British weather is so wet and humid I didn’t think a humidifier would be necessary therefore, I did a little research.
On average, we take 20,000 breaths per day and spend 87% of our time indoors – either at home or at the workplace.
However, breathing dry household air can cause serious problems.
Throughout summer, we spend most of our time outdoors, and we are generally healthy. On the other hand, as soon as the temperatures drop; the colds and flu’s begin. Most homes are equipped with central heating – but this actually aggravates the problem because bacteria breed in warm temperatures.
In some countries like Japan, they sleep with humidifiers on to improve their skin and health.
During winter the air gets dryer, which increases the body’s susceptibility to viruses – causing chapped lips, dry eyes, nosebleeds, blocked sinuses, eczema, asthma, and the list goes on…
Introducing the Dyson humidifier.
A healthier environment for you and your family.
Maintaining the correct level of humidity in your home
can help to support the health of adults, children,
newborns and allergy sufferers.
The Dyson humidifier has been certified by the following groups.
The Dyson Humidifier is engineered for up to 18 hours of continuous use and has a sleep timer for automatic cut-out. It is the world’s only Quiet Mark accredited humidifier.
The only humidifier certified
asthma and allergy friendly™ by
Allergy Standards Limited.
The British Skin Foundation validates
the independent scientific review
carried out by the Skin Health Alliance.
The world’s first humidifier to
receive dermatological accreditation
from the Skin Health Alliance.
- Ultraviolet Cleanse™ technology
Using patented Ultraviolet cleanse technology, the Dyson Humidifier exposes every drop of water in its tank to an Ultraviolet light. This 3 minute treatment cycle kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water, including E coli, before any moisture leaves the machine.
- Dual Functionality – The only one to deliver hygienic, even humidification in winter and high-velocity air to cool you in summer.
- Air Multiplier™ – The curved design ensures a long-range mist is generated through the loop, so you can rest-assured that your whole room will be humidified by up to 16m2.
- Remote Control – Slim, and practical with precise settings from the comfort of your own sofa or bed. Easy to use with precise airflow and humidity settings. Curved and magnetized to store neatly on top of the machine
- Night Long Comfort – Sleep timer and up to 18 hours of continuous use. Projects humidified air, quietly and hygienically throughout the room.
In the box:
- Water tank
- Remote control
- Plug with a 2 meter cable
- Operating manual
Firstly, make sure you place the humidifier on a levelled surface; preferably on the floor in the corner of the room facing into the centre. It should be at least 1 meter away from every wall or person.
Pick up the tank using the red handle, turn it upside-down, unscrew the red knob, and fill to the top with cool tap water. Then replace the knob, turn it upright and place the container on the base, which will lock the unit with a click.
That’s it! Press the power button on, and a 3-minute cycle will start. You can use this time to try out the settings.
-Blue light indicates the humidifier is on, and the white light is the fan mode.
-You can adjust the fan speed, from 1-10.
The moisture from 30-70%
-AUTO. The machine will automatically detect the atmosphere of the room and adjust the humidity required to treat the air.
These past few weeks, we’ve found ourselves in a repetitive cycle of sickness; so perfectly clean air is heaven on earth.
My children have agreed to take it in turns to use the humidifier in their rooms. I found it intriguing that each room had different humidity percentages. For example, James room was extremely dry; the humidifier automatically adjusted the moisture to 64%
“My room is quite hot, and the carpets make it stuffy. I’m always complaining that the dust makes my nose dry. The cool mist was really refreshing, rather than twisting and turning – I fell asleep in an instant.
I’m looking forward to use the fan in the summer too. My mum won’t be impressed when she sees the electricity bill though”.
Now, Thomas loves being warm and wasn’t fond of the cool mist, perhaps because his room is tiny compared to James’ – the loop was definitely too close to his body. So by placing the humidifier in the corridor between both rooms they could benefit simultaneously.
The humidifier has substantially relieved their allergy symptoms, I am interested to see further improvements during the spring and
summer months when pollen counts are high.
As for me, I’m generally hot all the time, and absolutely enjoyed sleeping with the humidifier on.
I wear contact lenses often, and one of the side effects is dry eyes and discomfort – so the mist is incredibly refreshing and soothing.
I have also noticed a difference in my skin. I normally wake up with dry lips and used hand cream throughout the day, but now I find that I need it less frequently and my skin feels comfortable.
A few questions I’ve been asked by friends/ family:
- Is it safe around children?
Yes! Completely, Dyson invested 37.5 million on this; so there are plenty of safety features to assure protection from the ultraviolet light. If the machine isn’t levelled or accidentally moved, it will switch itself off. The plug is low voltage and detachable.
- Is it noisy?
No, it’s almost silent. I leave it on overnight on Speed 1, auto in my toddler’s room, and he sleeps beautifully. They boys actually argue about who gets to keep the humidifier in their room.
- Will I have to use distilled water?
If the water in your area is particularly hard, you can use distilled water. Although it’ll be quite costly.
- Do I have to keep refilling the tank?
A single tank of water lasts up to 18 hours of continuous use on maximum humidity settings, but lasts longer on Automatic.
- Is it heavy?
It only weighs only 3.4kg.
- Can I add essential oils to the tank?
No, doing so will damage the machine. You can buy a good quality aromatherapy diffuser for that.
I’d like to thank ao.com for sending me the Dyson AM10 Humidifier – White / Silver (£499) to review and keep.
I have to praise their outstanding professionalism and customer service.
I hope you enjoyed reading about the dangers of dry household air, and the benefits of a Dyson humidifier.
I totally recommend the AM10 to anyone wanting to improve their quality of health and well-being. It comes with a 2 year guarantee and gets a 5 star rating from us.