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8 Best Dyson Air Purifiers: According to Data

Dyson is no rookie in the air purifier market and they have more than a handful of models. Specializing in bladeless air purification, it can be hard to tell the Dyson purifiers apart.

That’s where we come in. What’s the best Dyson air purifier? Let’s find out now.

PRODUCT DETAILS

BEST OVERALL

Dyson TP04
Dyson TP04
  • Type: Tower
  • Filter: HEPA + Carbon
  • Air Flow: 361 liters/sec
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BEST AIR FLOW

Dyson DP04
Dyson DP04
  • Type: Desk
  • Filter: HEPA + Carbon
  • Air Flow: 419 liters/sec
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BEST YEAR-ROUND

Dyson HP04
Dyson HP04
  • Type: Desk
  • Filter: HEPA + Carbon
  • Air Flow: 310 liters/sec
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BEST VALUE

Dyson TP02
Dyson TP02
  • Type: Tower
  • Filter: HEPA + Carbon
  • Air Flow: 410 liters/sec
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BEST VALUE 2-in-1

Dyson HP02
Dyson HP02
  • Type: Desk
  • Filter: HEPA Only
  • Air Flow: 200 liters/sec
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Best for Formaldehyde

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Dyson TP06
  • Type: Tower
  • Filter: HEPA + Carbon
  • Air Flow: 361 liters/sec
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Best 3-in-1

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Dyson PH01
  • Type: Desk
  • Filter: HEPA + Carbon
  • Air Flow: Unlisted
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BEST SMALL

Dyson BP01
Dyson BP01
  • Type: Personal
  • Filter: HEPA + Carbon
  • Air Flow: 257 liters/sec
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If you prefer to watch rather than read we’ve got our best Dyson air purifiers video guide below:

8 Best Dyson Air Purifier

Check out our top recommendations below for the best Dyson air purifiers for your needs:

Best Overall Dyson Air Purifier

Dyson TP04

Dyson Pure Cool TP04

The Dyson TP04 is the best option if you’re looking for an excellent cooling air purifier that can treat large rooms. This purifier is wifi-enabled, oscillates, has multiples modes, and can send air forwards or backwards through the unit.Check Price
Dyson Pure Cool TP04 air purifier
Dyson Pure Cool TP04 air purifier

The Dyson TP04 is a large air purifier that sits on the floor and is designed for purifying and cooling larger areas. It can oscillate up to 350°, comes with the Dyson remote control, and can project air forward or backward.

The TP04 is able to purify spaces up to 800 square feet.

MORE: Read the full review for the Dyson TP04 air purifier here.

Highest Air Flow

Dyson DP04

Dyson Pure Cool DP04

The Dyson DP04 shares many simlarities with the TP04 in terms of filtration, coverage level, smart features, and oscilation. The biggest difference is simply the form factor. It’s quite a bit shorter, so it’s great on a desk or the floor.Check Price
Dyson Pure Cool DP04 air purifier
Dyson Pure Cool DP04 air purifier

The Dyson DP04 is a desktop sizer purifier that cools and purifies the air. It’s a nice choice if you’re limited on space, but want maximum airflow.

Despite its smaller size, the DP04 can move up to 419 liters/sec of air, the highest amount of any Dyson purifier to date. Like the TP04, it’s also rated to purify spaces up to 800 square feet.

In addition, it’s able to oscillate 350 degrees, is smartphone enabled, and integrates with Alexa.

MORE: Read the full review for the Dyson DP04 air purifier here.

Great Purifier for Heating & Cooling

Dyson HP04

Dyson Pure Hot + Cool HP04

The Dyson HP04 heats, cools, and purifiers the air. The HP04 version is equipped with both a HEPA filter and carbon filter (for odors / VOCs). It offers real-time air quality assessment or features can be customized for variable needs. A solid multi-function air purifying unit. Check Price
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool air purifier - size
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool air purifier – size

The Dyson HP04 has a separate mode for heating and cooling, as well as the ability to distribute air forward or backward. These settings allow you to use the purifier on a more year-round basis, regardless what the temperature is.

Similar to other Dysons, this is an oscillating bladeless system that has an Auto mode and a small LCD display on the front for communicating air quality or current settings.

