DustMagnet™


DustMagnet™ FAQs
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DustMagnet™ Information

The built-in particle sensor measures fine particle (PM2.5) levels in your room and changes the color of the air quality indicator (AQI) light on the front of the air purifier based on the current conditions. The light will show one of five colors; red (very polluted), orange (slightly polluted), yellow (moderate), green (good), and blue (excellent) to indicate air quality.

The air quality LED indicator can be turned off by setting the air purifier to Night mode, or adjusting the LED brightness setting in the Blueair app.

If your air purifier is connected to the Blueair app, you can monitor your indoor PM2.5 levels over time in the reports section of the app. In the app, the concentration of PM2.5 is measured in micrograms (one-millionth of a gram) per cubic meter air or µg/m3.

ComboFilter

1. Turn the air purifier OFF and unplug

2. Open the two filter drawers on the back of the air purifier and set pre-filters aside

3. Use the pull tabs to remove the two used ComboFilters and dispose them.

4. Remove the protective plastic from the new ComboFilters.

5. Insert the two replacement ComboFilters with the arrows pointing upwards

6. Slide the two pre-filters back into place and shut drawers, so they snap closed.

7. Plug the air purifier back in and turn ON

8. Press and hold the fan speed button for 15 seconds to reset the filter timer.

Always unplug your air purifier before cleaning or changing filters.

· Wipe the interior and exterior of the air purifier with a soft, clean cloth as often as needed. · Clean the pre-filters with a dust cloth or vacuum gently with the brush attachment. For optimal performance, clean weekly, or as often as needed.

· Change the ComboFilters when the filter replacement light turns red on the panel or when notified in the Blueair app (recommended filter life time approx 6-12 months if the air purifier is on 24/7, depending on indoor pollution levels).

· Clean the sensor when changing the main filter.

Use only original genuine Blueair filters suitable for your model to maintain performance over time and ensure your warranty remains intact.

Our DustMagnet™ air purifiers with ComboFilters feature integrated activated carbon throughout the particle filter media to remove both fine particles and odors and gases. While DustMagnet™ models can reduce light household gases and odors, they are not designed to accommodate high levels of gases, chemicals, and odors that can be present in wildfire smoke.

The serial and model numbers can be found on the product label located on the back of the air purifier. To view the MAC address, remove the bottom pre-filter to access the label.

If your air purifier is connected to the Blueair app you can additionally view the MAC address by selecting air purifier name and navigating to Product Settings › Product Information.

DustMagnet™ air purifiers are Wi-Fi enabled for remote control of settings and features via the Blueair app.

  • Adjust air purifier settings. Set your fan speed to 1-2-3, Auto mode, Night mode, and adjust the indicator LED brightness.
  • Create schedules. Set your air purifier to run at specific times and modes.
  • Filter lifetime indicator give you an estimate of the remaining percentage of filter life using fan speed, sensor data, and filter loading data.
  • Enable child lock. Disables the buttons on the air purifier to prevent the setting to accidentally change.
  • Clean air ETA feature. Tells you how much longer it will take to clean the air in your room.
  • Monitor indoor air quality. Track your indoor conditions over time with personalized air quality reports.
  • Outdoor air quality monitoring of the PM2.5, PM10, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, etc. around the world in real time.
  • Order replacement filters.
  • Set up the Welcome Home feature to allow your air purifier to go into standby mode when you leave home and turn on again and clean the air when you return.
  • Product instructions and FAQs. View helpful product setup information and more in the support section of the app.

Getting started with the Blueair app

    1. Download the Blueair app on your smartphone from your iOS or Android App Store.
    2. Open the app and create an account.
    3. Follow the instructions to connect the air purifier

For more about the app, check our Blueair app FAQ.

Your DustMagnet™ air purifier includes one set of combination particle and carbon filters, ComboFilters, that need to be replaced approximately once a year and two reusable stainless-steel pre-filters.

ComboFilters

The ComboFilters located the top and bottom air intakes protect against both gaseous and particulate contaminates. The particle filter media removes pollutants such as pollen, mold spores, pet dander, viruses and bacteria, fine smoke particles, and more from your indoor air. At the same time, activated carbon integrated throughout the filter traps light household odors from pets, cooking, smoke, and more. Not proven to kill SARS-CoV-2 or prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Pre-filters

A key part of DustMagnet™ technology is the two reusable stainless-steel pre-filters located at the top and bottom of the air purifier. The positively charged pre-filters act like a magnet, attracting the negatively charged dust particles.

