Bissell MyAir 2780A is one of the first attempts at a HEPA air purifier. With the HEPA filter made by the most famous vacuum cleaner manufacturer in the United States, the Bissell MyAir 2780A is a strong budget contender to consider. Yes, it is even cheaper than lots of Chinese air purifiers that are popular in the market. It’s not magic, you should find out in our Bissell MyAir Review right now.
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- Compact design
- Great price
- Slightly quiet
- Not a True HEPA filter
- Low fan power
Bissell has spent more than 140 years to be the top floor care manufacturer in the whole United States, and they are expanding strongly to the air purifier field. Just like Honeywell, TruSens and Whirlpool, we all expect the air purifiers from Bissell to be a great buy. In our Bissell MyAir Review, we will check the only personal air purifier of this great family.
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Bissell MyAir 2780A Price
The Bissell MyAir is arguably the most popular air purifier of this long-standing brand, with more than 234 reviews on Amazon at the moment. It doesn’t have the True HEPA filter, and it may lacks a little fan power, but what it lacks in efficiency it makes up for the cheaper cost, great customer service and attractive Nightlight function.
This air purifier is what the American company make to compete with the lowest range of market. Though it doesn’t have good features like its brothers – the Bissell air320 and Bissell air400, the price tag of the Bissell MyAir is just $89, and you can get a 22% OFF deal if you’re lucky, make it as low as $69. For a model with Nightlight function, that’s great.
If you want to have an air purifier with Nightlight feature this low price, the best air purifiers you can have are the RENPHO RP-AP068 and Okaysou AirMic4S. The GermGuardian AC4150 is also a good alternative, and it has an additional UV-C light filter to help kill mold spores and viruses.
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Bissell MyAir 2780A Design and Size
The Bissell MyAir has a popular plastic body in cylinder shape, which is common for budget portable air purifiers, thanks to the Levoit LV-H132. However, the white color option of Bissell MyAir 2780A is a bit ivory, so it looks a bit smaller than the actual size. As and how the Nightlight falls at the bottom of the air purifier, it can help you sleep much more peaceful.
And, it is really compact. The Bissell MyAir is just 12 inches in height and 8 inches in width, making it smaller than the Levoit Vista 200 and Okaysou AirMic4S. If you want a more compact air purifier on budget, you can look for the Levoit LV-H126 and Airthereal ADH80, but hey, the Bissell MyAir could be a great option to fit your table or night stand.
For an cylindrical air purifier, the Bissell MyAir must use the traditional bottom-to-top air flow system concept. It uses perforated holes for the air intake, which is located below the Bissell logo. The logo is also printed in gray color, so it won’t reflect the dust that is attached on the surface.
At the center of the top, you can find a simple touch control panel. It feels pretty premium for an air purifier that’s cheap to have such feature like this.
The Bissell MyAir 2780A is only 4.7 lbs in weight, so you don’t need a carry handle to move it anywhere easier, right?
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Bissell MyAir 2780A Filters
As a top manufacturer of floor care products, Bissell can make in-house air filters for their air purifiers. The Bissell MyAir 2780A run a simple 3-stage air cleaning system as below.
- Pre-filter – A pre-filter is used to capture the large objects of pollutants, like pet hair, fur and large dust.
- HEPA filter – With the HEPA filter, the Bissell MyAir can trap 99.7% of 0.3 microns particles or larger.
- Activated Carbon Filter – This Activated Carbon filter captures common household odors and pet odors.
It seems Bissell doesn’t use True HEPA filter for the budget Bissell MyAir air purifier. That’s why the efficiency of this air purifier is quite low in a 100-sq-ft test, as it can capture only 90% any particles down to 0.3 microns, in 1 hour. Such performance is just like the Holmes HAP424-NU, a much cheaper air purifier model.
The air filter is recommended to be changed after 6 months, and thankfully, the filter cost is just only $15. You should only use the genuine Bissell air filter for maximum performance.
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Bissell MyAir 2780A Room Coverage
As a portable air purifier, the Bissell MyAir is only recommended to use in space of 100 square feet, by the manufacturer.
The ACH of Bissell MyAir is 2X. It can clean your room every 30 minutes.
The CADR of Bissell MyAir is 30 cfm in general.
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Bissell MyAir 2780A Sound
Quiet operation is always the selling point of any portable air purifier for bedroom, and in my brief time with this Bissell MyAir, I’m very impressed by how silent it can be, regardless of the using fan speed.
On lowest speed, the noise level is like the whisper, as I measured the quiet operation of Bissell MyAir to be just 30 decibels (db). It is quite natural for a Bissell air purifier to clean your indoor air in silence.
But even when you switch to the maximum fan speed, you just have a great noise level of only 46 decibels. It is still quiet, like the noise level in library, and if you want to turn on the highest fan speed while sleeping, it is quite okay.
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Bissell MyAir 2780A 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.
Bissell MyAir is very energy efficient, with the power consumption of only 26 watts. It is reasonable for an air purifier with such low fan power.
If you use the Bissell MyAir for 8 hours per day, you need to pay only $9 annually.
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Bissell MyAir 2780A Additional Features
The number one feature of this Bissell MyAir is, of course, the Nightlight feature. Together with the whisper-quite low fan speed, the Bissell MyAir can create a peaceful sleeping environment.
The fan setting is quite weird to use, as one press is for High speed, two presses for Sleep mode (with lowest fan speed), and three presses for the Low speed. When powered on, the Bissell MyAir is default on Low speed.
Bissell MyAir also has a basic Timer setting, so you can schedule the time off for 1, 4 and 8 hours. Finally, there is a LED indicator for filter replacement, to remind you when to change your air filter.
Bissell MyAir 2780A 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.
Well, I am not impressed with the fan power and efficiency of the Bissell MyAir, but its price is lower with new deal, so you surely can test the air purifier, and enjoy the amazing customer service of Bissell first.
A cheap air purifier option from a great company.