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Dyson Fan Review

Updated October 18, 2018 by Derek Hales

Dyson fan reviews

Outside of the vacuum world, Dyson has also made a name for themselves with fans. For heating or cooling, Dyson has you covered with bladeless, remote control, sleek, modern comfort.

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Dyson AM07 Fan

The Dyson AM07 remains one of the most popular Dyson fans due to its lower price point, performance, and style. This tower fan can cool larger or smaller rooms and has a max air flow of 500 l/s. It also includes a remote control and 10 different air flow settings.CHECK PRICE

Pros

  • Bladeless. Dyson fans are entirely bladeless which makes them safer in homes with pets or small children. They are also easier to clean and can simply be wiped down.
  • Remote Control. All current models of Dyson fans come with a remote control for improved usability.
  • Wifi Connectivity. The more advanced models with Link technology can be connected to your wifi network and controlled via your smartphone or even voice control when partnered with a voice control hub (like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.)

Cons

  • Expensive. It’s no surprise that a Dyson fan is going to be much costlier than a traditional box fan. But as with most things, you generally get what you pay for.
  • Limited Tilt. The way that the Dyson fans are designed, there are only a few select models that come with “tilt” capabilities. If you’re looking for a fan that can point air at a specific location, the Dyson lineup may not be the best option for you.

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Dyson AM06
  • Type: Desk
  • Mode: Cooling
  • Air Treament: None
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Dyson AM07
  • Type: Tower
  • Mode: Cooling
  • Air Treament: None
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moderncastle-table-__imageDyson AM08
  • Type: Pedastal
  • Mode: Cooling
  • Air Treament: None
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moderncastle-table-__imageDyson AM09
  • Type: Tower
  • Mode: Cooling + Heating
  • Air Treament: None
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moderncastle-table-__imageDyson AM10
  • Type: Desk
  • Mode: Cooling
  • Air Treament: Asthma + allergies
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Dyson TP02
  • Type: Tower
  • Mode: Cooling
  • Air Treament: Purifier; Asthma + allergies
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Dyson HP02
  • Type: Desk
  • Mode: Cooling + Heating
  • Air Treament: Purifier; Asthma + allergies
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Dyson Fan Comparison Chart

Dyson fans are high-quality air movers and there are a number of different styles and types to choose from. The table below is a quick summary of some of the top-performing and most popular Dyson fan models:

Dyson Fan ComparisonsAM06AM07AM08AM09AM10TP02TP04HP02
Dyson AM06 Desk Fan reviewDyson AM07 Cool Fan ReviewDyson AM08 Pedestal Fan reviewDyson AM09 Cool Fan ReviewDyson AM10 desk fan and humidifierDyson Pure Cool TP02 tower fanDyson Pure Cool TP04 tower fanDyson Hot Cool HP02 fan heater review
DescriptionDesk Tower Pedestal Tower DeskTowerTowerDesk
DesignBladelessBladelessBladelessBladelessBladelessBladelessBladelessBladeless
Air DirectionOscillates + TiltsOscillates OnlyOscillates + TiltsOscillates OnlyOscillates + TiltsOscillates OnlyOscillates OnlyOscillates + Tilts
ModeCooling OnlyCooling OnlyCooling OnlyCooling + HeatCooling OnlyCooling OnlyCooling OnlyCooling + Heat
AccessoriesRemote ControlRemote ControlRemote ControlRemote ControlRemote ControlRemote ControlRemote ControlRemote Control
Air TreatmentNoneNoneNoneNoneAsthma + allergy friendly Purifier; asthma + allergy friendly Purifier; asthma + allergy friendly Purifier; asthma + allergy friendly
WirelessNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneWifi-EnabledWifi-EnabledWifi-Enabled
Auto ModeNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
FilterNo Filter RequiredNo Filter RequiredNo Filter RequiredNo Filter RequiredUnknownPure Cool FilterPure Cool Filter Pure Cool Filter
PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck Price

Types of Dyson Fans

Dyson offers three different fan technologies that sometimes overlap in any given model of Dyson fan. These three distinctions include:

  • Air Multipliers
  • Pure Cool collection
  • Dyson fans with Link technology

Read below for a quick summary about what each technology does.