Because this air purifier uses electrical charges, it is classified as an electronic air purifier and is tested for safe ozone emissions. All Blueair purifiers are CARB certified, meaning they’ve been tested for electrical safety and ozone emissions as part of the California EPA’s Air Resources Board, Air Cleaner Regulation (AB 2276) and found to produce an ozone emission concentration less than 0.050 parts per million.

To extend the Limited Warranty from one year to three (3) years, simply complete the product registration form in the 'Warranty' section of your customer account, within (60) days of purchase or register through the Blueair mobile app.

Auto mode

When Auto mode is enabled, the air purifier automatically adjusts fan speed based on your real-time indoor air pollution levels measured by the built-in particle sensor (PM2.5). When pollution levels creep up, the fan increases speed, and once the air is cleaned it returns to a low speed. This ensures your air purifier is always running at the perfect speed to maintain clean air your home.

Night mode

When Night mode is enabled, all LED lights on the air purifier will dim. Additionally, similar to Auto mode your air purifier will automatically adjust the fan speed based on real-time indoor air pollution levels (PM2.5). In Night mode, the fan speed will only increase to the medium level to keep noise levels low.

  • The HEPASilent™ technology, which combines mechanic and electrostatic filtration to ensure high Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), low noise and high energy efficiency.
  • The patent-pending DustMagnet™ technology designed to powerfully attract airborne dust particles thanks to a unique airflow in combination with charged pre-filters.
  • Double filter for optimal particle and gas removal.
  • Two control buttons for easy use.
  • Airflow options: 4 speeds levels (0-1-2-3), Auto mode and Night mode.
  • The HEPASilent™ technology, which combines mechanic and electrostatic filtration to ensure high Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), low noise and high energy efficiency.
  • The patent-pending DustMagnet™ technology designed to powerfully attract airborne dust particles thanks to a unique airflow in combination with charged pre-filters.
  • Double filter for optimal particle and gas removal.
  • Two control buttons for easy use.
  • Airflow options: 4 speeds levels (0-1-2-3), Auto mode and Night mode.
  • Wi-Fi enabled for remote control via the Blueair app
  • Voice enabled control via Amazon Alexa enabled devices.
  • Five-color air quality LED indicator (AQI) measuring fine particle (PM2.5) levels.
  • Filter replacement indicator based on filter usage.

For optimal performance, we recommend cleaning the pre-filters with a vacuum or cloth weekly, or as often as needed.

Replace the ComboFilters when the filter replacement light turns red on the panel or when notified in the Blueair app (recommended filter lifetime approx. 6-12 months if the air purifier is on 24/7 depending on indoor pollution levels).

Use only original genuine Blueair filters suitable for your model to maintain performance over time and ensure your warranty remains intact.

Yes, the top of the air purifier is designed to be used as a side table. Please avoid setting liquids on the device or anything which weighs more than 22 lbs (10 kgs). For a full list of safety recommendations, please see the user manual.

The air quality sensor is located on the back of your DustMagnet™ air purifier, just below the top filter drawer. Over time, dust can block the sensor and may interfere with air quality measurements. Clean the sensor periodically by following the directions below.

1. Turn the air purifier OFF and unplug

2. Use a vacuum to remove any visible dust on the outside of the sensor cover

3. Pinch and lift the sensor cover to remove

4. Gently clean the sensor with a clean, dry cotton swab

5. Reattach the sensor cover and snap into place

6. Plug the air purifier back in and turn ON

  • Room sizes
  • DustMagnet™ 5200 series models completely filter room air about every 12.5 minutes (approx. 4.8x an hour at 212 ft²) on the highest speed and are recommended for small to medium rooms like a guest bedroom, home office, or dining room.
  • DustMagnet™ 5400 series models completely filter room air about every 12.5 minutes (approx. 4.8x an hour at 357 ft²) on the highest speed and are recommended for medium rooms like a master bedroom, living room, or playroom.
  • Additionally, 5200 series models have a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 137 cfm for fine smoke particles, 140 cfm for pollen particles, and 133 cfm for dust particles via the AHAM Verifide® Program for room air cleaners. While the 5400 series models have a CADR of 230 cfm for fine smoke particles, 255 cfm for pollen particles, and 240 cfm for dust particles.
  • Color & finish
  • The DustMagnet™ 10i models have a standard white finish, while the upgraded 40i models feature a premium, light grey textile front, matching grey legs, back panel, and a vegan leather tag.

