Best Dyson fan 2021: fans to cool, heat, purify and even humidify the air

How to choose the best Dyson fans and air purifiers for your home

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The best Dyson fans do so much more than just cool the air. Nowadays, the best Dysons will cool, heat and purify the air of your home. And some will then humidify it as well! Although we have noticed that those models appear to be permanently sold out. These elegant, quietly powerful and innovative Dyson will serve you well for many years to come but there's no doubt that the newer models are the best. When I go back to using older Dyson fans – my house is positively littered with them – they move the air around just fine, but they are noticeably noisier and lack the slick app connectivity of the newest and best Dyson fans.

Unlike traditional fans, Dyson fans are, of course, bladeless – making them safer if you have kids or pets, and easier to clean. Much like the best Dyson cordless vacuums, the firm’s fans are top of the class for premium looks and also, often, performance. They use turbocharger and jet engine technology to create a more effective air stream, and they're acoustically engineered to be quieter than most other fans. They are certainly more attractive than most, if not all, other fans – take a look at our more diverse best fans list, and you will see.

Some of these 'fans' are also among the best air purifiers and best humidifiers, although even Dyson hasn't yet found a way to make an attractive dehumidifier. There's a lot of choice, and we will now help you to choose the best Dyson fan for your space and budget. Although our overall verdict is 'buy the biggest and most expensive one'.

The best Dyson fans for your home or office

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1. Dyson Pure Cool tower fan (TP04)

The best Dyson fan you can buy – it purifies the air while cooling

Specifications
Type: air purifying fan
Format: tower
Filter: Glass HEPA Media
Amp diameter: 117mm
Cord length : 1.8m
Weight: 4.98kg
Reasons to buy
+Automatically purifies air+Captures gas and 99.95% of fine particles+Night mode; asthma and allergy friendly
Reasons to avoid
-Replacement filters are quite pricey

The Dyson Pure Cool tower purifying fan (TP04) is still the best Dyson fan you can buy, although there have been a few released since it came out. Please note that Dyson has now taken to calling it Dyson Purifier Cool, presumably just annoy us. 

As both names suggest, it's an air purifier too, so it automatically captures gases and 99.95 per cent of fine particles – such as allergens and pollutants – before reporting on the quality of your air via your Dyson Link app. This excellent Dyson fan is certified as asthma and allergy friendly, and the high-tech filters should only need replacing once a year. It also has a night-time mode, so you can cool and purify your environment at night without being disturbed. It’s one of the priciest models, but this combination Dyson fan/purifier is the best you can buy. 

• Read our full Dyson Pure Cool review

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2. Dyson Cool desk fan (AM06)

Best cheap Dyson fan

Specifications
Type: cooling fan
Format: desk
Airflow at max setting: 370 l/s
Amp diameter: 300mm
Cord length: 1.8m
Weight: 1.8kg
Reasons to buy
+Easy to tilt and move around+Small, powerful, quiet +Energy efficient
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn’t purify air

Dyson is increasingly moving towards making web-connected 'fans' that also purify, heat, humdify and make coffee but you can still get this older model that is just a fan

The Dyson Cool desk fan is engineered for smaller spaces, and works well to cool bedrooms and home offices. Despite its size, it’s an effective fan – it uses Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology, which makes the initial airflow up to 15 times more powerful. The Dyson Cool desk fan uses 40 per cent less energy than the previous version of this Dyson desk fan – the AM01, although to be fair that came out in about 1937 –  and it’s 75 per cent quieter too. There are no additional features and no Wi-Fi – though there is one of Dyson's usual, nice, compact remotes – but this is a very attractive fan that moves air around in a pleasing manner.

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3. Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Formaldehyde

The current state of the art in air improvement

Specifications
Type: Air purifier, fan and heater
Format: Floor (or large desk)
Airflow at max setting: 290 l/s
Amp diameter: 204mm
Cord length: 1.8m
Reasons to buy
+Does three things very well+Works very slickly indeed
Reasons to avoid
-Less attractive than the non-heating fans

This model replaces the old Dyson Pure Hot+Cool. It doesn't only add the ability to remove formaldehyde from the air – apparently this is considered a big deal in the far East. It is actually a much slicker, quieter and better experience all round. The air purifier goes into action when sensors detect various types of pollutants and allergens, while both the cooling fan and heater work very well. The squat appearance and muted gold colour scheme mean it's not my favourite Dyson fan aesthetically, but you can't fault the performance.

• Read our full Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Formaldehyde review

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4. Dyson Cool tower fan (AM07)

Dyson’s energy efficient fan is great for large spaces

Specifications
Type: cooling fan
Format: tower
Amp width: 190mm
Cord length: 1.8m
Weight: 2.85kg
Reasons to buy
+Quiet and energy efficient+Air multiplier tech+Powerful cooling without choppy air
Reasons to avoid
-Pricey -Must point remote control at base to work

This is Dyson’s best non-connected fan for cooling larger spaces. The Dyson Cool tower fan (AM07) employs Air Multiplier technology to cool big spaces evenly, so you can say goodbye to choppy air. And it’s 60 per cent quieter than the AM02 model, which means you can run it at night without disturbing your sleep. The Dyson Cool tower fan can be programmed to turn off after preset intervals, and it has a remote control. It’s also 10 per cent more energy efficient than the previous model, with an A+++ energy efficiency class. If you want powerful, efficient, and discreet cooling in a large room, this is the best Dyson fan for the job.