Air Multiplier

The Air Multiplier fans are slightly older than Pure Cool or Link fans, but still powerful. They rely on the same bladeless technology for a smooth, steady airflow stream. Some of the most popular Air Multiplier models includes:

Dyson fans - air multiplier technology

Jet Focus

Jet Focus technology allows the user to adjust the air stream from a wide-angle for whole rooms or a tight stream for a direct hit. Dyson currently only offers one fan with Jet Focus and that is the AM09.

As an added bonus, the AM09 can be used for hot or cool air conditioning.

Dyson fans - Jet Focus technolgoy

Pure Cool

The Dyson Pure Cool lineup is a series of fans that also double as air purifiers.

The Pure Cool technology has a special UV lighting system that disinfects 99% of bacteria in the water before dispersing it into the air. The Pure Cool fans/purifiers includes the following models:

Dyson fans - air purifiers

Link

Dyson Link technology includes the only fans that can be connected to a wifi network and powered using your smartphone. The two models that currently have the Link technology also fall into the Pure Cool series since they double as fans and air purifiers.

The Dyson Link app is designed to include the following information for quick reference:

  1. Purifier Activity
  2. Filter Life
  3. Remote Control

Dyson Pure Cool Fan - Link app

Dyson fans with Link technology include the following models:

Dyson Fan Design

The design of Dyson fans is fairly consistent across the board.

Bladeless Fans

All Dyson fans are bladeless, making them a safe alternative for homes with pets or children. The bladeless design also means a more consistent airflow.

Desk vs. Tower Fans

Dyson has a few older models that fall outside of this scope, but for the most part, Dyson fans are either smaller desk / table fans, or upright tower fans. Desk fans are great for personal heat or cooling while tower fans are more suitable for whole room conditioning.

Dyson fan - AM06 - tilt

Dyson fan – AM06 – tilt

Quiet Noise

Without blades, it’s important to mention that these fans are surprisingly quiet. Remember the “Fan” setting on your old sound machine? That is a far cry from the sound of a Dyson fan.

Modern Aesthetics

The aesthetics of a Dyson fan is simple.

Dyson Fan AM06 Air Multiplier - blue

Dyson Fan AM06 Air Multiplier – blue

The opening where air flows is either taller or shorter (depending on if it’s for a desk or tower fan), but fairly consistent in width. Exact colors may vary by model, but generally these fans come in a monochromatic or 2-tone combination of the following colors:

  • silver
  • white
  • black
  • blue
  • copper

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Dyson Fan Quality

The quality of a Dyson fan is consistent with the quality of most other Dyson products.

Are they expensive?

Absolutely. But the parts and design are made to last with high quality and intentional design.

RELATED – Dyson vacuums have dominated our home testing labs to-date. Check out some of the Best dyson vacuums here.

Dyson Fan Usability

For usability, Dyson fans do a pretty good job, but there are a couple things you may want to consider.

First off, they’re bladeless so they’re really easy to clean, but be sure to do it regularly using a dry cloth or a vacuum with a soft dusting brush (Dyson’s V10 vacuum would be perfect). If needed, you can use a damp cloth (and that is what the manufacturer recommends), but do so with caution.

how to clean a Dyson fan

Some third-party reviews note problems with dirt collecting if the cloth is too damp. Specifically, that it can result in the airflow intake holes becoming clogged by allowing the dirt and water combination into the holes, preventing operation.

What about fan operation?

In terms of actually operating the fan, there are a few key features that make Dyson more user friendly.

Remote control

The remote comes with all current Dyson fan models and allows you to oscillate and adjust the speed of the fan. There is a magnetic back to the remote so it can be easily stored on the fan itself, when not in use.

A warning:

Be careful not to lose this control; without it the fan cannot adjust speed or oscillate, as the fan body itself only has a manual on/off control.

Dyson fans - remote control

Support

Already lost the remote? Have no fear, you can buy a replacement remote here.

Link technology

The Link technology on a few of the advanced Dyson fan / humidifier combos is great for usability since it virtually eliminates the need to have the physical remote, as long as you have your smartphone. Using voice control, you can even turn the fan on and off with a simple verbal command.

