Blueair 501 and 601 Air Purifiers

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Blueair 501 and 601 Air Purifiers

If you are looking for an attractive yet functional air purifier, this is it! This classy air purifier removes pollen, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, and lint from your home or office. Designed for quiet operation, Blueair products are also the most energy efficient air purifiers available, saving you money. Ten year extended warranty.
 
Receive a $20 Gift Certificate with Your 501 or 601 Purchase. Free $20 Gift Certificate with the purchase of any Blueair 501 or 601. The 501 and 601 are EnergyStar Rated! Blueair air purifiers have been EnergyStar certified because they are extremely energy efficient.

Blueair 501 and 601 Air Purifiers Product Features

  • HEPASilent technology, exclusive to Blueair, combines mechanical filtration and electrostatic filtration for highly effective air cleaning that outperforms standard HEPA, capturing 99.97% of the tiniest particles at 0.1 micron. A layer of activated carbon adsorbs small particles and chemicals.

  • HEPASilent technology allows extremely quiet operation. The low-density filters clean large volumes of air more quietly than any other air purifier. On the lowest setting, Blueair air purifiers are about as quiet as the average desktop computer.

  • Exclusive SurroundAir technology draws dirty air in from all sides and gently diffuses air through an area six times greater than the average air cleaner.

  • EnergyStar rated low energy consumption saves you money on your power bill. In fact, it costs about the same to clean the air in your home as it does to power a single light bulb.

  • Optional Smokestop Filter has more activated carbon for enhanced removal of smoke, odors, and gases.

  • All Blueair products are environmentally aware and offer exceptional performance without polluting the environment. Blueair replaces standard filters (which can harm the environment) with safer, nontoxic polypropylene filters. In addition, Blueair air purifiers are coated with a special powder finish that produces no chemical off-gassing. The polypropylene filters also resist contamination from mold, bacteria, and viruses.

  • Unlike many electrostatic air cleaners, Blueair 501 and 601 air purifiers are safe for allergy and asthma patients because they releases no ozone by-products.

  • Easy to Use & Maintain. Plug it in, select the speed setting, and forget it. To clean, simply wipe the steel exterior. When the filter needs to be replaced (every six months), just open the lid, lift the old filters out, and drop the new ones. No screws, no tools, and barely any time required.

  • The award-winning design is sleek and stylish, and the steel housing is durable and easy to clean.

  • Effective for room sizes up to 840 square feet (for the Blueair 501) or 900 square feet (for the Blueair 601).

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Blueair 601 Air Purifier with Particle & Gas Filter

$599.95
Blueair 601 Air Purifier with Particle & Gas Filter
A classy air purifier that is both efficient and quiet. More powerful than the Blueair 501, this model removes pollen, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, and lint from your home or office. Ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers who have no particular need to remove smoke, odors or gases.

What makes it different: Not designed for smoke, odor and gas removal. Most effective for areas up 900 square feet. Has 3 fan speeds. Slightly louder than the 501 model.
What makes it the same: Efficient, quiet removal of pollen, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, lint and more. Extended 10 year warranty, see details.
 

Blueair 601 Air Purifier with Smokestop filter

$699.95
Blueair 601 Air Purifier with Smokestop filter
An optional filter upgrade on the standard Blueair 601 makes this model a versatile way to remove smoke, odors and gases, as well as pollen, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, lint and more.

What makes it different: The Smokestop filter has activated carbon for increased smoke, odor, and gas control. Most effective for areas up to 900 square feet. Has 3 fan speeds. Slightly louder than the 501 model.
What makes it the same: Efficient, quiet removal of pollen, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, lint and more. Extended 10 year warranty, see details
 
Blueair 501 Air Purifier with Particle & Gas filter

$499.95
Blueair 501 Air Purifier with Particle & Gas filter
More quiet than the 601 models. Removes pollen, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, and lint from your home or office. Ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers who have no particular need to remove smoke, odors or gases.

What makes it different: Not designed for smoke, odor and gas removal. Most effective for areas up to 840 square feet. Has 4 fan speeds.
What makes it the same: Efficient, quiet removal of pollen, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, lint and more. Extended 10 year warranty, see details.
 
Blurair 501 Air Purifier with Smokestop filter

$599.95
Blueair 501 Air Purifier with Smokestop filter
Same stylish and efficient design, with additional air filtering. The upgraded filter will remove smoke, odors and gases, as well as pollen, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, lint and more.

What makes it different: The Smokestop filter has activated carbon for increased smoke, odor, and gas control. Most effective for areas up to 840 square feet. Has 4 fan speeds.
What makes it the same: Efficient, quiet removal of pollen, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, lint and more. Extended 10 year warranty.
 