MORE: Read the full review for the Dyson HP04 air purifier here.

Best 3-in-1: Dyson Humidify and Cool PH01

3-in-1 Fan, Purifier, and Humidifier

Dyson PH01

Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool PH01

The Dyson PH01 is a 3-in-1 that runs as a fan, purifier, and humidifier. It is big enough to treat large, open concept spaces as well as smaller bedrooms and anythign in between. There’s an Auto Mode, Sleep Timer, and a 1-gallon water tank that allows for up to 36 hours of continuous humidifying before needing refilling. Check Price
Dyson PH01 air purifier and humidifier

The PH01 is kind of the first in its class as a 3-in-1 Dyson fan, purifier, and humidifier. It is larger than the DP04, but smaller than the TP04 (in height at least).

It has a one-gallon water tank integrated into the base of the unit which allows for cool, humidified air to constantly circulate throughout the system.

If you’re looking for a 3-in-1, this PH01 is a solid choice. There is also a Dyson PH02 model that is available. The main difference is that the PH02 model has the ability to destroy formaldehyde.

MORE: Check the price for the Dyson PH01 purifier + humidifier here.

Dyson Performance

As with any of the air purifiers we review, the Dyson purifiers go through the same testing process.

NOTE: You may notice, we don’t have testing results for all of the Dyson models. The ones unlisted have yet to be tested fully, but we continue to add more products to our testing schedule regularly. Come back later to see if we’ve added any of the other models or shoot us a message for a special request.

We test to see how well the purifier improves existing indoor air quality and other noticable factors like ease of use, portability, controls, settings, and other features.

How well do Dysons perform?

 AirflowPM2.5PM10ParticlesAQI
Dyson TP04361 liters/sec0.20.2140
Dyson TP02410 liters/sec0.20.2290
Dyson DP04419 liters/sec0.30.3290

You can find our full Dyson review and testing data below:

Overall the Dyson air purifiers do exceptionally well at improving indoor air quality. And rightfully so, considering the pretty costly price tag.

Getting PM2.5 or PM10 down to 0.3 or below with a particulate count under 30 are huge wins, in my opinion. And of course, the AQI (Air Quality Index) of 0 is perfection—can’t ask for much more in a purifier.

The models we have tested represent the newest models from Dyson and likely the best performance Dyson offers.

For example, the TP02 is a slightly older version of the TP04.

The DP01 is an older version of the DP04, and so on.

What do the numbers mean?

We compare the results by looking at the overall air quality index, and particulate count based on PM2.5 and PM10.

  • PM2.5 is the number of particles in the air that are 2.5mm or smaller.
  • PM10 is the number of particles in the air that are 10mm or smaller.
air quality index - PM 2.5 particulate matter index

For all of our measurements, we use a professional air quality detector. 

MORE: For our tests, we use the Temtop LKC-1000S+.

Air Quality Testing meter
Electronic testing meter we use to measure particulates and air quality

Area Coverage Comparison

Unlike other air purifiers, which boast an exact area coverage in square feet, Dyson lists how much air it can move as “liters per second”.

The Dyson approach is that it can purify larger spaces, but it takes a little longer, or it can do smaller spaces quicker. Other retailers have estimated Dyson’s TP04 & DP04 to be capable of purifying 800 square feet.

Here is a complete breakdown of the airflow rates of the best Dyson air purifiers:

TP04

361 liters/sec

TP02

410 liters/sec

DP04

419 liters/sec

HP02

200 liters/sec

HP04

310 liters/sec

BP01

257 liters/sec

TP06

361 liters/sec

PH01

Unlisted

Dyson Size & Dimensions

There are quite a few different sizes of Dysons available, ranging from personal purifiers to large room units.

You can place them on a nightstand, countertop, table, or on the floor.

Personal

(less than 20″H)

  • BP01

Desktop

(between 20-30″H)

  • DP04
  • HP04
  • HP02

Tower

(more than 30″H)

  • TP06
  • TP04
  • TP02
  • PH01

Personal-Sized Purifiers

The smallest Dyson air purifier is the BP01, a personal purifier small enough to sit on a nightstand.

Dyson BP01

Dyson Cool Me air purifier
Dyson BP01 shown
  • Width: 8″ diameter
  • Height: 15.7″ tall
  • Weight: 5 lbs.