MORE: Check out these Dyson fans with Link technology.

Target Temperature

Many Dyson fans also have the option to set a desired target temperature, in addition to the 10 preset speed controls on the remote control. With target temperatures, the fan will acclimate to a set temperature and once it’s there, it will shut off or turn on again as necessary.

According to Dyson:

In Heat Mode, the machine is set to a thermostatically controlled target temperature, the machine will continue to push out warm air until the room reaches this temperature, then the warm air will switch off. When the room temperature drops below the target temperature, the machine will start to warm the room again. 

In Cool Mode, the machine is not thermostatically controlled and functions essentially as a powerful fan, circulating room temperature air. As it does not contain refrigerants or drip trays which are required for air conditioning, it is physically unable to reduce the room to a colder temperature, but will feel cooler due to the air movement.

Dyson Fan Value

In terms of value, it is no surprise that Dysons are expensive. I think the overall value of a Dyson fans lies heavily on the value of aesthetics to you.

Hate ugly fans?

Traditional fans can be distracting, not only due to their louder operation, but also because of their bulky design.

Dyson fans are different in that they have an ultra-modern aesthetic. They are a far cry from the traditional fan and almost look sculptural, by comparison.

That being said, if you’re looking for the absolute best air movers on the market, there may be other fans that can compare with a Dyson or even offer more air movement at a lower cost. What you’ll likely give up is the modern aesthetic and bladeless, safer design.

However, the pro:

But you’ll gain some extra cash in your pocket, and that’s certainly a value add to many consumers.

Best Dyson Fans

The following features products are some of the Best Dyson fans, also listed briefly in the table above. These fans span a range of large and small, wifi-enabled and manual, and come in a variety of different colors.

Dyson AM06 Cool Air Multiplier Desk Fan

The AM06 Dyson Desk Fan is a compact Dyson—good option for a small fan that can easily sit on a table or desk. It is less expensive than the Tower models and can oscillate or tilt for better airflow where you want it. There is a soft-touch button to control the speed as well as a remote control for usability.

Dyson AM06 Desk Fan review

Best Features:

  • Air Multiplier technology
  • bladeless
  • sleep timer (from 15 minutes up to 9 hours)
  • comes with remote control
  • oscillates and tilts
  • uses 30% less energy than previous Dyson desk fans

Best Uses:

  • Small Spaces
  • Cooling

Dyson AM07 Cool Air Multiplier Tower Fan

AM07 Dyson Tower Fan: This Dyson fan is an upright model designed for larger rooms and increased airflow. It is a good option for a small fan that can easily sit on a table or desk. While it is a little pricier than the AM06 model, its larger size makes it a bit more powerful also.

Dyson AM07 Cool Fan Review

It can be controlled with the soft-touch button at the base of the fan or using the included remote control. There is even a sleep timer, ranging from 15 minutes to 9 hours.

Best Features:

  • Air Multiplier technology
  • bladeless,
  • sleep timer (from 15 minutes up to 9 hours)
  • comes with remote control
  • oscillates
  • uses 10% less energy than previous Dyson tower fans

Best Uses:

  • Medium to Large Spaces
  • Cooling

Dyson AM08 Cool Air Multiplier Pedestal Fan

AM08 Dyson Pedestal Fan: The Dyson AM08 is one of the only recent models with a pedestal base. The one befit of the pedestal versus the tower base is that this model can tilt and oscillate.

Dyson AM08 Pedestal Fan review

But the design is a little less sleek, in my opinion.

With the AM08, the portion that distributes air is a full circle at the top. On the tower fan models, it is a long oval shape, with a larger surface area for more even coverage.

Best Features:

  • Air Multiplier technology
  • bladeless
  • sleep timer (from 15 minutes up to 9 hours)
  • comes with remote control
  • oscillates and tilts
  • is 35% quieter than previous Dyson pedestal fans (AM03)
  • uses 15% less energy than previous Dyson pedestal models

Best Uses:

  • Medium to Large Spaces
  • Cooling

Dyson AM09 Cool Air Multiplier Tower Fan

AM09 Dyson Tower Fan: The Dyson AM09 is one of the only current models that doubles as a fan for cooling and heating. As a new feature, it offers Jet Focus technology.