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Blueair 501 and 601 Air Purifiers Product Reviews

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  I wake up feeling better
Reviewed by: Relieved allergy sufferer from Southern Maryland

So many people told me that air purifiers really didn't work. But I disagree. I've had my Blueair 501 HEPA Air Purifier for a month now and I no longer wake up with swollen eyes, stuffy nose and a headache even after taking my allergy medicine each night before I went to bed. It's wonderful waking up feeling refreshed. I've also notice a decrease in the amount of dust that accumulates. I have one in my bedroom and living room. I plan to purchase another one for my basement.
  Amazing!
Reviewed by: Tracy Kruse from Dawsonville, GA

No dust bunnies here! Two ginormous, hairy dogs, 3 cats and one allergist meant a HEPA air cleaner! The Blue Air is stellar! Not only am I able to breathe again, but when I would dust before, I could come back 5 minutes later and need to do it again...no more! It costs a little more, but the wheels make it easy to move for cleaning around and the Environmentally Friendly air filters rated the few extra pennies...I am so deligthed with this unit, I bought the 601 for downstairs!
  Does the job quietly
Reviewed by: Nancy Hildebrandt in the California hills from Mines Road (Livermore), California

I got this air purifier because my cat and I were suffering the effects of wood smoke, which I use for heat. The house was smelling awful, my cat's nasal passages developed lesions, and my voice was changing. This air purifier has done a great job of removing all of the smell and irritants from the entire house. My living room is about 300 sq. feet but connects with other rooms in the house for a total of 800 sq. ft. or so. On the low HEPA setting it makes as much noise as a desktop computer fan, and even on that setting it works well. It's going to be a big help during forest fire season too! The unit is bigger than I expected, but it's nice to be able to roll it on wheels.

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BlueAir 501 Air Purifier:

I could not wait to try out an air purifier from Blueair. The Blueair 501 completely lived up to my expectations. The first two fan speeds are virtually inaudible. The third fan speed, where I usually leave it while I sleep, is very quiet also - just a soothing hum in the background.
Being able to breathe fresh clean air while I sleep makes such a difference in the quality of my rest! It is also nice to run the air purifier on high while I am cleaning. That way I know that all the dust and particles I am stirring up into the air are actually getting cleaned, and not just moved around the room.

Things I like about the Blueair 501:

It is attractive. The neutral off-white blends in seamlessly with my walls, and the sleek contemporary curves of the design give it a little more aesthetic appeal than most air purifiers. Actually, this design won Blueair one of the most prestigious design awards in Scandinavia - the Excellent Swedish Design award. I like that Blueair designs their products to look nice as well as perform to high standards.

It is quiet. The first two fan settings are so quiet I can barely hear them. The highest fan setting is a little noisy, but it works fine to run it when I am gone, outside of the room, or doing a loud activity like cleaning or playing music. The knob on the simply styled operation panel makes it easy to turn it from speed to speed, so it's no problem to switch it from higher to lower as you leave and enter the room, just like switching on the light.

It is economical. On the lowest fan speed, the Blueair 501 consumes about 15 power watts, less than a light bulb. Even on the highest speed it is energy efficient, only consuming about 95 watts. This was one of the major factors in my decision to choose the Blueair 501. I can run the air purifier all the time without worrying about the electric bill.

I really, really, really like having clean air! The Blueair 501 captures 99.97% of the tiniest 0.1 micron particles, including pollen, dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander. It is so nice to know that I coming home at night to a haven from allergens and pollutants, where I can relax and breathe clean air.


The bright blue light on the side lets me know if the air purifier is running, which is good since it's so quiet I can't always tell. The blue light might be a bit bright at night, but simply turning that side towards the wall fixes the problem. It casts a blue glow on the wall that doesn't bother me at all when I'm trying to sleep. However, for someone who prefers total darkness when they sleep, it might be a problem.

The filters are really simple to change. Just open the lid and there they are; lift out the old filters and drop the new ones in. No tools required.

Things I don't like about the Blueair 501:

It is a little heavy. It covers a maximum room size of about 800 square feet, so 35 lbs is a reasonable weight. However, I wish it had handles on the side like the Blueair 402, to make maneuvering it a little easier. On the bright side, it does have casters, so it rolls very easily, and is quite easy to position once you have it in your house.

In summary, I was very happy with the Blueair 501. It is attractive and quiet, and I like having it in my bedroom. I have felt more rested in the mornings and my allergies have been much better inside the house. I would definitely recommend this air purifier to anyone who is looking for an economical and quiet unit that they can incorporate into their living area.

BlueAir 601 Air Purifier

The BlueAir 601 is nearly identical to the 501 with a few exceptions. Both units have identical dimensions, weights and features. Aesthetically there are only a few minor differences, though the color, shape and overall design are virtually indistinguishable.

