Winter is upon us and with the advent of the cold season; it’s time for many of us to turn on the heating in our homes. It’s great to be able to stay warm in winter. The problem with centralised heating is that is creates dry air.

Dry air means chapped lips and dry skin. The new humidifier from Dyson is one solution to the problem of dry air. But that isn’t it’s only trick. The device also makes sure that your home is not being filled with bacteria filled moisture because it has an inbuilt germ-killing UV light.


The new humidifier is based on the current design of Dyson’s bladeless fans and heaters. The Dyson humidifier houses a three-litre water reservoir, which uses a piezoelectric transducer (which vibrates up to 1.7 million times a second) to create microscopic, airborne water particles. The problem lies in the water reservoir, as it’s just as susceptible to penetration by bacteria and germs as you are in winter.

So to solve the issue and make sure that the new humidifier is not spreading bacteria and germs around your home, the water in the reservoir is exposed to an ultraviolet light twice to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria before the water particles leave the system.

With this new device installed, you can say ‘goodbye’ to getting sick. Well, ok, maybe not goodbye, maybe just ‘au revoir.’ The humidifier uses Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology, so it should be great in boosting the humidity of your entire home and not just locally, like most humidifiers do.

If you are itching to get your hands on one, you will have a bit of a wait as Dyson is holding off on a US release until the third quarter of next year in the fall 2015.

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