Desktop Purifiers

This class of Dyson air purifiers are small enough to sit on a desktop or can be placed on the floor, depending on the look you’re going for. Models in this category include:

DP04

Dyson DP04 air purifier
  • Width: 13.9”
  • Height: 27.2″
  • Weight: 10.18 lbs.

HP04

Dyson HP04
  • Width: 9.8″
  • Height: 30.1″
  • Weight: 19.6 lbs.

HP02

  • Width: 8.7″
  • Height: 24.8″
  • Weight: 8.6 lbs.

All of these purifiers have a compact circular body with rounded edges. They are small enough that they can sit on the floor, tabletop, or other flat surface.

Dyson Pure Cool DP04 air purifier review

Tower Purifiers

The tower purifiers are the largest Dyson class of air purifiers (and humidifiers). They include units 36-42″ tall, with a diameter range of 7-11″.

TP06

Dyson TP06 air purifier
  • Width: 8.7″
  • Height: 41.3″
  • Weight: 10.69 lbs.

TP04

  • Width: 8.8″
  • Height: 41.5″
  • Weight: 10.9 lbs.

TP02

Dyson Pure Cool TP02
  • Width: 7.7″
  • Height: 40″
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs.

PH01

Dyson PH01 air purifier + humidifier
  • Width: 11″
  • Height: 36.4″
  • Weight: 18.3 lbs.

The PH01 is the widest and shortest of these tower purifiers. It seems appropriate to note that it’s also the only purifier and humidifier in this lineup.

The TP04 is the tallest and heaviest, although not by a huge margin. All of the TP models are very similar.

testing process - air purifiers
Dyson TP02 (left) & Dyson TP04 (right)

Dyson Filtration

So how do Dyson air purifiers work exactly? The process is similar to other air purifiers on the market.

  1. Suck dirty air in from the bottom.
  2. Process it through a filtration system.
  3. Disperse clean air out the top.

Dyson purifiers use two different kinds of filters, depending on the model:

  1. HEPA filtration only
  2. HEPA + Carbon filtration

The following Dyson purifiers use a HEPA only system:

  • HP02
  • HP01
  • DP01 (discontinued)
Dyson air purifier filter
Dyson HEPA filter

These following Dyson purifiers use a HEPA + Carbon system:

  • TP06
  • TP04
  • TP02
  • DP04
  • HP04
  • BP01
  • PH01
  • PH02
Dyson TP04 Pure Cool filters
Dyson HEPA (purple / white) and activated carbon (green / black) filters

The addition of the carbon filter helps to capture odors or unwanted smells like food, smoke or even pets.

Access & Maintenance

All Dyson purifiers come with a filter indicator that lets you know in the app when it’s time to replace your filter.

It’s easy to access the filters by removing the outer shell from the unit and just popping out the filter.

Replacing Dyson DP04 filters
DP04 outer shell pops out and allows you to replace the filter

Dyson Design

Dyson air purifiers are fundamentally different than other purifiers on the market because they use a patented bladeless system that distributes air through a large amplifier at the top of each unit.

This design is easy to clean and can be wiped down with a dry, lint-free cloth. It is also typically quieter relative to a purifier with a traditional fan.

How is it controlled?

Dyson air purifiers can be controlled with three different methods. Exactly which options your purifier comes with will depend on the model.

Control options include:

  1. Remote Control
  2. Smartphone Control
  3. Digital Display (on the unit)

Remote Control

All Dyson air purifiers listed here come with a remote control that magnetically attaches to the top of the amplifier to help prevent loss.

Dyson Pure Cool DP04 air purifier remote
Dyson Pure Cool DP04 air purifier remote

The remote control varies between models (and even more so when you consider the remote control for Dyson fans), but the overall design is the same.

SUPPORT: Already have a Dyson air purifier, but lost the remote? No problem– you can buy a replacement remote here.

Some features on the remote may include:

  • Power on / off
  • Wifi setup (if applicable)
  • Adjust fan speed
  • Oscillation
  • Night mode
  • Timer
  • Auto Mode (if applicable)

Here’s a sampling of some Dyson remote controls below:

Dyson fan remote controls

Smartphone Control

All of the Dyson purifiers listed here have smartphone control, except for the Pure Cool BP01.

