noticed a difference in the quality of air – it just felt fresher. And as a cat owner with a best friend that’s allergic to cats, I did notice that this helped her decongest her sinuses. It also helped with a major problem I typically face on the regular: chapped lips. My lips have been less chapped and I find myself picking at them less and less the more I use my Dyson Humidifier.
Would I purchase a Dyson Humidifier for $599.99? On my budget? Probably not. However, it is something I would recommend to anyone who has noticeably dry skin or congestion and can afford to purchase one. It is sleek, modern and it is proven to work. It’s a product that was absolutely built to last and while we’re sure you won’t run into any problems, it comes with a 2-year warranty and a lifetime guarantee of support. If you’re interested in learning more, visit Dyson here.