The first piece is the white polycarbonate base; this is where the water treatment occurs when water is passed over a UV-C emitter to “ensure that it is 99.9% bacteria free before misting commences.” This process takes approximately 3 minutes.
Dyson’s patented technology: Unlike other humidifiers, which can harbor and spread bacteria, every drop of water in the Dyson humidifier is exposed to an ultraviolet light – twice, killing 99.9% of bacteria in the water.
Using an Intelligent Climate Control, the Dyson humidifier is able to measure both the temperature and the moisture in the air. One press of the remote, and the machine will create a comfortable, hygienic environment. The machine runs for up to 18 hours on a single tank of water.
Speaking of patents, the Dyson AM10 Humidifier has 275 patents and 130 patents pending; “Dyson’s Ultraviolet Cleanse™ technology is protected by five patents,” and the humidifier cost over $60.4 million to develop.
This is the tank, and it holds what looks like about a gallon of water. While it’s not necessary to use bottled distilled water, if you live somewhere with extremely hard water (as I do), it is a good idea to use filtered water so that you don’t get as bad lime deposits as you would otherwise. You’ll still need to do weekly and monthly maintenance on the humidifier to keep it in optimal operating condition no matter what type of water you use.
On the bottom of the tank, there is a red screw cap that gets removed when filling water and replaced after the tank is filled.
A built-in handle at the top of the tank makes the unit easier to carry when walking to the sink and back.
The tank sits right on top of the base. It’s important to make sure that the base is level because the humidifier will not operate otherwise.
Next you place the loop amplifier on the top of the tank; you’ll push down until you hear a click.