Dyson is a major player in the air quality appliance space. With a revenue of over $8 billion, they are a goliath compared to other air purifier manufacturers.
Most of Dyson’s business is from its vacuum cleaner range, but in March 2015, the company entered the air purification space, releasing its first air purifier: the Dyson Pure Cool Link.
Over the years, Dyson has focused on developing multifunctional appliances, with the Dyson Purifier Cool TP07 being the latest iteration of their air purifier and fan combo. We have already reviewed the Dyson PH03 and Dyson HP04, which offer humidifier and heating features but failed to wow us with their pure air cleaning power ratio to the high unit price.
At first glance, the Dyson Cool TP07 ticks a lot of boxes, providing a fan and air purifier feature with third-party lab-approved HEPA H13 filters, odor-adsorbing activated charcoal, app support and auto-mode. But question marks remain over Dyson’s air cleaning power, so I will be super keen to see how it performs in our PM1 particle removal test.
Dyson doesn’t value CADR (clean air delivery rate), so they don’t list it on their site, but based on my experience with Dyson vacuum cleaners, they have a habit of improving performance with each new model so I’m keen to see how the Dyson Purifier Cool TP07 performs in our tests.
- In our home lab of 728 cubic ft, we light an incense stick to generate particle pollution and VOCs.
- We set up our trusted Purpleair Indoor Sensor with the latest Bosch gas sensor to track levels of PM1ug/m3, PM2.5ug/m3 and PM10ug/m3 and VOCs in the air.
- We switch the air purifier to its highest speed and measure how long it takes to get our room air quality down to PM1 level to 0.
- We use an energy meter to measure precisely how much electricity is used when running the unit at the lowest and highest fan speed settings.
- We track sound levels emitted by the air purifier at different fan speeds with the help of a commercial sound meter.
The lowdown on the Dyson Purifier Cool TP07
“Dyson does what Dyson does, and the TP07 shows major improvements in air cleaning performance and fan speed compared to earlier models. It is a high-priced device, considering its air cleaning capabilities when compared to other cheaper air cleaners.
But if you need a fan AND an air purifier with best-in-class smart features, then the Dyson TP07 is worth considering.”
We cover a lot of detail in our review, so if you are short on time, these are the key takeaways that you need to know about the Dyson TP07.
What we really like
What we think could be better
The Dyson TP07 retailed for $649.99, has a reported Pollen CADR of 95.9 cfm according to ENERGY STAR, and is recommended for rooms up to 125 sq. ft.
|Time to clean our test room:
|Air purifier technology:
|HEPA H13 and Activated Carbon filters
|Recommended room size:
|125 sq. ft.
|Clean air delivery rate (CADR):
|Dimensions (in inches / in cm):
|7.7 x 8 x 41 inches (19.56 x 20.32 x 104.14 cm)
|Weight (in pounds / in kg):
|11 lbs (5 kg)
|Noise level (low – high):
|46dB – 61dB
|2-year parts and labor warranty
|Estimated energy consumption:
|$42.05 per year
|Country of manufacture:
Eye-catching Dyson design
A small footprint with a design style that looks as good as any other Dyson appliance
The TP07 has a modern white and silver design that looks great. Plus, there is the option to get a nickel and black colored — unit only if you buy directly from Dyson. The main body contains the filter units, while the tall top section is the bladeless fan.
The main design feature I like is that the device can rotate up to 350 degrees to circulate clean air all around the room.
Compared to previous generations and variants, you can see that the Dyson TP07 is the tallest Dyson model we have reviewed. Yet it has the smallest floor space due to its smaller base compared to the variants offering heating or humidification.
Even though there is a simple power button on the front of the unit, you will use either the remote control or the app to operate the purifier and adjust its settings.
The remote provides options to change fan speed, degree of rotation, auto mode, night mode, change air flow direction and even check air quality and filter life.
With all Dyson units, the remote control can attach magnetically to the top of your Dyson Cool TP07. This is super convenient as it gives you a clear (and handy) spot where to keep the remote, guaranteeing you won’t lose it around the house.
