The latest model Bissell air320 2768A is currently the air purifier with the highest price tag in Bissell family. But with the premium design, it costs less than what you’d expect. It is in the new bundle, together with the Bissell air220, and let’s see if the new flagship is great or not in the Bissell air320 Review.
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- High-quality build with classic taste
- Convenient cord wrap
- Smart Sensor
- Slightly quiet
- Lower performance than the old Bissell air400
- High power consumption
Bissell celebrated their 144th birthday with the couple Bissell air320 and Bissell air220, using a premium but classic-feeling design, which is great at blending with your home decor. Where it doesn’t impress is…, you will find out soon, in our today Bissell air320 Review.
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Bissell air320 2768A Price
The Bissell air320 2768A in newest bundle of Bissell offers a slightly better than the Bissell air220, a beautiful design. It also serves higher CADR rating, for the device to clean the room much quicker. However, if it comes in at an accessible price it could be a winner.
Bissell can get all the hype for their floor care products, but the company is still very young at manufacturing air purifier machines. The company approaches with the same pricing strategy as any other products, first with a budget Bissell MyAir, then all air purifiers under the low mid-range segment.
The Bissell air320 is actually a classy big air purifier with a number of fine attributes and few outright flaws – however it’s easy to see it getting lost in a highly competitive mid-range field. So for the current Amazon’s Choice, Bissell air320 needs some better deals to fight back.
The official price tag of this Bissell air320 is $329 on Bissell website, but you can get it as low as $279 from our website, meaning a 15% OFF. The price is the same as the old Bissell air400, which still performs better than our today reviewed unit.
For around $300 you can get the Medify MA-40, Airthereal AGH550, Coway AP-1512HHS, Hathaspace Air Purifier 2.0 or TruSens Z-3000, and all boasts similar or faster fan power, real Smart Sensor and, well, much better performance rating.
But it would be wrong to dismiss the Bissell air320 out of home, because it’s such a pleasant air purifier to live with day to day. The digital air quality monitor is evidently still buzzing from the success of the Bissell air220, and Bissell has created a confident, composed, supremely balanced device.
Just as its pricing makes us cast a glance below at its cheaper rivals, so you should check our deal as soon as possible, and may the lower price can change your mind.
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Bissell air320 2768A Design and Size
It’s long time when we have a new air purifier with a classic feeling, which is far from any similar products we’ve seen today in the era of cylindrical tower air purifiers, started with the Winix NK100 and Levoit LV-H133. Even when Bissell air320 shares the same design as its younger brother – Bissell air220, it is no less impressive for the fact.
The Bissell air320 can wow anyone coming from a different air purifier brand at the moment, because it is distinctive, so iconic that you can’t find others to copy this design concept.
This Bissell air320’s fit and finish is definitely in the vicinity of such standard-bearers, with a premium combination of white and gray color, a bit different from the air220 model. Perhaps the white color can’t give the solid metal feeling, but the fabric gray pre-filter is truly attractive. Together with four mid-century modern accent legs, with atomic design, the Bissell air320 gives the feeling of stability.
It is, in fact, a bit bigger than the air220 model, with 25 inches in height and 14.5 inches in width. The weight is heavier at 19.2 lbs, and you still have one carry handle to bring the Bissell air320 anywhere in your room.
The large fabric pre-filter is naturally the most attractive point in the whole air purifier. In common with all other air purifiers in the market, Bissell air320 runs a bottom-to-top air flow system concept, bearing perforated holes for the top air outlet. You can check the model name near the bottom, to the left of this Bissell air320.
On top, there is an intuitive soft-touch dial to control the Bissell air320. Right below, you can see both the digital and colored LED indicators for air quality index.
The Bissell air220 is a premium black air purifier and it feels dense and hard, two properties that make a device feel like it is made of solid metal rather than a cheap air purifier with a metallic finish. This is also the design concept for the next Bissell air320.
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Bissell air320 2768A Filters
All air purifiers in Bissell family, including of the today Bissell air320, are complied with the standards set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), to meet an ozone emission concentration limit less than 0.05 parts per million (ppm). The Bissell air320 is 100% ozone-free with a simple 3-stage air cleaning system.
- Pre-filter – A fabric pre-filter is used to capture the large objects of pollutants, like pet hair, fur and large dust. It is washable and permanent to use.
- HEPA filter – With the pleated High Efficiency filter, the Bissell air320 can trap 99.7% of 0.3 microns particles or larger.