Using the Dyson Link app, you can do all of the same functions that you can do using the physical remote, but you can also view air quality stats and other settings as well.

Dyson Link App remote screen

Digital Display

For Dyson purifiers that have this feature, the digital display is below the amplifier. Not all display screens show the same information, but there are basically two different kinds of displays:

  • Advanced Display: located between the air intake and amplifier
  • Basic Display: located at the base of the unit

#1: Advanced Display

The more advanced models would look like the DP04 display shown below.

Dyson Pure Cool DP04 digital display screen
Dyson Pure Cool DP04 digital display screen

The display screen can communicate stats like:

  • Indoor air quality
  • Particle count (PM2.5 or PM10)
  • Nitrogen Dioxide
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Filter Lifespan
Dyson air purifier sensors
Air quality sensors on the Dyson (similar to the HP04)

#2. Basic Display

Models like the BP01 or TP02 use a more basic style of digital display located at the bottom of the unit, below the air intake (like the TP02) or integrated into it (like the BP01).

Dyson BP01 Display

Dyson BP01 digital display

Dyson TP02 Display

Dyson TP002 pure cool display

This display basically just shows the fan speed and other more basic functions.

Auto Mode

Nearly all of the air purifiers reviewed here have an Auto Mode. This mode can be incredibly handy to automatically adjust fan speed.

How does it work?

Sensors within the unit are able to detect indoor air quality. When poor air quality is detected they can adjust to a higher setting and then return to the lower setting when air quality improves.

The following Dyson air purifiers have an Auto Mode:

  • TP02
  • TP04
  • TP06
  • DP04
  • HP02
  • HP04
  • PH01
  • PH02

This leaves only one purifier from this review that does not have Auto Mode, which is the:

  • BP01

With Auto mode, you can use the central display on the purifier or the Dyson Link app to check on the air quality in real time.

As the air quality dips, the line gradually changes color:

  • Red = Poor air quality
  • Orange = Moderate air quality
  • Yellow = Good air quality
  • Greeen = Excellent air quality
Dyson Pure Cool Fan TP04 air quality controls

Setup & Usability

Setup and usability for the Dyson air purifier is pretty quick for each of these units. The design on the outside is simple, hardly resembling the looks of a traditional air purifier with sleek modern controls.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Unbox each purifier.
  2. Make sure the filter is installed properly
  3. Turn the unit on.

For all purifiers except for the BP01, you can simply press “AUTO” to start a cycle and onboard sensors will begin to read the current air quality and adjust as needed.

If you don’t want to do Auto Mode, you can also manually adjust custom controls as needed.

Custom controls (on most models) include:

  • Manually adjusting fan speed
  • Adjusting oscillation
  • Changing airflow direction (forwards or backward; excluding the TP02, HP02, and BP01 which only have forward airflow)

How to care for Dyson purifiers?

Caring for Dyson air purifiers is pretty simple and really only takes a few simple steps.

Proper maintenance involves:

  1. Using a dry cloth to regularly wipe down the amplifier to keep it clear of dust and debris.
  2. Replace the filter as needed.
Cleaning Dyson Pure Cool air purifier

All Dyson air purifiers have a filter indicator function that will let you know when it’s time to replace the filter.

Final Thoughts

So that’s a wrap, folks. Dyson has a huge lineup and even this lengthy review is still only a portion of all of the models that are out there, but this selection truly represents the best Dyson air purifiers.

MORE: For a more in-depth review of some of the other Dyson air purifiers not listed here, check out our Dyson air purifier reviews.

For a small, portable air purifier check out the:

  1. Dyson Pure Cool Me BP01

For a medium-sized purifier with good coverage and good performance, check out the:

  1. Dyson Pure Cool Link DP04: desk air purifier
  2. Dyson Pure Cool Link TP04: tower air purifier

For a Dyson purifier that does the job of multiple units, check out the:

  1. Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link HP04: fan, purifier, and heater
  2. Dyson Humidify + Cool PH01: fan, purifier, and humidifier

Still not sure exactly which model is best for your needs? Drop us a comment down below and we’d be happy to make a custom recommendation for your needs.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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