Breathing City Air, and How the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Helps

Aeryn Lynne

I don’t know about you, but I have this love/hate relationship with air. I mean, I love breathing. I’m a bit addicted to it actually. But, there are many instances throughout my day where it becomes a hassle. Being highly sensitive to certain smells, and general health complications make it so that I’m constantly aware of what I’m inhaling through my nose. That’s why I was super excited to be asked to review a Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier. I would love the chance to breathe easier, even if only while I’m at home.

A Day in Life With My Nose

Hypersensitivity to certain smells/scents is a thing I deal with daily.  With a family of five baby skunks stalking my neighbourhood this year, and a neighbour who likes to smoke throughout the day in the back of our shared driveway (my bedroom window is on the 2nd floor, and yes smoke travels that far.) There are moments where our indoor air is decidedly less fresh, thanks to outdoor influences.

But then, there are also deterrents directly in my house too. If the house’s central air is on, because it’s too humid outside to breathe, the air tends to feel stale; scented deodorants become a nuisance; and boy, does my mother-in-law love to cook with a massive array of spices; some of which manage to make me sneeze, even when I’m floors away.

Here’s a quick tip if you travel through Toronto’s TTC subway. Blow your nose once you’re out. Seriously, you’ll first think “Ewwww, gross, what the heck did I just breathe in??” and then you’ll thank me once the shock wears off.

Automatically purifies to remove 99.97% of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.3 microns. ~ Dyson

I can’t tell you why I have breathing issues (my nasal cavity clogs up as if I have an allergy or a cold, but nope, not it,) but I can tell you it gets bad enough that I choke on air sometimes. We’re working on it…

So, while I don’t have asthma, I do happen to feel better knowing that this purifier has been certified by Canada’s Allergy Standards Limited, in partnership with the Asthma Society of Canada.

Asthma and Allergy Friendly Canada

Up Close & Personal with Dyson’s Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier

This baby will sit anywhere. The pads at the bottom are slip resistant, so you won’t have to worry about pushy two-year-olds (looking at you, nephew Henry,) pushing your purifier off a table.

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier FRONT

Key Features of the Dyson Pure

  • 360˚ Glass HEPA filter: captures 99.97% of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.3 microns, including pollen and allergens, bacteria, dust and mould spores,pet dander and potentially harmful ultrafine particles, trapping them in the filter and eliminating them from the air you breathe.
  • Purifies, heats and cools you: fast even room heating in winter, powerful personal cooling in summer and intelligent purification all year round.
  • Intelligently and automatically monitors, reacts and purifies: automatically maintains the air quality in your home and reports live indoor and outdoor air quality metrics to the Dyson Link App on your smartphone.
  • Captures smells: an activated carbon layer in the filter captures odours and potentially harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), like paint fumes.

This bit of magic is quite possibly my fave. Sure the 360° glass HEPA filter is amazing, but I love how the bladeless air multiplier technology quietly does its thing, distributing fresh air all over a room. Don’t have to hesitate in taking a deep breath, with this purifier working!

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Multiplier Technology

Rather not pick up your smartphone right now? Dyson’s Air Purifier comes with a physical remote with all the settings you need. My favourite setting is cool air on level 6, oscillating, and diffused (wider air dispersal, the other choice is focused.)

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Remote

Smartphone Remote

When checking out your Dyson App, you’ll first discover the kind of indoor air quality your room is currently dealing with, compared to outdoor air quality.

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Daily Results

With Dyson’s air quality sensor working at all times, you can choose for the purifier to run automatically when the air quality is not optimal at all, or choose to turn on your purifier if you feel it’s time to freshen the air in your chosen room, even if you’re on the other side of world!

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Filter Quality


Here’s what my favourite settings for the purifier look like on the smartphone. What doesn’t show here is the Timer (to turn the purifier off at 15-minute intervals if desired,) and the Night Mode, which turns off the dash lights on the purifier and sets the circulation level to 4 for sound-reduction, if you find the normal/daily settings distracting.


