It would be an understatement to say that the weather this week is cold (very cold), with the UK getting chillier due to the pending frosty nights of winter. Now I’ve tried many tricks, keeping my heating off to try to save on my electrical bills and wearing a cosy hoodie around the house, but the most effective thing I’ve found is my Dyson Hot + Cool Purifier.
As far as devices go, it’s not the cheapest costing over £500 but once you take into consideration that this one machine works as an air purifier for hay fever season, can cool you down like an air conditioning unit, and can warm up a room in minutes during the winter it starts to make much more sense why there’s a hefty price tag.
With an easy to use remote you can control how hot or cold your room gets, how strong the fan is and whether it rotates. It’s recommended, if you want to take full advantage of the air purification, that you keep doors and windows closed to have full effect in the room.
I have had no issues doing this and found that I have the only room in the entire house that has managed to stay warm during chillier evenings. While the fan itself is huge and certainly becomes a staple in any room, I would say that it’s even better than central heating because of the easy customisation and how close I can get.
This also goes for when I have used the unit for air conditioning during the summer months to stay cool, I find sometimes on holiday air conditioning only hits one part of the room and leaves me wanting for more. Unlike common air conditioning units, the Dyson Hot + Cool doesn’t need you to have part of it leading outside which I find is much more efficient for space and makes it less of an eyesore.
One thing I love about this device is how versatile it is, it can be adjusted to suit my personal needs. It does use up a lot of energy, with my energy bill jumping from around £40 to over £100 in the summer when I was using this day and night- but this would only be an issue if I were to use it everyday during winter. I am making do with just using it say once or twice a week and it’s a great way to warm up the house while I work from home.
But, as always we like to try and get you the best value for money (especially while we are in a cost of living crisis- if I really couldn’t afford such a product, here are some other brands with similar purifiers at a fraction of the price.
- Philips 3-in-1 Air Purifier, Fan & Heater, Black- £399.99
- Vortex Air Cleanse- Bladeless air purifier (Hot and Cool Fan)- £189.99
- Vybra VS001B 3-in-1 Multi-Heater, Cooler and Air Purifier 23.5 x 23.5 x 101 cm Black- £196.80
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