The Dysol Cool TP07 comes with onboard air quality sensors, which make it possible for the air purifier to detect pollutants in the air and get to work automatically when set to Auto mode.
When on Auto mode, the TP07 will intelligently adjust the settings according to the air quality in the room, increasing airflow speed until the target air quality has been reached. At that point, the TP07 switches the fan to low speed, running in the background until the time comes to switch on to full speed again when the air quality levels drop.
The LCD display screen on the Dyson Cool TP07 shows information about air quality, temperature, humidity, function modes and filter levels:
There’s a lot of info in there, so it’s handy to see a simple and clear explainer as part of the manual of the TP07:
When it comes to smartphone connectivity, the Dyson TP07 uses the same MyDyson app you get for managing all your Dyson devices.
The MyDyson app is super simple to set up and, after a minute or so, I could check my space’s air quality levels and adjust all the same features as the remote control.
Many apps from other air purifier brands are a little clunky to set up, and you can tell that Dyson invested a lot of thought into making the app user-friendly.
Currently, the Dyson Link app is the best app we have used for any air-quality appliance we have reviewed.
A medical grade and HEPA-certified air filter
The same H13 HEPA filter we have seen in other Dyson combo air purifiers
I like that Dyson utilizes the same filter across its air purifier product range, unlike some brands that continually introduce new filters. When manufacturers continue to launch new filters, each new filter increases the probability that filters you need for your particular unit will become obsolete in the future.
Dyson calls its filter the 360 Combi Glass HEPA+Carbon Air, which uses a medical grade HEPA H13 independently tested in a lab to confirm it’s up to the required quality.
It’s reassuring that Dyson publishes their third-party lab test result, making it available for anyone to see. Especially as Dyson was behind the recent complaint against Levoit, forcing them to remove HEPA H13 in the marketing for several different models.
Filter grade is just one element, but I appreciate that Dyson uses its power to improve the industry as a whole – no manufacturer should mislead consumers when it comes to harmful air quality.
Dyson’s filter also contains activated charcoal designed to remove gas pollutants like chemical fumes or odor. However, it contains a relatively small amount of carbon and will struggle to remove strong odors. If you have this issue, you should look at devices that list their carbon in lbs, such as the air purifiers we recommend for VOCs.
Most HEPA filters come inside a plastic bag, so be sure to remove them, or you will just move particles around the room without removing them.
The Dyson TP07 has a button on each side of the device that you push down to release the filter case and filter. The filter is then removed from the casing with a push of a button and swapped out for a new one when needed.
I’ve also given the unit design marks for encasing the filter in a rubber seal; this prevents air from escaping and increases cleaning efficiency.
However, I don’t like that so much plastic and rubber is thrown away with each filter replacement. It would be good to reduce the waste to only the filter material. Dyson seems aware of this issue and states that the material used on the filter is recycled. But for future versions, I hope Dyson could improve the design so that less waste is created when you replace the filter.
Press and hold the Night mode button (🌙) on the remote control. The display will countdown from five before resetting the filter life indicator.
The Dyson TP07 cleared our test room in 49 minutes
This is 35 minutes faster than the previous generation Dyson HP04
As part of this review, I checked out the current ENERGY STAR certificate for the TP07 and the older generation the Dyson TP04, and I was surprised to see that both devices had the same CADR figures.
CADR is a lab test that provides a figure for the removal of Smoke, Dust and Pollen and helps you to get the right-sized air purifier for your space.
I was surprised that both devices had the same CADR, as my experience with Dyson is that they tend to improve with each new generation.
Based on these CADR figures, we expect the Dyson TP07 to perform as well as the Dyson HP04 that we tested last year, which took 84 minutes to clear our test room of 728 cubic feet of particles sized 1 micron or more.
Unlike most air purifier reviews you read, we test all our devices (55 at current count) in the same room doing the same job. This means we can compare models, brands and even DIY options.
We first fill our test room with incense smoke and then switch on the Dyson TP07 to its highest fan speed (10) and track the levels of PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 to see how long it takes the air purifier to remove these tiny pollutants from the air.
