Let’s be real – dusting can be annoying. No matter how hard we try to keep our home spotless, there’s no avoiding it. Most of us would resort to a cloth or vacuum cleaner to keep the dust bunnies at bay, but regardless of how often you wipe or vacuum a surface, the dust will gather again after some time.
So, what is it about dust and what can we do to reduce it?
Dust is everywhere, be it in our home or even on ourselves. Believe it or not, humans shed dead skin and hair on a daily basis. While we may not be able to see it, the skin flakes off our body while we are awake or asleep.
The tiny particles float around the air surrounding us and ultimately collect on our things like the carpet, curtains and furniture. Likewise, items such as our clothes and bed spew an invisible dust storm of skin flakes and fibres inside a room.
Same goes with our furry friends. Though they may be cute and lovable, pets are notorious for dust. Part of the reason is their dander, which sheds when a pet grooms itself. Pets also bring pollen and spores from the outside into our house, and this can cause allergens to fly into the room.
And while it is always a good idea to ventilate a room with fresh air, the opening and closing of doors and windows allow dust from the outside environment in. It gets worse if your house is facing a road or if there’s a construction site nearby.
Just like our pets, we carry tiny bits of the pollutants that cling to us, be it on our skin, clothes, shoes or bags.
Though there’s no escaping it, the only way to deal with dust is regular cleaning. It’s often the best idea to start dusting from the top down for a more efficient cleaning, and to cut down on things that create more dust.
Remember to wash your bedding weekly, and store your old clothes and jackets in garment bags or containers. Give your rugs and blankets a quick shake outside and vacuum regularly with a HEPA filtered vacuum.
Digital Motor vs AC Motor
Conventional corded vacuums are bulky in size and the wires restrict movements while cleaning. Combined with the loud noise, this makes the chore more frustrating.
A pioneer in digital motor technology, Dyson first introduced the Dyson digital motor V2 in 2009 and signalled the departure from the AC motor. Further improvements led to the development of the Dyson digital motors V6 and V8, and most recently the V10.
The latest iteration of the advanced motor technology, the Dyson digital motor V10 is Dyson’s fastest and most power-dense digital vacuum motor yet. At only 125g, it weighs less than its predecessors and offers a powerful suction at a spinning rate of up to 125,000rpm – that’s 2,000 turns per second!
What that translates into is a breezy dusting experience that takes the frustration out of the chore. With that reason in mind, it has introduced the Dyson Cyclone V10 – a powerful cordless vacuum cleaner with high performance akin to the corded models.
“We believe that a strong performing machine starts with an efficient motor. It’s what enabled us to entirely change the format of a vacuum cleaner to achieve Dyson’s best ever cord-free machine performance,” said Dyson.
“The Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum is so light, so powerful, it can deep clean anywhere in your home.”
Powering the high-performance vacuum is the all-new V10 digital motor. Built into an in-line format, the design allows for a linear airflow path and features a “point and shoot” bin emptying mechanism for ease of use.
The Dyson digital motor V10 is an intelligent pioneering technology that continually adjusts to maintain maximum performance. Using its pressure sensors, it knows if you are upstairs or downstairs.
In fact, it is so sensitive it knows the altitude difference between the table and the floor. It uses this information to make minute adjustments to deliver constant performance at different air pressures.
It quickly and easily transforms to a handheld for cleaning on the stairs, in the car or on the sofa. Besides that, the Dyson Cyclone V10 is ergonomically balanced to clean high up top, down low and hard-to-reach places.
Whereas the other cyclonic vacuums may choke with dust and dirt over time, the Dyson Cyclone V10 proves otherwise. With 14 cyclones precisely arranged around the central axis of the machine, it guarantees to deliver a constant performance and no loss of suction.
Knowing the concerns that other vacuum models may expel dust, allergens and bacteria into the air, Dyson engineers have wrapped and sealed the motor filters for an overall whole-machine filtration that effectively captures 99.97% of dust as small as 0.3 microns.
Packed with a lightweight energy-dense battery and an improved battery management system, it offers a lasting suction of up to 60 minutes. And because the machine has a trigger rather than the normal switch, the motor starts and accelerates to operating speed in a fraction of a second.
Dyson engineers do not stop at the vacuum itself – they are passionate about developing better cleaner heads and tools, too. The direct-drive cleaner head has a powerful motor located inside the brush bar.
This drives stiff nylon bristles deep into carpet pile to remove ground-in dirt and pet hair, while the soft anti-static carbon fibre filaments remove fine dust from hard floors easily.
Moreover, the soft-roller cleaner head removes large debris and fine dust from hard floors simultaneously. A larger roller covered in soft woven nylon traps large debris, while anti-static carbon fibre filaments remove fine dust. A direct-drive motor sits within the roller, allowing for a full-width, edge-to-edge cleaning.