Dyson AM09 Cool Fan Review

This allows you to control the air stream to be super focused for personal climate control or wide stream for whole-room projection.

Best Features:

  • Air Multiplier technology
  • bladeless
  • sleep timer (from 15 minutes up to 9 hours)
  • comes with remote control
  • oscillate
  • target temperature heating to reach and maintain your desired temperature (target temps for heating mode only)

In addition, Dyson boasts their ability to design a heater that will not let out that classic “burning smell”. This smell happens when heaters reach temperatures that are too high. The element inside a Dyson heater will never exceed 392 degrees, which is below the burning point of dust.

Best Uses:

  • Medium to Large Spaces
  • Cooling
  • Heating

Dyson AM10 Cool Air Humidifier

The Dyson AM10 cool air humidifier is a smaller desk fan that also doubles as a humidifier. There is UV technology in the base of this unit that sanitizes the water before distributing it into the air.

Dyson AM10 desk fan and humidifier

It is certified asthma & allergy friendly and a great option for allergy sufferers who are also looking for some cooling for those warmer months.

Best Features:

  • Air Multiplier technology
  • bladeless
  • sleep timer (from 15 minutes up to 9 hours)
  • comes with remote control
  • oscillates
  • certified Asthma and Allergy friendly
  • climate control to measure both the temperature and moisture in the air
  • kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water using UV light prior to distribution into the air

Best Uses:

  • Small Spaces
  • Cooling
  • Asthma/Allergy Relief

Dyson Pure Cool Link TP02 Air Purifier

The Dyson Pure Cool Link TP02 Air Purifier is a tower fan that doubles as an air purifier. It’s a nice alternative to the Dyson AM10 if you’re looking for something larger, to treat larger areas.

Dyson Pure Cool TP02 tower fan

The TP02 has the same UV technology for water treatment and is certified to be asthma and allergy friendly. In addition, the TP02 can be linked up to your wifi network and controlled from your smartphone.

Best Features:

  • Air Multiplier technology
  • bladeless
  • sleep timer (from 15 minutes up to 9 hours)
  • automatic night time mode
  • comes with remote control
  • oscillates
  • certified Asthma and Allergy friendly
  • climate control to measure both the temperature and moisture in the air
  • kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water using UV light prior to distribution into the air
  • wifi-connectivity for smartphone control
  • includes voice control (using an Amazon device like Echo or Dot, see our Echo Dot review)

Best Uses:

  • Medium to Large Space
  • Cooling
  • Asthma/Allergy Relief
  • Smartphone Control

Dyson Pure Cool TP04 Air Purifier

The Dyson Pure Cool TP04 Air Purifier is similar to the TP02, but a slightly newer model. It features a new LCD display, more sensors, 350 degree oscillation and a new backward mode.

Dyson Pure Cool TP04 tower fan

Lastly, the TP04 has improved filtration as well, with 60% more HEPA and 3 times more carbon in the filter.

Best Features:

  • Air Multiplier technology
  • bladeless
  • sleep timer (from 15 minutes up to 9 hours)
  • automatic night time mode
  • comes with remote control
  • oscillates
  • certified Asthma and Allergy friendly
  • climate control to measure both the temperature and moisture in the air
  • kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water using UV light prior to distribution into the air
  • wifi-connectivity for smartphone control
  • includes voice control (using an Amazon device like Echo or Dot)
  • notifies you when the filter needs to be replaced
  • aromatically senses pollutants and adjusts as necessary

Best Uses:

  • Medium to Large Space,
  • Cooling
  • Asthma/Allergy Relief
  • Smartphone Control

Dyson Pure Hot & Cool Link HP02 Air Purifier

The Dyson Pure Hot & Cool Link HP02 Air Purifier is a compact desk fan that has quite the range of capabilities. This little fan can heat or cool a space and also has the built-in UV light for water sanitation.

Dyson Hot Cool HP02 fan heater review

It can oscillate or tilt and is wifi-enabled to work by the control of your smartphone. It even works with voice control when paired with Amazon Alexa or another AI device.