The Dyson TP07 took 49 minutes to clean our test room, 35 minutes quicker than the previous generation Dyson HP04:
This was a surprise, as the unit shares the same ENERGY STAR CADR score as its much slower predecessor, so we decided to test it again.
The Dyson HP04 also cleaned our test room in 49 minutes on the second test:
As Dyson doesn’t share the CADR figure, I have to assume there has been some error with the certificate on the ENERGY STAR site – I did reach out for comment from them but was told that due to a staff shortage, they can’t provide any information.
Air cleaning performance test results
Comparing the Dyson TP07’s test times to other air purifiers we’ve reviewed, I saw that the Levoit Vital 100 also took 49 minutes and had a CADR of 130 CFM, which makes me think that the CADR for the Dyson TP07 is higher than what is shown on the ENERGY STAR site.
It’s worth noting that whilst the performance is much better than the previous generation, it still took 9 minutes more than the Levoit 300 – a $99 device – so it’s still not a purifier that I would recommend if you want the best bang for your buck.
But I am excited to see if Dyson can keep on improving performance with future generations as they have done with their other range of appliances, from vacuum cleaners to hair dryers.
Noise levels test results
The reported sound levels for the Dyson TP07 at the lowest speed using air purification was 46 dB and went up to 61.5 dB at speed 10. Due to the fan function, this device does run a little higher than similarly powered air purifiers, which makes sense considering it’s not just cleaning the air but also providing airflow through the bladeless fan.
We know that sound levels can be personal, so we included a video of the Dyson TP07 running at its lowest and highest fan speed:
Fan performance test results
As part of this review, we used the Testo 410i anemometer, and we compared it to one of our favorite air purifier fan combos from last year, the Blueair Pure Fan Auto.
|Blueair Pure Fan Auto
In comparison, the Dyson Cool TP07 has a much more powerful fan function, moving more than 3 times the amount of air.
Although it still performs worse at air cleaning, taking 49 minutes to clear our test lab compared to the 26 minutes it took for the Blueair Pure Fan Auto to do the same job.
The cost to run a Dyson Cool TP07: $109.42 per year
1. Electricity costs = $29.43 per year
When using an energy meter, we saw that the Dyson pulled a maximum of 28 watts on its top speed setting, which is low compared to other brands on the market. Assuming we left it running at high speed 24/7 every day of the year, it would add just under $30 to your annual electricity bill.
2. Filter costs = $79.99 per year
Dyson recommends changing the filters every 12 months, but this will depend on your particular air quality situation. The genuine filters are more expensive than other models, but we were pleased to see that Amazon now has many generic filters to choose from, bringing the price down. These generic filters may not be third-party lab tested, but as we saw with non-HEPA grade Levoit filters, they will likely still do a good job of removing particles from the air at a lower cost than going with genuine filters.
Choosing non-genuine filters will bring the yearly filter cost down to $35-40.
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- 【HIGH EFFICIENCY TRUE HEPA FILTER】- Our TP04 DP04 filter replacements come with Dual-Layer Filtra-tion. This H13 True HEPA filter helps for attaching 99.7% of the airborne particels as small as 0.3 microns, and the activated carbon filter helps you solve the problem of unpleasant odors and gases.
A big upgrade over previous generations of Dyson fan air purifiers but still lacking in air quality performance
Dyson has managed to upgrade the air cleaning performance over the previous generation, shaving off 35 minutes in our air cleaning performance test. Yet this device is still only as good at removing tiny particles as a $99 air purifier.
If you want a good-looking fan that can clean the air in a smaller space, this is likely the best option, but it comes with a high price tag.
I am excited to see if Dyson can continue making big improvements with future generations of the air purifier to justify the costly purchase price.
Unless you’re only in the market for a combo unit, for the same price as the Dyson Cool TP07, you can get a much more powerful air purifier such as the Levoit EverestAir — and you would still have $150 left over to spend on a separate fan.
We calculated energy consumption costs with the help of the Department of Energy’s appliance energy calculator. We calculated yearly costs associated with running Dyson TP07 for 24 hours a day for 365 days. We ran this calculation utilizing the U.S. average utility rate of $0.12/kWh as of January 19th, 2024.
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