With today’s open-plan floorplans, many homes have one large eating-living-dining area that is 700, 800, even 1,000 ft2. Spacious master bedrooms can also get pretty big. In these cases, it’s important to shop for an air purifier for a large area.
Experts all say that you should choose an air purifier capable of changing the air in your room five times per hour. To get the right size, measure your room and look at the CADR – 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 products certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). CADR is also endorsed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. You can learn more about CADR here.
You can oversize your air purifier a bit, but you should avoid undersizing it, since you need at least five change per hour in your room for best results.
Look specifically for air purifiers for 500 ft2, air purifiers for 600 ft2 or bigger (matching your living area) and make sure they deliver five air exchanges per hour.
All Blueair air purifiers deliver unmatched performance thanks to HEPASilent™ technology, which combines electrostatic and mechanical filtration technologies. This combination, pioneered by Blueair, delivers high Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) with whisper-silent operation and high energy efficiency.
If you are looking for an air purifier for a large area, one great option is the Wi-Fi enabled Blueair Classic 605. This large room air purifier brings clean, energizing air to spacious bedrooms, living rooms or any large room that’s up to 775 ft2 (72 m2). With the Classic 605, everyone in the family can enjoy air that is virtually free of asthma and allergy triggers and indoor air pollutants. In fact, the Classic 605 purifies air so effectively that the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association* recommends it for people with asthma and allergies.
A digital control panel with easy-to-read LED icons lets you check the status of your air purifier’s Wi-Fi connection, operating speed and filter at a glance. Touch controls make it easy to adjust settings. By downloading the Blueair Friend app and connecting it to the Classic 605 you can also control your air purifier from any smart device, whether at home, at work or at play.
Blueair Pro: Air purifier for 700 ft2 and more
Another great air purifier for 700 ft2 or 800 ft2 is the Blueair Pro L. The Blueair Pro L air purifier is designed for large rooms up to 780 ft2 (72 m2). And if you need an air purifier for over 1,000 ft2, Choose the Blueair Pro XL. It is designed for large rooms and workspaces of up to 1,180 ft2 (110 m2).
In fact, the Pro XL provides more clean air than any other Blueair purifier and has a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) that will make you and your family (or colleagues, if you are looking for an air purifier for the office) feel better and more energized.
Both models are available with the Blueair Air Intelligence Module (AIM). This module allows you to set your Pro unit to auto mode, so you never have to worry about your indoor air quality again. Using our most accurate particle and gas sensors yet, the module continuously tests the indoor air quality and automatically adjusts the speed setting based on the actual air quality conditions. This ensures optimal indoor air quality at all times. The module is standard for the Pro XL and sold as an optional upgrade for the Pro L.
Despite their compact footprints, the Blueair Pro air purifiers are big on performance. Using powerful, energy-efficient fans, they have an off-the-charts Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) yet are is so silent they never distract your attention. In fact, Pro models work so quietly on the lowest setting that you might have to check to make sure yours is switched on.
*The test included air purifiers on the Nordic and UK markets. Read more on Testfakta’s website.