What separates these two units is the square footage that each can cover. The 601 will cover approximately 100 more sq. ft. than the 501, at the same air exchange rate per hour (6). A slightly different fan design allows for the greater coverage and slightly improved results in the CADR test. In CADR testing the 501 ranges from 377-388 for dust, tobacco smoke and pollen while the 601 exceeds that with results ranging from 380 to more than 450. The 601 has a three speed dial control, whereas the 501 has four. Lastly, the BlueAir 601 uses slightly more power, but not so much that you would see a change in the electric bill of more than pocket change.

Overall, the BlueAir 601 offers the same great features as the 501 with slightly better filtration and a larger capacity.

 

Blueair 501 and 601 Air Purifiers Detailed Specifications


Blueair 601 Air Purifier

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Recommended For: Large bedrooms, living rooms, and playrooms Large bedrooms, living rooms, and playrooms
User Profile: Allergy and asthma sufferers Allergy and asthma sufferers
Maximum Room Size
2 air changes per hour
1840 sq. ft.1690 sq. ft.
4 air changes per hour 920. sq. ft.840 sq. ft.
6 air changes per hour
(Recommended)
679 sq. ft.580 sq. ft.
Filter Description: Non-toxic polypropylene with active carbon or SmokeStopô filter Non-toxic polypropylene with active carbon or SmokeStopô filter
Prefilter: Ion brushesIon brushes
HEPA Filter: No, gas & particle filters No, gas & particle filters
Carbon Filter: NoNo
UV Light: NoNo
Average Filter Life: 6 months with continuous use 6 months with continuous use
Air Intake: Bottom, lower right and left sides Bottom, lower right and left sides
Air Outflow: Top, upper right and left sides Top, upper right and left sides
Ozone Emission: NoNo
Filter Change Indicator Sensors: NoNo
M.C.S.: NoNo
Smoke Removal: Yes, with purchase of SmokeStopô filter Yes, with purchase of SmokeStopô filter
Mold Removal: YesYes
Odor Control: Yes, with purchase of SmokeStopô filter Yes, with purchase of SmokeStopô filter
Dust Removal: YesYes
Formaldehyde Removal: Yes, with purchase of SmokeStopô filter Yes, with purchase of SmokeStopô filter
Second Hand Smoke Removal: Yes, with purchase of SmokeStopô filter Yes, with purchase of SmokeStopô filter
Ease of Filter Replacement: Easy, with removal of top cover Easy, with removal of top cover
Installation / Expansion Options: NoNo
Power Cord Length / Type: 5 feet detachable, polarized, three prong plug 5 feet detachable, polarized, three prong plug
Interface Control Type: 4 speed switch on side of unit 4 speed switch on side of unit
Color Options: Putty / Off-white Putty / Off-white
Dimensions: 26"H x 20"W x 13"D 26"H x 20"W x 13"D
Shipping Weight: 39 lbs.39 lbs.
Weight: 35 lbs35 lbs.
Housing: SteelSteel
Noise Level: 32 to 68 dbaSpeed 4 - 71 dba
Speed 3 - 49 dba
Speed 2 - 37 dba
Speed 1 - 35 dba
Wheels / Casters: YesYes
Power Consumption: 35 to 120 wattsSpeed 4 - 95 watts
Speed 3 - 80 watts
Speed 2 - 70 watts
Speed 1 - 15 watts
Fan Speeds: 34
CFM of Fan Speeds: 88 to 530 CFMSpeed 4 - 450 cfm
Speed 3 - 247 cfm
Speed 2 - 117 cfm
Speed 1 - 88 cfm
Warranty: 5-year limited warranty / 10-year extended warranty with regular 6-month replacement of filters 5-year limited warranty / 10-year extended warranty with regular 6-month replacement of filters
LCD Display: NoNo
Programmable Timer: NoNo
Remote Control Included: NoNo
CADR Ratings from AHAM: Smoke 438
Dust 400
Pollen 450
Smoke 323
Dust 319
Pollen 313
Approvals: ULUL
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Free Shipping Included: YesYes
+'s: Highest AHAM CADR ratings, quiet at low speeds, and low energy use Highest AHAM CADR ratings, quiet at low speeds, and low energy use
-'s: More frequent filter replacements than some other units. Very few

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Blueair 501 and 601 Air Purifiers Warranty Information

10-year limited warranty with regular 6-month replacement of filters 
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501 and 601 Air Purifiers Availability:

Blueair 501 and 601 Air Purifiers
Blueair 501 (Item#: BA50PG STOCK) (Discontinued)
Blueair 501 Smokestop (Item#: BA50GM STOCK) (Discontinued)
Blueair 601 (Item#: BA60PG) (Discontinued)
blueair 601 Smokestop (Item#: BA60SM) (Discontinued)

501 and 601 Air Purifiers Replacement Filters

Blueair 501 and 601 Air Purifier Replacement Filters
Blueair 501/601 Replacement Filters - Set of 3 $79.99
Blueair 501/601 Smokestop Replacement Filters - Set of 3 $149.95