• Read our Dyson Cool Tower review in full

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5. Dyson Pure Cool Desk (DP04)

A smaller, more affordable version of our #1 best Dyson fan

Specifications
Type: purifying fan
Format: desk
Filter: HEPA
Amp diameter: 352mm
Cord length: 1.8m
Weight: 4.65kg
Reasons to buy
+Premium features in a compact model,+Powerful enough to purify a whole room+Reports data quality to the app
Reasons to avoid
-Limited onboard controls 

It's designed for desks, but the Dyson Pure Cool desk fan is actually able to purify and cool an entire room – which is impressive. It's the smaller, desk version of the Dyson Pure Cool tower fan at number one in this list, and like that model, it automatically captures gases and particles, and then projects purified air without causing a draught. The Dyson Pure Cool Desk can turn 350 degrees instead of 70, and it can be connected to Alexa or the Dyson Link app to report on air quality. It comes with a remote control, voice control, a sleep timer, and night-time mode. This is the most affordable way to get all the best Dyson fan tech in your home.

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5. Dyson Pure Cool Me

The cheapest way to get Dyson's Purification tech

Specifications
Type: personal purifying fan
Format: desk
Oscillation: 70 degrees
Cord length: 1.8m
Weight: 2.71kg
Reasons to buy
+The most affordably priced Dyson purifier+Lightweight and portable+Cools and purifies
Reasons to avoid
-Pricey for an entry level fan -Very basic – lacks additional features

The Dyson Pure Cool Me fan is quite distinct from other Dyson fans. As the name suggests, it is just for me to use. Or you. Position the Pure Cool Me in your immediate vicinity and a cleverly directed air-flow is blown onto your face and upper body – or wherever you choose to direct it. As the name also suggests, this air is purified. It's like living in your own little cool, healthy bubble. As such it's not much use for cooling entire rooms, but particularly if you're not moving much – for instance while working, sleeping, cooking or watching TV – this approach can make a lot of sense.

Dyson Pure Cool Me vs Dyson Pure Cool – which should you buy?

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8. Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool

A super-quiet humidifier that kills germs while cooling you

Specifications
Type: humidifier fan
Format: desk
Airflow at max setting: 460 l/s
Amp diameter : 240mm
Cord length: 2m
Weight: 3.4kg
Reasons to buy
+Quiet and kills germs+Cools as well as humidifies+Can be used for up to 18 hours
Reasons to avoid
-Fiddly to refill and clean

Another multi-purpose marvel, this humidifier is also an air purifier and fan. Particularly in winter, when the heating is on, rooms can get uncomfortably dry, and the Dyson Pure Humidify+Cool does a very good job of dragging humidity back to a more ideal level – around 50% according to our Tado app.

During the rest of the year, it's also an air purifier and a surprisingly effective fan. The perfect three-in-one for those who fear dryness.

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6. Dyson Pure Hot+Cool purifying fan heater

The best Dyson fan, heater and purifier for all year around use

Specifications
Type: purifying fan heater
Airflow at max setting: 290 l/s
Oscillation angle: 350 degrees
Cord length: 1.8m
Weight: 4.98kg
Sound level: 62dB
Reasons to buy
+Heats as well as purifies+Oscillates 350 degrees +Can be connected to Alexa for voice control
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

This is the best Dyson fan you can buy if you're looking for the best bang for your buck, and want all-year-round performance. That's because the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool combines the best in cooling and air purification with the ability to also heat a room. You can control temperature to the degree, and it'll expel purified air out the back of the fan without causing a draught. As you’d expect from one of the best Dyson fans available, the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool will purify automatically, it can turn 350 degrees, and it pairs with the Link app to report on air quality. It may be overkill for most homes, but if you're looking for year-round performance, it doesn't get much better than this all-in-one Dyson fan/purifier/heater.

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7. Dyson Hot+Cool Jet Focus fan heater (AM09)

The cheapest Dyson fan for cooling and heating

Specifications
Type of fan: heating, cooling
Format: desk
Airflow at max setting: 186 l/s
Amp diameter: 153mm
Cord length: 1.8m
Weight: 2.68kg
Reasons to buy
+Heats and cools+Jet focus gives concentrated blasts+Precise temperature control 
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn’t purify air

The Dyson Hot + Cool Jet Focus fan is capable of heating and cooling a room – but it won’t purify the air, which means it’s cheaper than the Pure Hot + Cool model. If you’re not worried about air pollution, then this is a very good option for managing the temperature of your room. The jet focus concentrates air flow to give a strong burst when you need immediate heating or cooling – and of course, it comes with Air Multiplier tech, so you’re free from choppy air. Furthermore, when it’s heating the room, you won’t notice a burning smell, as you do with some heaters, because it won’t become hot enough to burn dust.