With all the particles we inhale with every breath we take, you have every right to be alarmed. Fortunately, air purifiers can deliver clean, fresh air, even in a less-than-pristine environment.
If you decide to buy an air purifier, how do you know which air purifier to buy? With all the competing air purifiers out there and their different features and functions, it is not easy to choose an air purifier. But you can make it easier with this air purifier buying guide, which helps even when you have no expert help at hand.
The first step when you shop for an air purifier online or in a store is to select one whose technology is effective for what you are trying to achieve. Most quality air purifiers can filter 99.7% of all particles down to 0.1 micron.* Blueair’s HEPASilent™ technology leads in the category, delivering the highest performance at low energy consumption and almost completely silently.
Noise is another important consideration. Blueair air purifiers are among the most silent air purifiers on the market and the only ones that deliver large amounts of clean air at the low levels mostly used in social situations or at night.
Especially when placing air purifier in the bedroom, you should consider high clean air delivery at very low noise levels. Blueair air purifiers are so quiet you might have to check to see if yours is actually switched on!
The near silence is the result of the Blueair HEPASilent™ technology, which first gives incoming particles in the air an electrical charge so that they will stick to the filter medium more easily. Since they are drawn to the filter like a magnet, we can make our filters less dense. That means the fan doesn’t work as hard to push through the same amount of air, which results in very quiet operation.
Energy efficiency is another issue. Since the fan doesn’t have to work as hard in a Blueair air purifier, our air purifiers are among the most energy-efficient on the planet for the performance they deliver. Typically, they use only as much electricity as a light bulb.
If smokers are present, or you live in an area with a lot of automobile traffic, you might be exposing children’s lungs to particles that are especially harmful to their sensitive and still developing lungs. Equipping your Blueair air purifier with a filter containing activated carbon effectively removes cigarette smoke and odors, as well as traffic exhaust, smog and airborne chemicals, PM2.5 and VOCs.
In Blueair SmokeStop™ filters, the high volume and weight of carbon, plus the low-density design and large surface area of the mechanical filter medium, mean the filters last a long time without becoming clogged. For ultimate and up to four times faster smoke and gas removal, you can use a Blueair DualProtection™ filter with powdered, high-porosity coconut carbon.
Experts all say that you should choose an air purifier capable of changing the air in your room five times per hour. Of course, you can oversize your air purifier a bit, but you should avoid under sizing it.
So, to get the right size, measure your room and look at the CADR (which stands for Clean Air Delivery Rate). CADR measures an air cleaner's effectiveness based on room space and the volume of clean air produced per minute. This shows how well dust, pollen and smoke, the three most common indoor air pollutants, are removed from the air you breathe.
Providing a direct comparison between top-rated air purifiers, CADR is the only air purifier standard that is recognized as an American National Standard, since it allows for consistent comparison between AHAM (American Home Appliances Manufacturers) certified products.
CADR is also endorsed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. You can learn more about CADR here.
Now that you have considered filtering performance, noise level and energy-efficiency, it’s time to choose which family of our air purifiers fit your family best. All Blueair air purifiers have HEPASilent™ technology, run quietly and are energy efficient. But our families of air purifiers differ in design, connectivity, interactivity and specific usage – we even have air purifiers for your car, truck or RV.
Blue: Signature performance with customizable design
You get it all - compact and customizable design, 360 degrees of advanced filtration with simple, one-button operation. Just plug it in, set it and forget it. Cleaning the air has never been this easy.
DustMagnet™: Designed for a life with less cleaning
The dual-functioning, allergen-removing, dust-catching air purifier that blends right in. Patent-pending DustMagnet™ technology removes 99% of airborne dust before it settles on floors and surfaces. Sleek, Scandinavian design with a convenient table-top surface allows this purifier to compliment your aesthetic while working hard to clean your air. Place where it will be most effective at capturing dust without worrying about it cramping your style. Pair with the Blueair app to unlock smart features like Clean air ETA to count down the time until clean air and Welcome home function to automatically set your air purifier to standby when you leave home and back on to clean the air just before you return. Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatible with voice control.
Classic: Reassuring intelligence built to last
We made the Classic for people who want an intelligent air purifier that provides the best possible protection for family and friends. Classic does the job without much effort to set up, is built to last, and provides reassuring feedback no matter where you are, so you always know that the air your loved ones are breathing is safe, healthy and germ-free. This is our most popular product family.
Protect: The only air purifier to provide 24/7 protection against viruses and bacteria
Blueair's most advanced air purifier, Protect provides 24/7 protection against viruses and bacteria. Each aspect of this air purifier is uniquely designed for maximum performance, quiet, clean air delivery and energy efficiency, with innovative smart features. Protect air purifiers use SpiralAir omnidirectional airflow to quickly circulate more clean air to every corner of the room. GermShield technology proactively monitors room conditions and activates to kill germs and prevent growth on the filter, when on standby. Pair with the Blueair app to unlock smart features like Clean air ETA to count down the time until clean air and Welcome home function to automatically set your air purifier to standby when you leave home and back on to clean the air just before you return. Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatible with voice control.
Pro: Professional performance with a minimalist design
Pro’s discreet design packs powerful performance in a small space. A practical wall mount keeps Pro out of the way of children, pets and vacuum cleaners. The flagship Pro XL model, which purifies the air in rooms up to 110 m2 (1,180 ft2), is our highest capacity air purifier.
*Tested on particles down to 0.1 micron according to EN1822
Blueair air purifiers are simple to use and have something special: We are the only major air purifier brand to verify 100% of our models for performance for Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR).