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Blueair Air Purifier FAQs

How quiet are the Blueair air purifiers?

Blueair air purifiers are extremely quiet and efficient. The filter media allows air to pass through freely so that the fan doesn't have to work as hard. A less powerful fan translates to less noise. Even the housing of the Blueair air purifiers is designed with quiet operation in mind, replacing sound-sonant plastic with noise-muffling steel. Each Blueair air purifier comes with patented HEPASilent Filter Technology which offers near silent air cleaning for any area of your home or office.

How many filters do the Blueair air purifiers use and what makes them special?

The 200 series Blueair air purifiers use one HEPASilent filter that traps airborne particles like dust, pollen, bacteria, animal dander, and mold spores, while the models above the 200 series use three HEPASilent filters for improved air purification. Optional Smokestop filters (with a layer of activated carbon) remove odors, fumes, and gaseous pollutants. What makes Blueair filtration in general is the combination of the HEPASilent filter media, which is a unique blend of polypropylene fibers that when paired with the built in ionizing offers filtration rates of particles that meet or exceed that of traditional HEPA filters. Best of all, unlike other technologies, Blueair air purifiers are certified to produce NO ozone.

When do I need to change the filters?

For optimal performance, we recommend that you change all Blueair air filters every six months. This will guarantee that your Blueair air purifier will continue to work effectively and efficiently to provide you with clean air. This also reduces strain on the motor.

How do I change the filters in the Blueair 200 & 300 series Blueair?

It's simple! First turn off your Blueair air purifier and disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet. Open the back door of the unit and remove the old filter and replace with the new one. Close the back door and connect the power cord back into the electrical outlet to continue receiving cleaner air.

How do I change the filters in the Blueair 500 and 600 series air purifiers?

First turn off your Blueair air purifier and disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet. Firmly lift the lid off the top of the unit and remove the filter on top. Next, remove the filters from each side and vacuum the inside grille. Guide the first and second new filters into their appropriate slots. Make sure that the black side or the side marked "out" is facing outwards. Place the third filter on top of the unit and ensure that the black side or side marked "out" is facing upwards. Lastly, put the lid back onto the unit by snapping it in place. Re-plug your unit into the electrical outlet and turn it on.

What's the difference between the HEPASilent filters and the SmokeStop filters?

Both contain the HEPASilent filter media that traps particles as small as 0.1 microns. The difference is that the SmokeStop filters actually contain 2-4 lbs. of granulated, activated carbon as well. What makes the carbon special is that impregnated within the carbon is magnesium dioxide and copper oxide - oxidizing agents that break down (oxidize) harmful chemicals vapors like VOCs and the chemicals found in smoke. While SmokeStop filters do trim back on the total surface are of the HEPASilent filter media to make way for the SmokeStop carbon, you won't see a difference in particle filtration performance - only the added benefits of carbon filtration.

Can any of the filters in the Blueair Air Purifiers be cleaned and reused?

Yes, you may vacuum the Blueair air filters with a HEPA vacuum cleaner if the filter is dusty; however, it is still recommended that you change your Blueair air filters every six months to receive optimal performance. Removing visible particles won't remove the microparticles that are deeply embedded in the filter media, and the carbon in the SmokeStop filters will only adsorb chemicals and odors for about six months. After that time, the carbon has generally adsorbed all of the vapors and odors that it can hold.

Do Blueair HEPA air purifiers produce ozone?

No. Blueair models are CARB (California Air Resource Board) Certified. The CARB has the most stringent ozone regulations in the USA, even more strict than the EPA. Blueair models meet all of these criteria and do not produce ozone.

What type of warranty comes with the Blueair Air Purifiers?

Blueair air purifiers come with a 10-year limited warranty with regular 6-month replacement of filters. Be sure to fill out and return your Blueair warranty card to ensure that your Blueair warranty is activated.

Why should I choose a Blueair over another model?

The choice is really up to you, but there are a few things to keep in mind with Blueair air purifiers. They are known for and excel at filtration, quiet operation, easy use, and style. The particle filtration is tested to be some of the best of any residential air purifiers (ideal for those with allergies or asthma), while they operate in near silence on the lowest fan speed. Filter replacement is easy - a single filter style for each unit and no tools required to change them. And in terms of style, Blueair was one of the very first air purifier manufacturers to actually win awards for the design and style of their products. If these things are important to you, then a Blueair may be the right choice.

Who should use a Blueair?

Blueair is the system for people living with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, or for anyone who wants cleaner, more breathable air. It's also a great choice for those concerned with noise while improving indoor air quality.

How much energy do Blueair Air Purifiers use?

Blueair air purifiers have been ENERGY STAR certified because they are extremely energy efficient. Blueair's phenomenally low power usage means you can run your Blueair air purifier system 24 hours a day, seven days a week without a jump in electricity consumption. For most consumers the average monthly cost to power this unit 24/7 is typically less than what you'll spend on one morning visit to Starbucks for coffee and a pastry.

Are Blueair air purifiers environmentally friendly?

Blueair air purifiers offer exceptional performance without polluting the environment. Blueair designed every component to improve both human and environmental health. Each Blueair unit is energy efficient and constructed of superior materials for an exceptionally long useful life. This is also why the body of the Blueair air purifier is steel, why there is minimal use of plastics, and why the filters are made of biodegradable materials. All components in Blueair air purifiers are recyclable.

What makes Blueair filters different?

Blueair air filters incorporate a non-toxic polypropylene filter media to trap particles and an activated carbon filter media to remove gases. Polypropylene is central to the electrostatic filtration component, and both the polypropylene and carbon filters are recyclable. Additionally, polypropylene produces only carbon dioxide and water when it decomposes, and it's naturally resistant to bacteria.

What does ENERGY STAR rated mean?

The ENERGY STAR Program was created by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to help consumers identify and purchase homes, building, and products that not only save money, but also protect the environment. A product that has been ENERGY STAR certified ensures that the product meets the DOE and EPA's strict guidelines for energy efficiency and superior energy performance for that product category. Energy efficient products with this seal compared to products without it often save you on your energy bill and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. So, by buying ENERGY STAR products, you not only save yourself money, but also help save the environment.