Best Features:

  • Air Multiplier technology
  • bladeless
  • sleep timer (from 15 minutes up to 9 hours)
  • automatic night time mode
  • comes with remote control
  • oscillates
  • certified Asthma and Allergy friendly
  • climate control to measure both the temperature and moisture in the air
  • kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water using UV light prior to distribution into the air
  • wifi-connectivity for smartphone control
  • includes voice control (using an Amazon device like Echo or Dot)
  • aromatically senses pollutants and adjusts as necessary

Best Uses: 

  • Small Spaces
  • Cooling
  • Heating
  • Asthma/Allergy Relief
  • Smartphone Control

Summary

As we’ve reviewed, Dyson has a wide range of fan options, varying in price, capability, and size.

Dyson fans are one of the most expensive fans on the market, no question, but with the high price tag comes high performance and high quality.

Not sure what to do?

If you’re on the fence about whether or not a Dyson fan is right for you, I encourage you to ask yourself a few questions.

  1. What do you want out of a fan?
  2. Do you care what it looks like?
  3. Are there features that are on your “must have” list?

Decide which factors are most important in a fan and go from there.

I would recommend a Dyson fan to people who are most interested in the following factors:

You want a sleek, modern fan.

If the way it looks is top priority to you, it really is hard to beat the look of a Dyson fan.

Dyson fans have few similarities to traditional fans in terms of aesthetics. If the thought of putting a traditional fan in the corner of your favorite room makes you cringe, you may be willing to spend the extra cash on a Dyson fan.

Dyson Cool Fan AM09 tower fan

Top Recommendation: Dyson Air Multiplier AM07 Tower Fan

You want a safer fan.

All Dyson fans have a bladeless design making them a safer alternative to traditional fans. For homes with children or pets, bladeless fans are great options since they don’t have choppy blades.

For cleaning:

In addition to being safer for little fingers, Dyson bladeless fans are also easier to clean. Simply wipe down with a dry or damp cloth, or vacuum with a soft dusting brush attachment.

how to clean a Dyson fan

Top Recommendation: Dyson Air Multiplier AM06 Table Fan

You want a dual-mode fan.

Some Dyson fans have the option of operating dual modes. This means that it can circulate air in the warmer months and warm air in the cooler months, keeping you comfortable all year long.

As an important note:

Dual-mode Dyson fans are not designed to actually cool air. Instead they circulate air, which in turn, makes the air feel cooler. However, when in heating mode, these fans do have a heating element that can heat the air temperature to a target degree and circulate the warmer air.

Dyson dual-mode heaters and fan

DID YOU KNOW: Why do old heaters always seem to have that burning smell? Because it’s burning dust! The heating element inside a Dyson heater will never reach above 392 degrees, which is the burning point of dust.

Top Recommendation: Dyson Air Multiplier AM09 Fan / Heater

You want a fan that addresses asthma or allergies.

Dyson offers a special lineup of fans that double as humidifiers and are able to treat the air and eliminate 99.97% of air-borne bacteria.

How does it work?

These fans have a compartment at the base which holds water and a UV light. Using this light, the fan treats the water to eliminate bacteria prior to circulating it around the space. These are sensors designed into these units that are continuously testing the air quality.

Dyson Pure Cool Fan TP04 air quality controls

When it dips below a safe level, the unit will kick on and get to work.

Top Recommendation: Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier

You want a remote control fan.

All current Dyson fans come with a remote control that easily controls the power, speed, and oscillation of the fan. The remote control also is magnetic, with a curved body, which allows it to easily be stored at the top of the fan.

Dyson fan remote controls

If you’re looking for even more wireless control, you may want to consider a Dyson fan with Link technology. These fans can be connected to the Dyson Link app and controlled directly from your smartphone or even voice control using Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.

Top Recommendation: Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier

Still not sure?

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Derek Hales

Derek Hales

Editor-in-Chief

Derek Hales is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of ModernCastle.com. He is a passionate perfectionist when it comes to testing and reviewing products for the home. When he is not testing new products, Derek enjoys golf, tennis, and PC gaming. Derek lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Samantha, son, and poodle, Tibbers.