If you want to keep the purifier on a strict schedule? The app will do that too.


It tilts. Which is gives you ample choice of where to place the fan, and where to direct the fresh air.

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Tilts

The HEPA filter casing is so simple to remove. Just press the two buttons on either side of the purifier and pull the metal framing up.

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier HEPA Filter

Having to remember when to change the filter is a thing of the past too! I have enough devices at home where I need to keep a reminder of when a cartridge of some sort needs to be replaced. Luckily, Dyson does that work for me, and keeps me in the know of how much life my current filter still has.

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Filter Life

Excuse the mess, but check out how well the HEPA filter works (this is from less than a month of usage). And for a very limited time, you can get a second filter for free ($99 value) with a purchase of the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier on/before July 28, 2017, woot!

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Filter

If you’re looking to pick up a purifier now, review this Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier like a boss, and then be sure to buy yours before July 28th, so that you can take adavantage of the free filter offer!

Are you looking for an air purifier? Do you have one at home now?  Share your thoughts below!



Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Dyson Canada in a partnership with Geek with Style to provide you the most up to date facts, helping you make better informed decisions. All opinions in this article are my own.


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Aeryn Lynne

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Living in Superman's Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, fights for fashion-equality, squees over comic art, and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.
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11 Comments on “Breathing City Air, and How the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Helps

Karlyn Cruz
July 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

Wow! I think that’s actually a great deal for an air purifier. However, we live at the beach and have all our doors and windows open most of the time. It can be difficult for us to purify anything like that to be honest. I’ll keep this in mind though for my parents. I know Dyson is such a great brand and they usually have really good quality products. Plus this thing really doesn’t look bad at all. in fact, it looks a bit fancy.

Aeryn Lynne
July 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm

It’s actually a great conversation piece, lol! Our purifier is currently sitting in the family room, and every guest we’ve welcomed over the past week would mention how cool it looks almost right as they’d walk in and sit down. 😉 So clean air AND a fun way to keep communication flowing.

Nelu Mbingu
July 17, 2017 at 6:19 pm

I’m sorry that you have to go through this :,(

July 17, 2017 at 6:23 pm

There are so many great features that come with this air purifier. I really like that you can control it with your smartphone. That makes life so much simpler than trying to find a remote around a home filled with remotes. I also hear you about wanting to blow your nose after leaving the subway. I feel better, too when I do when I use it at home.

July 17, 2017 at 8:58 pm

I’m sorry you’re having issues with breathing and being sensitive to the air. The Dyson purifier sounds awesome though! I love that you can control it through an app and I’ve always wanted to have Dyson products in my home.

Kerrie Mendoza
July 17, 2017 at 9:48 pm

I too am sensitive to so many things. My sinuses and nose are constantly irritated. Love the features of this purifier and the multiple settings – plus the features of the app are really amazing. Hope it brings the relief you need!

Julie Syl
July 18, 2017 at 12:30 am

Most of the time our windows and door are open but I’m thinking of this Dyson for my mom she totally need this! I’m so sorry that you had a sensitive breathing in air. But I’m thankful that I found this.

Kelly Reci
July 18, 2017 at 5:02 am

i’m thinking of having an air purifier at home. i love cooking but it leaves a bad smell inside our house. And we have some visitors who smoke even inside the living, so this Dyson Pure Air Purifier is pwerfect for my needs. Thank you for sharing this. I intend to have one now that i have read a good review from you.

Carol Cassara
July 18, 2017 at 6:10 am

A purifier is a must have especially during spring or winter. I the design of this one! It’s really sleek and modern and it doesn’t take up too much space!

Wanda Tracey
October 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm

That is one really awesome looking purifier.We have some breathing issues depending on the season and the allergies that go with it.This would be so nice to have.

Aeryn Lynne
October 21, 2017 at 7:23 am

It’s my BFF! I’m using it on 7 night-mode right now, and tend to use it daily. It really helps in refreshing the air quality of any room. 🙂


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