- Activated Carbon Filter – Engineered with actual pieces of carbon, the honeycombed Activated Carbon filter can capture odor causing gases and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
With better fan power, the Bissell air320 is expected to have better performance than the brother Bissell air220. In a same test performed in a room of 200 square feet, the Bissell air320 scored high efficiency of trapping 99.7% of any particles down to 0.3 microns. This score was better than the cheaper TruSens Z-2000, but it is still lower than the Oreck Air Response Large, Vornado AC550 and Vornado PCO300.
Strangely, the cost of Bissell air320’s HEPA filter is $1 cheaper than the air220 model, with only $21. You still need to replace the air filter one every 6 months, for optimal performance.
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Bissell air320 2768A Room Coverage
Bissell has made some bold claims about the Bissell’s next-gen air purifiers. They reckon you can use the air purifier even in a room of 1000 square feet. However, just like its name, the air purifier is marked for only 320 square feet room coverage.
The ACH of Bissell air320 is 1X to 3X. If the air purifier is running in the standard room size of 320 square feet, it can clean the room every 20 minutes. But if you put the Bissell air320 in a room of 1000 square feet, it will clean only one time per hour.
The CADR of Bissell air320 is 206 Dust/ 198 Smoke/ 241 Pollen (cfm). The Pollen-free CADR rating of this Bissell air320 is even better than the Bissell air400, so if you only want an air purifier for clearing the pollen issue, you should get the Bissell air320 of this family.
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Bissell air320 2768A Sound
The Bissell air320 is notable for its lack of keeping low noise level, something that’s quite hard to get with higher fan power. With 4 different fan speeds, the air purifier still gives enough options for you to keep the noise down.
On lowest speed, I’ve measured the noise level of Bissell air320 to be 37 decibels (db). This could be the worst low noise level in the Bissell family, but it is still more silent than the library mode.
But if you run the Bissell air320 on highest speed, get ready for high noise level of 60 decibels. Happily, my own use of the air purifier normally on medium fan speed, and the noise level is much more acceptable.
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Bissell air320 2768A Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review if this air purifier is good or not.
By normal usage, the Bissell air320 runs with the power consumption of 116 watts. I don’t understand why this company has stated it as Energy Star rating for energy consumption.
Actually, the Bissell air320 is licensed as an Energy Star air purifier, but for some reason, you can’t find the Bissell air320 in Energy Star official listing.
If you use the Bissell air320 for 8 hours per day, you need to pay $41 annually.
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Bissell air320 2768A Additional Features
I came to the Bissell air320 from using the Bissell air220, both air purifier features the same Automated CirQulate System, which is their Smart Sensor to automatically detect changes in the air quality index, then gives both digital and color-coded indoor air quality feedback to you. Moreover, it can adjusts the right fan speed automatically for you, so you can set the device and forget it totally.
You should remember to check the sensor screen, and if it’s dirty, you need to clean it with a cotton swab for more accurate readings of the product.
Bissell air320 features a Night Mode, to automatically turn off any lights on the Digital display when less lights enter the room, to create a peaceful sleeping environment.
Well, Bissell air320 comes without the Timer setting like the Bissell air400. It just has LED indicators for filter replacement, to help you know when to change the filter.
One more important notice, because the Bissell air320 only uses one single control dial, you can both press and twist the dial for different settings. For example, press the power button at the center of the dial to turn the unit on or off. Twist the dial clockwise to adjust the fan speed. Then you need to hold the power button for 3 seconds to reset the filter replacement.
Bissell air320 2768A Customer Service
Bissell is really strong at customer service, as the company doesn’t sell product in only the U.S, but also 31 different countries in the world. They also have an active community – the Bissell Pet Foundation, with a mission to help save homeless pets. The company has actually saved more than 215,000 shelter pets.
For every order over $40, you will get a Free Shipping, and no coupon code is required. Also, you are free to order a refund within 30 days from the delivery date of your original purchase. If you want to arrange an at-home pick-up of your return, you need to pay $4.95.
Any questions for Bissell can be done by contacting them via phone at 800-237-7691, or via email at their Contact Us page. You can ask the Bissell experts whenever possible from Bissell Service Center near you.
The warranty for Bissell air purifier is varied from product to product. At the moment, it is limited to 1 year for the Bissell MyAir, 2 years for the Bissell air400, 3 years for the Bissell air220 and 5 years for the Bissell air320. Remember to activate the warranty, and get a $10 OFF for your next accessories purchase.
For the official price tag, Bissell is aiming surprisingly high with the Bissell air320. Thankfully, with the new deal, it almost justifies its price point, with a classy construction, balanced performance rating, and high-end components such as a double air quality monitor.
However, a couple of underwhelming components let the side down. The power consumption is really high and the noise level is merely okay, when you really expect them to be whisper-quiet. Meanwhile the HEPA filter isn’t as good as the True HEPA filter from other big air purifier brands.
Just an average flagship.