No, but it can be remotely controlled via the Blueair app. For voice enabled control, connect with your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device.

To reset the filter status light after replacing a new filter, press and hold the fan speed button on the air purifier for 15 seconds.

DustMagnet™ air purifiers draw in dirty room air through two inlets, one at the top and another at the bottom. Once filtered by the air purifier, clean air is released on either side, at a precise angle to create a vortex effect, spreading filtered air throughout the room.

For optimal performance, use the air purifier in a room size equal to, or smaller than the recommended AHAM square footage (assumes 8 ft ceiling height). The DustMagnet™ 5200 series is recommended for rooms up to 212 square feet, and the 5400 series is recommended for rooms up to 357 square feet.

Troubleshooting

If your air purifier doesn’t switch on, try this:  

- Most Blueair models have a detachable plug that can slip out when you move the unit.  Place the unit on its side and push the plug back into the socket at the bottom of the unit. 

-Make sure that the filter of your air purifier is correctly inserted and that the door of the air purifier is closed.   

-Unplug the unit from the electrical outlet and plug it back in again. 

-Plug the unit into another electrical outlet. 

-Check the power cord. If it is damaged in any way, unplug it immediately. Contact your local Blueair team to learn about getting a replacement or repair.

-Make sure that you have selected a speed level to start cleaning the air.   

-If you are using a remote control, make sure that the battery is charged. If it isn’t, replace the battery.

If your air purifier still doesn't start, please contact the retailer where you bought the unit.


Make sure that you removed the plastic cover from the filter (not applicable to all models and filters). 

Make sure that nothing blocks the air inlet and outlet. 

Make sure that no object or dust is clogged around the filter. If there is, remove the filter and clean the purifier with a vacuum cleaner. 

Remove the filter(s) to see if it is causing the noise: 

1. Turn off your air purifier and unplug it. 

2. Remove the filter(s). 

3. Plug in the unit and turn it on. If the noise disappears, install a new filter. If the noise is still there, please contact the retailer where you bought the air purifier. They will help you according to their warranty conditions




First few times you use your air purifier:
As any new device, an air purifier can release a ’newness’ smell. Don't worry, this odor is not dangerous or toxic! Run your air purifier non-stop for a few days and odor should dissipate.

For optimal use, keep the air purifier on at all times. It uses less energy than a low-energy light bulb.

Time to change the filter:
A dirty filter can release a dusty smell. Filters absorb odors from, for example, cooking. To avoid this, always replace the filter when indicated.

Your device has lost its Wi-Fi connection temporarily. 

If you haven’t changed any the Wi-Fi settings on your router, the device should be able to reconnect by itself within a few minutes. 

If necessary, try the following troubleshooting tips to reconnect the device:

  -  If you changed a Wi-Fi setting on your router, you must update your app with these settings. Tap ‘+’ in the top right corner of the app and re-add your device.

  - Unplug and plug the router. 

  -  Make sure that VPN is off and that you are not using Firewalls (for more information about, check below the Wi-Fi network requirements: 'What Wi-Fi does Blueair smart products support?').

  -  Place the device closer to the router. 

  -  Check to see if the Wi-Fi is busy with other devices.


What Wi-Fi does your Blueair product support?

2.4 GHz standard Wi-Fi access point (b, g or n).    

All standard signal encryptions: WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES.     

Un-encrypted wireless connections (i.e. Open) Please note: Professional versions of the protocols which require a certificate are not supported. This can be the case for company networks.     

Captive portals are not supported. This is when you need to enter a username and password to access Internet, such as in airports or public places.    

Access point that broadcasts multiple SSIDs networks or on multiple channels simultaneously may create problems of data packets being lost. This is especially the case in pairing products to the app.     

Make sure that no firewall blocks outgoing connections (blocking inbound connections is OK) or any restrictions on protocols such as http/https or sockets.    





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